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04 Feb 2018

Ending another great winter photography workshop

The worst day of any workshop is the last when I have to say goodbye to friends old and new. I had a group at this year’s Vermont Winter Wonderland Photography Workshop. I enjoy having people return to my workshops and meeting new folks. This workshop had about half returnees and half new to my workshops. It was fun to start the day at one of Vermont’s most photographed scenes, Jenne Farm. It is a beautiful location and we had […]

02 Nov 2013

The science of being in the right place at the right time

Walter and I have a rather scientific formula developed for making sure we are in the right locations at the right time. We start heading for one place based on the weather forecast and if the weather doesn’t look like predicted, we take off for some place else. Sitting in the hotel near Portland last night, seeing the 100% chance of rain forecasts for most of Oregon, Walter was mapping how long it would take to get anywhere from Redwoods […]

01 Nov 2013

Off on a photo adventure to Oregon

I went on another crazy photo adventure today with fellow photographer Walter Choroszewski. Walter got us a deal on a flight, and suggested we spend the weekend in Oregon. Walter hadn’t been in Oregon before and wanted to check another state off his list. He still needs Wisconsin and North Dakota and we both need Hawaii to make it 50 for each of us. We caught a flight this morning from Newark and were in Portland before noon. We have […]

15 Aug 2013

Seeing the real Vermont inside an old barn

I had the pleasure today of shooting in a great, old barn owned by my friend Molly. I’ve been wanting to shoot the barn since Molly told me about it last fall during my Vermont Fall Foliage Photography Workshop. The barn is packed with character, as is Molly, and there are thousands of photos that could be made in it. The large, hand-hewn beams are amazing and the sunlight purges in through gaps in the walls making everything look cool. […]

01 Sep 2012

Surviving the Mt. Tom death march

I used to be in fairly decent physical shape. It has only been seven years since I did a 30-day bicycle ride from San Francisco to Somerville, NJ. So when Lisa Lacasse asked me if I wanted to do a sunrise shoot from Mt. Tom in Woodstock, Vt. I didn’t think anything about it. I even asked if she wanted to invite her photographer friend Derek MacDonald to join us. The full moon would be setting, so there should be […]

23 Jun 2012

An afternoon along the canal

I spent the afternoon with my good friend and photographer Nat Clymer wandering along the D&R Canal in East Millstone and Somerset, N.J. Nat lives nears the canal and knows the history and most of the people along it. There are several old buildings in various places along the canal that served as houses or vantage points while the canal was in operation many years ago. In fact, Nat used to have his office in an old canal house in […]

09 Oct 2010

What’s good: A beautiful wedding

There’s nothing like a wedding in a barn and this was a good one. My brother-in-law Scott Milligan got married to Wendy Schroff in a barn where they live outside Stroudsburg, Pa. The wedding was nice and the location was really cool. It took a lot of work to make the old barn ready for a wedding and it was worth the effort. More photos on Facebook.

06 Jul 2010

What’s good: Heading to Alaska

The adventure has begun. I’m off to Alaska with friend and photographer Walter Choroszewski. We’re starting off a little shaky, our flight from Newark to Seattle was delayed two hours, meaning we’re going to miss our connection to Fairbanks. Instead, we’re going to Anchorage, arriving at 1 a.m. and then catching a 6 a.m. flight to Fairbanks. That means catching a few hours of sleep in the Anchorage airport, so tomorrow’s post will be groggy, but it will be from […]

29 Jun 2010

What’s good: Love is in the air

At the wedding reception of my niece Emily, my sister Lynda and her husband Bill, felt the love in the air with the Manhattan skyline in the background.

27 Jun 2010

What’s good: Emily’s wedding

My dear niece Emily is now happily married to Nathaniel Hare after a great wedding day. The ceremony was a beautiful affair in lower Manhattan. After the nuptials, the happy couple headed out to the reception in a classic 1968 yellow Checker cab.

09 Jun 2010

What’s good: Remembering an old friend

Down at The Hungry Hound, the pet boutique owned by Robin’s sister Penny in downtown Somerville, there is a very large photo of my old buddy Boomer. Boomer was a Bernese Mountain Dog who was a great friend, he always met me at the door, loved attention but wasn’t needy. He’d hang around me for a while then head off to another room to snooze by himself. I could take Boomer anywhere and not worry about him running off, he’d […]

05 Jun 2010

What’s good: A friend finds happiness

Robin and I went to a special wedding of Robin’s former co-worker Kitta McPherson. Kitta’s first husband, Walter, died five years ago after being hospitalized for nine months after gastric bypass surgery. Walter was a special person, a gentle giant, who left a major hole in the life of Kitta and their three children. It took a long time for Kitta to function normally and her friends, even her, worried that she wouldn’t ever flash her happy smile again. So […]

30 May 2010

What’s good: Climbing to the pinnacle

Our Woodstock, Vermont neighbor, Ducky, took me this morning to some land her family has in Promfret, Vermont. We headed out at 5:30 a.m. to catch the early light of the day. Promfret is an area of Vermont that is still unspoiled. Development through the years has been minimal and people are proud of the land and fight to keep it pristine. Ducky’s father bought the land in the 1950’s when it was mostly pasture. As the years have gone […]

23 May 2010

What’s good: Riding for a cause

Today was Day 2 of the Coast The Coast bicycle ride to raise money for MS. It was again scheduled to be 85 miles. After riding 85 yesterday, I didn’t think I had the strength to make it that far again today. Teammates Kathy, Stephanie and I latched on to a pack of 20 riders from Team Trane in the morning and used the power of the pack to pull along at an 18 MPH pace. Using the same energy, […]

22 May 2010

What’s good: Friends on the beach

The cool part of the ride was that Marilyn Dillon and Brian Horton invited the team to stay at their Long Beach Island home, which sure beat sleeping on a gymnasium floor with tons of smelly riders.