It takes a special kind of person to get out of bed before it's light out, throw their camera bag over their shoulder, and head out into the darkness, only to stand someplace waiting for light. Here's a look into my mind when I do just that.
This past weekend I was at the Art in the Park art festival in South Portland, showing my work. One conversation started out like many others, when the person asked me, "Do you Photoshop your images?" As the conversation progressed, we got more to the heart of the matter, and as I better understood what she was asking me, I thought it would be good to explain things here.
Capturing the Milky Way over a well-known landmark is always fun, and the lighthouses in Maine offer plenty of opportunity to do so. So last night, with the weather cooperating nicely, I headed to Marshall Point Lighthouse to see what I could get.
Every place I've visited or lived has a defining characteristic that leaves a lasting impression. New York City has its skyscrapers. Yosemite has the granite walls of Yosemite Valley. Long Island has its never ending line of traffic. In the Palouse, the defining characteristic is without a doubt, the rolling hills. They are seemingly never-ending. Mile after mile of green, brown, and yellow hills, undulating over the landscape, like waves on an ocean. As soon as I arrived, I couldn't wait to point my camera at them.
On a recent trip to Washington, I was treated to the beauty of Palouse Falls. I spent several hours with a friend, watching the sunset, listening to the rumble of the falls, and photographing their beauty. It was an amazing experience I wanted to share.
Last week I made my first ever visit to the Rocky Mountains. A few months ago I had planned a trip to the Palouse in eastern Washington, and decided I'd carve a few days from that trip and head a little further east, to Glacier National Park in Montana.
As much as I wish it were that simple, my images don't come out of the camera looking the way they do. Much like during the film age, a little darkroom is required to really get the images to look the way I want them to. I thought I'd take you inside my process.
Just over ten years ago, I took my first ever photos of Boston from Fan Pier. It was a beginning of sorts for me, though I didn't know it at the time. On Monday, I returned there and took more time to explore this time around.
I recently watched the Oscar-winning documentary "Free Solo", about the first man to climb Yosemite's El Capitan, without using any ropes. Watching the beautifully shot footage, I was reminded of my visits to Yosemite National Park, and the images I made of El Capitan.
When I posted my image "The Magic Bus" last week on Facebook, the response was tremendous. I made this image four years ago this week, and it remains one of my most unique images. I've also gotten some questions as to how it was done, so I thought I'd go into detail with the process here.
This winter has been a difficult one for me in terms of photography, so this past weekend I headed to the easternmost point in the United States (and even into Canada) to try and find some winter scenes.
I've never been much for photo contests or competitions. I've always been happy with just capturing images and sharing them, and as long as I'm happy with what I capture, that's all that really matters.
In my time as a professional photographer, I've gone through more websites than I've gone through cameras. There's always been something missing, or something that could be better. So without further ado, let me introduce you to my latest website.
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