NYC from Brooklyn Bridge Park

Recently I spent some time with David Ferguson (my father-in-law) shooting NYC from the Brooklyn Bridge Park.  David is an avid and talented outdoor photographer and had this shot on his bucket list so I tagged along and took a few images of my own. It’s amazing to me that Brooklyn has such a spectacular park and with such an incredible view of NYC.  This…

A Shiny Pebble

We are descendants of the creatures that picked the shiny pebbles from the river.  We love to touch, experience and be part of a community.  I love this example of a shiny pebble.  The owner of this small shop has created an icon that is experiential, differentiates and tells a story about what you are likely to encounter in the community that he has…

The Greatest

RIP Champ June 3, 2016

Light Houses of Martha’s Vineyard

One of my favorite experiences on Martha’s Vineyard is always a visit to the lighthouses of the island.  There is something magical and powerful about a lighthouse and their enduring strength that resists everything that Mother Nature throws at it in order to guide sailors safely home. These are two of my favorites.       The lighthouse at Gay Head is in danger…

Fortress wall of the Forbidden City

  A recent trip to Beijing resulted in a few hours to walk around the Forbidden City.  The smog was almost unbearable – I didn’t recover for weeks after returning to the US.  But, I did manage to capture a handful of images that I liked.  This one of the fortress wall around the Forbidden City is interesting.  I used Photoshop and Lightroom to…

A walk through Siena

While in Tuscany this summer we spent a few hours walking around Siena . A spectacular Tuscan hill town, Siena is a wonderful walk through the middle ages. These ancient iron rings are throughout Siena. Used to secure your horse (or other animal) while you did business in town, they are so well used that indents from the ring striking the wall can be…

Birdman at Musée du Louvre

Sometimes the street is a wonderful place. While walking the grounds of the Louvre I encountered this special soul.

Statue of Neptune on the fountain in Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy.

Statue of Neptune on the fountain on Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy. This was taken about midnight in the Piazza. It was one of those nights when everything seemed perfect – location, light, temperature and the energy in the Piazza.

Nobska Point lighthouse – cape cod

I have wanted a shot of the Nobska Point Lighthouse from the bay side for some time but never really had good light at the right time of the day. This shot was taken a little after 12PM on a day with good light and low humidity with my Canon 5D Mk3 and EF70-200 using a 2x converter @ 400mm effective. I shot three…

retired silo – chester, new york

The Warwick Valley has many old barns that are no longer in use. These artifacts reflect a lost age in rural farming in New York. Just a few decades ago every town in Upstate New York had several working dairy farms that served the locals and sold milk, butter and often cheese to the larger cities in New York and points south. I would…