On Friday night, I made up my mind to wake up early and take a walk at Huntley Meadows. It’s been a while since I spent a few hours at Huntley. Spring went quickly and the summer heat is oppressive. The birds are most active in the early part of the day. I’ve been using… Continue reading A goose is a bird
As I gazed upon one year old twins, I think about my own youth. Once, I was the baby on the crib, nurtured by parents who provided for my needs, sheltered me from the elements, protected me from harm. As I grew older, they grew older and so it is with every person, of every… Continue reading The Stars at Night
Many people obsess about keeping the subject of their photograph in focus. How every part of the image has to be sharp. How great the bokeh is. And all that stuff. Sometimes, you just have to take a picture that you have in your mind. And if that means the subject is not in focus,… Continue reading The setting sun, not in focus
I spend a lot of time trying to avoid flare when shooting towards the sun. In many instances, however, flare adds to the beauty of the shot. This picture could have been just a picture of a house with the sun rising behind it. With the flare creating diffracted sun rays (and the more pronounced… Continue reading Flare!
When the sun closes it’s eyes And the moon gazes on a world Bathed in the warmth of the fading day It casts its gentle glow And the world finally sleeps And a million dreams fill the sky With little points of starlight Hearts beat in unison Pulsing with the joys of the day And… Continue reading Alive
I was driving to northern New Jersey for a Christening. I figured, what the heck, wake up early, try to get to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge by sunrise, and watch the sun rise. The sun and the clouds and the sky cooperated. I came for the birds, and ended up with the sun.
We are surrounded by beauty. Often times, we look at everything at the most superficial level. We see a pretty face, a pretty dress, a beautiful landscape, a stunning sunset. We travel all over the world to see the Andean glaciers, the auroras in Iceland, the arches and hoodoos of the American southwest, the water… Continue reading Beauty in Everything
My wife likes the beach. Every year, around her birthday, we plan a trip to the beach. This year, the beach trip was almost certainly (and did not) happen. For the first time in decades, a total solar eclipse was going to be visible over large swats of the continental United States. When I first… Continue reading August 21, 2017 Anno Domini
Living in the suburbs of a major city has a lot of advantages. There are almost too many things that you can do. Museums in the city offer new opportunities for discovery. There are restaurants to go to, with a sampling of cuisine from all corners of the earth. Traveling bands of musicians fill indoor… Continue reading Ah, Wilderness!