Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

15 June, 2013- Crossing the Rockies

After a long and fruitful week at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, I rolled out of Aspen late afternoon on Friday with designs to photograph my way home, over Independence Pass and back to Summit County.

3 Oct, 2012- Finding Nature in Small Spaces

By breaking away from the computers and making time in each and every day to experience unfiltered nature, we clear our minds and open our senses. In this post, along the course of a busy day I discover nature in small places.

28 Sep, 2012 – Sunset over Blackrock

Walkers along the Salthill prominade are routinely treated to a visual feast sunsets over Galway Bay, like this one recently captured at the popular swimming pier at Blackrock.

Creativity, reclaimed

Over the years I’ve grown accustomed to such ebbs and flows, but this recent drought had me flattened. But then in the middle of yesterday’s lunch, under a blanket of sweltering heat, I found myself feeling refreshed and inspired.

29 April, 2012- Galway Bay Grandeur

My head waged a spirited protest– its cold, its windy, I’m hungry. . But my heart was having none of it. I slung the camera over my shoulder, mounted my bike, and flew down the hill. In that moment, I was a man with a mission: to photograph another sunset along Galway Bay. People sing about this shit. The least I can do is photograph it.

Crowd Sourcing Project to Capture Life on Planet Earth

Having been inspired by the “Day in a Life” photographic series, I’m quite excited to join in the historic photographic challenge, as embarks on a crowd sourcing project to enlist photographers across the world on May 15 to capture life on Planet Earth. One Day. Millions of Perspectives. Add Yours! How can you not rise to the challenge?

Surveying the Season

For reasons of circumstance and happenstance, I’ve found myself back in Michigan for most of March. Its provided an opportunity to observe the landscape during an unfamiliar transition season, while also allowed space to survey internal terrain.

BBC’s Yellowstone a Compelling Nature Documentary

The BBC has built an impressive dynasty in the world of nature documentaries. One of the great examples is the 2009 production of Yellowstone, Battle for LIfe. I review this extraordinary nature documentary, currently airing on Netflix, and provide it with an enthusiastic thumbs up. Almost as good as the real thing!

On Reclaiming Creativity

Lately I’ve been on a quest. Its a simple one, really, aimed at jump starting my creativity. I’ve challenged myself to take just one photo each day. Even if it meant snapping shots of my morning coffee, setting aside some time everyday to for photographic pursuits has helped me reengage in the craft.

9 Nov 2011 – Salthill Prom Grandeur

I’ve been taking full advantage of the string of nice weather here in the West of Ireland by making daily trips down to the sea, jump-starting my creativity, while producing a nice catalog of images I’m quite pleased with. This gallery presents are a small sampling of images from one of days I’ve been shooting along the Salthill Prominade over recent weeks.

3 Nov 2011 – Mid Afternoon Stroll

View Gallery An afternoon stroll was completely unplanned, but when I came out from the gym, I was greeted with a pleasant surprise. Showery sun breaks had kicked off a massive rainbow. Sensing a photo opportunity was underway, I grabbed my rangefinder camera and took to the prom.I generally resist photographing during the middle of […]

Gluttony, Italian Style

Italy is one of those places with immense travel appeal. Since rediscovering its many pleasures two years ago, I longed to return. So when I heard cookery school friends were hosting a reunion, there was no hesitation in saying yes. Our memorable weekend was book-ended with adventures of Tuscany and a final send-off in Venice, the details of which recounted in the following travelog.

Photo of the Day – Siena, Italy

Some views just seer themselves into your memory. This one, overlooking Sienna’s famed Piazza del Campo, etched into my psyche.

Photo of the Day

On this day of my early autumn visit, Elk bugled, fox bounded, hawks soared above, all in the few short hours in which I frantically worked, against the clock, cursing the clouds, scrambling to catch a few great shots before heading back downstate.

Lighthouse, Revisited

It has been some ten years since I first embarked on the Pier Project, an effort to photograph the Grand Haven Lighthouse through the seasons. During late summer of 2010 I was afforded a rare opportunity to revisit the project, documenting this historic structure from the rarely seen interior of the Lighthouses. Without hesitation I jumped at the chance.

Pointing the Lens at Industrial Decay

As a photographer I resonate around subjects in various states of decay and the inevitable return to nature of manmade objects. My gut hunch told me that documenting this urban wasteland would be a fruitful and compelling photography project for whoever was willing to take up the cause. I briefly imagined doing it myself, before coming to my senses. After all, embarking on such a project would require full immersion into that environment, and let’s just say hadn’t the right temperament for the job. In other words, I feared I’d fall into deep depression.

Colorado Scenics- Images of the American West

For me there’s something very special about the Central Rockies of Colorado. Since first visited as a child of eight, this place has become a permanent fixture in my psyche. So its no surprise that I eventually called it home. It is here, during a seven year period in the mid nineties that I honed my photography skills. The resulting images stand out among my all-time favorites.

Spirit of Places

Spirit of Places came about as my first retrospective photography show, compiling images of my first seven years as a photographer. This mindful approach to photography requires combining the raw elements of nature, with the elusive element of time, to create an image that resonates emotion and meaning, providing a broader understanding of the place.

Scenic Ireland

Scenic Ireland is a photo gallery reflecting my love affair with Ireland.  The connecting was forged one blissful July in 1997 when for 26 days I traveling by bike through the West. I’ve since moved to Ireland. For more than seven years Galway has been my home, providing a base to continue photographing the landscape of Ireland.

Travels in Languedoc

Highlights of a week traveling through Languedoc region of France during autumn of 2009, a highly relaxed and inspired journey, punctuated with frequent visits to the region’s myriad of wineries.

Little Traverse Conservancy

Among my favorite projects over the last decade has been my ongoing work with the Little Traverse Conservancy. Over nearly ten years of photography work, I’ve provide the images necessary to help protect protected thousands of critical farmland, shoreline and wildlife habitat throughout Northern Michigan.