Over the last couple of years I did a photographic study of a farm scene in different seasons and lighting called, Fabius Farm Seasons.
It is amazing how the landscape can change its proverbial garments several times a day, throughout the seasons.
The "lake" seen in some of these images is a temporary spring pond that results from snow-melt.
Spring is a time of dramatic change over a short period, so there are more images from that period.
I don't expect any of these images to show up on the cover of National Geographic any time soon. But I certainly had fun visiting this site in the different seasons and light, and making these images.
The Adirondacks have 46 peaks over 4000 ft. Climbing them all, and registering with the ADK 46er Organization, makes you a "46er".
The Marshall Brothers, famous in the Wilderness Movement, and Herb Clark (their mentor) were the original three 46ers in 1918.
The ADK 46er Organization was started in the 1920's and maintains an ADK Member Roster in which I am #3031.
My Dad started taking us to the Adirondacks when I was a small boy, which is how I developed a love for the region.
Unfortunately, my serious photography days came after my 46er climbing days, so I lack good quality images from that period.
But, happily, recent trips have afforded some opportunity for photography. I hope you enjoy these images.
The barns in this Gallery come from a wide variety of locations including Upstate NY, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Colorado, Wyoming, Dakota and Wales!
We have a large number of Amish families in our area, who are both restoring old barns, and building new ones. One of my personal favorites in this collection is a new Amish barn in winter (though it looks old).
Barns are wonderful structures with so much character and variation. Many are well-preserved and taken care of. But unfortunately we are losing many of the older ones as reflected in several photographs of dilapidated barns... so thank God for Woodford Brothers!
My overall favorite in this collection is "Haylight".
The Maine coast is divided into three main areas:
The Maine coast is divided into three main areas:
These images are from a trip to the White Mountains of New Hampshire during August of 2015.
The trip up Mt. Washington on the Cog Railway is a lot fun and worth doing - a highlight of the trip.
The day we went up, the mountain was covered with thick fog at the top, so no views from there. But great views on the way up.
The Kancamagus Highway is also beautiful.
My trips to Nova Scotia have started by taking ferries from both Portland and Bar Harbor across the Gulf of Maine to Yarmouth on the west coast of Nova Scotia.
The entrance to Yarmouth harbor begins with a spectacular view of the Light at Cape Forchu, which juts out into the sea on a small rocky island.
As you'll see in one of my images, the island is connected to the mainland by a very small strip of land with a bridge, containing structures that looks very precarious against the sea.
If you read the history of the light, you'll discover that an angry sea has sometimes swept right through the keeper's house, and also swept unfortunate souls to their demise.
These images come from all over the Province, with some from the famous Peggy's Cove Light and Halifax, and some from not-so-famous locations, like Port Bickerton.
Route 132 around Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula is really a great waterfront drive! Starting at Quebec City, you can follow Rt 132 around the entire Peninsula, returning though Amqui in Matapedia, and then back to Quebec City.
The St. Lawrence widens from a river to a sea as you drive and offers many interesting things to see and photograph including:
Most of these images were taken during the Quebec City Winter Carnival.
The old city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, is strikingly beautiful, especially from the water, with a view of the old city wall and Chateau Frontenac.
The Carnival is really a kick also, for those that love winter like I do. Well worth a visit.
We drove up the St. Lawrence River to Cap-Chat after the festival, which is just beautiful in winter - a great place to cross-country ski, snowshoe or go sledding.
Until recently, the suspension bridge over Colorado's spectacularly beautiful Royal Gorge was the highest in the world, at 955 feet above the Arkansas River.
The bridge has a plank road that is a bit scary to drive over, but worth the butterflies! The car in one image here provides a sense of the bridge's scale.
Other images here show some of Colorado's "fourteeners" (peaks over 14,000 feet), the headwaters of the Colorado River, and the Arkansas River valley.
Most of these images are from Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, which was named by John Wesley Powell in 1846, after he saw the sun reflecting off the canyon's beautiful red rock walls during his historic float trip down the Green River.
Butch Cassidy and his gang spent considerable time hiding-out in Flaming Gorge in the late 1800's.
Several images are from Logan Canyon, the Wasatch Range, and Bear Lake.
This Gallery contains images from a couple of different trips to Grand Teton National Park.
I arose at 3am one May morning to shoot in Grand Teton NP, and was disappointed to find it raining, which usually makes for a lousy shooting day. But I decided to make the 2 hour drive from Pinedale anyway.
I arrived before sunrise and was excited to see that the rain had not only stopped, but it had created marvelous misty clouds near the tops of all the mountains. It made for great shooting as the sun rose and highlighted the mist.
The rain I had counted as a photographic enemy had become a friend!
The Upper Prairie is certainly less dramatic than, say, the peaks in Grand Teton National Park.
But the Prairie has its own special beauty, especially a grand sense of space and sky.
And many of the older Grain Elevators are truly works of art.
These images are from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and North Dakota.
My favorite time to visit Gettysburg is in the spring - a time of renewal.
Gettysburg starts turning spring green about 2 weeks ahead of where I live in Upstate NY, which is another nice reason to visit then.
Some of these images were made early on Easter morning, while 3 of my nephews slept the morning away in our hotel room. The light was absolutely beautiful that morning, and I met only two other people on the battlefield. It pays to rise early for good shooting!
I very much enjoy doing macro photography, especially of flowers and plants. ... not that the world needs more images of flowers!
One of these days I'll get around to posting a few more of the better ones from my collection.
My personal favorites from those you see hear are: "Lace Cone" (amazing what Queen Anne's Lace does in the winter), "My Heart Bleeds for You" and "Morning Rose".
Though my primary photographic interest is Landscape, I do enjoy photographing Architecture and Structures as well.
These images are from a variety of places including Canada's National Art Gallery in Ottawa, the French Quarter in New Orleans, Temple Square in Salt Lake City, the Eastman Museum in Rochester, and a few others.
My personal favorities are: