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Bird of the Week – Green Heron in SC

I have faltered quite badly at generating the “Bird of the Week” postings. I can’t say that’s going to change, but I will do them as time permits. This bird was a neat find. My kids and I met my brother and his wife in the Lowcountry of South Carolina to spend a couple days before retreating […]

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Death Valley Part Three

This is a slightly different post about Death Valley. As is self-evident, this image is of the night sky. I must issue a full disclaimer that I have never done any night sky photography prior to this shot, save for one set of a handful of exposures in Connecticut that were badly affected by the […]

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Death Valley Part Two

I enjoy searching for and finding images that represent a more abstract take on a scene. These can be the result of unusual light, colors, forms, textures or combinations of these characteristics. After shooting the image included in the first Death Valley post, I stopped at the Zabriskie Point parking area and took a few […]

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Death Valley Part One

I was extremely fortunate to spend a few days in Death Valley in late March. Having only driven through once previously, without even stopping, I was unaware of what an absolutely amazing place it is. I took several photos and while there are some that I like, I can only imagine what opportunities there are […]

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Blue Hammonasset and the Canon 16-35mm f/4 L

While I am fairly certain that most photographers are gearheads whether they admit to it or not, I also firmly believe that the gear is a distant second to simply getting out and shooting. I have no doubt that a talented artist could produce excellent results with a 110 film camera. That being said, there […]

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Bird of the Week – Barred Owl

I am perpetually hearing, “you should have been here yesterday” or showing up to see a Snowy Owl that’s been sighted for days on the day that it has decided to move on. Being in the right place at the right time is one of the few things that you can’t control in photography (or life). […]

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Hammonasset Lakebed

Full disclosure: I love this image. I know, it doesn’t tick all of the boxes for a great landscape photograph. However, sometimes it doesn’t have to for an image to connect. For me, I love the orange of the autumn grasses, the way the stump pulls you in with its roots, and the subtle colors tucked […]

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Bird of the Week – Eastern Bluebird

The past two months have been fairly consistent in Connecticut – temperatures either below or well below freezing. There is almost no fresh water to be found that is not frozen, including the Connecticut River. It’s also been quite dreary and generally devoid of color except on the infrequent days of sun and clouds, yielding […]

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Another Acadia Image

This is my favorite image from the whirlwind tour of Acadia late last September. I had one chance at a sunset photo so I wanted to find a good location. My kids and I scouted this spot during the day and loved the many interesting and colorful rocks on the beach. When we returned late […]

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Bird of the Week – Hooded Merganser

I have found Hooded Mergansers to be extremely skittish water fowl. So much so that whenever I have carefully approached ones that I have observed, they immediately turned tail and either paddled furiously away or have simply taken flight. If I try to insert myself into their environment and wait for them to approach, they […]

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