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Many people have told me that they can easily imagine themselves in my photographs, and that is exactly what I have always strived for. I want you to feel like you're right there with me as I press the shutter.

My photographic style reflects the more subtle and serene moments of life, primarily focusing on the wonderful scenery the New England region has to offer: pristine waterfalls, rustic covered bridges, lush green summers, colorful fall foliage, the seacoast and more.

When working on an image, I strike a balance between the moment (as I can best remember it) and taking advantage of what digital photography and post-processing have to offer.

In some cases, objects have been removed to avoid distractions, but absolutely nothing has been artificially inserted here and I don't swap skies. These are photographs, they are what my camera recorded.

That orange-sherbet water in some photographs, is the result of a long exposure during our colorful fall foliage season.

The exceptions to this are the galleries: Creative Cousins and High-Dynamic Range

A roll of film has to be developed and processed into photographs. Images taken with a smartphone's camera are processed by the computer into a very small JPG image that we can easily share with people. Still other cameras use the RAW format to capture EVERYTHING the digital sensor records.

Post-processing has been with us from the very beginning of photography and today's digital capabilities are just a natural extension of that. We do things like straighten, crop, lighten/darken the whole image OR target specific areas that need attention.

They are the same adjustments photographers have done all along, it's just using a different technology, that's all.

Ansel Adams was very excited about the possibilities of the digital image, and I believe he would have embraced such tools like Adobe Photoshop and all the different post-processing techniques now at our command. Where I once had a small black-and-white film darkroom starting in the mid-1970's, I have used a digital darkroom since 2003.

I personally have encountered 2 major demarcation points in my photographic life.

The first came around 1989, when a basement in Connecticut flooded and destroyed all of the film I had shot up to that point in time. The film had been sitting in a soupy-mess by the time it was retrieved, and it just wasn't worth salvaging. So I threw it all out and had to start over.

The second came around 2020, before the pandemic hit.

This time, it was voluntary as I decided to start anew with the processing of my RAW digital images, as well as a new scanning of film images taken between 1990 and 2003.

If you like what you see here, please support the artist by selecting an image to print or a custom coffee mug.

New images will be added as they are completed, so check back often to see what's new.

"I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs, because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it." 

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