Dead in the Water

2017-05-19T10:36:30-04:00June 14th, 2013|

I recently headed out to the Franklin Parker Preserve near Chatsworth, New Jersey very early on a foggy morning. While hiking there last year I saw three dead cedar trees in the middle of one of the lakes and wanted to photograph them in these conditions. What was waiting for me was an almost mystical world. Instead of the photograph I was [...]

Getting Unstuck in the Land of Waterfalls

2017-05-19T10:36:40-04:00April 5th, 2013|

The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is truly one of the amazing places in the North East. We’ve spent countless hours hiking the trail rich New Jersey side of the Gap. Mt. Tammany, the Dunfield Creek the Appalachian Trails are the source of many great memories and some of my favorite photographs. There are two sides to every river and I [...]

Persistance and the Old Mill

2017-05-19T10:36:40-04:00March 7th, 2013|

Bromley Mill, Bucks County, Pennsylvania This image is one I’ve wanted to make for a long time. It is an old mill in Bucks County called the Bromley Mill. I’ve been by it many times at the wrong time of day or the wrong light for a decent photograph. This time I was lucky to be near the mill as [...]

The Cedars of the Pinelands

2017-05-19T10:36:40-04:00December 26th, 2012|

Edge of the Cedars Winter Light One of the many things in the New Jersey Pinelands that I find fascinating are the Cedars. They grow along the edges of the rivers and lakes in thick groves. Some of these groves are almost impenetrable and the ones you can enter are usually very dark, wet and swampy. They can be [...]

The Wheat Field

2017-05-19T10:36:40-04:00December 21st, 2012|

More of my favorites of 2012. Farming is a big part of the South Jersey landscape and I've wanted to spend more time photographing our "farmscapes" but for some reason it is coming along very slowly. Here is an example of a wheat field which is a large crop that is grown around here. I had noticed this wheat field one day driving [...]

Joshua Tree, California

2017-05-19T10:36:40-04:00December 20th, 2012|

  The next few blog posts will have some images from 2012 that I’m particularly proud of. This one was created in Joshua Tree, California. Looking down on an expansive valley my reaction while sitting here as the sun went down was WOW. Living in lush forests means that expansive vistas are not commonplace. Out here in the middle of the desert [...]

Not Only the Dawn’s Early Light

2017-05-19T10:36:41-04:00November 21st, 2012|

Click on the image to make larger Anyone raised in the spirit of traditional landscape photography has been schooled with the idea that the best time to get a great landscape image is early in the morning or late afternoon. The low light on the horizon is often referred to as “Magic Light” because of its color beauty. Now take our brothers-in-arms, [...]

In Praise and Fear of Water

2017-05-19T10:36:41-04:00November 4th, 2012|

Stony Brook Cascade of Slid“In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.” Lao-Tzu This Post was written before Hurricane Sandy slammed into the coast on New Jersey with such devastating results. It puts the thoughts I'm expressing here into an even better perspective. Water has [...]

Big Sur Portfolio

2017-05-19T10:36:41-04:00October 28th, 2012|

The Coastline at Sunrise Big Sur at Sunset taken in the Julia Pfeiffer State Park The Coastline seen in Black and White Big Sur would not be Big Sur with out the Redwoods View from the Tin House Trail Looking up a mountain Another Great Sunset Looking up a [...]

The Prettiest Place In The World?

2017-05-19T10:36:41-04:00October 17th, 2012|

  One thing landscape photographers probably take a lot of pleasure in is discovering the beauty in places that may not be picturesque. The Pines of New Jersey can look very mundane and monotonous. Barren deserts, blizzards and storms can seem anything but pretty when you are in the middle of them. The photographer who can find the beauty in the harsh [...]

Nashville International Airport

2017-05-19T10:36:41-04:00September 30th, 2012|

At the airport you expect crowds. The terminal is usually full of people on the inside and planes lined up on the outside. When I walked into the airport in Nashville Tennessee it was very surprising to see this scene; A wide-open area outside the terminal with no planes (except the one taxiing away on the left), ground crew or vehicles. Add [...]

Between Light and Dark

2017-05-19T10:36:43-04:00September 5th, 2012|

You can’t experience a place like the Pines fully unless you see it at all different times of the year at all different times of day and night. This photo came out of a hike that started at 4am. My buddy Karin and I stumbled through the dark in the late fall for several hours with the moonlight barely penetrating the dense [...]

Sometimes the Image Makes Itself

2017-05-19T10:36:43-04:00August 23rd, 2012|

Chatsworth Lake is a typical Pine Barrens lake. It is located in the Franklin Parker Preserve near Chatsworth, New Jersey. The preserve is an interesting landscape that varies from old cranberry bogs to natural woodlands that follow the Wading River. This photo was taken right after sunrise. It was a nice spot on a nice morning with good light. Not much more [...]

Before The Storm

2017-05-19T10:36:43-04:00March 4th, 2012|

This photo is a little white lie. You know the kind where you stretch the truth to make the story more interesting. While in a remote part of Cape Breton, which is an island that occupies the north east corner of Nova Scotia, a large fog bank started rolling in from the sea. Before it actually engulfed the bay a small lobster [...]

Mullica River

2017-05-19T10:36:43-04:00February 20th, 2012|

When you live in South Jersey and crave hiking and open spaces your only local choice is the New Jersey Pinelands or the Pines as they are locally referred to. The Pines are flat with few vistas and nothing that looks remotely like a mountain. Although it biologically diverse the trees that dominate the area are the scrub and pigmy pines which [...]

Water Flow, Nova Scotia

2017-05-19T10:36:43-04:00February 17th, 2012|

I love water and rocks. It is my favorite combination of things in nature. Hiking by a fast flowing stream is a very calming and settling place to be. Add a camera and a steady tripod and you can extend time and create a blur effect in the flow of water that has an indescribable effect on the viewer. This image was [...]