Monday, November 30, 2009

12.01.09 Pic Post: Family in San Antonio

What a great trip I took last week to visit family and friends in Texas.
I am absolutely smitten with my beautiful and intelligent niece and nephew!

and just to prove we were actually in SA:

Sunday, November 29, 2009

11.29.09 Back in the saddle pic post: Tyler Tree

I hope everyone had as great a Thanksgiving week as I did. My girlfriend and I
traveled down to Texas for a wedding and a few nice dinners with family and friends. I'll be posting a few
pics from the trip soon. In the mean time to get back into the swing of the daily pic I present an image
captured during todays walk through Tyler State Park.

Tyler Tree

Thursday, November 19, 2009

11.19.09 Daily Pic Post: Foamhenge!

Not in danger of being dwarfed by any dwarfs, Foamhenge is a larger than life sized replica of the
famous Stonehenge, done completely out of...wait for it...Foam. This is exactly the kind of stuff you want to stop for on a road trip. Location: Natural Bridge, TN.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

11.18.09: Daily pic post. Back on Track

Due to technical difficulties I was unable to upload images to this site, but we are back on track.

Monday, November 16, 2009

11.16.09 Not quite daily pic post! Dakota

I truly love pet portraiture and yesterday's "sitting" (not much sitting with a 5 yr old pup in the park!) was
no exception. More images of this happy dog to come.

Friday, November 13, 2009

11.13.09 ALMOST daily pic post: Grounds for Sculpture

I suppose it was inevitable that I would miss a day. Sorry Nov. 12th., I'll try to make it up to ya!

So today's picture comes from a place I consider to be one of the true gems of New Jersey and in fact the entire United States. Grounds For Sculpture, for those of you that don't know (Hey, I didn't), is the creation of sculptor and philanthropist J. Seward Johnson.  An area of land the size of an amusement park, GFS showcases beautiful sculptures from a multitude of artists in a mostly outdoor setting. Johnson is an amazing artist and one of his recurring themes is to create wonderful versions of impressionist paintings cut into the landscape of the park.

Where you Invited?
by Seward Johnson
2001 Painted Bronze

J. Seward Johnson's Were You Invited? is based upon French Impressionist Pierre Auguste Renoir’s nineteenth-century masterpiece, The Luncheon of the Boating Party.  In this specially designed and landscaped environment, viewers can actually step into the scene and mingle with the diners.  In addition to the members of the Impressionist’s boating party are four figures seated around another table at the far end of the tableau. Joined in convivial conversation are realistic representations of sculptor Johnson himself with artists Bill Barrett, Red Grooms, and Andrzej Pitynski.  A dashing character in period costume brandishes his cane and addresses those at the table asking, “Were you invited?”  Phillip Bruno, collector and art gallery director, posed for this gentleman keeping out the party crashers.  Since 1994, Johnson has been creating lifesized three-dimensional works based on well-known paintings that, as Johnson has said, “allow an intimacy with the paintings that the paintings don’t allow themselves.”

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

11.11.09: Daily pic post: Architecture series in black and white

I don't know why, but I had this fear that once I switched to digital I would somehow loose my love of black and white. They would be less real, less powerful. These images calmed those worries.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

11.10.09 Daily pic post: Pet portrait

I love animals and pet portraits are one of my favorite things to do.

If anyone is interested I offer a great pet sitting package complete with all images hosted on a
password protected website for online proofing and easy print ordering system with various unique printing options and a DVD with all the edited images.
Email me for details:

Monday, November 9, 2009

11.09.09 Daily Post: Series: Cars

Most images shot using the Lensbaby selective focus
lens system.

Elvis' 1975 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4

Friday, November 6, 2009

11.06.09 Daily pic post: Little Buddy

The sun was out today and one of my cats took advantage.
Doesn't it look like he's sleeping in heart shaped sunlight?


Thursday, November 5, 2009

11.05.09 Daily pic post: Winter Black & White

It may be the lingering darkness from the Phillies loss last night,
but a minor form of melancholy has come over me.
Since most of the leaves have hit the ground and the days are getting darker
 I thought I'd post a few images from last winter.

Man, Tree, Car


House Silhouette

Black Tree

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

11.04.09 Daily picture post: As seen on TV!

OK, well not seen on TV but in a TV station.
NJN, the New Jersey Public Television station, put out a call for artists a few months back
and I was one of 9 selected (yeah me!) to display my work! Of my three submissions
two were chosen and I delivered what you see bellow today.

Ducks on the Pond

A Cold Walk

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

11.03.09 Daily Picture Post: Flow

I think it is physically impossible for a photographer to walk past running water and not take an
extended exposure shot! Well I am no exception and this isn't bad considering I was without
a tripod at the time.

Monday, November 2, 2009

11.02.09 Daily Pic Post: Selective Focus Series.

A few favorites featuring selective focusing.

White Shoes, Bad News

f/2.8 @ 1/50 ISO 640


f/2.8 @ 1/640 ISO 400

Sunset Together II

f/2.8 @ 1/500 ISO 400

Jude's Flowers

f/2.8 @ 1/400 ISO 200

Sunday, November 1, 2009