Posted on December 10, 2019
Nothing like that first storm of the winter. I love the structure and power created with a billion wet flakes.
Posted on January 6, 2018
Taken with my iPhone 7 in July ’17. The bay was in the 50 degree range on one side and over 80 on the other. The result is the amazing fog created by the collision of temperate and humidity change.
Category: Architecture, Black and White Photography, Historic, Photography Tagged: Black and White, Golden Gate Bridge, Historic, iPhone Art, Photography
Posted on October 4, 2017
Category: Dog, iPhone Art, Martha's Vineyard, Martha's Vineyard, Photography Tagged: Black and White, Dogs, iPhone Art, Puppy
Posted on July 7, 2017
Norton Point was closed to drive-on traffic this 4th of July due to the nesting of the Plovers so the usually busy guard shack was abandoned.
This was taken with my iPhone 7 Plus which I find to be an outstanding point and shoot camera. I did a little B&W editing on my phone so what you see is 100% produced on the iPhone.
Posted on November 18, 2015
Posted on January 2, 2015
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 of collapsing into the sea. This image shows the erosion of the Gay Head Cliffs as it approaches the lighthouse. The cost to move the lighthouse is estimated at three million dollars and we only have two or three years to move it until it is unsafe to do the work. This CBS News story is a good overview of the lighthouse and the process to move it.
Posted on October 11, 2014
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 work with what I had – the smog was amazingly dense and when I looked at the image on my MAC looked like a foggy day so I went with it. The result is here.
I love the image but it makes my heart hurt every time I look at it because I know the truth about what the people in the city are living with. The good news is economic development in China is creating an enormous working-class and eventually middle-class. The bad news is nothing in life is free and this is part of the price.
Category: Architecture, Black and White Photography, China, Fuji X100S, Historic, Photography, Places Tagged: Black and White, China, Fine Art Photography, Forbidden City, Fuji X100S, Historic
Posted on November 16, 2013
One of my earliest memories is of my grandfather working out by the barn on a hot summer day. He would occasionally stop and walk over to the hand pump by the basin we used to draw water for the cattle, grab an old tin cup that was there and pump the handle of the well pump, running the water until it was cold. He would then dip the cup in the stream of cold water filling it to overflowing and in one motion pull the cup out of the flow, tilt his head back and dump the water into his mouth and over his head. This ritual was repeated until he was both quenched and cool. Occasionally he would finish by dipping the tin cup in and quickly douse the closest grandchild with delightfully cold well water.
What a great day.
Category: Architecture, Black and White Photography, Farm, Fine Art, Photography, Photos, Places Tagged: Barn, Beekmantown, Black and White, Farm, Fine Art Photography, Photography, Plattsburgh, ron boire, upstate NY
Posted on November 3, 2013
Grabbed this with my iPhone this summer on a trip to Washington, DC. I did some simple editing in Photoshop and Silver Efex Pro and really like the result. I can feel the history when I look at this image – the millions of lives that this platform and these trains have served seems to echo throughout the image.
Category: Photography Tagged: Black and White, Fine Art Photography, Historic, iPhone, New Jersey, Newark, Penn Station, Photography, ron boire, Train
Posted on October 25, 2013
Taken from the harbor on my iPhone while on a sailing trip around the island. The power and size of the storm is obvious when you compare the size of the un-landed tornado in the top right third of the image with the Edgartown Lighthouse below and to the left of it (its the little white speck).