This blog isn’t about me.  Not really.  Not per se.  It’s about how I escape.  Civilization isn’t all that civilized if you ask me.  So I get out.  Not far.  Just far enough.  To think.  To see.  To hear.  To be.

Then I bring it back.


40 responses

  1. This is a long way around the horn to tell you that I appreciated your comments on my Maine gallery on smugmug. I have taken the opportunity to look at your photos and find a lot in common with you photographically. I especially appreciate the fact that you too are still learning to “see.” That’s what this is all about for me also and the photos are only a way to share the “seeing” experience with others. Keep on seeing and photographing.

    Dick Tompkins
    Mill Creek, WA

    January 27, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    • Hey thanks for taking the time and the compliments on my output. SmugMug makes it impossible to track comments and have any meaningful dialog, so I appreciate the effort.

      January 28, 2010 at 9:44 am

    • marjorie ellison

      Hi–just found all this since my irisis and violets are looking blue instead of purple and yes, violet. Purplse stuff in the house, like sweaters and scarves looks ok but the outside flowers–no. Just bought a Panasonic FX200 –have tried different adjustments; calls to Panasonic and wondering if there’s anything way to fix this –i can on my Macbook Pro “adjust” the blue to purple but the surrounding leaves turn yellow (in effect it’s all making me blue)–anything to advice?

      May 24, 2013 at 6:39 pm

      • It sounds like you’re still using white balance to get to purple, which is making the leaves all yellow and muddy. You need an editor like Lightroom with individual color channels you can adjust. Which photo editor are you using?

        May 25, 2013 at 6:29 am

  2. Bravo! I enjoy your blog. Crisp writing. Focus on photography. Perfect.

    March 24, 2010 at 6:08 am

    • Thanks, Tim. I appreciate the feedback. I don’t have much of an audience yet, but hopefully I find a few like-minded souls.

      March 24, 2010 at 9:32 am

  3. I love your photography and blog. Life is good when you have
    a passion and if’s it photography the beauty of the world is never far away from the click of the shutter. You are truly blessed for you can see!

    April 2, 2010 at 2:46 am

  4. Beautiful photos! I enjoyed them. But if the focus is truly on “what is seen” rather than “the person who sees,” then maybe give us more information about the places? The names of the streams, the counties, something that tells us where this really is, something to shift the gravitational force to the terrain rather than the person behind the camera?

    April 29, 2010 at 6:10 pm

  5. I can appreciate how you want to escape. I am envious and thankful that you have the skills to share with us those beautiful photographs. I am trying to escape as well but somehow the sense of freedom I get isn’t quite as your blog portrays or as you have achieved. http://bit.ly/Livxdes

    April 30, 2010 at 2:02 pm

  6. Teresa

    beautiful pictures

    May 23, 2010 at 8:33 pm

  7. I like your “About Me”description! 🙂 And your pictures are really good!

    I am am amateur photographer and what attracts me the most is nature and other life forms. I especially love B&W photography. I do have some photos I posted on my blog, would love to hear what you think of them.
    Modern Art
    The photo you see on my header image is a picture of the Yosemite Valley (Northern California) that I took.

    February 1, 2011 at 7:25 pm

  8. Wow! I really like those words above! I can really relate to you, I get this need to escape sometimes, too.
    And your photos are beautiful! I especially like your header. (Where is this place if I may ask?)

    February 2, 2011 at 6:08 am

  9. Hi! 🙂

    I like your blog a lot!
    It’s original and artistic!

    I wish you a great day!


    February 2, 2011 at 7:56 am

  10. You bring it back very well

    February 2, 2011 at 10:48 am

  11. Dear, wicked dark photography. Your photos are precious! I like your idea of simplicity in your photos! Very professional and absorbing!

    February 3, 2011 at 7:59 am

  12. Amaryllis

    This is a great about me post!

    February 6, 2011 at 9:13 pm

  13. You have some amazing pics on here!

    March 16, 2011 at 3:06 pm

  14. Pat

    Enthralled by your wonderful photographs, I have become a subscriber to your blog.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:09 am

  15. I am not a blogger, but I do a lot of web surfing for ideas and inspiration. Reading this blog was very enjoyable, found that it related a lot to my own photographic ‘journey’, and appreciated the honesty and humor throughout. So I joined it, thank you. Your photos and style are very similar to my own approach. And I cannot agree more on your views about travel photography; the excitement, the stress, the spouse. We have been to Hawaii several times and I went through all that! Keep getting out there and enjoy!

    June 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm

  16. great blog man, exactly what mine is for

    August 2, 2011 at 8:25 am

  17. EvilPoet

    I’ve enjoyed your blog very much! Thanks for sharing. I look forward to following you on your photographic journey.

