Summer Storms in Pamlico County, NC

Julie and I were sitting in our remote office down in Pamlico County, NC. It was a typical sweltering... Read More

today September 1, 2018 restore6 months ago

Fire Hooping with Captain Zoey

A hippy, a photographer, and a carpenter walk into a back yard in Pamlico County with a coffee can... Read More

today July 20, 2018 restore7 months ago

Dinghy valves and the caps that accompany them

Captain Zoey Zaleta of Offshore Rafting So you think you know something about dinghy valves and the caps that... Read More

today July 17, 2018 restore7 months ago

Shrimping Season in Full Swing in Oriental, NC

Finally had a chance to get out and fly the drone around the harbor. It wasn’t the early morning... Read More

today July 17, 2018 restore7 months ago

Fish House Maternity Shoot

Fish House Maternity Shoot, Oriental, NC It only took her 7 months to start showing so before she brings... Read More

today July 15, 2018 restore7 months ago

The 2018 Croaker Festival Parade

Croaker Festival Parade 2018 Read More

today July 3, 2018 restore8 months ago

Brant Island Strings Live at the Croaker Festival

Brant Island Strings Croaker Festival 2018 Read More

today July 3, 2018 restore8 months ago

Croaker Festival Fireworks 2018

2018 Croaker Festival Fireworks Read More

today July 3, 2018 restore8 months ago

Kevin McNatt and his Penny-farthing

Kevin McNatt Read More

today July 3, 2018 restore8 months ago
Mental Health,Writing

You’re The Problem

But I Have a Solution “…school shootings are more influenced by social media than other mass shootings, however social... Read More

today June 21, 2018 restore8 months ago
Email Confessions

Dear Scum Sucking Digital Marketer

This is a public service announcement to all business owners. Do not be fooled by your digital marketing agencies... Read More

today June 4, 2018 restore9 months ago

Leknes & Sakrisøy, Norway Day 10

Day 10 Leknes & Sakrisøy, Norway We turned in our camper van in Leknes and began the search for... Read More

today May 23, 2018 restore9 months ago

Haukland Beach and Nusfjord, Norway Day 9

Day 9 Haukland Beach and Nusfjord   Haukland Beach and Nusfjord Slideshow Click any image for a fullscreen experience. If... Read More

today May 23, 2018 restore9 months ago

Nordland County & Langøy, Norway Day 8

Day 8, Andenes to Hovden Today, May 17th, was Norway Day and everything in Andenes was closed. Let me... Read More

today May 21, 2018 restore9 months ago

Traveling to Lofoten & Andøya, Norway Day 7

The Road to Andøya, Norway Today (March 16, 2018) we flew from Bodø (say it like Buddha) to Leknes... Read More

today May 20, 2018 restore9 months ago

Bergen, Norway Days 5 & 6

Days 5 & 6 in Bergen, Norway Over the last two days we’ve taken 44,388 steps and covered 21.7... Read More

today May 15, 2018 restore2 weeks ago

Bergen, Norway Day 4

  Day 4 in Bergen, Norway Today we were up at the crack of 13:00… No official nighttime is... Read More

today May 13, 2018 restore9 months ago

Bergen, Norway Day 3

Day 3 in Bergen, Norway We left the clouds, rain, and gloom of Iceland and arrived to bright blue... Read More

today May 12, 2018 restore9 months ago

Reykjavik Days 1 & 2

Days 1 & 2 in Reykjavik, Iceland It’s the oddest thing. The sun was setting around 22:10 and it... Read More

today May 10, 2018 restore9 months ago

What I’m Taking to Norway

Packing Photography Gear for our trip to Iceland and Norway I couldn’t decide on whether or not I’d take... Read More

today May 7, 2018 restore10 months ago

Perigee Moon Oriental NC

November 5th, 2017 Images of the perigee moon, captured on November 5th, 2017 at Wiggins Point, just outside Oriental,... Read More

today November 6, 2017 restore10 months ago
Email Confessions,Photography,Writing

