Friday, November 23, 2012

Black (& White) Friday


Something I don’t find myself doing much since my high school days, when I used to carry an Olympus OM-1 everywhere I went. I can still smell the fixer.

Fly Pond on a pretty black and white day…

Friday, November 16, 2012

Jackson Pollock Would Be Proud


A nice example of the amazing patterns that show why I have such a fascination with Adirondack river rock.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Another Season Becomes A Memory


As the very last leaves fall here in Cleveland, the Adirondacks are seeing their first significant snows. It’s been nearly a month since these last leaves fell there. I’m not ready to give the fall up just yet. Winter can wait…

Friday, November 2, 2012

Beauty in the Everyday

Wood, rock, soil. The foundation of everything Adirondack. So subtle, yet so vital. The tree falls, becomes the soil. Rock rises from below, platform for new constructions. Everyday wonder.


Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Universe All Its Own

I’ve always been drawn to textures in the Adirondacks, even more than the big scenics. Working with my new D800 brought out a couple of things for me this year: panoramics and details. The ability to make a nice size panoramic, without stitching a number of smaller images together, really inspired me. And all that resolution, great to see all the little things I really love.


It would be easy to make an entire project out of photographing all the nuances of one boulder. This one reminded me of a view of our own galaxy, plainly seen on any clear night in these mountains. Stars upon stars upon stars. Right there on a rock.

Friday, October 19, 2012

An Ending and a Beginning

It’s tough to come home after a long summer and fall of Adirondack shooting. So ends another season of workshops and traipsing around the woods looking for something new and unique. Lots was learned and accomplished this year, both photographically and personally. There were some new friends made, and some old friends tragically lost. It seems like every part of my life was touched in one way or another. I am not the same.


Mornings like this are what I live for. Up an hour before sunrise, watching, waiting, trying not to expect. Getting lucky sometimes. Lucky or not, knowing I’ll be back to my place in time to whisper something in the ear of my love before she stirs. That was the best of my luck.

I’m going to make a point of sharing my past season. Starting today.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Nice Drive on a Day Off

Sometimes you need a day off to refill the well. Today was a very leisurely drive to Lake Placid to visit my friends at Northwoods Inn, in preparation for next week's workshop with Adirondack Life. It was one of those soft light mornings, where all the sensations are a little diffuse. I stopped a couple times to try and capture the feeling. The level of subtle detail that the D800 is capable of just amazes me...

Monday, August 6, 2012

Here I Go Again

I can always count on Raquette Lake to get me going each year. This morning was the first in a while to exhibit "that chill". A nice morning to be out testing a new camera, working out the kinks in my process. There are lots of bears to be seen this year. Drought forces then into the open. Their presence this morning was evident by the number of dogs barking along a well-defined path.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Beat - Part Deux

I'm working again on my book The Beat of Adirondack Hearts, after a long hiatus. With all the fallout from the depression (Recession? Yeah, right) I'm lucky I'm able to even think about working on it again.

So here we go again...

Kayak Thoughts

Not what it appears to be?

That probably goes for anything.

But if the feeling is true
what's the difference?

If the feeling is true
we can pour our energy back in
and make more dreams.

Turn the stuff in front of us
into Dreams...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


I'm grateful for some nice press I received in Adirondack Almanack. Click here to see the article. It's so much fun to be part of such a comprehensive show!