Peggy’s Cove N.S. 1981

In 1981 we traveled to Nova Scotia. Those were the days of film photography and although I did some monochrome, mostly I shot 35mm color transparency film. I don’t have too many of the slides left. I either lost or had two trays of slides stolen some time in the 1980’s. I have shared some of the survivors; High Tide in Bay Of Fundy and Peggy’s Cove. This is one of the monochrome images from that trip.

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Peggy's Cove

Peggy’s Cove

Rider Reimagined

I took this picture years ago. It is motion pan of a fashioned model that I worked with. After we did the fashion shots we went to her barn where she kept this beautiful horse and she went on a trail ride. I only had one chance to capture the motion pan. I set up in a meadow with my camera on a tripod and when I was ready I waved at her and she began her ride, I had always like this shot so I recently edited the image using NIK tools and used a vignette which may or may not have improved it. Your opinion?

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Rider Redux

Original

Original

Silver Knees

Here is a new version of an older image processing it through the Silver NIK filter from the NIK plugin pack from Adobe Lightroom. This was taken at Lettuce Lake State Park in Tampa on a misty winter day. The original image is in color but it was planned as a monochrome image. A lot of images from that day are better in monochrome.

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Silver Knees

Silver Knees

Candidate #14–Summer Moon

I am going to be posting images that I may have posted before with a candidate # thereby collecting a list of what I feel would be likely candidates to print for a gallery show of Photojournalism. This is a composite of a moon image and the streams at Bushkill Falls. Please feel free to leave comments if you agree or disagree about including them in a “best of” list.

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Summer Moon

Summer Moon

Things I’ll Miss—Moonlit Nights

If you follow this blog you know that for some time we have been trying to sell our house and move back to Pittsburgh. Our tablets are done (DreamMap publishing in October) and it is time to come off the mountain. Of course moving is hard work so I haven’t been taking new pictures and have been thinking of how to keep the blog “alive” during this time of transition.

Moonlit waterfalls are beautiful wether they exist in nature or are created. The moon is from our back yard, the waterfall is part of Bushkill Falls about twenty miles away.

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Summer Moon

Summer Moon

Cube Floating In Space

I took this image when I worked on the space shuttle of a glass cube floating in space. Just kidding I was never on the space shuttle. The image had to be manipulated to eliminate the background and string holding the glass cube. It was shot in a studio and the print was manipulated in the dark room with film masks and multiple exposures. Ah, the good old days.

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cube

Deer Kiss

This photograph was taken long before our society became scared of our own shadow. Now our government officials and media pundits constantly use fear to sell their positions. In the 1970’s there were no hand sanitizers and we didn’t know about lime disease. I can’t imagine a parent allowing their child to kiss a deer today, but back then it was no problem. Check out my other animal images at my commercial gallery by clicking here.

Deer Kiss

First Snow

Today, old man winter fired a warning shot over over our bow. Sure today it was just a small flurry, but I’m not fooled. This is from the Halloween snow a couple of years ago. If you don’t like snow like me it’s time to flee!

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First Snow

First Snow

Winter is Coming!

I am not talking about Game of Thrones or Winterfell either. All signs here point to a mild winter. The caterpillars are not too wooly and there are tons of acorns on the ground. Somehow, I feel that we will get more snow than last year which, is not saying much because last winter never happened. Won’t be too long though until sources like this will become common. You can see other images from my nature portfolio by clicking here.

Winter Patterns