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Thanksgiving Message from Maine

November 28, 2013 - Both software and my processing skills improve with time. I originally took and posted this image in August, 2012 but I...
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December Landscape - Skylight Star Trails

December 20, 2012 - Last night I awoke as nature demanded. In our upstairs bathroom (Vermont) we have a skylight and last night was the firs...
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December Portrait - The Fleeting Moment

December 10, 2012 - For this post, I borrowed "The Fleeting Moment" from a photography blog I follow - A Lesser Photographer. The blog encou...
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Who Needs a DSLR - November Macro

November 29, 2012 - This past year has seen a tremendous change and advances in "convenient" camera photography. As I have quoted a couple o...
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November Portrait - Christmas Card Preparation

November 25, 2012 - I started photographing seriously again because of these two young ladies. Even the President's daughters may not be pho...
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Sunrise at The Edge of Suburbia

November 17, 2012 - As a follow-up to my Landscape post of 2 days ago, I returned again trying to isolate the tree on the hill against a red...
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Extreme Suburban Landscape

November 15, 2012 - I have been busy processing pictures from my Nephew's wedding and finishing my family history book, so my fun photograph...
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October Portrait - American Gothic

November 02, 2012 - I am a little late in posting this picture but I have been concentrating on getting pictures back to the bride and groom...
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October Landscape - Sideling Hill

October 28, 2012 - We Vermonters are proud of the annual fall display our hillsides put forth. And we can be a little bit quick to dismiss...
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October Macro - Wedding Rings

October 27, 2012 - I have not posted to the blog in almost a month, partly because I was taking a little break and partly because I was pre...
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Foliage Sunset Pinnacle

September 29, 2012 - Unfortunately we will miss peak fall color in VT, but grandchildren, as I like to say, trump everything. Thursday evenin...
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Fog and Foliage - A Pinnacle View

September 25, 2012 - A landscape photography forum this month is having a contest for landscapes shot "Close to Home". Yesterday morning when...
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Something Different - A Textured Look

September 23, 2012 - We are probably in a golden age of photography. Image capture is easier and of better quality than ever would have been...
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Try the Scene Modes- Another Sept. Portrait

September 22, 2012 - While I have an expensive Nikon dslr and lenses, there are times when I do not want to risk the camera against nature's...
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Another in the Lake Series

September 18, 2012 - One of the true privileges I have occurs every morning while making coffee. I have an ever changing display of nature as...
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September Landscape - Morning Coffee

September 10, 2012 - I took this photo last Friday and I call it Morning Coffee as the scene seems to invite you to sit down in the Andironda...
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Amelia - September Portrait

September 09, 2012 - First let me say that I have a strong appreciation for baby photographers and their ability to generate such creative an...
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Vermontasaurus

September 07, 2012 - In late July I posted an entry about my friend Bob Peterson and his status as one of my athletic inspirations. Bob has b...
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For Edie, Hugs on the Heartside

August 28, 2012 - I originally posted a different exposure and version of this image in May taken from halfway up Mount Scott in the Wichi...
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An August Macro - Cast Upon the Water

August 19, 2012 - As many of my friends know, I like to fly fish and on occasion I tie flies. A well tied fly is a work of art and in fact...
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August Portrait - Gold in the Hills

August 15, 2012 - Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc on VT almost a year ago. But a small silver, er Gold, lining has emerged from Irene's deva...
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Waiting for the Color

August 10, 2012 - Photography is teaching me patience and the importance of waiting for the image to appear. On our recent trip to Waldobo...
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Appeal of B&W in a Color World

August 07, 2012 - Despite our ability to render images today in spectacular and Vibrant color, black and white images still attract many o...
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A Maine Candidate for August Landscape

August 04, 2012 - Maine is a photographer's dream location for shooting landscapes. However, I have quickly learned that obstacles do exis...
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Another Squirrely Image - July Portrait

July 27, 2012 - At the risk of real humiliation, I decided to try a self-portrait. But I wanted to further challenge myself by doing the...
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Composition and Life - Coming and Going

July 26, 2012 - Some basic rules of photographic composition can be used to significantly improve your photos. One such rule is if a sub...
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July Portrait - Red Squirrel?

