Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Blog Location

Greetings everyone

I just wanted to leave a quick note here that I have set up a new blog and web site at

This old blog will stay up for now but please visit my new blog and continue the journey with me.

Many thanks for your support and interest.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Trapped in a Winter Wonderland

Yesterday we got some nice snow from the big storm that went across the country.  Not as much as some and much of it was gone by the end of the day since it warmed up and rained.  But still it was nice to finally have some snow.  Before clearing the walks, I decided to get some shots of the house decked out in our holiday lights.  Duncan poked his head into the window to wave and say hi.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope to get moving again very soon on things.

Best wishes and happy holidays.

Monday, September 14, 2009


"Movin to the country gonna eat a lot of peaches
Im movin to the country Im gonna eat me a lot of peaches"

Last Sunday, I decided to enjoy the sunny morning by going for a walk around town. It was that kind of crisp sunny blue sky kind of morning that always seems to signal the start of fall. Since it was such a mild summer, it seems like fall is already on its way, which I guess it is up here in the north. As I wandered around town, I happened upon this pile of peaches slowly rotting away on someone's porch. Why are they there? Who left them? Why didn't they eat them?

Sometimes for me photography captures not the answer but the question.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cayuga Shells

We did a bit of traveling around the local area this weekend, being tourists in our own locale. On Saturday we all went over to Taughannock Falls for the first time, which was a great location. Unfortunately a poor day for pictures there but still a beautiful set of falls which I intend to visit much more often now. Afterwards, we decided to head back home but since the kids still seemed to have some energy (even after a goodly hike), I took everyone to the Long Point State Park just south of Aurora. The park is great because it is right on the water and has a nice big playground. Rowan collected a handful of small snail shells along the lakeshore, which she handed to me for safe keeping. As we watched the kids play, I pulled these shells out of my pocket and set them on the old picnic table at which we were sitting. After a few minutes, I started to notice the light play across the shells as the breeze caused the branches to slowly move the area of shade around. That is when I started to experiment with taking different images. I played with the light and the shadows, the focus and orientation, angle of view and depth of field. In only a few short minutes I had a very fulfilling time just finding images and things of interest with these shells and the old picnic table.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Knight Fight at Sterling Renaissance Festival

This weekend we took the kids and meet some friends at the Sterling Renaissance Festival in Sterling, NY. We had not been to this festival before though we had attended the one in Maryland for over 13 years in a row. We always have a fun time. This year was extra fun because now the kids were old enough to enjoy it more too. Given that both of their parents are medievalists, it is no surprise that our kids love medieval stuff. One thing that we knew we had to see was the jousting. After a number of very nice passes with lances it became a bit more like watching wrestling only medieval style. The series of images here was from near the end of the melee, and I think they speak a bit for themselves - opening a can of whoopass medieval style.

Thanks for stopping by. I know this blog has been quiet of late. I have been super busy and have not even had much chance to get out shooting. Sterling was the first big shoot in almost a month and I hope I got others from here that I can share.

Best wishes.