I have always enjoyed photography. In my teens and college years, I often went wandering with a camera taking in the world around me, particularly in Manhattan where I worked at a part time job (our family lived in suburban New Jersey) and later in Charlottesville, VA where I went to college.  Although there are many mental and physical health benefits to taking a walk, a camera gives a walk purpose.  Taking a camera compels us to see the world more closely.  After many years away from photography, other than family snapshots, I bought a Nikon D5100 on impulse at Costco before a business trip to Europe. It came bundled with a 18-55mm and a 55-300mm zoom; certainly a good starter package.  I do a lot of business travel to interesting places and the iPhone just didn’t cut it for more serious photography, particularly at night when I typically had the free time to go wandering. The 5100 was a great place to start, but I soon got more passionate and stepped up to a Nikon D500. These days I have a bag of lens and a decent tripod, mono pod, speed light, remote release…among other accessories.  It’s a bit of an addiction and I’m lusting now for additional lens.  My skills have steadily improved but I am well aware of what a really great photograph is and I’ve taken only a few of those, perhaps being charitable to myself. The process of improving is a joy in itself, however. Life should be about continuous learning and photography – among other things – provides me that opportunity. The blog part of this site will highlight my journey but this page is intended to showcase a few favorites.

Battle over the Osprey Nest.  Shot at Bayard-Cutting Arboretum, Great River NY  April, 2017

2020 Photographs

A Cormorant swallows its catch. Turner River Rd, Everglades. February 2, 2020

Amsterdam.  February 10, 2020

Burrowing Owls, Cape Coral.   February 29, 2020

Super Moon over the Everglades. March 9, 2020

Baby Bald Eagle. Naples. March 10, 2020

Red-Shouldered Hawk, Bird Rookery Swamp Preserve. April 4, 2020

Black Bear in my ‘hood, Naples. April 13, 2020

Mangrove tunnel, Everglades. May 10, 2020

2019 Photographs

Mama on her nest. January, 2019

The Last Sunset.  December 31, 2018

Dive Bomber.   February, 2019

Lenticular Cloud over Mt. Hood. October, 2019.

Vanderbilt Beach sunset, Naples. March 3, 2019

Vanderbilt Beach Sunset 2, Naples. March 3, 2019

Otters, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. April 27, 2019

Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, towards Manhattan. May 19, 2019

2018 Photographs

Frozen Great South Bay.  January 7, 2018

The Big Freeze, Robert Moses Causeway.  January 7, 2018

Sunset, Blue Point.   January 1, 2018

Harbor Seal.   Cupsogue Beach, January 3, 2018

Bayshore Promenade.  January 11, 2018

Shinnecock Inlet.  March 6, 2018

2017 Photographs

Great South Bay, Sayville NY.  January 1, 2017

West Sayville Country Club.  March,2017

Winter Sunset.  Southhold, NY,  February 2017

Elk Sighting, Yellowstone National Park.  September, 2017

Montauk Point Light “The End”.  October, 2017

Bison Crossing.  Yellowstone National Park, September 2017

Grand Tetons. Grand Tetons National Park, September 2017

Yellowstone Lake at Sunrise.  Yellowstone National Park, September 2017

Old Faithful. Yellowstone National Park, September 2017

Pronghorn. Yellowstone NP Sept 2017

Rutting Bison.  Yellowstone NP, September 2017

The Old Man.  Yellowstone NP September 2017

The Fireworks Before the Fireworks.  Newport, July 4th 2017

Star Wars at Smith Point. October, 2017

Jockeying for Position.  Newport, July 4th 2017

Looking West.  Smith Point, October, 2017

Old Furnace State Park.  Killingly CT, October 2017

Liftoff!  Sayville, NY April 2017

2016 Photographs

Grand Canyon Snows. January, 2016

Sedona, AZ.  January, 2016

Montauk Point Super Moon (composite image), November 13 2016

Montauk Point Lighthouse. November 2016

Lovers on the Jetty (my “Turner”).  Brighton UK, October 2016  Interesting back story on this.  The night was pitch black and quite cold. I trudged onto the “beach” (actually shingle…small rocks that shift underfoot) with my gear and set-up my tripod.  I actually couldn’t even see the jetty beyond a big shadow and the camera couldn’t focus on anything.  I slowed the exposure way down to find some light and kept reshooting, manually focusing as best I could.  I had no idea there was a couple on the end until after I looked at the images on my computer in my hotel room.

Fort Trumbull, New London CT.  I commuted for over a decade to Boston from my LI home, using the New London Ferry as a short cut.  I passed Fort Trumbull, initially a Revolutionary War fort with the present one build between 1839 and 1852 and once home to the Coast Guard, dozens of times but only on one snowy day did I take the time to go look at it up close.  I’m glad I did.

The Top of Germany, Zugspitze.  May 2016.  At nearly 10,000 feet, Zugspitze sits on the German/Austrian border near the town of Garmisch.  On the advice of my friend Steve Curran, I took the train from Munich on what turned out to be a beautiful Saturday in May. Although ski season was over, the mountains were still covered in snow.  I only wish I had more time to explore Garmisch after going to the peak, but that latter was my goal and I was not disappointed!  Just an amazing vista to take in.