It was a week of firsts for me at Tourne park, in North Jersey. Wetlands on the edge of dense forest create a host for many species, Redheaded Woodpecker, blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Great Crested Flycatchers and Scarlet Tanagers, all new to me and fun to catch flitting above foliage. The light is contrasty but the opportunities […]Read more "A Contrast in Size"
After a morning sports job in Kearny NJ, the sun was blasting and I knew I’d have a chance to find a new wildlife hot spot outside my normal haunts in north Jersey. I’d heard about some former landfills on the outskirts of Jersey and I set out towards a patch of green on my […]Read more "My Greatest Egret Excursion"
The last of my winter holdouts. I was lucky enough to see a pair of Bufflehead at Sandy Hook, but much too far away to get a sense of the bird. Shortly there after I finished 2 sports shots early on a Saturday near West Milford NJ. After leaving I passed a small pond near […]Read more "Solitary Bufflehead"
My next few series of pictures I’m not sure how to break up, as I better formulate what is, and is not shareable. Anyways, just being sharp is not enough anymore. I’ve been shooting spring sports like crazy and I’m overloaded with 20,500 pictures in 18 days. Absolutely crushing my shutter. I’ve been pretty good […]Read more "After the Thaw"
As frequently as I am struck by lens envy, I’ve been keeping an eye out for a purchase to assuage some of these feelings. I’ve figured I had decent stop gap lenses for group photos and action sports, although on my crop sensor 7D mkII, the wide end on the 70-200 is a little tight […]Read more "Winter Looking Glass"
I was lucky enough to get an invite westward with my family for my parents 30th anniversary, to our once home; San Clemente California. I tucked my gear in my new Manfrotto gear bag and flew off to LAX, not so much thinking that I’d have many opportunities for birds, as it was to be one […]Read more "Desert Spring Oasis"
2016, good riddance. In truth its been a good year personally and professionally; shooting sports, plays, and concerts, teching still life, assisting on figure shoots and shooting myriad wildlife. I’ve been lucky to be getting steady work in studio with good people, shooting for catalog, as well as the occasional location shoot, Paterson NJ, Woodstock […]Read more "Swamplog III; Years End"