Buhl Mansion – a fairy tale castle

Every once in a while, a photographer receives a choice assignment in a super venue. In June 2014 I was invited to participate as the Photographer for a family member whose wedding was being held in an elite and beautiful venue, the Buhl Mansion in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Sharon is located about an hour north of…

Florida Lighthouses

I love lighthouses and Florida has some of the best and most historical houses in Northern America. In fact we have one of the tallest standing just south of Daytona Beach, Florida on the north side of Ponce de Leon Inlet. When I took this shot we were staying in Daytona for a school conference…

Snake, the other white meat.

He’s a real snake in the grass. I met this slithering reptile face to face while laying on a grassy bank photographing wetland birds at Viera Wetlands in Melbourne Florida. It’s always very exciting meeting up with a snake when you have a good camera with a long lense. Actually its more exciting with a…

Spring is here

Spring is here and the wildlife is flourishing in South Florida. The ducks are beautiful and full of spring fever. The great blue herons are in full mating colors and displaying mating behaviors. Anhinga males are keeping themselves beautiful for their mates. The blue winged teals are preparing for the season. Great white egrets are…

RELAX Videos

I produced many TV shows, programs and videos for a very long time, since I was in my early 20’s. It’s been a passion and has enabled me to have a creative outlet for my photography and videography  since I left high school. Many of you know my background but for those who don’t you can catch…

The Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron is a beautiful and awe striking avian species. Here is South Florida the GBH, as they are commonly known, flourish from waterside to seaside, from lake to canal. Wherever there is water, fresh or salt, you have a great chance of seeing a GBH, especially at nesting time. This first shot…

Merry Christmas from the Davey’s and Family – 2013

This Christmas we decided to deviate from our family Christmas tradition just a bit. Instead of the traditional “northern” style Christmas family get together served with Turkey and dressing we decided to take a Christmas boat excursion on the waterways of our home area around Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The six of us: Jo my wife;…

Beach Sunrise

Take a few moments from your busy day to enjoy the cool breezes and spectacular sounds of the Florida beach. This Relax video takes you to a beautiful sunrise on the Florida beach. Hear the sound of the relaxing waves penetrate the harsh sounds of your reality. Watch the scenes or close your eyes and…

Memorial Video

This past Sunday my son JP and his wife Jacky held a memorial service celebrating the life for their first-born child, a son, who survived for only a short time after birth.  Jon-Daniel was named after two important people, my son and a special uncle of JP’s who passed away in 2010. I produced a…

Life Changing Moment

I started Tuesday posting an excerpt from JP’s blog ” Nothing changes your life like a life-changing moment. It may sound pretty obvious, but that statement doesn’t have real impact until a moment changes your life. One certainly changed ours.” — JP Davey Tonight, Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013, that life changing moment also happened to…

Old Mill in Pigeon Forge

Old Mill in Pigeon Forge, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. This is a beautiful summer picture of the Pigeon Forge mill. This mill was originally built-in the early 1800’s as an iron forge mill which defined the city name. This same building has also been a grain mill, electricity generator building, and Iron foundry. Currently, as…

The Bucks Stopped Here

The Bucks Stopped Here, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. This is an early morning shot of 4 big bucks in the early mist. I was fortunate to capture this once in a life-time shot. I went back to this spot all week long to try another shot and there were no deer. Via Flickr: Anniversary photos…

Tennessee Log Cabin

It is getaway time. This year, as we celebrate our 40th anniversary, Jo, my wife, and I are doing something special. We are staying in a little log cabin along the Little River in Townsend Tennessee, the gateway to the Smoky Mountains. Just two weeks after our anniversary weekend blowout parties I decided to make…

Purity

Purity, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. White birds with long white feathers have been admired for hundreds of years. In the mid to late 1800s these beautiful white birds were hunted for their feathers to adorn the ladies’ hats in the North East. These bird feathers were so “in style” that the desire to have these…

Pink Sky

Pink Sky, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. I love it when there is pink in the sky. The Roseate Spoonbill is such an unusual bird that you have to look at it whenever it’s around. In the evening as the sun sets they like to move from tree to tree, looking for a suitable spot to…

Great American Water Angel Egret

Water Angel, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. I was scanning through the pictures that I shot this weekend at Green Cay Wetland Park in Boynton Beach, Fl when I stopped at this one. Every once-in-a-while I see a picture on my media chip and wonder “Gee, who took that picture, it’s really nice?” It hit me…

Alice The Alligator

I’ve done some crazy things to get photos but this may be the craziest thing I’ve done in a long time. Recently Jo, my wife, and I were walking in Loxahatchee wildlife management area close to where we live in Palm Beach, Florida when we came upon this 8 foot ‘gator sunning herself on the…