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Photo Journal – Ice on the Hudson

I’ve written about photographing familiar locations many times, yet it remains a challenge for many, including myself. Novelty is, of course, one of the main reasons we think better photographs are available elsewhere, instead of in the same familiar places. I know the feeling well since I’ve been guilty of thinking the same thing. The excitement of visiting a new…

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PhotoJournal: Fall Trees, Hudson Valley

Autumn is always an exciting time of year for nature photographers and I grab whatever opportunity I can to get out on the trails before it’s over. We don’t see especially vibrant colors here in the Hudson Valley, and that’s ok with me. While I love color, I think it’s easy to be seduced by color alone and disregard the…

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PhotoJournal: Wonderland, Acadia NP

Light is the essence of every photograph, at least for me. Over the years I have experimented with many different approaches to composition, yet light remains the single most important component to conveying what I see and feel in the landscape. I’ve tried to make images that are built on shapes, textures, subjects, and color, yet they always seem to…

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Photo Journal: Fishkill Creek, Hudson River

Olympus E-M1, f/8@ 1/60 sec, ISO 400, 24mm, no filters It’s always exciting when I discover a new perspective or way to photograph a familiar location. Just when I think I’ve exhausted all possibilities, I’m reminded of the endless potential available when you allow your self to remain curious and nonjudgmental. Such is the case with this image, which can…

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