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

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

Distractions Along The Way.

Are We There Yet? Last Saturday my good friend Suzanne (aka Chubby Hiker Chick) and I set out to visit Bridal Veil Falls in the Franconia Notch area of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. The hike was an easy 2.5 mile out and back with a modest elevation gain of only 1100′. The weather was perfect,… Read More

SOOC.

Confessions of a (former) die-hard RAW shooter. Day after day my Fujifilm X-T2 amazes me with the images I’m able to produce, especially the straight out of camera (SOOC) jpegs. Case in point, this wonderful winter scene captured using the wonderful film simulations built into the camera. With my camera set to capture both RAW… Read More

Tripods Need Love Too!

Considering how much it cost me, you’d think I might take better care of my tripod, you’d be wrong. Without question my tripod is the most abused piece of gear I own. That is except for the few times a year my tripod gets the love it deserves for serving me so faithfully all these… Read More