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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Last Saturday there was a wonderful event for a wonderful young man which I was blessed to be invited to photograph and witness.  Admittedly, it’s been several years since I’ve shot this type of event and I was reminded of the beauty and sanctity of this momentous occassion. A loving and beautiful family, a picturesque location and a perfect summer day.  Here is one I liked.  A few more can be seen on facebook.  Click on over!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Two nights and a day along the shores of NH’s Lake Nubanusit.  The “Turner Shack”, this place is called.  To me, it felt like a paradise.  Words cannot explain how freeing it was to be, if only briefly, where phone calls and emails couldn’t come through!  Where you could eat three meals a day outside, and really just come in to sleep?!  And what a cool little shack it was.  I was so clearly reminded of  just how much I miss country living!  Here is a picture of the “guest shack”.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Andrew, Max and I took our first trip down to World’s End in Hingham, Ma.  My father goes here from time to time and I have been continually inspired by some of the photographs he returns with.  So we went.  And as the day draws on, the light starts to drip off the horizon, saturating and setting ablaze all the summer colors … THAT is when you REALLY ought to be there!  Not that this can be understood from the B&W photo I am posting here!  So  you’ll just have to check it out for yourself.  I wouldn’t lie, it’s gorgeous at the end of the world!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A heartwarming video of the impact TRIAD Trust is having on the ground in the Nkomazi region of South Africa produced by ESPN that you really will enjoy watching!  Click here to watch. Still interested?  Check out the photos from my two weeks over there photographing for TRIAD in 2008.  Half of all proceeds from any print or book sale go directly to TRIAD and the work they are doing in South Africa.   This one is a favorite, truly.

Friday, June 11,2010

I photographed the release of 150 homing pigeons for a private school in Newton yesterday.  I never knew much of anything about these birds and my knowledge has only slightly grown, but they are impressive little creatures, really.  It’s remarkable what they can do.  How long they can travel, how fast they can fly … from how far away they can navigate back to their home??  Needless to say it was a quick shoot but I was intrigued by these birds all the same.

Tuesday, June 8,2010

Not to worry.  I shot film, too.  I couldn’t have possibly let myself walk around with the dog on a beautiful summer day with JUST a digital camera.  Here is one that I liked on film.  I made it a B&W not because I disliked the color, but simply because I saw great potential for a high contrast B&W.  I’m prone to that, I guess.  Should have just loaded up some Neopan.  Oh well, not all is lost … now I have both!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Andrew, Max and I had a nice walk around Lake Waban on the Wellesley College campus this afternoon in part as an attempt to gather some “classical Wellesley” shots for a client and in part to simply enjoy ourselves and the beautiful summer day.  Because I was shooting for a client, I did something I can’t remember doing since I was in school for digital imaging.  I took a walk and shot pictures for myself with a digital camera!!  It felt so strange … but I’m glad I did, just this once, because it gave me an opportunity to play around with some new software I recently purchased.  The program is capable of so much.  One thing it can do, I learned, is make digital images look like film images!  All sorts of different film processes!  Some of it’s really pretty cool but, like much software, there’s a lot I’ll never use.  Here is one processed image I particularly liked.  If you want to see a few more click on over to my facebook page.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

So just yesterday was the second annual World of Song Festival put on by my good friend Sam Martinborough of Mssng Lnks.  Every year’s performance is more astounding than the last and just when you think it couldn’t possibly get better, low and behold … it does.  The phenomenal leadership of this program brings together so many different people of all ages, all colors, all levels of expertise and training … to sing, perform and be together.  It really is an inspiring event.  And in all of it, I am reminded, how beautiful is the privilege of teaching; being a role model, a mentor, and a guide.  The path is not always clear, and how blessed we are by those who consistently support us and inspire us to go further; to reach out, let go of our inhibitions and do more!  So bravo to the vocalists and musicians who took part.  And to Mssng Lnks, well done, most certainly!

Sturday, May 30, 2010

I enjoyed a wonderful opportunity to photograph the celebration of marriage of a young couple this Saturday past at The Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline.  I can’t believe I’ve lived in this area as long as I have without ever visiting this truly amazing site.  Beautiful grounds, a very cool museum … and a beautiful pair of people surrounded by much family and much love.  Quite sadly, due to a torrential downpour at the start of the reception, we were unable to use the exquisite grounds and ruins as a backdrop to our photographs.  Instead, the event took place mostly indoors amongst the dozens of classic cars on display within the stone castle that is now the museum.  If you’ve never been, I can highly recommend it.  The event was one to remember!