Bite Me!

Mr. Memory! I went out this morning for a sunrise shoot at the beach at Deer Island by Boston Harbor, a spot I’d scoped out the day before.  I was there at 5.00am today and realized immediately my mistake of not bringing bug spray.  Those little buggers were biting like crazy, both the tiny sand … More Bite Me!

Flare Battle

Hi there!  Last night I really wanted to get out and take some shots at sunset.  There is snow everywhere and is bitterly cold in Massachusetts but I was ready to get some fresh air having been cooped up all day.  All the lakes are frozen and covered in snow which makes for less impressive … More Flare Battle

Maine Event

I’ve seen so many great photos of Portland Head lighthouse in Maine so I took the opportunity of leaving a day early before the Out of Acadia workshop started to visit.  I arrived in the day with a clear blue sky with no clouds likely for sunset. I took a lot of shots, capturing the … More Maine Event

Little Things

Today, on the way to drop the kids off at school, I saw an open Amazon box with a brand new teddy bear dumped in it, face-up with the legs dangling over the side.  Small, fairly insignificant but there must be more to it.  An attempt at redemption from a misbehaving lover?  An opened present … More Little Things

Acadian Rhythm

At the beginning of October I went on a very different workshop called Out of Acadia (organized by the group originating in the Windy City, called Out of Chicago).  This was a huge group of photographers (about 100) and several famous instructors including Thomas Heaton, Nick Page, Bryan Peterson and Erin Babnik to name a … More Acadian Rhythm

Strange Morning

Yesterday morning was like a beginning scene out of Breaking Bad. Summer sunrises mean an early start so I was out by Lo Presti Park across the harbor from Boston at 4.30am.  I noticed a skunk next to me frantically trying to get a plastic cup off its head, not something you see everyday.  I … More Strange Morning

Avalanche Falls

A few days in Franconia, New Hampshire, offer a lot of possibilities of places to go especially for hikes.  One very popular place is Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch State Park.  This is a natural gorge with granite walls rising to a height of 90 feet. However, if you plan to visit to get good … More Avalanche Falls

Sugar Hill Sunrise

New Hampshire is like visiting an old friend from college.  You always think back to the good times and think it won’t be the same, but it is, with all the many quirks you remember. Last week I drove from Massachusetts to Littleton, close to the lupines at Sugar Hill, NH.  There is a lupine … More Sugar Hill Sunrise

Relic

It’s funny to think when you look for an interesting foreground element that there may be more history behind it than you would have imagined. I wanted to photograph the remains of the old pier at West Beach in Massachusetts.  I was hoping to get a misty, long exposure but I hadn’t been to the … More Relic

At Last!

Where has spring gone?  After a week of rain in New England I was looking forward to a good sunrise or sunset.  When I looked out of the window yesterday there were dark clouds but it held some promise.   I was leaving it late but I got dressed , grabbed my bag and set … More At Last!

Peak Perseverance

Whilst visiting my parents in North-West England we managed to also spend a few days in the idyllic Peak District in Derbyshire.  My cousin very kindly offered his farm for us to stay.  Say no more, we took him up on this and had a wonderful time there.  I drove down, another challenge after driving … More Peak Perseverance

Galactic Lupines

Well, it’s lupine season again at Sugar Hill in New Hampshire which means the beginning of the Lupine Festival.  Last year was my rookie year so I ended up with a load of ticks making my acquaintance after being in the lupine fields.  This year I was equipped with permethrin treated clothes to repel the … More Galactic Lupines