Category: Photos

May morning

Expectations were pretty low this morning: A gray dawn with low clouds. I walked down the farm road trying to avoid scaring off the wildlife from their usual places but it didn’t make any difference, there was no one out but me. Turning to take the obligatory morning shot (there are hundreds in my portfolio)

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Osprey at work

Suddenly, an osprey appeared in the woods behind the salt marsh. After a couple of passes it became clear that nesting material was being gathered. We’ve been watching the nests, but this was my first sighting of the year.

Boats on the pond

Saturday morning, no breeze, just after sunrise. The first morning with boats on their moorings after five months. Things are getting serious. (The temperature at the time this image was taken, however, was 32 degrees.)

Louisiana native iris

I visited¬†New Orleans last weekend and I’d forgotten how wonderful the¬†Louisiana iris are. This one was close to the Newman Bandstand in Audubon Park.

Good eats

Thought I’d spotted a pretty good-sized bird in the treetops (I was on the lookout for a hawk), but it turned out to be this little guy who seemed very pleased with himself, stuffing his face with tree blossoms. He was sixty feet off the ground in the skinny branches – and a 12 mile

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Winter fog

On the second day of the New Year, it dawned foggy. My wife questioned the sanity of going out to take pictures in the fog, which is a challenge of sorts. I’ve had the picture above on my computer desktop for a while and – while not vibrant and cheery – it is soothing. And

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Merry Christmas to all…

and to all a good night! All the best from the Bristol Ed Strongs….

Where have you gone, Ansel Adams?

(With apologies to Paul Simon who pointed out to Dick Cavett that the number of beats in the line required “Joe Dimaggio” rather than “Mickey Mantle” or, in this case, “Ansel Adams.”) My first encounter with Photoshop was an early 90’s thing during a Mac workshop at Tulane, and it was insufficient to sway my

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Not a fisherperson…

…but a real fan of sunrise. Upper end of Bristol (RI) harbor, July 30, 2010.

A neckstrap by another name

I wanted to let my brother (also a recent purchaser of a Nikon) know about a piece of equipment I had acquired. From the email: As you can guess, your brother chafed under the Nikon yoke. Or, said otherwise, never having been a “natural” fan of Nikons (just as I am not a “natural” fan

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