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Lightroom 6 & Real Estate

With the announcement of new features in Lightroom 6, namely HDR and Photomerge, I immediately wondered how useful they would be for real estate work. The short answer – Not Very. Less than a mile away, a new 4,000 square foot house hit the market with some astonishingly bad photos and I wanted to try […]

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A Week in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

This idea started with Groupon. We needed a vacation. A week on the beach at an all-inclusive resort sounded great, but where would we go? Costa Rica? Dominican Republic? Puerto Rico? Based on the dates we wanted to travel, Costa Rica was out as it was going to be dry and brown instead of its […]

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Interiors & HDR

As I shoot more interiors, I keep looking for ways to balance the interior and exterior lighting. More often than not, the brightness outside is many times greater than the lighting of any room and either results in blown out windows or very dark looking rooms. Advanced planning is usually required to address the differences […]

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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, […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

Memorial Day

The Last Days of May

An $8 million Blackhawk helicopter landed in Arms Park along the river in downtown Manchester, NH for Memorial Day and given the weekly theme of “Memorial Day” how could I not take a walk with a camera in hand? I grabbed my new 80-200 mm f/2.8, my 50mm and my 8mm fisheye, stuffed them in […]

The Embodiment of Vibrance

Post Processing: Walking a Fine Line

Pick up any magazine and there on the cover is an airbrushed model or a scene that’s been otherwise fixed for consumption. The photographer, art director, and retoucher all play their part and Photoshop has almost become a bad word. Its use has become so commonplace that Photoshop is now used in our language as […]

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Tilted Inspiration

Inspiration can come from anywhere and most of the time I’m not feeling all that inspired. When the April 2012 issue of Popular Photography arrived in the mailbox, I didn’t anticipate seeing an image that I absolutely had to “try”. The article “From Shutter Press to Finished Image” and specifically the Tilt Series by Romain […]

Unbalanced Pieces

Bizaarchitecture Returns

It was almost a year ago that I got kicked out of the mills and posted my last Bizaarchitecture photos. This time I set up in the lobby of Waumbec Mill, had someone offer for me to use their forehead to set my white balance, took some shots of the antique knitting machine, then wandered […]

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Under The Bridge

Freshly cut metal links litter the muddy ground. The chain link fence is rolled back just far enough to slip through, and for whatever reason, the ten foot tall metal slats that protect the other two sides are absent. Someone went through a lot of trouble and there’s no telling how many times this has […]

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Creativity, Failure & Groundhogs

The groundhog sat on the carpet with his front legs extended. A light green pillow lay on the floor about ten inches from him. An empty cup rolled on its side and stopped. He stared at the pillow, looking for its tongue, but it didn’t move. Slowly, he crawled across the floor and gave the […]

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Self Portrait Rejects

The theme for this past week in the 52 Week Photo Project was self portraits. Most photographers have a tendency to want to remain behind the camera, so I was somewhat interested what others would come up with. It would be easy enough for me to set up the new Apollo Orb or my ring […]