Chicago Blows And Other Strange Tales

They don't call Chicago the windy city as in "wow, it's really calm here" you know, like calling the fat guy "slim" - Nope that's not why. It's because it's near-gale-force blowing most of the time I was here! But I love Chicago; the architectural showcase of America....

Greenland. The World’s Largest Island.

Day One. Leaving Iceland behind on a small commuter jet and heading westerly two time-zones and northerly up towards the arctic circle, we land at Kulusuk Airport. Miniscule by comparison to any other airport I've visited, it has a small gift shop where you can buy...

A Day in Reykjavik, Iceland

The Icelandic coast is beautiful for sure, but the European City of Reykjavik has many treasures to be explored, the Solfar Sun Voyager sits right on the city waterfront, making the spot where Vikings claim to have discovered and claimed Iceland for their own. It's...

The Brimfield, MA Flea Market

Truthfully, I am not a fan of antiques. I don't particularly enjoy walking through hundreds and hundreds of musty old furniture exhibits stretching for dozens of blocks while trying to stay cool in the 90-degree heat. For me, it was searching to find the few crafts...

Jordan Revisited

Every so often, I will browse a catalog of my photos years after I made them. Last week I chose to revisit my 2012 trip to Jordan in the middle east. Besides the wonderful memories of the weeks I was away, I actually found several images I had skipped over and never...

Marlborough, MA Car Show

Not everyone appreciates old cars. Truth is, they are a pain to take care of and not so much fun to drive. They can be rough, uncomfortable and loud. But there's no denying their place in history as a barometer of the styles and technology of their time. In the...

Big Bend, Texas and the Lizard

Lizards are native to the Texas desert, I'm not. I'm native to Brooklyn, NY. So what's this Brooklyn transplant to Boston, doing wandering the desert in the middle of the winter? It's hot out here. I know, but I just wanted to see The Lizard. The story goes that a...

Flying Over Scusset Beach, MA

There is something so magical about flying. All my life I've been fascinated with flight. As kids, we used to love flying fireworks that zoomed up into the air. I used to make believe I could see through the eyes of birds so I could see what they could see. So when...

Review of Intensify CK

I have to admit; I am very impressed with the MacPhun product line. Their applications are well designed with a simple user interface and I can create some unique effects that I cannot create in Lightroom.  I find myself using their "Creative Kit" now for enhancing...

Review of Aurora Pro HDR

Iceland is a mysterious place of land and sea, light and dark, ice and fire. Today's review of Aurora Pro started in February 2014 while walking along the coast in the town of Hofn while staying at the Hali Hotel. It was cold standing there as I watched the remnants...

Review of MacPhun – Focus CK

In 2012, I purchased a "bundle" of a few useful applications for my MacBook, and one of the items in the bundle was a snazzy little product from MacPhun, called SnapHeal. It went unused for a little while, but I did decide to try it out to "erase" an object on a wall...

Vancouver Afternoon

I've been taking a lot of "business trips" lately. I have a camera with me most of the time. When I travel for business, I travel with only one body and one lens. So my tool belt is limited. This trip was no different, Just my Sony A7r and the Sony/Zeiss 16-35mm lens,...

The Texas Night Sky Part Two

Happening upon a long dark road, down a twisted dusty bypass, a strange, unusual confluence of place and time, shift into a single event. When an abandoned phone booth and a fire hydrant ignite at once, with an eerie glow of supernatural origin, lasting only moments,...

The Dead of Terlingua, TX

It's hard to believe that with an "official" population of only 58 people, there are so many who have passed away over the years in this tiny little Texas town of Terlingua, TX. After all, Terlingua is not much to look at most days, only in the late winter months are...

The Texas Night Sky Part One

There's nothing like darkness. It's not a thing, it's an absence of a thing; light. I prefer to think of it as a canvas, a blank one at that. A night time canvas on which one can project great beauty, powerful movement and an almost unlimited range of colors and...

Abandoned, Forgotten and Evil

There's something elegantly beautiful about the decayed and abandoned properties. It's not just me, thousands of people seek out the decayed and abandoned, they visit at at great risk to their safety and health. Why? What is this fascination? Moving slowly, cautiously...

Cambridge at Night

It's Saturday night and the weather is starting to warm, I hear about a lecture on night photography at MIT led by my friend Lance Keimig who teaches the subject. I shoot over to Cambridge, MA and find myself a parking spot, I grab my camera bag and head for Rm-156...

Wall Street, A New York Moment

A visit to NYC is not complete unless you visit the financial institutions that run the world. Here in NYC, downtown on Wall Street, there's a massive, guarded enclave called The New York Stock Exchange. I asked a guard "Are there tours?" He replied; "They are...

NYC UP

February 2016 - It might hurt your neck, but if you don't look up, you may be missing some of the most interesting visuals while wandering the streets of Manhattan. Not just the obvious skyscrapers, but those things most won't notice. The intersection between concrete...

A New York State of Mind

*** Star Date: February 20th, 2016 - Planet Earth - New York City Rumbling in on the Amtrak local from the outskirts of Boston, daughter and I arrive for a well-deserved and planned long weekend in my old home town; New York City.  I can't tell ya I haven't missed...

Boston Winter in Color

In the early winter of 2014, we experienced something unusual even for Boston. There's nothing like an early winter snow that transforms quickly into a clearing morning sky. That's why we started out early, hoping to get a few photos showing the shimmering beauty of a...

Boston Proper on A Gloomy Sunday

It's cold in Boston mid-winter, sometimes it's easier just to sit home and work on photos instead of going out and making new ones. But not today. Cold, rain and snow are in the forecast and yet I am out enjoying the City of Boston with my new friends from The...

Abandoned Silk Mill

In September of 1957, about 80 people who worked at the Lonaconing Silk Mill discovered that the doors were locked; the mill had closed, never to reopen again. Everything inside; the remaining silk, bobbins, equipment and the personal possessions of those reporting to...

How I See

For my photographer friends, I'd like to share my thoughts and experience of How I See photographs. I find that when I carry a camera bag, I am actually "looking" for photographs. My mind seems to be running a different program than when I am out picking up my dry...

Suburban Heaven

The first real snow in 2016 came on a Friday; a slow soft day of falling snow that started early and ran through most of the afternoon. It was a wet, heavy snow reflecting the unusually warm weather we've been enjoying this winter in the Boston area. It was about 3:30...

Capitol Connection

Is this the Stargate that transports people to different eras and different times? It may be when it's not decorating the National Plaza in The Capitol - Washington, DC. Across from the Lincoln Monument and the reflecting pool, it sits innocently in plain site,...

The National Cathedral, Washington DC

Our honeymoon was winding down; our last major stop would be The National Cathedral in Washington, DC. The night before we arrived, I plotted our path into the city to maximize our coverage in a short period. Our first stop would be the small cafe just outside the...

The Luray Caverns, A Virginia Treasure

If I landed on another planet, I couldn't have been more astounded by my first exposure to the incredible Luray Caverns in Luray Virginia. Welcome to Earth These caverns are supposedly more than 4 million years old and this one, in particular, was discovered in 1878...

Cars, Cars, Cars!

Traveling by motorhome, day 18 of our honeymoon, we loved our nomadic experience as we made our way, place to place, one amazing stop at a time. After Memphis, TN we decided that we didn't have enough time to make it to Las Vegas, so we decided to slowly start heading...

It’s Only Rock and Roll and I Like It!

When the Rolling Stones sang those words, millions of people sang along. Our collective love of the best music ever produced, capturing the spirit and the values of an entire generation and birthed The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, opening in 1995 on the shore of Lake...

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