Through The Lens, My Favorite 12 From 2012.

What a year! 

2012 has been an unbelievable year. I’ve created more commissioned work for others, and more of my work is finding its way onto people’s walls. I also feel I’m continuing to learn and grow as a photographer. I’d like to share with you my favorite 12 images from the past year.

(For this weeks Weekly Photo Challenge theme: Surprise. The “surprise?” I can’t count, my favorite 12 of 2012 is actually 20! Enjoy!)



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(i)Phone It In

Silver Cascade in Crawford Notch State Park, NH, seems to originate in the clouds, as the upper falls is hidden in the mist from the low cloud cover on the rainy day this was shot. The sides of the falls in this vertical image are lined with the vibrant red, orange, and golden yellow of the peak autumn foliage. A black boarder surrounds the image that was captured with the Camera+ app on my iPhone 4S, enhanced, and then shared to facebook, without ever leaving the app.

My latest blog post for the New England Photography Guild – Check it out!   Phone It In.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy

 Happy is…

Hiking to the summit of a small mountain for the first time, in the dark, and watching this view unfold as the sun comes up. Makes me forget just how early 3:30 a.m. is.

From the summit of Foss Mountain looking north towrds the White Mountains. The summit of Mt. Washington, shrouded in clouds, can be seen in the distance. The eastern facing slopes of the mountains in the distance glow with the first rays of the rising sun.

To top it off, I ran into a group of young men at the summit who happened to be from my hometown in Connecticut. What are the odds?

Happy is…

Driving down from the above mountain, and seeing this view. If this doesn’t say “Autumn in New England,” nothing does.

As the mist settle on the pond, a small white church sits nestled in the beautifully colored autumn foliage on the far shore. To the right in the image, also partially hidden in the trees, is a white farm house along side a bright red barn. Shot in Eaton, NH.

Since it was quite dark, and I was paying more attention to the directions to the mountain, I never noticed this church, which the road went right by. So this was a very pleasant surprise on my return trip.

Happy is…

Successfully, I think, using subject motion, reflections, and camera motion during exposure, to create abstract images showing the fall color in a less conventional way.

The fall folirage is reflected as an abstract red, yellow, and orange glow on the fast flowing water of the Swift River in Albany, NH.    

 Ecstatic is…

The one image that made the entire day for me.

This fine gentleman caused quite a stir along Rt 302 in Crawford Notch. Traffic came to a stand still as crowds gathered to get a photo. Seemingly unfazed  by all the fuss, this bull moose started walking directly towards me to cross the road. Obviously, I was standing in the best spot for a moose to cross the road, and he had every intention of using it. I graciously stepped aside as he passed by close enough for me to touch.