July 20, 2012 - I am not sure if I will have a portrait opportunity this month and this guy may be needed to fill the requirement. We se...
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July Landscape - Vermont Sunset

July 11, 2012 - Vermont sunsets are more subtle than sunsets in other areas such as the west. But they are still beautiful. Pinnacle is...
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July Macro - Marguerite Revisited

July 02, 2012 - Claire's garden, as any garden, is a wonderful place for photographic exploration. And I especially like her yellow Marg...
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June Portrait - The Bass Player

June 24, 2012 - When my friend, Barb Wendt, sent me an email announcing the first Hartland Jazz Festival, I had immediate interest in at...
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Another June Macro - Marguerite - ville

June 21, 2012 - Tuesday it was overcast in the morning and I was walking around Claire's garden. The Marguerites are pretty much in full...
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June Landscape - 10 Months After Irene

June 20, 2012 - With the accessibility today of affordable, high quality digital cameras and readily shared information on photography t...
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June Macro - Bleeding Heart

June 07, 2012 - Patience and persistence. I have read this advice many times in different books and articles on photography. The May lan...
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May Portrait

June 05, 2012 - Portrait opportunities are more limited mainly because many people just don't want to do a formal portrait. So to achiev...
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May Landscape - Wichita Mountains

May 26, 2012 - When I think of Oklahoma I certainly don't think of mountains. But they do exist. The Wichita Mountains are in south cen...
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May Macro II - Purple Haze

May 11, 2012 - Unfortunately, I have not yet identified these flowers and would welcome anyone to identify them. Although much of the s...
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May Macro I - I'm Getting Soft

May 10, 2012 - My target image yesterday was different but I spied this tiny flower, similar to a blackberry, and I was attracted to it...
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May Landscape II - Super Moon

May 06, 2012 - Yesterday I wrote about your best camera being the one you had with you, even a phone camera. But this photo can't be ta...
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May Landscape I - The Best Camera

May 05, 2012 - I was on an early morning bike ride Saturday and came across this scene near Clark Gap on the W&OD trail. When discussin...
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April Portrait (2) - Old Salem, NC

April 28, 2012 - Claire and I were touring the Old Salem Tavern with this "interpreter" who also portrayed at times the town doctor. He w...
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April Portrait - Old Salem, NC

April 22, 2012 - This photo was taken inside the Moravian Single Brothers House in Old Salem, NC. The organ was over 200 years old and mu...
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Another Trail Trillium

April 11, 2012 - As I mentioned in my last post, Claire and I went to the Thompson Wildlife Management Area last Saturday for a hike and...
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Trillium on the Trail

April 08, 2012 - Saturday, April 6 Claire and I visited the Thompson Wildlife Management Area in western VA. The Appalachian Trail passes...
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Know Your Camera, Get The Picture

March 26, 2012 - The post today is not about a fantastic photo, but it is about getting an important shot and being familiar with your ca...
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Bradford Pear Blossom

March 25, 2012 - Last week's March Macro was shot at the same time as this Bradford Pear blossom, which is what I originally set out to s...
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March Landscape

March 23, 2012 - Spring is very beautiful in VA especially with the numerous flowering Cherry and Bradford Pear trees. But suburbia also...
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March Macro - Amaryllis in the Rain

March 22, 2012 - Yesterday was overcast and we had a slight mist which is a great time to shoot flowers. I initially was focused on the f...
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View From Mt. Road - Okemo

March 06, 2012 - Absolutely gorgeous bluebird sky day in Vermont today, March 6. This is a view from the Mountain Road trail close to the...
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Happy Acres, Happy Cows

March 04, 2012 - My friends, the Peplau's, have a working farm in Plymouth, VT and I visited in the evening for some shots. I shot with a...
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Natural Ice Sculpture

February 23, 2012 - We have lost most of our snow but a little was left on the deck. A half inch high piece suggested an animal to me so I g...
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Just Ignore Him

February 23, 2012 - We have some open water near the dam which the ducks occupy this time of year. They also are starting their courtship wh...
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Llama Hill Sunset

February 23, 2012 - Just a mile walk from our VT home is a hill where a Llama farm is located. This last Saturday I took a walk up the hill...
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The Hypnotist

February 23, 2012 - This month's portrait opportunity arrived when my friend asked if I could do a headshot for her. My friend is a PhD pedi...
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Winter Sunrise - Lake Rescue

February 23, 2012 - One of the advantages I have in VT is great landscapes are literary just out my door. Sunday morning while making coffee...
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Rev. Read aka Bob Kottkamp

February 23, 2012 - I had little opportunity for my January portrait (Claire is tired of the camera pointed her way) but today in church our...
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Berries @ -10F

February 23, 2012 - Many photographers for New Years challenge themselves with a photo project, often a picture a day. Mine is not so ambiti...
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