Eric Ward

Eric Ward (@littlecoal)

Blessed father of 3 & husband to an amazing woman. @SonyAlpha #alphacollective Contact : littlecoal@icloud.com My "Through The Lens" episode👇🏽

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I’m constantly amazed and inspired by the advances in technology that can fit inside our pockets. Check out this collection of images I’ve captured over the last few weeks with the @sonyxperia 1 phone.

I’m constantly amazed and inspired by the advances in technology that can fit inside our pockets. Check out this collection of images I’ve captured over the last few weeks with the @sonyxperia 1 phone.

It’s our subtle differences that make us unique. #sonykandotrip @sonyalpha

It’s our subtle differences that make us unique.  #sonykandotrip @sonyalpha

This is my first time visiting Oregon and Cannon Beach sure did show off for me a bit. #SonyKandoTrip #BeAlpha

This is my first time visiting Oregon and Cannon Beach sure did show off for me a bit.  #SonyKandoTrip  #BeAlpha

you take my breath away every night
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@sonyalpha #AlphaCollective #SonyAlpha #BeAlpha (iso100 24mm f/9.0 1/160sec camera:Sony a7riii lens:Sony 24-70 f/2.8 GM)

you take my breath away every night . . . . . @sonyalpha  #AlphaCollective  #SonyAlpha  #BeAlpha (iso100 24mm f/9.0 1/160sec camera:Sony a7riii lens:Sony 24-70 f/2.8 GM)

sum(mer) days are better than others

sum(mer) days are better than others

Most of us have lifted our eyes to the moon at some point in our lives and wondered what it would be like to walk on the surface. This week I had the opportunity to spend time at @kennedyspacecenter to celebrate #Apollo50 and the moment 50 years ago when humanity paused and realized that anything is possible. (swipe to see the entire series)

The images from the surface of the moon and it’s “beautiful desolation”, as Buzz Aldrin described it as well as the iconic “Earth Rise” image have long been a source of inspiration. But, having the opportunity to spend time with Apollo astronaut Charlie Duke was the highlight of my visit. 
Charlie is the youngest man to walk on the surface of the moon during his Apollo 16 flight, but he also served as Cap Comm during the landing of Apollo 11. That’s Charlie you hear making the “60 seconds” call to Neil Armstrong as he piloted the lunar module toward the moon’s surface as it began to run low on fuel. His was the voice that they heard during that historic moment and it was an honor to be able to meet him and see the excitement for adventure and knowledge that still shines in his eyes as he speaks about those moments. #kennedyspacecenter

Most of us have lifted our eyes to the moon at some point in our lives and wondered what it would be like to walk on the surface. This week I had the opportunity to spend time at @kennedyspacecenter to celebrate  #Apollo50 and the moment 50 years ago when humanity paused and realized that anything is possible. (swipe to see the entire series) The images from the surface of the moon and it’s “beautiful desolation”, as Buzz Aldrin described it as well as the iconic “Earth Rise” image have long been a source of inspiration. But, having the opportunity to spend time with Apollo astronaut Charlie Duke was the highlight of my visit. Charlie is the youngest man to walk on the surface of the moon during his Apollo 16 flight, but he also served as Cap Comm during the landing of Apollo 11. That’s Charlie you hear making the “60 seconds” call to Neil Armstrong as he piloted the lunar module toward the moon’s surface as it began to run low on fuel. His was the voice that they heard during that historic moment and it was an honor to be able to meet him and see the excitement for adventure and knowledge that still shines in his eyes as he speaks about those moments.  #kennedyspacecenter

How is cuteness like this even possible? 📷:Sony A7riii Lens: Sony 100-400 f4.5-5.6 GM 1/160sec f/5.6 iso800 #alphacollective #sonyalpha #bealpha

How is cuteness like this even possible? 📷:Sony A7riii Lens: Sony 100-400 f4.5-5.6 GM 1/160sec f/5.6 iso800  #alphacollective  #sonyalpha  #bealpha

I went back to a spot where I photographed a den of baby fox last year and exactly 1 year to the day found these two little guys ready to help me test out the new Animal Eye AF from Sony. They say it’s meant for dogs and cats, but it was spot on for these little ones.  A predawn alarm and a couple of hours sitting in the grass quietly waiting for a possible glimpse of something amazing has always been seemed worth it. Many times you’ll walk away with nothing, but when it does and it’s right there before you it reminds you how beautiful this world can be when we slow down and take our time. #SonyAlphaAnimalPortrait #AlphaCollective #BeAlpha Camera:A7riii Lens:100-400 4.5/5.6 GM Settings:f/5.6 ISO320 at 1/640

