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Beauty in Black and White

February 15, 2024 - When I moved to New Hampshire it was autumn: not a bad time to show up. The foliage show is a magnificent spectacle - a...
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Awesome

February 08, 2024 - awe·some (adjective) Arousing or inspiring awe; filling someone with reverential fear, wonder, or respect. Colloquial...
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Page One, Chapter One

January 04, 2024 - Some years ago I read an article written by a landscape photographer who shared his family's tradition of spending New Y...
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Hushed

December 07, 2023 - Step outside on a calm, snowy night while light, fluffy flakes are falling and you'll hear...nothing. (Assuming you live...
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An Unexpected Blessing

November 23, 2023 - Born and raised in the Chicago area, I left Illinois to attend college but returned after graduation. I liked Chicago....
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Speaking Softly

October 19, 2023 - One can find beauty in nature throughout the year. For many landscape photographers, though, the autumnal foliage displa...
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Love the One You're With

September 21, 2023 - That's me on a beautiful early October day at the Saco River in the White Mountains. Unfortunately, I won't be in New H...
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Like Nowhere Else

September 14, 2023 - Autumn in New England is a spectacle of unparalleled beauty. It's a sight the likes of which you won't see anywhere else...
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

August 03, 2023 - Given that there's an epidemic of bad behavior in America these days, some of the things I encounter when working out in...
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Mountain Medley

July 27, 2023 - My ophthalmologist isn’t just a skilled physician - he climbs mountains and loves the Tetons. Better still, he's well-ac...
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Portsmouth at 400

June 01, 2023 - Portsmouth, New Hampshire is celebrating its quadricentennial this year. The city's big birthday parade takes place this...
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Go Local

March 23, 2023 - There is beauty everywhere in nature. It doesn't matter where you live. Admittedly, some places tug at the heart a litt...
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Let the Landscape Lead

February 09, 2023 - "What are you looking for?" I've been asked that more than once when out in the field on a photo shoot. Quite often, th...
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That's a Wrap

December 29, 2022 - The hours are ticking down until we close the book on 2022. Father Time waits for no one; the years fly by. Happily, ou...
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Too Easy?

December 01, 2022 - A few years ago I went to see a photography exhibit featuring the work of Alfred Stieglitz at the Art Institute of Chica...
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Thanksgiving, Then...

November 24, 2022 - This Thanksgiving Day, I hope you're enjoying family, or friends, or both. There is always much for which to be thankfu...
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Perfect 10

November 02, 2022 - Remember when it was still possible to understand the scoring system for gymnastics? 10.000 was the ultimate. Perfection...
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Seeing Red

October 12, 2022 - Spend time in New Hampshire's White Mountains in early October and you'll be seeing red: beautiful, ravishing red. Log e...
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Less Can Be More

September 14, 2022 - When I take newcomers to New Hampshire's White Mountains to view and photograph the autumnal foliage extravaganza, the i...
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Que Sera, Sera

September 08, 2022 - A late-season heat wave has been baking Eastern Idaho for the past few weeks: much of the Snake River Plain has seen hig...
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Waiting in the Wings

August 31, 2022 - I don't know about you but I'm certainly not thinking a lot about autumn in mid- to late-August, or even the first few d...
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Prepared for Luck

August 10, 2022 - Does luck play a part in nature photography? Sure - but not as much as you might think. It isn't happenstance that makes...
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No Restrictions

August 03, 2022 - I wonder if you can figure out what the images posted below have in common (aside from the fact that I was the photograp...
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Lupine Season

June 01, 2022 - Late spring is a special time of year in New Hampshire's high country: lupine season. It is also true that this is blac...
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Plant a Tree

April 27, 2022 - "Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky." Kahlil Gebran Tomorrow is Arbor Day - one of Nebraska's great co...
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Get Lost

April 06, 2022 - A great way to get to know a new area is to explore side roads. Back roads. Off-the-beaten-path roads. Get lost. Maybe...
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The Best of Times

March 30, 2022 - April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots wit...
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Hiding in Plain Sight

March 23, 2022 - Photographs are everywhere. Whether or not we can recognize the nearly limitless potential is another matter. One of th...
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Magic Moments

January 27, 2022 - I love a good sunrise; watching one makes for a great start to the day. Photographing one is even better. Of course yo...
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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

January 06, 2022 - That's often the $64,000 question for those of us who work with cameras in the great outdoors. I know of one renowned ph...
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First Night

December 30, 2021 - "An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves." W...
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Transitions

November 03, 2021 - Foliage season has come and gone in many areas. High elevations in the Intermountain West said goodbye to the leaves nea...
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Superlative

October 13, 2021 - I enjoy showing people the extravaganza that is New England in autumn - especially first-timers. They nearly always run...
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Show Time

September 08, 2021 - The curtain is about to go up on one of the greatest shows on earth. Not meaning any disrespect to winter, spring or su...
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Favorite Places

September 01, 2021 - If you're a baseball fan - especially of a certain age - and live in the U.S., you probably enjoyed the recent game betw...
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Ask Away

August 04, 2021 - I've been corresponding this week with someone overseas who will be visiting New England in early October to see and sho...
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Seashells by the Seashore

July 21, 2021 - If you didn't realize New Hampshire has an ocean coastline, it's understandable. At under 20 miles, it's the shortest of...
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Redefining Success

