A Starry Sky

This past Friday my neighbor and I travelled to Long Beach Island (LBI) to try our hand at some astrophotography. Processing the images is more complex than I thought, but I managed to get some cool results.

Fun with On1 Photo Raw Masks

A couple of weeks ago I took some photos of a new arch in my town. The Sun gave me some cool flares, but there were *also* a number of garish blue flares which ruined some of my more interesting photographs. On1 Photo Raw to the rescue.

About “We Get It”

In late September one of our neighbors shared a trick or treating story, featuring her eldest son, on a local Facebook group. Though, unlike most parental trick or treating stories, this tale didn’t fill readers with warm fuzzies. Instead, it flooded readers with both sorrow and compassion.

Hanging on to hope

As I look at this world I recognize how easy it would be to give in to anger or hatred or despair, and please believe me when I say I feel all these things, but the void which surrounds that path repulses me. I need hope the way I need light to see.