2017 Highlights

2017 was a year of major change as Susan and I moved from Walnut Creek, California to our new home in Madison, Wisconsin in the Spring. As usual, we spent…

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Bryce Canyon National Park

We photographed another two days at Bryce. This park couldn't be more different than Zion—except for the color of the rock. At more than 8000 feet above sea level our dawn shots were…

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Zion National Park

In November 2017 my friends, Jerry, Joel, Dennis, and I traveled to southwestern Utah and photographed two days at Zion National Park. Autumn was almost over and hints of winter lurked…

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Ostensibly the most photographed event on the planet, the week-long Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta occurs on the first week of October. The mountains surrounding Albuquerque make it an ideal spot for ballooning…

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Sandwich Glass Museum

You might think what could be more boring than a museum devoted to glass objects made in Sandwich, Massachusetts during the 19th century? Actually, the Sandwich Glass Museum is fascinating and…

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An Excursion in Black & White

Between 1968 and 1976 I photographed mostly in black and white because that's what I could afford. Black and white photography can be more challenging than color since the impact of…

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2016 Highlights
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2016 Highlights

During 2016 I was able to make photographs in a wide variety of places: from Redwood National Park in far northern California to Nubble Lighthouse on the coast of Maine—and a…

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Autumn in the Berkshires

The Berkshire Mountains are the western "outback" of Massachusetts. But they are not wilderness, and towns such as Lee, Lenox, and Stockbridge have been around for hundreds of years retaining their…

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New England in the Fall

We  spent September and the first half of October at our home in Wareham on the South Coast of Massachusetts. Various photographic opportunities, ranging from the Wareham River across the…

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Along Interstate 80

Stretching 2900 miles from San Francisco to Teaneck New Jersey, just outside New York City, Interstate 80 has few notable landmarks—natural or manmade—along its route. Between Omaha and Northern California, the highway effectively…

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The Milky Way at Ned’s Point

It was a beautiful, clear night at Mattapoisett. The waning moon would not rise until after midnight. Happily, the southwest view from Ned's Point, where we would see the Milky Way,…

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Minuteman National Historic Park

The rain was pretty much over—just a gentle sprinkle—when I arrived at Minuteman National Historic Park that runs along Massachusetts 2A between Lexington and Concord. Stopped first at Hartwell Tavern, which…

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Moonrise at Ned’s Point

Ned's Point Lighthouse at the eponymous point in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts provides a wonderful vantage point to watch the sunset to the west and the moonrise to the east.

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Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge
Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge in its normal "up" position.

Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge

Built in 1933, the Cape Cod Railroad Bridge is a marvelous mix of precise engineering and rugged construction. There are only a few vertical lift bridges of this design in…

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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Rockport, Massachusetts

Perched at the top of Cape Ann some 40 miles north of Boston, Rockport has long been a tourist attraction. Its snug harbor, highlighted by a red fishing (or lobster)…

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Grand Canyon—July 2016
The shadowy "V" in the sky at right is relatively rare "anti-crepuscular rays" formed by atmospheric water droplets that scatter the light of the setting sun.

Grand Canyon—July 2016

Susan and I rendezvoused with our son Geoff and his family at the Grand Canyon in mid-July at the height of the tourist season. Our major accomplishment was finding a…

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