Tag Archives: EXPLORE

Yin Yang :: NH

11 May

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” – Og Mandino

Now that the weather is warming up, I’ve been spending as much time hiking as I can. Saw this gem on a day trip to New Hampshire. ❤

Release :: CT

16 Apr

“As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.” – John Muir

Above :: RI

2 Mar

Me: Babe, what are we naming the trees?
Him: Oscar, Alfred, Freddy…
Me: Okay, that’s the name of the photo now.
Him: No, those are the trees.
Me: So what are we naming the photo?
Him: I don’t know.
Me: That seems like an even worse name.


Naming photos is probably one of the worst parts of being a photographer. lol

In February, we treated ourselves to a helicopter ride over Rhode Island (one of the only states we can travel to at the moment) and ate way too much delicious food–fancy grilled cheese sandwiches, cocktails and fresh lobster bisque. Honestly, it was a little chilly to be sitting outside eating food, but with COVID being what it is, we were happy just to get out of the house. Despite the cold, we had a lovely day. The bird’s eye view of things is pretty spectacular, and I’m feeling relaxed after our belated Valentine’s date.

For those wondering, we used Newport Helicopter Tours in Middletown, RI. They have plexiglass dividing the us from the cockpit, so we had our own space. Masks, of course, are still required and the cabin was cleaned between each set of guests. Our pilot pointed out notable spots, gave us some history about the area, and was an all around nice guy.

View, On the Rocks :: RI

22 Feb

Shaken, not stirred.

On Saturday, we treated ourselves to a helicopter ride over Rhode Island (one of the only states we can travel to at the moment) and ate way too much delicious food–fancy grilled cheese sandwiches, cocktails and fresh lobster bisque. Honestly, it was a little chilly to be sitting outside eating food, but with COVID being what it is, we were happy just to get out of the house. Despite the cold, we had a lovely day. The bird’s eye view of things is pretty spectacular, and I’m feeling relaxed after our belated Valentine’s date.

For those wondering, we used Newport Helicopter Tours in Middletown, RI. They have plexiglass dividing the us from the cockpit, so we had our own space. Masks, of course, are still required and the cabin was cleaned between each set of guests. Our pilot pointed out notable spots, gave us some history about the area, and was an all around nice guy.

Trip Down Leafy Lane :: VT

9 Feb
Trip Down Leafy Lane :: VT
Trip Down Leafy Lane :: VT

A shot from the archives, when we went to Montreal and stopped to take foliage shots along the way. ❤

Tethered :: NH

3 Feb

Another one from the archives. It was a beautiful, foggy sunrise and after I’d taken my grand landscape shots, we wandered a bit to see if anything caught our eyes. The dog was happy just to sniff around while I took photos of this and that.

Suddenly, the dog’s ears perked up and my other half called over to me. “Did you hear that?”

Do photographers EVER hear things when they’re lost in their creative flow? The obvious answer was no.

But, he swore up and down that he caught a glimpse of something BIG in the woods near the pond. And being in moose and bear territory, we decided it was time to shove off.

At least I got this photo. 🙂

Cold Snap :: CT

19 Jan
Cold Snap :: CT
Cold Snap :: CT

It being winter, and all, I figured I should post a photo of some snow. 🙂

Sun Lasers (PewPewPew) :: CT

11 Jan
Sun Lasers (PewPewPew) :: CT
Sun Lasers (PewPewPew) :: CT

I miss traveling. Here are some local trees.

You can read more about this location, Belding Wildlife Preserve in CT, on The Outbound’s site.

Unexpected :: NY

10 Nov
Unexpected :: NY
Unexpected :: NY

We were hiking a few weeks ago, as you do in the fall, and we came across this scene. I really debated posting this shot, because I can’t pinpoint what I like about it. It’s not a clean composition following any one set of “rules”. But I still like it.

I guess that’s life sometimes. Messy, but there is still joy to be found if you’re open to finding it.

A New Day :: NY

2 Nov
A New Day :: NY
A New Day :: NY

“We need to learn to be strong in the face of despair, because that is the only way we will appreciate the strength that can be found in our scars. That is the only way we will understand that overcoming our obstacles gives us the willpower to deal with so much more in life. That is the only way we will accept that strength is earned, not given, that strength is in being soft, not stone-hearted.” -Ruby Dahl

These are challenging times. We are a country divided, with both empathy and discord thrown by the wayside. But we cannot move forward with hardened hearts. That way danger lies.

Despite our differences, we have more in common with each other than not. Our ideas on how to provide for ourselves and our families may be different, but we look toward the same goals.

There can be no room for hate and divisive rhetoric if we want to move forward as one nation, where all men and women are created equal, and given the same respect and opportunities. We must listen to our neighbors. Empathize with their struggles. Realize we are all in this together. Stop being fooled into thinking our fellow man is our enemy, and look at what our goals are and how we can collectively get there.

In this season of increasingly aggressive political attacks, take a step back from the emotional tribalism and think rationally about where our country is headed (looking at the scope of human history for context), and how you imagine your children’s future on all levels–their ability to find work and support themselves, their access to health care, their ability to exercise their rights under the constitution, their emotional health, the state of the environment and if it will continue to support future generations…. Talk to people outside of your echo chamber and get their perspective. Think about the progress our country has made in recognizing people’s civil rights while also understanding growth is fluid and can backslide. There are still flaws, but we should always look forward with the goal of a brighter future. Do the work to educate yourself, rather than relying on vitriol and memes. *Then* cast your vote.