    August 22, 2011 at 7:45 am

  18. clyde

    In your comments about the Zuiko 90 f2, you mentioned that “I think adapters from the Olympus mount (OM) to almost any digital body are available.”

    If you use an adapter to put this lens on a digital camera, what adapter do you suggest?

    August 30, 2011 at 8:23 am

    • Well, I have an adapter from Olympus to a digital Olympus body. I’ve heard that there are generic adapters available, mostly from Chinese manufacture, and lots of people find them on ebay. I think you’d have to search for OM to Canon or Pentax mount or something like that. Maybe a google search would bring up some as well. Be sure it’s a digital mount though as many mfgs changed the bayonet when they went to digital.

      August 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm

  19. I nominated Wicked Dark Photography to receive the Kreativ Blogger Award! There’s no obligation for you to accept or give the award to anyone else. I enjoy your posts and wanted to thank you for sharing. Please check out the nomination page below to get the award and see who else I nominated. Rules for nominating your favorite blogs are there as well 😀


    Have a great day!

    January 30, 2012 at 9:10 pm

  20. Tracy Hill

    It is nice to see a fellow Olympus user. I came across your blog today on Google + and am looking forward to following you.

    March 25, 2012 at 6:20 pm

  21. amritasurya

    I love your photography! I also wanted to inform you that I am nominating you for a *sunshine award* Kindly check out my blogpost for more details.

    May 4, 2012 at 9:59 am

  22. Pat Nelson

    I happened upon your blog when I was doing a search for images of High Bridge — especially hoping to find a historic one. You say your favorite river is the Piscataquog. Are you a member of the Piscataquog Land Conservancy? If not, you probably would like to be! (www.plcnh.org) I see that you have visited some PLC properties. I edit the PLC newsletter and we are always happy to have good photographs (and yours certainly qualify!) for the newsletter, the website, the Facebook page, mailings, etc. I take many of the photos, but it’d be nice to have other volunteer photographers who enjoy exploring and photographing protected lands. The next issue will have a cover story about the completion of the High Bridge restoration project. If you would like to be in touch with me, send email to PLC from their website and ask it to be forwarded to the newsletter editor. Perhaps we already know each other, but I didn’t see your name on a quick perusal of your pages. Or perhaps my email will show up privately to you when I enter this comment?

    June 21, 2012 at 12:19 am

  23. Lovely photography and right in my backyard!

    July 26, 2012 at 11:25 am

  24. MarthaJeanne passed your link on to me. Well done – I like especially the low perspective shots. Now I have to find my best shots of the year.

    January 1, 2013 at 9:39 am

  25. How many times can I say, “Wow!” Absolutely phenomenal photos – I am truly inspired!

    January 14, 2013 at 11:19 am

  26. wow great shots 🙂

    April 25, 2013 at 5:02 pm

  27. Wow I love your blog, and your insight into your world, you have such a great talent to see the little things, the really beautiful things and reveal it to us through your photography.. its very moving.. I am So inspired…..

    July 3, 2013 at 3:26 am

  28. Hi! I really enjoy your blog and wanted to share that I nominated you for “The WordPress Family Award”, you can find the criteria to accept here: http://sabrinacarvalho.wordpress.com/2013/08/13/the-wordpress-family-award/ if you would like to accept. Congrats!

    August 13, 2013 at 2:26 pm

  29. Dave

    I am thinking of getting the GH3 now. You think it is too late or should I wait for a update ? I want something other than a dslr which I have never owned anyways. I am looking for a camera that is good with food photography and video. Is ithis good with food photography ? same result as expensive dslr ?

    October 5, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    • If you’ve never worked with a DSLR before, a GH3 is a lot of camera for a beginner. Image quality is very high and even though I don’t do food photography, with the right lighting and post processing, the images should be excellent. Good luck with whatever you decide.

      October 8, 2013 at 11:47 am

  30. Lovely photos of Royalston Falls. Are they easy to access and how do I get directions to the? Please advise Best to your travels.

    September 29, 2015 at 8:46 am

    • If you google it I think there’s a map available. I printed one ages ago. The parking lot is a bit hidden, but there is one and there’s a bonus cemetery right there, too.

      October 1, 2015 at 5:55 pm

  31. Hi, Thank you for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you enjoy my work. Enjoying your photos and look forward to more.

    November 1, 2016 at 11:37 pm

  32. If l couldn’t get out with my camera l think l would go quite mad. It is my escape from the ugly realities that seem to be engulfing our planet.



    December 21, 2016 at 8:27 am

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