I went back to a spot where I photographed a den of baby fox last year and exactly 1 year to the day found these two little guys ready to help me test out the new Animal Eye AF from Sony. They say it’s meant for dogs and cats, but it was spot on for these little ones. A predawn alarm and a couple of hours sitting in the grass quietly waiting for a possible glimpse of something amazing has always been seemed worth it. Many times you’ll walk away with nothing, but when it does and it’s right there before you it reminds you how beautiful this world can be when we slow down and take our time.  #SonyAlphaAnimalPortrait  #AlphaCollective  #BeAlpha Camera:A7riii Lens:100-400 4.5/5.6 GM Settings:f/5.6 ISO320 at 1/640

After dropping my daughter off at soccer practice the other day I took my son, Cole, to see an owl I watched a few days before. It was such an amazing experience to be able to share with him. I believe Cole’s eyes were almost as big as the owl’s when they saw each other for the first time. 
I love being able to share these experiences with them while they grow up and I hope their love for exploring nature only continues to grow as they do. Swipe to check out a few other friends we found on the same visit. It’s amazing what you can find during a two hour soccer practice when you go looking.
📷: Sony a7riii Lens: Sony 100-400 4.5-5.6 GM  Settings: ISO 800 f/5.6 1/100 #alphacollective #bealpha

After dropping my daughter off at soccer practice the other day I took my son, Cole, to see an owl I watched a few days before. It was such an amazing experience to be able to share with him. I believe Cole’s eyes were almost as big as the owl’s when they saw each other for the first time. I love being able to share these experiences with them while they grow up and I hope their love for exploring nature only continues to grow as they do. Swipe to check out a few other friends we found on the same visit. It’s amazing what you can find during a two hour soccer practice when you go looking. 📷: Sony a7riii Lens: Sony 100-400 4.5-5.6 GM Settings: ISO 800 f/5.6 1/100  #alphacollective  #bealpha

I’ve been taking a bit of a break from social media over the last month and it’s been incredibly refreshing. Looking back through a few moments that I will never forget has reminded me that the most powerful part of this platform is not the images or the inspiration, but rather the people and the relationships. 
Sure, I find an incredible amount of inspiration from the talented photographers that I follow on here, but it’s the people that I’ve had the opportunity to meet and the friendships that I’ve been fortunate enough to form through this app that will always be the most rewarding. 
This photo was taken on a trip to Scotland with @sonyalpha and while Scotland was absolutely stunning, the experience was made complete by the friends I was traveling with, each bringing their own background and talents to the group. The memories of the experience will forever be intertwined with the people surrounding you. So, surround yourself with good people and continue to seek opportunities to make memories, not simply photos.

If you ever find yourself in NW Ohio, hit me up and if I’m free I’d love to connect.  Camera: Sony a7riii Lens: 100-400 GM 4.5-5.6 (1/50 sec. f/5.6 iso100) #alphacollective #bealpha #sonyalpha

I’ve been taking a bit of a break from social media over the last month and it’s been incredibly refreshing. Looking back through a few moments that I will never forget has reminded me that the most powerful part of this platform is not the images or the inspiration, but rather the people and the relationships. Sure, I find an incredible amount of inspiration from the talented photographers that I follow on here, but it’s the people that I’ve had the opportunity to meet and the friendships that I’ve been fortunate enough to form through this app that will always be the most rewarding. This photo was taken on a trip to Scotland with @sonyalpha and while Scotland was absolutely stunning, the experience was made complete by the friends I was traveling with, each bringing their own background and talents to the group. The memories of the experience will forever be intertwined with the people surrounding you. So, surround yourself with good people and continue to seek opportunities to make memories, not simply photos. If you ever find yourself in NW Ohio, hit me up and if I’m free I’d love to connect. Camera: Sony a7riii Lens: 100-400 GM 4.5-5.6 (1/50 sec. f/5.6 iso100)  #alphacollective  #bealpha  #sonyalpha

The watchful eye of a parent. (Swipe left to see the full story.) Camera: a7riii Lens: 100-400 4.5/5.5 GM #alphacollective #sonyalpha #bealpha

The watchful eye of a parent. (Swipe left to see the full story.) Camera: a7riii Lens: 100-400 4.5/5.5 GM  #alphacollective  #sonyalpha  #bealpha

Won’t you make my eyes, Your eyes.

Won’t you make my eyes, Your eyes.

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