Few compositional elements bring a smile to a landscape photographer's face than a well-placed reflection. Reflections generally signal other favorable conditions are present for impactful images. Conditions such as mist and low winds generally help create sharp reflections. Mornings offer the best opportunity to find crisp reflections. The presence of a reflection increases the compositional impact to an otherwise pedestrian composition and increasing compositional opportunities tenfold. While the opportunities are endless, you will need...
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Like countless others on the internet its time for me to pick my personal favorite 2017 images. Thousands of photos spanning all four seasons with one simple goal - to find my favorite photos. The criteria for selection is simple, it has to be one of my favorites. Picking a personal favorite can happen a number of ways, a fond memory of the excursion or location. An image need not be perfect (or even good) for inclusion. Even technical problems or a...Read more
Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island in Maine is one of my favorite photography locations, especially in the autumn. It is loaded with photographic subjects to keep any photographer busy. I try to spend five days here every autumn. The fall foliage in the park tends to peak around October 16th -18th every year. The crowds of tourists are more manageable in the fall compared to the summer however, there are more photographers in the park in autumn. The park and...Read more
Still in Vermont as the first week of October draws to a close. Even though the fall foliage has been spotty and uneventful up at this point in the season, good things will come to those who wait. Patience is an absolute necessity in landscape photography. On this morning I decided to visit on of my favorite morning places in Vermont. The town of Marshfield is home to several locations that always seem to come though when I need some dramatic scenery. ...Read more
This week starts as last week ended - in Boston's North End. All the same photo opportunities mentioned in the previous post still exists and the weather continues to cooperate. Once the Feast of St. Anthony's concluded I changed my focus (pun intended) to the Boston Harbor. Ever since the Sons of Liberty decided to throw a Tea Party in 1773 Boston's Harbor has been alive with activity. Always a good thing for photos. Boston Harbor is most photogenic in the mornings...Read more
This week was a quick visit to Sunday visit to one of the many harbors and inlets that dot the landscape of my hometown on Long Island. I only had a hour or two on a Sunday and the cloud cover was approaching quick. The sunset was going to be less than spectacular. There was no wind which means I could look for good reflections on the water, especially around the boats, docks, and fishing piers. If the sky will not cooperate...Read more