Smoke On the Water

Often when I post photos of moving water looking all smooth, silky or smoky I get comments asking how I achieve that result.  So I decided to write this post using my latest batch of images to illustrate things (and give you a couple of Lightroom tips in the bargain).  Don't say I never gave... Continue Reading →

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My Other Other Blogs

You'd think I'd have my hands full with just this blog, but no.  Not me.  I also write for two others and I thought I'd let you guys know about them. The first is the blog section on Photography.ca.  The most recent article is Bokeh Baby!  It's the third one I've written and there will... Continue Reading →

10 Things I Love About Photography

I have a cold.  And when I have a cold I get cranky.  Inspired by a silly blog post about the 10 things someone hates about photography (and it was a stretch...color management?  really?  You hate color management?  You need a life, buddy.) I decided to do 10 things I love about photography. It feeds... Continue Reading →

Not your typical wildflower

Let the microscapes begin! Not the most beautiful or delicate of wildflowers, but one of the first to appear.  I went wandering in one of the many nature preserves in Andover, Massachusetts the other day and one section of the swamp was covered with skunk cabbage.  I read that they can come up so early... Continue Reading →

Mining Bee Macro

A follow up to the last post, I went out back to the carpet of whitlow grass again and found it buzzing with tiny mining bees (1.5 cm or 5/8 in).  The sun being strong, but slightly diffused by clouds I went back in for the camera.  So glad I did - Isn't she sweet?... Continue Reading →

Spring has Sprung

Remember that scene in The Jerk when Martin ran all over yelling "The new phonebook's here!  The new phonebook's here" ?  Well I felt like doing that about spring today.  This is what tells me it's arrived - It's whitlow grass and there's a big patch of it in my backyard.  They're the very first... Continue Reading →

The Art of the Do-Over

The nice thing about shooting my local area is that I can have do-overs.  My friend and fellow photographer Jeff and I have had conversations about this and although I stress over choking on vacation shoots, I don't worry so much about local stuff.  I'm not going to steal Jeff's thunder with this post since... Continue Reading →

The Intimidation Factor

Finally we've decided on where we're going on vacation in May.  We've booked the airline flights and have a general idea of where we'll go when we land.  Unfortunately it's only one week, but we've had great vacations before with only a week.  So, where are we off to? Eastern Sierras!  Mono Lake!  Mountains...desert...wide open... Continue Reading →

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