Monthly Archives: August 2014

Fall Color in West Virginia!

We are steadily approaching fall in the Mid-Atlantic; when the temperatures abate and the leaves start to turn from lush greens to palettes of yellow, orange, and fiery reds. Many folks may not know it, but right in our backyard, West Virginia is renowned for its autumnal display.


Join RRPT as we explore this beautiful, wild area, during this amazing time of year! We have been visiting this area of the Allegheny Mountains and Canaan Valley for years. We will share with you our favorite treasures!


Click here to learn more about and register for Fall Color in West Virginia.


Speaking Engagements Announced

We are scheduled for the following Speaking Engagements, feel free to come out and join us!!

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Sept 18: 8pm – Baltimore Camera Club – Textures and Blending – Denise

5800 Cottonworth Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209


Oct 1: 7:30pm – Arundel Camera Club – Light Painting – Don

Severna Park High School, Room 114, Severna, MD


Oct 9: 7pm – Loudoun Camera Club – Textures and Blending – Denise

George Washington University, 20101 Academic Way, Sterling, VA


Oct 13: 7pm – Gaithersburg Camera Club – Composition: The Rules and When to Break Them – Denise

Ashbury Methodist Village at Lost Knife Road and Odendhal Avenue


Nov 13: 7pm – Charlotte Camera Club – Abstract – Don

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1623 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC, 28226


Nov 15: 11:30am – Nature Visions Expo – Light Painting – Don

Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110


Jan 8, 2015 8: 6pm – Charlottesville Camera Club – Composition: The Rules and When to Break Them – Denise

1180 Pepsi Place, Charlottesville, VA


Jan 13: 7pm – Academy of Science and Art of Pittsburgh – Textures and Blending – Denise

Mt. Lebanon Rec Center, 900 Cedar Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA, 15228


Feb 3: 7pm – Maple Shade Moorestown Camera Club – Abstract – Don

200 N. Stiles Avenue, Maple Shade, NJ 08052


April 8: 7:30pm – Cranbury Digital Camera Club – Textures and Blending – Denise

Cranbury United Methodist Church, 21 North Main Street, Cranbury, NJ, 08512

Conveying Scale

Today’s featured image was taken in the Highlands of Iceland. I have had the great fortune to have seen about 85% of this extraordinary country and I have to say that the Highlands are truly my most favorite place, with all the texture, color, contrast, a photographer could ask for.


I often go to great lengths to ensure people are not in my landscape images, but in this case, I realized that there was truly no way to convey the vastness of this place without something manmade or human to convey scale. How many people can you find?