It’s around the end of the second year I’ve been photographing birds and I think I’ve done well to vary my approach, and learn about these creatures, and of course make plenty of images. Where I had luck I tried to go back, and I think I really got the sense of what is going on […]Read more "Blues, Greens and Black Crowns"
WELL it’s that time again, from the early summer months until now in the frigid late November, I’ve been storing up a good 35 thousand new images, and its time to parcel and blast them out. For the fall months I was slammed again with sports work, which is often fun, (I’ve thrown some into […]Read more "New Jersey’s Chance Ibis"
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"
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"
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"