Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Image of the Day: Wappingers Cemetery

I spend all winter looking at bare tree branch traceries against the sky.  Yesterday was perfect: cloudy, rainy.  Love this weather for photos.  I didn't have much time, so I cruised around the cemetery in Wappingers Falls, NY, under the theory that cemeteries have great trees.   I brought along a microfiber cloth to keep the lens clear of rain drops.  And I barely had to leave the car - always a plus...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Image of the Day

Like all images in this series, this photo represents more fun with Lightroom.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Image of the Day: Winter Silhouette

Do you remember the really big snow storm last year that hit the northern U.S. just in time for travelers going home from Christmas holiday?  Well, I do.  I ended up in the Detroit airport for a couple of days, standing in various lines and waiting to get on a flight home.  Actually, it wasn't all that bad.  I didn't have to be home for anything in particular, I was comped for a hotel room and meals ($6 per meal), and the airport is like a small city.  I had a small backpack with me, which fortunately included my camera.  I took this outside one of those airport motels, from the parking lot, on what turned out to be my last day in Detroit.  There was a nice mist that morning, which lent the bare trees a dramatic silhouette.  I used Lightroom to enhance the mood.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Basque Country Photo Tour: Let's have fun this year

Basque in the Light: A Photography Walk through the Basque Country
Lace up and snap to it! We've got plenty of shots to take! Join us on our Special Photography Walk through the fabulous Basque Country and explore Bilbao's ultra modern Guggenheim, the glamour of San Sebastian, century-old shepherd footpaths, and the vineyards of the La Rioja wine region!
And you won't have to be a pro, as two professional instructors, Mary Ann Glass and Christine Irvin will give you a hand with your shots! Whether you are looking to improve on your lighting, angle, or perspective, we'll help you bring it all into focus.  Our trained eyes will give you insights and ideas to create professional photos.
And it doesn't end in the Basque Country! Our best photos will be published in a book, and exhibited at the RiverWinds Gallery (  in Beacon, New York at our Basque in the Light Photo Event in 2012!  
April 15-21, 2012    2,500 EUR
For the itinerary, check out the Fresco Tours website (link below)
(The 3-mile walk planned for a couple of days is optional:  if you prefer, you can take the van instead.)
To sign up for the tour: 
 Please feel free to contact me with any questions/concerns: