Smugglers Notch Foliage Boulders HDR Final

The HDR Learning Curve

Comparing HDR Expose, Photomatix and HDR Efex Pro This all started with a photo of a house in Cape May, NJ. Due to the lighting conditions, I bracketed the exposure with the intention of rendering a natural looking HDR. “Natural looking” isn’t generally the first thing to come to mind when HDR is involved, granted, […]

Shopping Cart Multiplicity Portrait

Be Different

What do you do when a client wants something quirky in addition to a few simple portraits? Have fun, of course. Conceptual portraiture is the perfect way to stand out and do something completely different! We started out with a laundry list of ideas and narrowed it down. For this session, we focused on two […]

Portrait of Female Posing in Red Dress on bench in White Park Concord NH

White Park

The Tools Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 I have more lenses in the bag along with two speedlights, but they never come out. The Park White Park in Concord is a park I grew up with. I’ve played baseball on the field, jogged and biked through on the paths, even skated on the pond […]

In Bloom

Summer Fun

Ok, so I only felt like sharing a few photos with a new logo design on them. I’ve been a little busy, so expect some new photos soon. Here we have a few HDR shots of a garden in Ipswich, MA, a couple of canine portraits, and a little composite of jumping into a swim […]

Week 47 - Feeling Nostalgic

52 Week Photo Project Wrap Up

Week 1 – A Self Portrait Without You In It – I set up a lightbox with three lights, set up a few objects that show a bit about me (photographer, climber, writer), and made a few shots. Week 2 – Your Front Door – At the time, the front door was ugly, so I […]

Among the Ancients

Bristlecone Pine

I took enough shots of the trees in the White Mountains that I figured they deserved to be shown on their own. On Thanksgiving, I drove out of the Owens River Valley and back up into the White Mountains to seek out the groves of Bristlecone Pine trees. The long and winding road provided an […]

Arch Nemesis

Eastern Sierra

I just noticed that I didn’t post anything for the month of November, however, this may also be one of my last posts of the year. I’ll return with a wrap up of the 52 Week Photo Project that has spanned this past year and add the whole collection of photos as a separate gallery. […]

Wildey Path

Late Season Foliage

I drove by Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester, NH and felt obliged to stop. I hadn’t explored beyond the pond and bridges and numerous people were walking along the twisting, narrow roads. Yellow, orange, and red leaves were being backlit by the sun further south. Another photographer was even down by the bridges shooting a […]

The Goofy Shot

South Willow Animal Hospital Open House

This past weekend, October 13th, the South Willow Animal Hospital in Manchester, NH hosted an open house to show off their new facilities. They featured a pet Halloween costume contest, a raffle, treats from Baked, and goodie bags for everyone that walked in the door. I was set up taking pet portraits, or as it […]

SWAHAfter

Interiors

With the exception of my bizaarchitecture photos, I haven’t spent much time looking at interiors through a lens. Unlike my other twisted images, my intention here was to at least attempt to present a place as it is, without distortion or much post processing along the lines of real estate photographs. The vertical lines needed […]

Fading Light

Football Freakshow

What do you get when you tell someone that has never played and rarely watches a game to come up with a football themed photo? Somewhere in the closet I have a Nerf football, but I didn’t think that would cut it for me, so I found a football and headed for a field on […]

Crouching For Liftoff

Contrast

Bright, midday sun is terribly bad and uninteresting light but sometimes it’s worth trying to get something worth looking at from it. It was a warm day at the beach near Red Rock Park in Lynn, MA. The tide was rolling in, kites were flying, and a guy on a mountain board flew past me […]

Mt Cardigan

Mount Cardigan

I’ll admit trail running with a DSLR and zoom lens in a backpack with a half-gallon of water is stupid – mainly because there’s no reason to be carrying that much weight. However, it’s good practice of the ABC’s of photography, that is, Always Bring Camera. The truth is that more people regret not having […]

Playing With Pyrex

Playing with Pyrex

I saw an idea not long ago that I thought I’d try – shooting oil and water. Out came the Pyrex baking dish as well as the tripod because I knew I’d be shooting with the macro lens. I filled the glass dish with water, grabbed some vegetable oil, and poured it in. I hooked […]

Inside the Dessert Cafe

Planet Marshmallow

As of yesterday morning, I have a collection of images hanging at Planet Marshmallow, a highly recommended cafe downtown Manchester on Hanover St. A huge thank you goes out to Heather for allowing me to hang them all. For the past couple of months I’ve been stressing over getting prints made, finding frames, and of […]