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

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

In Defense of Tilted Horizons.

Just Kidding, Please Stop. A Little Post Holiday Humor to Start The Year Off Right. First let’s be clear, I’m not talking about photos like the one below where I wasn’t careful enough when leveling my camera on the tripod. For this I should be flogged! I’m talking about those images where for some unknown… Read More

Exploring The Iconic.

  Motif #1. Reported to be “the most often painted building in America,” Motif #1 sits at the end of Bradley Wharf in Rockport, Massachusetts. Due to its popularity among painters and photographers alike, finding unique angles and compositions while photographing it can be a challenge. Make it your own. The most difficult part about… Read More

Photoshop, The Dirtiest Word In Photography.

Not a week goes by that the topic of “Photoshopping” doesn’t come up in one of the photography groups I belong to on Facebook. No matter how often it’s brought up, or how the comment or question is phrased, there’s no mistaking the negative connotation behind it. “Photoshopping” is bad, or dishonest when it comes… Read More

Don’t Forget The Foreground

A Place To Start. In landscape photography, forgetting to include a prominent foreground element can often make or break a photo. No matter how beautiful the scene in the distance is, if your foreground(or lack thereof) falls flat or lacks interest, often so to will the photograph. I look at the foreground as a place… Read More

Photography 101: Warmth

“Drawing With Light” Photography is all about the light. No matter the subject, light is what makes a photograph. By using light you can create warmth.  I rely on is the sun. The sun and the way its light warms the landscape during the Golden Hours at the beginning and end of each day. Light… Read More