Peer Acceptance

The joys of peer acceptance Dear Respected Photographer, The note that boosted my confidence as an artist was a... Read More

today November 6, 2017 restore10 months ago
Email Confessions,Writing

The Lost Art of Attention

The Lost Art of Attention Dear Mr. Wordsmith, As you are well aware, the attention span of our population... Read More

today October 24, 2017 restore11 months ago

Sierra Hull Live at Tryon Palace

Live at Tryon Palace Pandora introduced  me to Sierra Hull sometime around 2013. It was an upbeat, fast paced... Read More

today October 4, 2017 restore11 months ago

Making Photographs In Franklinton, NC

exploring former boom towns and how we move forward. Making Photographs in a North Carolina Boom (and bust) town... Read More

today August 20, 2017 restore10 months ago

How to Display Facebook Page Review Count Using PHP

using PHP and the Facebook Graph API Blogs deliver solutions to your problems The other day I had an... Read More

today August 19, 2017 restore11 months ago

Wells Fargo Text Message Scam

what it is and how it works What the Wells Fargo Text message scam looks like So there you... Read More

today July 24, 2017 restore10 months ago

Photographing the 2017 Croaker Festival

my approach to event photography My Approach to Event Photography Event photography is one of my favorite disciplines. My... Read More

today July 3, 2017 restore10 months ago

Promoting Pamlico County Artists

How to Promote Artists in Pamlico County This article is in response to a question I proposed in Natural... Read More

today June 15, 2017 restore10 months ago

How to Get Public Data from Facebook with PHP

This article will teach you how to access public Facebook data using PHP. In this example we will be... Read More

today June 14, 2017 restore11 months ago
Mental Health,Photography

Portsmouth Island Beach Camping

a photographic essay by Will Conkwright The last rustic island on North Carolina’s Outer Banks Julie and I are... Read More

today May 17, 2017 restore10 months ago

How To Choose the Best Image

People who know me well know that I’m a very decisive person. Belaboring decisions simply isn’t something I do.... Read More

today April 9, 2017 restore10 months ago

What Is Post Processing?

And how do I do it? Introduction to Post Processing A little while back someone not so deftly commented... Read More

today March 28, 2017 restore11 months ago

The 5 Best Places to Take Photographs in Oriental, NC

The Robert Scott Bridge Shooting from the Robert Scott bridge offers the photographer great subject matter morning, noon or... Read More

today February 26, 2017 restore2 years ago

5 Ways To Improve Your Real Estate Photography

Are you looking for actionable ways to improve your real estate photography business? In this article I share 5... Read More

today February 19, 2017 restore2 years ago


I told several friends and supporters early on I will either be successful or get run out of town.... Read More

today February 14, 2017 restore1 year ago

The Millennial Manifesto

I wrote this post for my Facebook feed on September 11, 2014. Year after year is continues to maintain... Read More

today September 11, 2016 restore2 years ago

Hollywood Comes to Oriental?

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked into Port City Films. I arrived to Wilmington on an... Read More

today September 2, 2016 restore2 years ago

Crabbing with the Bruno Brothers

Roll Out at 5:30 am Sunsets are just fine by me and occur at a much more reasonable time.... Read More

today August 11, 2016 restore2 years ago

The Grand Opening of the Oriental Piggly Wiggly

“Gentlemen, we will chase perfection, and we will chase it relentlessly, knowing all the while we can never attain... Read More

today July 29, 2016 restore2 years ago

Using the Facebook Graph API, PHP and MySQL: How to Collect and Store Public Data in 5 Steps

using PHP and the Graph API. How to use the Facebook Graph API and PHP to gather public data... Read More

today March 2, 2016 restore11 months ago

Aero Bars and Group Riding

Are aero bars really a problem when riding in a group? I have playfully teased many of you for years... Read More

today March 2, 2016 restore2 years ago

Safe Group Riding Skills: Overlapping Wheels

If you want to ride faster you need to ride with a group. Group riding pushes your limits and... Read More

today March 2, 2016 restore10 months ago

The Rotating Paceline

a lesson in advanced cycling skills. How to Ride in a Rotating Paceline “Man! This rotating pace line is... Read More

today March 2, 2016 restore10 months ago

The Dilemma of the Small Town Monopoly

In the wake of Walmart coming to town, accelerating the demise of Oriental’s only independent grocer, I remain conflicted about... Read More

today February 4, 2016 restore2 years ago

An Engineer’s Approach to Riot Prevention

If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people. (And... Read More

today May 5, 2015 restore2 years ago

The Surface Talkers

“I’ll tell you what I would’ve done…” Of course you would, most of us would, because most of us know... Read More

today April 19, 2015 restore2 years ago

One of those Days

April 17th. Today is one of those days. Today has always been one of those days. Today will always... Read More

today April 17, 2015 restore2 years ago

Spoke Length Calculator Part 2

Welcome Back (Note: I owe a massive thanks to my Dad for figuring out how to set up this... Read More

today November 10, 2014 restore11 months ago

Spoke Length Calculation

Welcome Roger Musson’s “Professional Guide to Wheel Building” is a must read for anyone interested in learning how to... Read More

today November 2, 2014 restore11 months ago

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