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"
The last of the laptop bird dumps. I took a break from paying attention between shoots at the studio to meticulously research every part of my new hypothetical desktop, birthed soon thereafter. A new file system and workflow and hard drives have come in handy for the near 3,000 pictures a week I’ve been taking […]Read more "Great Blue Heron; Wading and Soaring"
Since my first day spotting this bird I’ve been challenged in capturing its bright white features and grateful for the numerous occasions I’ve had to work those issues out. Over a few weeks this summer, almost every day I’ve observed what I believe to be the same Great Egret. More often than not, patiently plodding through […]Read more "White Winged; Great Egret Compilation"
Since I’ve had cameras with bulb mode I’ve enjoyed enhancing one of my favorite pastimes; explosions. I’ve enjoyed making them, and watching them, and now I get to see as close as ever. Here are some of my photos from the fireworks in Denville, New Jersey. The odd symmetry you’ll see is from camera shake. I should/will get […]Read more "Eye in the Fire; Fireworks 2016"
I’ve been rethinking the areas I go to see wildlife, trying to get the most out of my time spent and better grasp the region. I’ve been splitting my time, more or less inadvertently along a few rivers from Morristown, to the Great Swamp. Morristown being along the northern most edge of the Piedmont Plains […]Read more "Morristown’s Solitary Swan"
In the past weeks I’ve been capturing the many species of Speedwell Lake in Morristown, New Jersey. A 500 yard dogleg right with a surprisingly full crowd of hungry birds; Double Crested Cormorants, at least 3 Great Blue Heron, a lone Great Egret, Black Capped Night Heron, and Green Heron. All of which I hope to […]Read more "A Gulp of Cormorants"