'Through My Lens'
a body of work from Scotland

One of my greatest experiences, travelling to Scotland with my wife Denise. When I was travelling the highlands of Scotland, I had a strong since of home. I hope you will enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed collecting them. I chose the folk song, "Skye Boat Song" from composer Bear McCleary and sung by Raya Yarbrough to set the mood.

"The Skye Boat Song" is a Scottish folk song, which can be played as a waltz, recalling the escape of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) from Uist to the Isle of Skye after his defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746.

The song tells how Bonnie Prince Charlie, disguised as a serving maid, escaped in a small boat after the defeat of his Jacobite rising of 1745, with the aid of Flora MacDonald. The song is a traditional expression of Jacobitism and its story has also entered Scotland as a national legend.

The lyrics were written by Sir Harold Boulton, 2nd Baronet, to an air collected in the 1870s by Anne Campbelle MacLeod (1855–1921), who became Lady Wilson by marriage to Sir James Wilson KSCI (1853–1926) in 1888. The song was first published in Songs of the North by Boulton and MacLeod, London, 1884, a book that went into at least fourteen editions.

'Though My Lens'
a body of work from
Western North Carolina
  No matter where I go or where I live North Carolina will always be home. Over the span of my life there are few places I have not been in this wonderful state. This particular video is from the mountains of northwest North Carolina. My images are combined with the original music from David Combs and performed by Gary Prim. I hope you enjoy. Helicopter pilot was my good friend Steve Arnold.
'Though My Lens'
a body of work from
Coastal North Carolina
  Coastal North Carolina provides a visitor some of the most beautiful and unique landscapes in the world. Following Hwy 12 through the Cape Htteras National Seashore park is a rare treat. The beauty of the wetlands, beaches and protected lands is an unforgetable experience. These images are part of a body of work collected over several years and are combined with the original music from David Combs and performed by Gary Prim. I hope you enjoy. I was priviledged to have helicopter pilot Roger Eckenrod to assist me with the aerial images.