Jul 19, 2016

You Can Be My Luck - Abstract Flower Photography and Quote of the Day

"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul." - Luther Burbank

Good light and happy photo making!


Jul 14, 2016

Please Join Us!


Join us for the opening reception of “The National” fine art exhibit this Thursday, July 14th from 5:00-7:00. The awards ceremony begins at 6:00. Regular gallery hours: Monday through Saturday - 9AM until 4PM, Sunday 12PM until 4PM.

The National is organized by the Cape Cod Art Association and its beautiful galleries are located at: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630.

My photograph of the "Maine Bass Harbor Head Light" is featured in a limited signed edition lightjet photography print (16x24 inches), double matted and framed to approximately 24x30 inches.

Happy midweek,

Jul 3, 2016

12 Inspiring Photos of New England Lighthouses

Who doesn't like lighthouses? New England has plenty of them along its scenic shores marking dangerous coastlines and safe entries to harbors. I love photographing them and frequently head out at dawn or dusk to capture. This photo blog post compiles my most recent Lighthouse Photography images and some personal favorites - enjoy and feel free to share! 

Chatham Light - Chatham Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Gay Head Light - Aquinnah Martha's Vineyard, MA

Stage Harbor Lighthouse - Chatham Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Nauset Beach Lighthouse - Eastham Cape Cod, MA

Bass Harbor Head Light - Acadia National Park, ME

Bass Harbor Light - Acadia National Park, Maine

Pemaquid Light Point - Pemaquid Neck, Maine

Edgartown Harbor Light - Martha's Vineyard, MA

Gay Head Lighthouse - Cliffs of Aquinnah Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse - York Beach, Maine

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse - Pemaquid Neck, ME

Portland Head Light - Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Good light and happy photo making!


Jul 1, 2016

Finalist in All Time Best Photo Contest at BetterPhoto

Calla Lily - BetterPhoto All Time Best Finalist
"Calla Lily", one of my abstract flower photography images has been selected as an All Time FINALIST in BetterPhoto's 20th Anniversary "All Time Best" contest out of almost 16,000 photos ... nice surprise in my inbox this week. Be inspired here - thanks for sharing and showing the image some love!

Happy 4th of July weekend


Jun 23, 2016

Behind the Photography Image of Sunset at Echo Lake in Maine Acadia National Park

Sunset at Echo Lake in Maine Acadia National Park
Echo Lake in Maine Acadia National Park is located on Mount Desert Island- south of Somesville and just a short drive north of Southwest Harbor. The fresh water lake is shadowed by the soaring Beech Cliffs that rise vertically from the banks of the lake. Visiting the lake at sunset makes for a peaceful and calm outdoor experience. The views of the lake with the mountains is straight out of a magazine. I stopped here a couple of times but never captured the photography image I envisioned. On my last trip to Acadia National Park I was on my way to a different location but was running late and about to miss the magic light. I spontaneously decided to stop at this nature delight and take my chances. I knew about the rocks and figured it should make for great composition when effectively used as dominant foreground features that lead the viewer into the picture.  

Upon arrival I found my spot and set up tripod and camera. A wide angle lens provided the extensive view of the lake with surrounding mountains. In order to overcome the high contrast between dark foreground and bright sky I applied a Graduated Neutral Density Filter in the field. In addition a Neutral Density Filter lengthened the overall exposure to multiple seconds. Aperture setting was f/8, providing a long exposure value of 30 seconds at ISO400. 

Using photoshop I combine 3 photos with different exposure times into a final HDR Photography image. During post processing I removed image imperfections, adjusted lighting, color saturation and contrast before sharpening the final image of Echo Lake.

Good light and happy photo making!