Tag Archives: photography

I want to say that my very first film camera was a Nikon but, that honor belongs to a Yashica Palmatic 110 pocket camera in the early 1970s. Not even my second camera was a Nikon; it was a Canon Canonet rangefinder-style camera in the mid-1970s. The Canonet was the first camera that gave me some manual control of exposure. The first Nikon camera I received was an FG SLR as a gift at college graduation in...

Read more

Much like a moth's attachment to a light bulb, Landscape photographers are drawn to waterfalls. Waterfalls offer photographers dynamic opportunities for image creation. Multiple compositions, like leading lines or S curves, provide an excellent starting point for impactful images. Waterfalls come in all shapes and sizes and can be found anywhere in the world. They transform themselves throughout the seasons, overflowing in Spring and frozen in winter. Waterfalls in the lower latitudes that don't see...

Read more

Generally, my photography pursuits have been focused on natural landscapes. An early morning walk through a forest or a pre-dawn seashore excursion or the sun's first light on the mountain tops is the stuff that drives landscape photographers. I like all those things. I also like street photography and always jump at the opportunity to grab my Fujifilm X100T rangefinder-style digital camera and it the streets.

I find street photography more difficult than a...

Read more
My recent trip to Key West Florida during the first week of March was my first ever trip to this area of Florida.  To be honest, I am not a big fan of Florida but the rest of my family is, and truth be told I was looking forward to some warm weather.  The long slow grind that is winter in the Northeast and New England was starting to take its toll.  I  had had my fill photographing white, grey and brown, I am ready to...
Read more

Holiday week and the second to last week of the year.  The holidays are spent at home on Long Island, so this week's photo is from home.  I took a quick early winter morning trip to a local coastal village less than ten minutes from my home.  Northport village offers both wide-angle seascapes and landscape opportunities side by side.  It also offers charming small-town street photography with a nostalgic architecture and feel.  This morning also happens to be a snowy one, more...

Read more
Stick season, the time after the leaves and before snow, in Vermont offers a unique set of photographic challenges.  There is a cold starkness to the landscape with lots of brown everywhere.  This is the time of year when I look for interesting light or dramatic skies.   If neither of those subjects are working then I will look to streams and work with running water.  Water can always offer interesting competitions.  On this particular trip, I was greeted by each day with...
Read more