Yes, I have been very bad at blogging with any kind of regularity, and I apologize profusely. Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to have two more photo essays published in Shutterbug magazine. In the June 2014 issue, I had a photo essay published concerning a series of photo shoots in a nature preserve that had been burned by a brushfire ignited by lightning. These burned areas provide a variety of subjects including macro and wide angle. The exciting thing about these environments is that they change very quickly over time, thus presenting the photographer with different subject matter for months. These areas can be very messy initially based on the amount of ash, but with a few precautionary measures you can protect your equipment and come back with some truly awesome images.