Looking for winter

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Articles | No Comments
Looking for winter

It’s been a very unusual winter here in Vermont. Despite what you may have heard or surmised northern New England has not been visited by winter this year. The big snow storm that hit Washington DC and New York City delivered not a flake here (we have plenty of our own) and the last one […]

Back when I was a kid…

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Articles | No Comments

I walked into a Bed, Bath & Beyond yesterday and saw a curious display of colorful plastic items that looked like those protective plastic cases that some eggs come in but on a much larger scale. Each one had two hinged sides of six round indents the size of half a baseball that could close creating a six-pack of […]

The New 50!

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Articles | 2 Comments

Strap in and buckle up, it’s going to get bumpy! For the last few years it has become popular to say when someone is celebrating a significant birthday that “50 is the new 40” or “60 is the new 50.” Have  you ever noticed who was saying this nonsense? It is not 60 or 70 […]

A Major Movement!

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in Articles | 2 Comments

I have come to a big turn in my photography life. I am moving away form the ‘how it’s always been’ to ‘try something different.’ No, it’s not anything you, my kind readers, are going to ever notice but it is still significant. I have started the process of casting out the old and unneeded […]

Don’t be Intimidated

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Articles | 2 Comments

I received in the mail the other day the equipment catalog for Really Right Stuff. RRS makes everything from quick release plates to tripods to ball heads to every kind of photography related gadget you can possibly imagine. And in my case, far more than I can imagine. There is gear in that catalog- 100 […]

Florida Then and Now

Posted by on Jan 24, 2016 in Articles | No Comments

I have been going to Florida, especially South Florida for many, many years and yet it wasn’t until recently that I saw what it was supposed to look like. I always knew that there were a lot of exotic plants and animals in southern Florida everything from South American birds to Caribbean plants. Today the […]

Observation #322

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Articles | No Comments

Every year of my 6 decades of life I have spent at least three months living in winter, real winter- ice, snow, cold winds, etc.- and yet in this past 24 hours I have thrice been told, “it is cold outside. You should wear a hat and gloves.” Do they think I have not mastered the […]

Projects for 2016

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Articles | No Comments

One of the things that I really like to do with my photography is to work on a project or two. This gives my photography some direction and purpose and keeps me from shooting the same things over and over again and then wonder what to do with all the images. You can pick any project […]


Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in Articles | 2 Comments

Happiest of New Years to all both of you who read these musings! Wasn’t just 1990 something? When did we get into the 2000’s? I turned around and it’s January 2016…What happened? I’m not much for resolutions, never have been. I don’t need to make public proclamations to help me not reach unattainable goals. I […]

What a difference a day makes

Posted by on Dec 27, 2015 in Articles | No Comments
What a difference a day makes

Same place, same phone, same pano, pretty close the same composition. Notice any difference? No matter how sophisticated our cameras are (or aren’t) and no matter how clever our processing there is nothing more important to photography than the quality of the light. Nothing. Not talent, not equipment, not location, not reputation, not blah, blah, […]