Friday, May 12, 2017

For lo...the winter is over...

Got to poke around in a garden with my new macro lens. The bleeding hearts were absolutely phenomenal and the miniture iris were at their prime. Randolph, NJ. 11 May 2017.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

February Snowstorm

I braved the cold for all of twenty minutes to enjoy the fresh-fallen snow. It doesn't look clean and white in these parts for long, so one has to enjoy it whilst one can! The last image was made as I thought about and article I'd read recently about a crack in the Antarctica ice sheet, and what that will mean for the earth when it breaks off. Florham Park, NJ. 9 February 2017.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Oh, those sand hill cranes!

I was driving from St. Gregory's Abbey in Three Rivers, Michigan, to Kalamazoo, when I happened to notice two sand hill cranes fly low over the road in front of me. I looked to see if they landed, but couldn't find them. I continued to scour the fields as I headed north on a US131 detour and was amply rewarded with a squawking mass of upwards of 1,000 of them that had settled in to a 30-40 acre tract of plowed farmland. It was an amazing sight. They would not let me get close, but that meant I did get some great shots of them in flight. What an amazing sight. 2 November 2016.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Berkshires

Just had a lovely few days in and around Lenox, Massachusetts, exploring everything from a beaver pond (with half a dozen beaver that challenged the low-light capability of my camera) to the home of Edith Wharton, with a lot of spectacular fall colors in between. October 10 - 12, 2016. Lenox, Massachusetts.

Saturday, September 10, 2016


I seem to have a wings theme going here. It was unintentional. Just some fun shots exercising a new Canon 5D Mark IV with a 100-400 4.5-5.6 USM II. 10 September 2016. Loantaka Brook Reservation. Morristown, New Jersey.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Oh no! A whole year has past!

In a moment of panic I realized that a whole year was about to pass without posting a single image to this blog. It's not as if I haven't shot any-- quite the contrary. Apparently I've been busy or something. This is a recent favorite. We happened upon fields of Brussels sprouts growing, in the late afternoon, as we drove up Highway 1. There was something about the light and the endless fields of little green veggie balls that was fascinating. 28 December 2014. Half Moon Bay, California.
This series of images is from a trip to the Svalbard Islands in search of polar bears. We were not dissapointed, and saw many other wonderful things along the way.

In February we ventured into the land of EXTREME cold in search of the Aurora Borealis-- in our case, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. The average temperature when I was shooting was -40 degrees (farenheit and centigrade are the same at that temperature!), with windchill it was -53F.

 The annual orchid show at the New York Botanical Garden.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

We had a most delightful walk at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. It happened that we were there on Veteran's Day Weekend, so admission was free-- Thank you, vets! As I recall from my only previous visit there (about the same time of year) it can get crowded on a Saturday morning and make people-free shooting difficult. We got there about 9, and the masses didn't seem to arrive (with a lot of young children) until about 10. It is a gorgeous location. Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, near Cochiti, New Mexico. 9 November 2013.