I Go To Nature

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The restorative powers of nature are wonderful – at least this is true for me. A day out in the natural world, even if I’m on a photo shoot and therefore working, does amazing things. As I take in the magnificence of God’s creation, my mind is cleared and I feel rejuvinated. If I find … Continued

Surreal Beginnings

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Photographing the landscape can at times be frustrating as one waits for conditions that are conducive to making the shot. For example, this summer the skies over southeastern New Hampshire have been fairly devoid of interesting clouds. Until a few weeks ago, nice cumulus clouds punctuating the sky like so many cotton balls were a … Continued

The Sky Rejoices

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The sky rejoices in the morning’s birth. Sometimes you wait months (literally) for morning color over the cold ocean waters this far north…and then one day it’s there in spades. Though the forecast this morning called for minimal-to-no clouds at sunrise, the reality was totally the opposite. Weirdly, the conditions produced such vivid color, I … Continued

The View From Above

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It’s been nearly two years now since my first photography flight. Aerial photography is a whole new ballgame. It requires the ability to find compositions quickly coupled with a fast reaction time. One must also account for movement, occasional turbulence, and other such issues while trying to get crisp focus. This is a challenge I … Continued

Bridges of Portsmouth

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After a summer with more than its share of skies that weren’t conducive to making the images I had in mind, we’ve finally had a stretch recently with some interesting cloud activity. I made this photograph late one afternoon a week or so ago in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Though relatively small (20,000 give or take), … Continued

Respect God’s Creation

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Litter on roadsides is pervasive. It isn’t limited to highways, though. Even when trashcans are plentiful and within easy access, trash is often tossed indiscriminately in parks and other public spaces. The last time I walked along the Tidal Pool in Washington, D.C. water bottles and soft drink cans bobbed in the water – a … Continued

Help From Heaven

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I was reminded of this great Thomas Moore line today…good timing as more troubling medical news arrived for one of my siblings.

USCGC Eagle

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Portsmouth, NH had an interesting visitor this past weekend: the Coast Guard’s storied tall ship Eagle. She entered the harbor Friday evening accompanied by an armada of commercial boats and pleasure craft, and was open for tours through yesterday afternoon. This is one impressive vessel! The largest tall ship in America, Eagle is 300 feet long with … Continued