12 Favorite Photos of 2020

Stating that 2020 has been the most unusual of years surely won’t be news to anyone. I hope that as the year winds down, all of you and your loved ones have been able to stay safe and healthy through all of the challenges that this year has thrown at us. Even in a difficultContinue reading “12 Favorite Photos of 2020”

How to Appreciate and Photograph Post-Peak Fall Color

Nothing lasts forever, and peak fall color is no exception. Every year it seems that just as quickly as the dog days of summer transitioned to crisp and foggy fall mornings, the once vibrant colors of fall have faded and the trees are left solemnly standing bare, ready to face another long and cold winter.Continue reading “How to Appreciate and Photograph Post-Peak Fall Color”

The Heart of Autumn

With all due respect to the other seasons, there isn’t a more exciting time of year for wilderness exploration and photography than fall, and there’s no better place to be this time of year than the Eastern United States. Blessed with a variety of hardwood species like sugar maple and birch that turn practically everyContinue reading “The Heart of Autumn”

Special Indeed

Over the past few years, much of my free time has been spent exploring and photographing the Adirondack Mountains, and until recently, summer was by far been my least favorite time of year for photography. Lacking the bright colors and moody fog of autumn and the austere beauty of winter, I rather foolishly had convincedContinue reading “Special Indeed”

Behind the Shot: Altered Mind State

Photo Title: Altered Mind State Photography Equipment: Canon 6D, Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens, Gitzo mountaineer tripod, Really Right Stuff ballhead, remote shutter release, B+W 6-stop neutral density filter, B+W circular polarizer Exposure Data: Exposure 1 (waterfall and foreground): 15 sec. at f/11, ISO 100, 21 mm Exposure 2 (background): 0.3 sec. atContinue reading “Behind the Shot: Altered Mind State”

“Sanctuary” Selected as Winner of Appalachian Mountain Club’s Earth Day 2020 Artwork Contest

Happy Earth Day everyone! On the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, I’m excited to announce that “Sanctuary” has been selected as one of 10 winning pieces for Appalachian Mountain Club’s Earth Day 2020 Artwork Contest. As part of the contest, I was asked to write a short paragraph explaining how my winning submissionContinue reading ““Sanctuary” Selected as Winner of Appalachian Mountain Club’s Earth Day 2020 Artwork Contest”

Behind the Shot: Layers of Whiteface

Photo Title: Layers of Whiteface Photography Equipment: Canon 6D DSLR camera, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens, circular polarizer Exposure Data: 1/200 sec. at f/11, ISO 250, 180mm Sometimes a photograph comes to fruition at the spur of the moment, with little to no planning or previsualization. Other times, however, much preparation and justContinue reading “Behind the Shot: Layers of Whiteface”

“Fire on the Mountain” receives Honorable Mention in 2020 Adirondack Life Photo Contest

The good news continues! In addition to “Follow the Leader” being selected as the Second Prize winner in the Lands, Waters and Wildlife category in the 2020 Appalachian Mountain Club Photo Contest, another photo, “Fire on the Mountain,” recently received Honorable Mention in the 2020 Adirondack Life Photo Contest. This photo features frost-coated berry bushesContinue reading ““Fire on the Mountain” receives Honorable Mention in 2020 Adirondack Life Photo Contest”