Tribute in Lights
       
     
Sunset, Stony Brook
       
     
Catamaran, St. Marteen
       
     
Hershey Gardens
       
     
Flowers & Fog at Daybreak
       
     
Wave Foam
       
     
Endless Summer
       
     
Glimmerglass
       
     
Nightscape
       
     
Lines & Waves
       
     
Old Ford in a Field
       
     
Painted Angels
       
     
Tribute in Lights
       
     
Tribute in Lights

I've been wanting to get in to shoot the 9/11 World Trade Center Tribute in Lights for years. 9/11/16, 15 years after that fateful day,  I was finally able to head down to the Brooklyn Waterfront and shoot this incredibly moving scene. To see the brilliant lights shooting straight into the heavens... well, no words can really describe how your gut tightens and your eyes water a bit at the thought of all those people who lost their lives on 9/11.  

Sunset, Stony Brook
       
     
Sunset, Stony Brook

September 1, 2015. rich colors of sunset over the harbor in Stony Brook. This is quickly becoming a favorite place to shoot for me, simply because of how rapidly the light changes, and the palette of colors shift...

Catamaran, St. Marteen
       
     
Catamaran, St. Marteen

Finished using Topaz Impressions, an awesome paint-your-photo-app. 

Hershey Gardens
       
     
Hershey Gardens

There is a statue of a little girl catching butterflies in the Hershey Gardens... you come to it at the end of a path and its just full of vibrant, colorful flowers. Upon seeing the scene, I knew I would finish it using Topaz Impressions to give it a painted feel... Recently donated a 24x36 on canvas to a charity event, looked amazing.

Flowers & Fog at Daybreak
       
     
Flowers & Fog at Daybreak

A true magic moment captured! Woke to a dense morning fog in Cooperstown NY, grabbed the camera and set off to take some pictures... however Mother Nature decided to make it grey, damp and wet. I had seen this field of flowers at a local vineyard and decided to swing by only to find it grey and more grey... waited patiently as the sun began to burn through the mist and fog. Moments later... this appeared. Truly a favorite capture of mine

 

Wave Foam
       
     
Wave Foam

Robert Moses beach on Long Island offers photographers endless opportunities to capture Nature's beauty... caught with my iPhone 6 and finished using Snapseed.

Endless Summer
       
     
Endless Summer

Robert Moses Field 2, Long Island- New York

Glimmerglass
       
     
Glimmerglass

Morning fog over a small local lake in Cooperstown, NY. heat rising from the water's surface... tranquility captured.

Nightscape
       
     
Nightscape

The Milky Way rising above as a meteorite burns up across the night sky. Moments I feel honored to witness...

Lines & Waves
       
     
Lines & Waves

I follow Chase Jarvis and Laurie Excell quite a bit... Always loved thier work and one common theme they espouse... the BEST CAMERA is the one you ahve on you. Been using my iPhone 6 quite a bit along with Snapseed to finish my phone images... this one was taken at Robert Moses Beach on Long Island... simple composition taken at the water line... the best thing is every time you try this, you get something different!

Old Ford in a Field
       
     
Old Ford in a Field

For some reason I love this picture. It's stayed with me over the years. Was in Napa Valley, weather wasn't so great while I was there, and we turned from Vineyards to cars for a bit... this old Ford was by the side of a road, most passed it by... I got low and bracketed 5 shots and the result, well you be the judge. Feels very WWII-ish to me... almost like you could feel the soldiers off to the left, jsut out of the frame.

Painted Angels
       
     
Painted Angels

There is something about the Blue Angels and luckily the return to long Island every other year for the Jones Beach Air show (they alternate with the Thunderbirds, another awesome team!). This was a simple click finished in Topaz Impressions. love their signature blue and gold against the sky... always feel that swell of pride when I witness their amazing acrobatics...