Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Motel, Los Angeles

Motel, La Cienega Boulevard
Was on my way to the eye doctor when I spotted this motel on the other side of the street. Felt great to actually get out of the car and capture an image with my IPhone 4.

Only a few more days in California then it is off to Perth and Melbourne, Australia.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Tree, Hudson Valley

Fallen Tree, Hudson Valley

 Today's image was captured during the fall foliage in October 2009 near Kaaterskill Falls in the Hudson Valley.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Los Angeles

Ghost Ranch, Abiqu
Still in Los Angeles and not shooting much the past few weeks. This is one of those periods where I spend a good deal of time trying to learn technology new to me by re-processing older images - mostly with NIK Color EFX pro and Viveza 2.
Weeping Rock, Zion National Park

The two images today fall into that category - Weeping Rock is from last year in Zion and Abiqu was from a workshop in New Mexico.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2010

      A couple re-processed images from this years Coney Island Mermaid Parade......

Friday, September 24, 2010

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier  
 I have been in Los Angeles the past few weeks- the city of Angels.

While here I have been spending time working on images for my show in November.  For the most part the show will consist of IPhone 4 images and a select group of  gold over platinum prints.

The show is called 'Allusions of Reality'  at the Renaissance Fine Art and Design Gallery in Carmel, Indiana. Dates are November 18 - December 31 with an opening reception on November 18 from 6PM - 8PM.

Carnival, Bath, Maine

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Renaissance Fine Art and Design

My last post had a bad web address for the gallery above. Here is the actual link to Renaissance Fine Art and Design....

My apologies...


Majesty Unfolding/Allusions of Reality

In November I will be showing at the Renaissance Fine Art and Design Gallery in Carmel, Indiana. This is a two person show with my good friend Barbara M Ventura. Over the next few days I will be posting artist statements and bio information as it relates to the show.

This post will be the first of many 'shameless promotional' opportunities.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Two Oldies

Boats, Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland
The two images today are from earlier this year and have been reprocessed using CS5.
AR Rahman, Nassau Coliseum

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Waterfall - Acadia

I have been in Acadia National Park several times - finally found a waterfall - might be the only one in the park - at least the only one I have been able to find.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Caddo Lake, Texas

Caddo Lake, East Texas

An image from my trip to Caddo Lake several years back....check out the link below. 

Caddo Lake

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Waterfall - Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley - New York

'The clearest way into the universe is through  a forest wilderness'.......John Muir

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Zabriske Point

Zabriske Point - Death Valley

Patron: Picasso, what is this painting?
Picasso: It is a fish
Patron: Does not look like a fish
Picasso: That because it is a painting of a fish

Patron: Picasso, what is this one?
Picasso: A Sunrise
Patron: I have never seen a sunrise like that
Picasso: What a Pity............

Sunday, September 12, 2010


View from hotel in Santa Monica


I am traveling today so thought I would post a link to the postcards I have been capturing and archiving for the past few months.

Some of these postcards along with a collection of 'platinum over gold leaf' images will be shown in Indianapolis, Indiana opening on November 18 (details shortly).

Stay tuned....

Edinburgh, Scotland

I guess this is a church image weekend...This one captured from my hotel room window in Edinburgh.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Mystical Creature

Flipping through the files today and this image caught my attention. This was an image from the Everglades trip earlier this year.

When I first returned from the Everglades I had been working on this image but stopped as I could not get the image in my head to match the one on the screen. Funny how that seems to happen over and over with ones work. You think it does not work and weeks, months later it takes on new meaning.

I seem to gravitate to water locations and had spent several days at this one - the structure of the rocks against the water kept drawing me back in and finally on the third day all the elements came together for this image. It was like being allowed to enter some mystical prehistoric parallel world.

Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes...

'No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen'......Minor White

Monday, September 6, 2010

Last Week

Bridge - Pittsburgh
The past 4 days have been a blur - finished up work in Yakima on Friday - flew to Pittsburgh on Saturday for a Sunday Wedding and then back to New York this morning.....
JM - Washington, PA

Along the way I captured several IPhone images and am posting them all today.
Good Morning Pittsburgh

Home for a week then off to the west coast...somewhere along the line I thought I had retired...

The image in the header is a re-worked Iceland Waterfall...
Urban Waterfall

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Captured this image on the way to the Missoula airport a few days ago. Decided to leave it straight ahead - well sort of - but I did drop the grunge look this time.