Sometimes I have to go no further than my front walk in order to enjoy nature's paintbrush.
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Shot at Wykcliff Country Club in Holyoke, MA shortly after 7:00am. The trees provide a diffraction which in this case created a double of the sun. As a result, TWO 14 point stars, one large and dominant; one small but stil there.
The photo was manually composed and shot using Nikon's 50mm f/1.4D AF lens.
Foggy Sunrise Over Connecticut River - Holyoke MA
Was heading out to catch early light one day in the summer of 2009, only to find a thick bank of fog from the Connecticut River masking the trees of a shoreline park, and through the fog, the glowing disk of a subdued sun. I've got severl shots of like of this brief visage....this the one I most like.
Spectacular Spring Sunrise
Was changing into my running clothes the other morning when I notice the sun just beginning to peek through the trees I see from bedroom window. I ran downstairs, grabbed my camera and a my 70-300mm lens and ranback upstairs. The window was none too clean, but I knew I had no time to spare, so I moved close to the pane and shot from there. Considering, I think it turned out quite well.
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To the west of Oberlin, Ohio about 6:00am on a lovely late September morning.
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This windmill sets next to the highway north out of Oberlin. Not the kind of thing one normally expects to see in Ohio. I was driving from my motel to shoot on the Oberlin campus when I saw this and just had to shoot it.
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Another shot of the sunrise to the East over the town of Oberlin, OH.
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I got up very early one morning to photograph by the fishway in Holyoke, MA and while driving there in the semi-dark, I ventured down Lyman Street and topping a slight rise, was presented with this scene. One of my favorite pictures. No PP.
An abnormal temperature inversion created this interesting early January shot of clear sky above, cloud layer below, over the town of Easthampton, MA. As shot from Mount Tom.
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Just days after receiving my D50 I was driving home from Easthampton, MA when I got to the cliffs on the backside of Mount Tom. I suddenly realized a bunch of skydivers had just left the top of the mountain. Looking around, I saw a field that would be their likely landing spot, drove there, and parked the car. The paragliders flew west off the mountain, circled around, and came in to land from west-to-east, yielding this perfect shot. No PP other than a crop to square.
Chance dinner at a seaside resort in West Dennis, MA on the eve of a big wedding presented this opportunity for a shot (a few actually). The light was fading so fast that by the time I left the dining room, retrieved my D50 from the car, and ran around to the shore it was almost dark. Got down on my belly and crawled under a porch to get this hand-held shot. Photo was badly underexposed as a result of the poor light and needed severe noise reduction....still, a once-in-a-lifetime.