New England Blogs

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Swamp Maples

Happy Autumn 2018!!!!

I shot these swamp maples yesterday along Rte 139 in Holbrook MA. The swamp maples are the first to turn each Fall. I hope you enjoy the beautiful gift of Autumn that Mother Nature provides us each year.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Photographing Vermont's Fall Foliage

As the Fall foliage season is just about upon us, I'd like to remind you about the book that I co-wrote with my good friend Andy Richards........Photographing Vermont's Fall Foliage......Where To Find The Iconic Shots.......2nd Edition

This e-book is a wonderful resource not only for photographers, but also for leaf peepers. We provide directions to some of the most beautiful locations in Vermont, usually with gps coordinates as well. We also tell you in most instances where to safely park your car and provide an example from each location taken by one of us.

This e-book is available to download on and the apple itunes bookstore. 

Cover photo taken by my co author, Andy Richards.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Sunflowers, Tangerini's Spring Street Farm

A few weeks ago I went back to Tangerini's Farm with some friends to photograph the sunflowers and have a delicious lunch. This visit the weather was not as hot as it was when I went with Miss J and the kids.

On this first photo I was able to catch a bee and a butterfly on one of the sunflowers....

Was happy to catch the butterfly in flight......

Unfortunately, the sunflowers were past bloom, so I needed to get creative with my shots, as the opportunity to shoot the sunflowers was minimal. I decided to slow down the shutter speed and zoom the lens as I clicked the shutter.

As always, it was a fun day and lunch was delicious. 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Life Goes On

Once again I must tell you the reason for my absence. My dear Father In Law has passed away. He was diagnosed with cancer in July and immediately put on Hospice care. He passed away in our home on September 3rd. He was surrounded by loving family members during his last week of life. 

He was a true American hero....a very proud Veteran who was very active in the local American Legion Post. It was fitting for him to have a military send off. In this photo, you can see the flag draped casket being saluted by two representatives of the US Navy, as his body was being taken to his final resting place.

It also was very fitting to have a Patriotic Prayer Card for him. I was honored to have the family choose one of my photographs to be used on the Prayer Card.

I am lucky to have had such a wonderful man as my Father In Law. This has been a very difficult year, as I have lost both of my "Fathers". Life goes on, but it goes on with some very large voids that can never be replaced.