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Photography Thu Apr 13 2017 10:54:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Which way should I go? Sometimes when Im out on the trails, I oftern wonder. It is good to have a local guide from time to time. White-breasted Nuthatch
Where is Ctein when you need him? I shouldn't be writing this. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden recently announced that they have developed the world's fastest camera, capable of five trillion exposures per second, according to an article at.
Instagram is unquestionably one of the biggest social networks today, and it’s undeniable that every photographer should have a presence here. But if you’re like me, you’ve probably struggled to amass a following beyond
As a writer for Digital Photography School, one of the most frequently asked questions I receive from beginner and intermediate photographers is, “If I have to choose just ONE lens to buy right now, which one should I choose?” We&
  About a year ago, (give or take,) I read somewhere they decided the word internet should no longer be capitalized. Now, Im about the worst person to complain about the misuse of capital letters. Im terrible at remembering the rules, so yea
There are certain things as a photographer you should know regardless of if you are an expert or a novice. These simple yet powerful lessons not only differentiate you but also help you grow in your art and your photographic career. For everynewbie p
I have expressed in the past — oh, one, two, three, four, five, or perhaps 500 times — my adoration of cakes where the layers are thin and many and you have my word that one day, I will get to all of them so please tell me about y
You wouldnt think that dragonflies can be found in the desert. This one was shot in Palm Springs, up where I shoot my Costas Hummingbirds. This Variegated Meadowhawk was very cooperative, so I was able to do a little photo study with different backgr
Yesterday, I brought some gear to work to so I would have an excuse to take a walk during lunch.  A little later in the day, I spotted this bashful Savannah Sparrow outside my office window.
This is a male Stream Cruiser. It is one of the early dragons on Cape Ann. I shot this one today during my lunch break. Stream Cruisers will fly around much like a Darner and when the decide to land, they do so fairly low to the ground, 1-3 feet abov
Returning back to the National Gallery of Art, this painting caught my eye because of the way Emanual de Witte used light to create The Interior of the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam. It sent my imagination stiring_how would I handle this light as a found imag
These are mid-April California Patches taken in Palm Springs, California.
I went to the National Gallery of Art with a few friends. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they had a few Winslow Homer paintings on display.It is well known that Winslow Homer spent time in Gloucester. I first learned about Winslow Homer as a
Yes. I logged more air time, if you will. We took a flight down to Washington, DC this weekend to participate in some humanitarian efforts. I didnt get a whole lot of photography done. The weather was not in synch with our free time. However it was g
Saturday morning was very pleasant. The temperatures were very warm and I went out for a walk with my gear. The leaves are coming out and there was a lot of activity, but not much photography.But heard and not seen were lots of Blue-winged Warblers,
I was walking to my favorite Costas Hummingbird location in Palm Springs, California when I saw a Greater Roadrunner across the road on a stone wall. I had to work fast because a woman was walking through with her dogs.
It has been quite a while since we moved out to Ipswich. I still remember my old front yard in Gloucester. Alsa, the apartment was getting too small and it was time to get some streatching room.
This butterfly was shot outside of Palm Springs, CA. It is simply know as Queen.
I found a few Black-tailed Gnatcatchers on a walk in the outskirts of Palm Springs. The first image is of one of the adults. The rest are juveniles. There were about five in the family. I try to shoot the under-tails of the gnatcatchers out west. Her
I arrived in Palm Springs, CA at 9:00pm on April 15th. The next morning, since my body was working on a clock set to three hours earlier, I was up and out of the house before the sun was over the mountains to the east. This is the first frame of the
I have a cell phone app that gives me a life feed from the International Space Station. It allows me to capture images from the feed. I suppose that makes me a far out photographer. Its is one of the doodle-daddle things I might do in the middle of t
Late afternoon photos a Eastern Phoebes. It is great to have them back in the yard after a New England winter.
This is a fun sparrow that we do not get in our area too often. They do like the dark woody undergrowth, so getting a picture is rather special.
We normally think of male Northern Cardinals as a pure red bird. That may not be true at this time of the year. As the season goes on and he gets into his breading plumage, he will become more like the picture in our minds eye. These are images of th
This has to be my all time favorite duck.
We still have Common Loons in the area. Soon they will go inland and go into breeding plumage.
It is just a Herring Gull, but it was Sunday Morning, the sky was blue for the frist time since dirt was born and I was just happy to get out.
A pair of morning doves enjoying the sun on Sunday morning after the big storm. Notice in the second photo that the flower buds on the Red Maples are starting to swell.
It has been a weird spring so far. We had record high temperatures in February and record low temperatures in March. If said it before and Ill say it again. Here, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lion. Mother Nature couldnt help but pla
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  There are more photo-books out there than ever before. The market has proliferated, with the advent of crowdfunding, and publishers who will make you a book if youll pay their fee. So if youre planning on joining the crowd, Id recommend yo
Photography is a visual form of storytelling. Be it a single image, a montage or an entire sequence we can relate a story to the people viewing the images. There are so many forms of photography that are ideally suited to storytelling. Documentary an