My Beautiful Balloon.

Up, Up, and Away! This weekend the hot air balloons arrive in Pittsfield, New Hampshire for the 38th Annual Suncook Valley Rotary Hot Air Balloon Rally, one of my favorite events to photograph! From the sunrise liftoff, to Saturday evenings Night Glow and the fireworks that follow, there’s fun for everyone, not just us photographer… Read More

The Gamble.

One of the things I look for when planning a sunrise photo shoot along the seacoast is for a weather front to be passing out to sea. The hope is that the leading edge of the front will reach the horizon at roughly the same time as the sun, giving the sun a chance to… Read More

Bones.

Graveyard By The Sea. Sand dunes as headstones. The final resting place of some long forgotten creature, mammoth in size, perhaps prehistoric. Its bones exposed as the waves wash over its final resting place. My eye is always drawn to the smooth grey-white surface of driftwood. Cast upon the shore by the last big storm,… Read More

My White Whale.

The Gardens in Prescott Park. Prescott Park, located on the waterfront in beautiful Portsmouth, NH is a place I’ve visited and photographed often, really, really often! I’ve photographed there at night. (please excuse the overly intrusive watermark) I’ve photographed there at sunrise. (again with the giant watermark?) I’ve even photographed there in the winter. But… Read More

Love, Hate, and Long Exposure.

My love/hate relationship with long exposure photography. What I love is that when the conditions are right the resulting images can be quite striking. Silky smooth water, windblown clouds creating dramatic streaks of color across the sky, all good stuff that requires long exposure times to capture. But, and here’s the rub, I hate the… Read More

Waterfalls Anyone?

Announcing two different waterfall photography experiences. From a single day waterfall tour of the Crawford Notch region of New Hampshire, to a multi-day fully instructional waterfall photography workshop, I’ve got a waterfall experience for you. First up, 8 waterfalls in a day. Join me on Saturday, June 1st as we visit 8 waterfalls, all located… Read More

Falling In Love, Again.

The Fujifilm XF35mm F2 R WR, a Christmas gift from my wife, is the first prime lens I added to my bag since switching from Canon to Fuji. It’s an amazing lens that’s sharp, compact, has a reasonably fast aperture, super fast autofocus, and it’s WR. That last bit is “Weather Resistant” in Fujifilm speak.… Read More

5:58 p.m.

Saying goodbye to Winter. Yesterday at 5:58 p.m., Spring arrived in the northern hemisphere. As much as I love winter, I’m really looking forward to the longer, warmer days. Though it still looks like winter in many parts of New Hampshire, it’s slowly loosening its grip on the land as the days grow longer and… Read More