Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!

In The Spirit Of The Season,

Let There Be Light!

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The Final Shot Of 2012

On the eve of the eve of the New Year…

…I finally made it to Nubble Light to photograph it decorated for the Holidays. This is also officially the last image I made from 2012.

It was brutally cold, winds in excess of 30mph(48kph), several shots ruined by car headlights illuminating the island, but it was worth it! Just the right exposure to avoid excessive star trails, I couldn’t ask for more.

Nubble light decorated in Christmas lights under a star filled night sky. The constellation Orion can be seen just above and to the right of the lighthouse.

Pop-quiz: Who can tell me which constellation is featured in this image? (Without looking at anyone else’s answers 😉 )

You’re cutting it close, but there’s still time!

To vote for your favorite image of 2012 that is. Vote HERE, but please read the rules for casting your vote carefully.


Sunday’s Hidden Treasure.

Here’s wishing you all Happy Holidays.

This weeks “Hidden Treasure” wasn’t really hidden, or forgotten.

 But being of a very seasonal nature it hasn’t been looked at since I shared a very similar image this time last year.

Night time scene depicting Market Square in Portsmouth, NH. A cast iron street lamp, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, and the well lit steeple of the North Church are all in this vertical image.


Market Square in Portsmouth, NH

Canon EOS 40D

Tamron 17-50 f2.8

ISO 100, 17mm, 15 sec. @ f16


Night time photo of the north church in Portsmouth, NH. Vertical image of the well lit steeple in the background, and a nicely decorated Christmas tree in the foreground.

Give the gift that lasts all year long.

It’s that time of year again, the time for holiday gift giving. What better way to do it than to give the gift of local art. Since nobody really wants to fight the crowds on “Black Friday,” just to buy the same gift a thousand others have bought (do they?), why not give a unique, one of a kind piece of art from a local artist or crafts-person?

Starting today, November 20, and lasting through December 10, I’m offering 20% off site wide with the coupon code: BLACK20. That’s 21 days of Black Friday savings!

Thank you, BUT…

Here’s the important part. While I would be very appreciative should you choose to give one of my images as a gift this Holiday season, the main point of this post is this:


Support your local photographer, painter, woodworker, sculptor, well you get the idea. Avoid the Mall and the Big Box stores, support the arts and BUY LOCAL!

Merry Christmas And Happy Holidays To All

The North Church, Market Square, and Christmas lights. Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire all decorated for the Christmas holidays made the perfect holiday scene for my family Christmas card.

I would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

I also want to thank each and every one of you who have followed along on my journey a I grow as a photographer. I hope you have enjoyed my writing and the accompanying images, and continue to follow and enjoy throughout the New Year.

It is my sincerest wish that you and all your loved ones have a joyous Holiday Season and a wonderful New Year that brings you joy and happiness.

Thank you!