snow day

Winter greetings from Kings Mountain.  We have had a snow day here in the carolinas and I took a quick trip up to celebrate my Mamaw's 99th b-day!!!  Hope everyone out there has had a great holiday season.  Get ready for 2011, it should be a great year for us all!!!


Happy Christmas!!!!

Just a few pics left over from the trip to Seattle to celebrate the holidays!!  merry christmas to all!!!! 



from the big green city!!!

Just a great trip to Seattle!  Just a great city with great people and lots of fun food, and stuff to do!!  I hope to return soon. 



This just said winter to me.  Taken this past week on a great visit to my sister in Seattle.  Could also be the fact that it is frigging 25 degrees outside and I'm in Myrtle Beach wondering why it is so cold!!!!


Mt. Fuji

Seattle has been really cool so far!!!!  I've just been wandering throughout the downtown area the first of the week.  While usually this is not the best time of the year to visit, yesterday the sun came out after a morning thunderstorm.  And as I heard from talking to people during the day, lightning and big booming storms are kind of unusual.  It was over by 9am and I headed out to take in the sun.   I'll be posting most of the photos once I get home next week as I didn't bring a laptop and am borrowing my sister's every once in a while.  enjoy.........


and now the emerald city

Yes, after some 36 hours of travel and visits with my Grandma (going on 99) who is still picking up guys at the senior center I made it to Seattle and get to wander through the town whilst the sibling works the first half of the week.  Such a cool town, really looking forward to the week.   Have no idea where or what I'll be doing other than checking out a couple of galleries, doing the shutterbug thing, so lots of shots coming. 


Head west young man

I haven't posted anything in a while.  Mostly procrastination but have actually been working some too.  I imagine this will be the last post before my trip to Seattle so enjoy the sunset.  I'm trying to decide on how many lens to take.  Supposedly, I'll have free time to wander around the green west....who knows.


Sunset Beach

Off all day today and took a little trip up north for the sunset in North Carolina.  I also swung by the Sunset River gallery in Calabash and may start showing work with them.  A beautiful day, even though it's starting to cool off here.  Met some really cool people at both the gallery and in and around Sunset this evening.  We live in such a great area and have so many neat people around all the time.  enjoy......


Dear and Yonder - Surf Movie Trailer

     We didn't get the waves like the forecasts had hoped so I thought a few beauties would suffice.  enjoy.......


coming waves

Looks like all the forecasts are holding and we along the Carolinas will have some waves this weekend.  Get out there if you can, I'll be the one on a big Hobie gliding along like my friend here!!!


Wilmington and beyond

I drove up to Wilmington, NC today before a little trip further north to pick up a nice Peter Pan Slug from a new friend.  I had a few hours to kill before meeting my new log and walked around the downtown area of Wilmington.  It's such a cool vibe down there and always fun to shoot.   I'm sure I'll post some pics of the board later but these are mostly of Wilmington, just doing the walk around and then a couple from Topsail Island sunset.  enjoy......


a little slideshow of Friday evening session

I definitely need to be in the water this weekend!!!!  Although not as big or lined like Thursday evening, this little swell looked like alot of fun.  Click on the post heading for the slideshow


November swell

Looks like we are going to have a little wave for a few days through the weekend.  Of course I missed it last night, heard it was fast glass peeling both right and left with about waist to chest size.  Like usual, we only have a quick window of rideable surf here so spread out this weekend and smile for the camera.


brightness on a rainy day

So I have acummulated some windows to paint.  Well it started as one for a client but I got carried away and got six plus a glass door.  I'm in production mode today......


Andy Irons - i surf because short film

  Just a huge loss to the surf community.  A great surfer, waterman  and  fierce competitor... took time away from the tour to look over his life and rediscovered his love of the sea.  Please remember the Irons family in your thoughts and prayers as they trudge through this time of grief.



small wave heavy wind

We have had a little wave here the last two days and today seemed like a good time to test out a 2X teleconverter with the sigma 18-200mm.  I sat a little further back up on the dunes and seemed to get used to it as the boys were catching punchy little waves.