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PhotoJournal: Desert Lines, Arches National Park

Olympus E-M1 Mk II, 1/100 sec @f/8, ISO 200, 24mm, no filters If I had to compare my approach in landscape photography to another art form, the one that immediately comes to mind is jazz, and specifically jazz improvisation. That’s no surprise considering it’s what I listened to most as a teenager and studied in my four years at the…

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Photo Journal: Catskill View, Hudson Valley

Catskill View, Hudson Valley / Canon 1Ds mk III, f/5.6 @1/160 sec, ISO 200, 180mm, no filters I hike many of the same trails over and over again in the Hudson Valley, partly for the exercise, mostly because it reminds me of how fortunate I am to have access to nature’s beauty on a continual basis. Nature relaxes me, helps me…

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Photo Journal: Tree Light, Mohonk Preserve

Over the years I’ve come to realize more and more that making an image is as much about what we bring to a moment as it is what the moment has to offer. Nature offers or confers an invitation for visual and emotional engagement, but we must be willing to listen, to receive, to see. In Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert…

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Photo Journal: Tree Colors, Acadia National Park

Photographing the fall foliage is always fun-after all not many of us can resist all of those wonderful colors that excite the eye and the imagination. But it can also present several challenges, if you believe as I do, that the simplest approach leads to strongest images. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with color. But for me the most important…

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