Autumn in New York

We went back to Letchworth State Park for a second day of photography, this time focusing on intimate landscapes rather than the grand landscapes I showed in my last posting. The colors of the leaves remained at their peak, creating brilliant displays of the best the season has to offer. Following are some of theContinue reading “Autumn in New York”

Autumn Colors at Letchworth

This week I’ve been touring Letchworth State Park to photograph its dramatic scenery while adorned with autumn colors. You’ve been where? What’s Letchworth? Let me explain. Letchworth State Park is located about 50 miles from Buffalo and Rochester in upstate New York State. It consists off a valley with dramatic cliffs overlooking the Genesee RiverContinue reading “Autumn Colors at Letchworth”

Covered Bridge Photos

I have long had a fascination with covered bridges. A throwback to bygone days, when horses and buggies were the principal mode of transportation, many still survive throughout North America. Though some have been retired from service, many are still in active use. And, because they can be an efficient method for bridge-building, in someContinue reading “Covered Bridge Photos”

Virginia Bluebells

My friend Jeff Fleisher and I drove out along a lonely country road to a spot I know where, each spring, there is an extensive field of Virginia bluebells to be found and photographed. Situated in a lowland woods bordering meandering Goose Creek, these lovely wildflowers inhabit both sides of the river. While they’re easilyContinue reading “Virginia Bluebells”

Four Steps to Better Post-Processing

I’ll frankly admit that in the past I’ve failed to use a steady, and studied, approach to post-processing my images.  My practice, such as it’s been, was to make changes that looked good and seemed somehow better than the original.  The problem, of course, is that while this practice sometimes leads to pleasing results, it’sContinue reading “Four Steps to Better Post-Processing”

Photographing in the Cascades

The Cascade mountain range is located in the northwest portion of Washington State.  The portion of this region contained in Whatcom County is largely organized into three national land management areas.  The central region, which incorporates the snow-capped Mount Baker, is the Mount Baker Wilderness.  The second and largest area is the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie NationalContinue reading “Photographing in the Cascades”

Shooting Glacier National Park

I made a recent trip to Glacier National Park, both for family sightseeing and, of course, making a few photos I hope are sufficiently good to share.  Getting There The real purpose—and the heart of the park—is the famous Going to the Sun Road, which runs across the western continental divide and through the RockyContinue reading “Shooting Glacier National Park”

Intimate Landscapes: What They Are

An intimate landscape is simply a smaller selection of a scene. It might be a composition of the foreground rocks in an otherwise grand landscape setting or an interesting stand of trees or patterned image of just the trees’ branches abstracted from the entire forest. It might also be a close-up of colorful lichen on the rocks or the leaves on the forest floor.