Today, I Celebrate…

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How beautiful it is to excel, and the goodness of giving from your heart.

-Robert Mondavi-


Story behind the image…

Sometimes the highlight of a trip is not at all what you expect it to be.  I rented a beach house on the coast and three fellow photographers joined me for a long weekend.  We were all excited about hanging out together at the coast and anticipated some great seascapes.  Upon arriving at the beach house we were pleasantly surprised to find a waterfall in our backyard.  While we all had a great time photographing the coast, we all agreed that our own little waterfall was the highlight!  In order to get a slow enough shutter speed to blur the water during the day, I added my Singh Ray Vari-ND and dialed it down shooting to see what shutter speed best captured the blur effect I was after.  Image captured with Nikon D4, AF-S 28-300mm 3.5-5.6 VR @ 185mm.  ISO 100 f16 @ 1/4 sec


  1. Diane Darnielle says:

    Just wanted to say that I really enjoy your “Today I Celebrate” and look forward to them. Thanks for sharing and including the story behind the image.

    • Thanks Diane,
      I’m enjoying looking through my old files in addition to posting new and current images and matching them up with fun quotes. I’m glad you are enjoying them as well.

  2. I love your “Today, I celebrate…” and look forward to seeing them and reading the stories behind the images.
    You must like the 28-300 lens. I noticed that you’ve been using it a lot recently.

    • Thanks Don,
      I’m glad you are enjoying my posts. I find them uplifting and hope that others will enjoy them and be a little happier for having enjoyed my images and read the inspiring quotes. :)

  3. You slowed this one so much it almost looks like sand or strands of angles hair.