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Happy Halloween 2017

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Out yesterday documenting powerline damage for the local utilities I came across the Valley Cemetery in Londonderry NH for some Halloween views.

Established in 1793 it is one of the town’s earliest burial sites.

I caught the sunlight just as it was setting and enhanced some views with a few Photoshop actions.

If it hasn’t been postponed due to the outages don’t forget the little trick or treaters tonight.

 

Also posted in Landscape

Rosie the Rocketeer

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Artist Bruce Wood of the Glass Ingot allowed me to photograph one of his prized works of art “Rosie” this past summer.

I loved the use of recycled items to produce a  jet pack and all the accouterments for a beautiful Steampunk Rocketeer.

Bruce recently said on his Facebook site “My sculpture “Rosie the Rocketeer” will be in an essay for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition catalog”.

Also posted in Portrait, Product, Still Life

Driving Sideways at Strange Brew

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Location shoot at Strange Brew Tavern in Manchester NH for an old friend Brian Magoon and his Band “BJ Magoon and Driving Sideways” .

See the show this Friday at 9PM at Strange Brew Tavern in Manchester NH for some Roots Rock, Americana, Blues, Beach & Soul. .

Also posted in Event, Portrait

Postcard Moab Utah

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My trip out west continued with a road trip to Moab Utah.

Lots of re-purposed artwork and articles throughout the town and a strong biking and hiking theme.

We ventured out early for a hike to Arches National Park. After about an hours hike Janet and I were rewarded with an early morning view of Delicate Arch.

Later that night we took a boat trip at sunset on the Colorado River with Canyonlands by Night Tour. As the sun sets lights are thrown onto the rock faces with a recorded music and historical narrator giving us a little local history.

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Postcard Park City Utah

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Taking some time off the past few weeks and enjoying a family wedding in Park City Utah.

My niece Courtney and her husband Brandon celebrated their nuptials at the Red Cliff Ranch with a perfect evening for dancing and smores by the fire.  It was great to be and see our west coast family again.

Lots of fun seeing the view from Deer Valley and enjoying hikes, sunsets, a street festival on Main Street Park City and the local cuisine.  Janet and I finished our visit off with the Solar Eclipse of the Sun just as we headed our way to Moab Utah. Move to come on that.

Also posted in Event, Food, Landscape

Word for Our Time with Artist Susan Gaylord

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Working with artist, calligrapher, presenter Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord. I had the pleasure to have Susan in my studio earlier in the year to photograph a series of prints she made with a very special message in this time of twitter blast and fake news. But I will let her books introduction explain it all:

Words have always been my ballast and my anchor. I believe in their power. While I understand the saying “actions speak louder than words,” I believe that words can be where actions start. Throughout history, words have provided the spark to begin change and the sustenance to carry it through.

Words For Our Time is a series of artworks based on eight words: strength, hope, truth, peace, justice, love, courage, and compassion. Each was created from one large sheet of paper that was torn into separate sections. After the writing was complete, the pieces were sewn back together in an act of healing as I mended the torn paper and made it whole. They remind us of what is important in our personal and civic lives and provide encouragement and support in these difficult times.

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord

You can check out how to order her book at this link.

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Lowell Folk Festival 2017

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A special Sunday blog post on this weekends Lowell Folk Festival 2017.

I enjoyed a great parade and some beautiful twilight views as the music played all around the city last night.

You still have an opportunity today to head back to Lowell and enjoy one of best free festivals and lot’s of ethnic food.

Also posted in Architecture, Event, Portrait

Sunset Dinner at the Newburyport Range Lighthouse

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Thanks to a friends gift, Janet and I spent a wonderful evening with dinner and a sunset at the Newburyport Range Light House at 61 1/2 Water St. Newburyport MA.

We were first met by Lighthouse Preservation Society proprietor Jay Highland. We then proceeded five flights of stairs to the top of the lighthouse. After a little history lesson Jay took our dinner orders and we explored the view for the next few hours.

Enjoying my coffee and dessert we made our entry into the log book and relished the quiet and serenity of the night.

Also posted in Architecture, Editorial, Food, Landscape

Homage to Women in Infrared

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After a recent Lowell Walks tour with Paul Marion I came across the sculpture Homage to Women by artist Mico Kaufman. The sculpture stands in a small park on Market St. in  Lowell, MA.

In just the right light and with my infrared camera the foliage in the background gave a vibrant look.

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More Emma at the Andover School of Ballet

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I introduced Emma in my previous post from our shoot at the Andover School of Ballet.

We continued our shoot that day doing some portrait views and jumps. She was great throughout the whole session and I was very happy with our results.

Also posted in Portrait