July 07, 2021 - Nobody wants to come back from a photo shoot empty-handed, but it happens. Nature photographers can't control the condi...
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Serendipity

May 12, 2021 - During the course of my career in corporate America I spent a lot of time on the road (or more accurately, in the air) a...
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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

April 28, 2021 - With all due respect to composers/lyricists George Wyle and Eddie Pola - who wrote It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Y...
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Your Choice

April 21, 2021 - I'm often on my own when working in the field. While I don't mind it, it does influence some of my logistical decisions.
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Jump Out of the Box

April 14, 2021 - Back in the pre-digital days I used Kodak E-6 Professional Ektachrome transparency film. The photograph above (impressio...
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It's All Beautiful

March 04, 2021 - It's funny how you sometimes remember people whose paths crossed yours in only a tangential way. A guy who sat behind me...
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Be Careful What You Wish For

February 25, 2021 - Not long ago I wrote about a snow deficit here in Teton Country. Most everyone had been wishing for more: farmers, winte...
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Marty's Mountain

November 24, 2020 - The summit of New Hampshire's Mount Washington is notorious for its extreme weather. Though only 6,288 feet tall, the mo...
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Familiar Ground

November 19, 2020 - Can a location become "worn out" with nothing left to photograph? I don't think so. To be sure, shooting somewhere new...
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A Way With Words

October 07, 2020 - I wasn't especially fond of autumn as a kid. Though I liked school, it was bittersweet when the glorious summer vacation...
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Reliving the Moment

September 02, 2020 - I consider the autumn foliage display in New England to be one of the greatest shows on earth - and there's no place I'd...
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The Summer Garden

August 26, 2020 - “How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.” — Alexander Smith This is certainly tr...
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Bloom Where You're Planted

July 01, 2020 - Don't live in close proximity to a national park or other iconic natural location? Don't have the budget - or time - to...
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Short But Sweet

May 06, 2020 - When you think of New England and the sea, you might conjure up images of lobster boats working off the coast of Massach...
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When Mother Nature Fails to Cooperate

August 30, 2019 - All outdoor photographers are very aware of the fact that Mother Nature runs the show. No matter how carefully you've re...
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Updated for 2019: The Photographer's Guide to Autumn in New Hampshire's White Mountains

July 11, 2019 - Planning a trip to New Hampshire to enjoy and photograph the grand autumn foliage spectacle this year? I've updated my...
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Seasons in New Hampshire

November 01, 2018 - I first became familiar with American poet and writer Donald Hall a number of years ago when I discovered his wonderful...
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Curtain Rising

September 13, 2018 - It's time for the "foliage show!" As I prepare to photograph the color in Grand Teton National Park - before heading ba...
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Photographer's Guide to the White Mountains of New Hampshire

July 23, 2018 - Regular readers will know I was based in New Hampshire for 20 years and spent a great deal of time working in the White...
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One of the Greatest Shows on Earth

October 20, 2017 - For my money, there's no better place to enjoy the spectacle of autumn than New England. It was my home for more than 20...
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The Splendor of Autumn in New England

October 20, 2016 - The colors of autumn are a sight to behold. And while there are many wonderful locations from which to enjoy the annual...
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Valentine to New Hampshire

June 09, 2015 - When I arrived in the Granite State at the end of 1994, I had no idea I'd still be here in 2015. Let's just say that my...
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Lupine Season

June 06, 2015 - Springtime in the White Mountains means it's time for the lupines! I've been photographing the annual display for the p...
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Low Tide

May 21, 2015 - I've spent many, many hours at this large tidal pool in Rye, New Hampshire over the past five years - most of them at da...
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Winter at the Shore

January 21, 2015 - When temperatures dip into the single digits - or better yet, below zero - it can create interesting conditions at the c...
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Welcome, 2015!

January 02, 2015 - I spent the last night of 2014 this year exactly as I did on December 31, 2013: bundled up against the cold, shooting th...
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Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2014 - Warmest wishes to you and yours this holiday season. May your Christmas be joy-filled, and the new year a happy and heal...
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Aftermath

November 29, 2014 - Winter made an early appearance this week in New Hampshire - and in the process, wrecked the holiday for tens of thousan...
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Autumn's Last Lovely Smile

October 29, 2014 - The foliage season feels like a flurry of hyper-activity with trees shouting for attention - each one trying to outdo th...
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Never the Same

October 26, 2014 - When I visit the same location over and over again, I'm often reminded of Monet's "Haystacks" series of paintings. Do yo...
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The Little White Church

October 10, 2014 - This time of year, fog often develops over lakes in and around the White Mountains overnight. With temperatures forecast...
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October Gave a Party

October 07, 2014 - I'm always reminded of that classic George Cooper poem this time of year. "October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds...
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The Tidal Pool

August 22, 2014 - "Coastal New Hampshire" is a term which surprises many. New Hampshire has an ocean coastline? Indeed, it does. While it...
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Summer Garden

August 18, 2014 - One of the prettiest spots in Portsmouth is the Formal Garden at Prescott Park. Compact and full of color, it's a wonder...
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Tall Ships Visit Portsmouth

August 03, 2014 - Sail Portsmouth is an annual event which brings a tall ship or two into the harbor for a weekend visit. This year, it's...
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