Getting Organized in Lightroom

March 24, 2018  •  1 Comment
One of my New Years resolutions in 2018 was to get my Lightroom catalog organized. It was also my resolution in 2017, 2016, 2015 and earlier. Whenever I would begin the task, I would quickly become overwhelmed by the over 300,000 images and give up. Not this year. Throughout the years I have come up with some incredibly complicated organizing plan...
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When the Cows Come Home

December 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
It's funny how our perception is affected by our upbringing. Having lived in the New York tri-state region most of my life, I am used to seeing bizarre jetsam turn up just about anywhere, including outside my house. Of course, there is the iconic lone sneaker on the side of the highway, which leaves one wondering where the one-legged man has gone....
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Morning at Cochran's Cabins

August 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I stood on the shoreline and gazed, stoic and alone with my thoughts. As darkness receded, my solitude was interrupted by the sounds of nature awakening. Across the lake a loon called out filling the morning air with a reverberating aria whose cascading notes stood time still. Insects hummed in the background, accompanied by the percussion of gentl...
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Half Moon over Lady Liberty

July 31, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
A last minute trip to the Brooklyn Piers last night served as a sharp lesson in the adage "proper planning prevents poor photos." Don't get me wrong; I like this shot. But, it is not the shot I set out to get. About thirty seconds earlier the lower edge of the midsummer moon tottered precariously on Lady Liberty's flame, as if she were delicately b...
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Flight of the Hummingbird - 2017

May 15, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
It is an annual ritual. Shortly after the return of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds to our yard, on the first clear and sunny day, I set up my camera and wait for one to fly in. Photographing a hummingbird takes a combination of patience, proper settings, and a long lens. In this case, I used my 400mm 2.8 lens in order to shoot as fast as possible (TV:...
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