Thursday, December 30, 2010


In 2 days my eldest daughter is off for “The Land Down Under” as part of a study abroad semester.  During her stay she’ll visit Sydney, scuba drive The Great Barrier Reef, tour Tasmania, but spend most of her time in Melbourne.  I’m extremely excited for her but as a parent I have to admit there is some angst over her being on the other side of the world. 

Australian currency I picked up from the bank… 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Bokeh Master

I got this really cool gift from my daughter for Christmas and I’m looking forward to putting it to use.  

Monday, December 27, 2010

Got Snow?

Mother nature dumped 20 inches (51cm) on us for the seasons’ first blizzard.  I spent more than 3 hours digging out.  I had wind blown drifts of almost 4 ft. (122cm) that I dealt with to get the cars out of the driveway.  The dogs absolutely loved it.  It was very odd the way the snow stuck to lil Madison’s belly and hind legs. 

Monday, December 20, 2010

Pershing Square

Located under the Park Avenue viaduct directly across from Grand Central Terminal on 42nd Street.

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Daughter's Love

I'm a very lucky man with two wonderful daughter's who bring boundless love.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

’53 GMC

I saw this parked in my neighbors driveway so I grabbed my camera and struck up a conversation with its owner.  He purchased it over the summer and just got it on the road about a month ago.  Its one of the raw models with a dump option.  His restoration plans include lots of chrome, custom paint job, but maintaining the look of the original dashboard.  He figures it will take him 2-3 years.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


My brother turns 50 on Thanksgiving and we threw a surprise party for him.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Old Salt

My daughter and I went to visit the University of New Hampshire.  On the way we stopped to eat in the town of Hampton, NH.   A picturesque New England small town if ever there was one.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Autumn HRD

I’m still challenged with the HDR processing.  The orange/red saturation is just a bit too much for my taste.  Yes I could have fixed it with Photoshop, but I left it this way to remind myself that I still have so much to learn.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Our Maple Tree

It's finally turned.  Autumn is holding on due to the mild temperatures we've been experiencing for past few weeks.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Wheat Stalks

These were part of a bouquet of flowers I gave my wife.  I shot in a darkened room and lit it with a single strobe behind and below the subject. I held a bounce card above the subject to redirect light onto the front of the three strands. 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

To Destinations Unknown

I was tempted to remove my shadow in photoshop, but then I decided against it.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

America’s Next Top Model

For those of you outside the US, it’s one of countless reality TV programs.

Friday, October 29, 2010

PDN Photoplus

The annual photography conference is running at the NYC Javits Center and I stopped by for a few hours.  All the major manufactures had large booths where you could tryout everything in their product line.  I saw a big emphasis on video.  Every facet of the industry had representation and good bargains could be found.  I was tempted by the LensBaby Composer and several lighting products but managed to keep my credit cards in my wallet.  There was an abundance of demonstrations, seminars, and hundreds of models available for a photo shoot.  All you had to do was ask or join the crowd.  The full body painting and the Sony half pipe were very popular.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Halloween Tree

One of our seasonal decorations setup on an orange craft paper sweep.   I took over two dozen shots with different lighting setups but this was the first frame.  I should have just stopped after 1…

Saturday, October 23, 2010