Tag Archives: travel

Star-Way to Heaven :: UT

20 Jul

I’ve been thinking about this a lot since February, when we had the opportunity to visit Utah… After shooting spectacular night skies with minimal light pollution, how do you go back to shooting “normal New England” night skies? I mean look at those stars. LOOK AT THEM.

Side Light :: UT

21 Apr

The drive to get here took a long time. In fact, the drive to get everywhere in Utah takes a long time. lol

Slice of Heaven :: CT

31 Mar

I have the feeling that most photographers will be able to relate to this: I’ve shot this location dozens of times, and never walked away with a photo I liked until now. The frustration and subsequent feeling of triumph IS REAL.

Two of the biggest skills a landscape photographer needs is patience and perseverance. In the end, they’ll pay off.

Untitled :: MA

23 Mar

Light & Landscape put together a blue hour assignment and honestly, I needed the motivation to get off my couch. Winter is for hibernating, and dragging myself away from the blankets into the February cold was no easy task.

Thankfully, I managed it. This color lingered for an hour and a half after sunset. I’m not entirely sure I like the composition, but I really, really loved sitting there under the stars, enjoying the quiet.

I’m not sure I’ll ever do anything with this shot, but name suggestions are welcome.

Fall in Pennsylvania

17 Mar

In celebration of all things green and Irish-ish today, I’m sharing pictures of…dead and dying trees…?

Autumn in the northeast (USA) can be quite pretty. All of these were taken on a trip to Pennsylvania last year. I went for a funeral – never an easy thing to do – and found solace in nature behind the camera. I posted these on my Instagram, but for some reason (that reason being I frequently forget to update my website) never posted them here. MARKETING SCHMARKETING.

Anyway, HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

Labyrinth :: UT

12 Mar

You remind me of the babe
(What babe?)
The babe with the power
(What power?)
The power of voodoo
(Hoodoo?)
You do.
(Do what?)
Remind me of the babe.

It’s tough to see what’s happening in the world right now. I feel like I don’t have the words to express how sad I feel when I see refugees fleeing their homes and families torn apart…and for what? Ego? Resources? Different beliefs? My feelings on this aren’t unique to Ukraine and Russia. The first time I saw images from Syria, my heart broke. Watching people fighting and dying over religion and old wounds around the world makes me cry.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a solution to this. So here’s a moment of peace I found in the desert. I’m sharing because maybe some of you need a little respite, too.

Loop de loop :: MA

10 Mar

Winter in Connecticut — AKA Dead Stick Season — can be uninspiring. Thankfully, I’ve got a few photos still hanging around in the archives waiting to be processed. I’ll tell you, winter is much warmer from my couch than it is outside. 😜

This is from a fun waterfall trip a few years back with the man, the myth, the legend, David Pasillas.

Royale :: MA

24 Feb


It’s been too long since I practiced my landscape photography. A few weekends ago I took a spur of the moment trip to the Cape to catch sunset and some stars. I hid the moon behind this lighthouse. The moon hid itself behind the clouds.

Morning Rest :: MA

14 Jun
Morning Rest :: MA
Morning Rest :: MA

Just a foggy morning and some double-crested cormorants in Cape Cod.

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.