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
Motif #1

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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A Study of Flowing Water
Study rocks annd flowing water. South fork of the Stanislaus River.

A Study of Flowing Water

While I was up at Pinecrest in the Sierras this June, I decided to take a different photographic tack. Rather than my usual collection of images of a particular area,…

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Redwood National Park

In late May, 2016, my friend Jerry and I traveled to far northern California to Redwood National Park and a variety of State Parks located between Eureka and Crescent City. It…

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Springtime in the Foothills
Oaks and trail

Springtime in the Foothills

A morning hike in springtime in the Mount Diablo foothills is truly soul-refreshing. These images were made in the hills above Borges Ranch here in Walnut Creek. That I was on…

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Pacific Grove & Point Lobos Reserve
Surf & colorful houses. Pacific Grove.

Pacific Grove & Point Lobos Reserve

Susan and I celebrated  her birthday and Leap Day 2016 with friends, Jenny and Chuck, at one of our favorite places on earth: the Monterey Peninsula, including a visit to Point Lobos Reserve…

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2015 Photographs
The lights of the valley illuminate the clouds, but the environment where I'm standing is still dark, allowing the night sky to reveal its glories. The smudges on the right side of the photo are errant clouds.

2015 Photographs

Well, it's time for another book. This time my favorites from 2015. This collection is the result of travels around the United States (and one night in Canada) during 2015.…

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Moon, Planets, and Stars
Milky Way above the pines, October 12, 2015.

Moon, Planets, and Stars

During 2015 I have tried my hand at astrophotography, and all the shots here are shown in chronological order. There have been two lunar eclipses, one in April, another in…

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Red Rock Country

In May 2015, four hearty souls (my son Geoff, brother-in-law Greg, nephews Alex and Mike) and I (a less hearty soul) set out for Moab Utah, often called "standing up country,"…

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