Friday, April 20, 2018

Landscape Album
Wall Art Prints 


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 Hallway

The repetition of the trees on both sides of the "walkway" was the source for the title. Apparently, some time in the past, this was a pathway of some kind that was necessary to the farm that previously occupied the land. Today, it exists as a unique country landmark.

 Ripples

While on yet another tour of Warren County, NJ, I came upon the Musconetcong River as it winds through the county. Here, the reflection of the trees on the opposite bank of the river posed an interesting image for me. Needles to say, I'm not Salvador Dali but the ripples of the trees in the water brought him to mind.

 Rum Drums

These drums reside at the Mystic Seaport Museum but this day they became an image for me that speaks of sailing days gone-by. Were these drums part of a freight shipment aboard a Yankee Clipper ship? Were those ropes handled by clipper deck hand? We'll never know for sure. 

 Shadow Creek

I created "Shadow Creek" while visiting Belvidere, NJ. The image was taken just as I approched the river bridge over the Delaware. There was a small parking spot off to the side of the road from where I took the photograph. The sun was low in the sky at the time which highlighted the ripples, accented the dark shadows, and provided a means to see the rocks at the bottom of the creek (hard to see on a computer screen). I had not seen such a site in my travels through the county before.

Wyte Knytes


I had passed this way along the Delaware River any number of tmes while working at the steam locomotive shop. Never paid it much attention until one day when I noticed the intriguing afternoon lightitng. It was about 4:30 pm and I clearly noticed the setting sun illuminating the tress but not the background surrounding them. With film and camera in hand, I captured the "Wyte Knytes".


Palms Away

South Beach Miami - Summer 2017 BI (before Irma)

Motorcycle Album
Wall Art Prints


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 Burnin' Chrome

The highly stylized casting of the flames in this air filter cover really stood out to me. It expresses the very soul of the bike itself. There's all kinds of fire within the HD engine that makes the bike perform as it does. And perform they do!

 Fender Flames


There is just no more room on this fender for another flame. The art work is extremely well done to say the least. The repetitive shapes are very articulate; the painter is to be complimented on a job that's over the top in my opinion. There's no escaping the attraction of the flames if that's your thing.

 Heavy Harley


The name on the air filter says it all. A heavier Harley for a rider who wants to enjoy the feel of the extra weight of a larger bike than say a Sportster. I ride a Heritage Softail Classic and I'm pleased to say, I too, enjoy the extra weight. My first Harley was a Sportster.

Peepers


One of my popular selling images, "Peepers" captures a view that many might overlook. The symetry of the 5 lights appealed to me as a well thought out design. Not only are the lights in proper relation to one another but they certainly generate a good amount of light.

 Stripes Alive


Talk about a striking design, this one is an eye-catcher. Here the artist separated each stripe and then had the whole design come together to flow from the HD insignia to the rear of the gas tank. The entire presentation is quite attractive very appealing.

Long Look


I found the design of the pipes, looking left to right, drew me into this image and gave it a long look. All of us view images from left to right; that's just how it is. Once I was captivated by the exhaust pipes and studying the entire image, I did in fact take a long look before triggering the shutter.


Architecture Album
Wall Art Prints
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New York Botanical Gardens Dome

Interior photograph created from the hall interior of the main building. The connection of the two spheres, the glass dome and the glass globe, appealed to me as a study in the unique architecture of the building itself.

Jeet Yet?


No, d'yoo? A common but funny question we've all heard at on time or another. This night shot was fun to compose as I waited for customers to be both inside and out. Glad I got the image when I did since the building has been torn down several years ago.

Lookin' Up - 1988


It's only by the grace of the Good Lord that this tragedy was not larger than it was. Still, it was a tremendous loss. However, looking back on better days, I captured the Twin Towers as I knew them then. Unfortunately, this is an image I can no longer duplicate.

White Light


Mystic Seaport was the location for this photograph. My wife and I took a New England vacation one late spring. This little light house was such a bright subject in the summer sun that I couldn't resist capturing it on film. It was almost blinding but I managed to get the exposure just right in spite of the contrast. 

Wings - WTC in NYC


One loss has brought us Americans another gain. This new structure in the area of the original Twin Towers give proof to our ability to move on from pain to promise. Never forgetting the past but rather moving forward to our future! 

Infrared Photograph Album
Wall Art Prints 


Infrared film, my favorite, has always fascinated me since your results are never quite alike. The film can be extremely sensitive to heat, cold, humidity and, of course, light. It must be handled in subdued light when loading/unloading your camera. However, once exposed, the fun begins. The intense whites and blacks are far different than any other B&W film.

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 Over Hang


When my wife and I visited our younger daughter in New England, we spent one day just riding around and sightseeing. It was great fun just to see another environment and culture relative to our own. 

While walking through a quaint village, my eye caught this beautiful tree doing its best to grow away from the house that bordered it on one side. I couldn't resist so I captured the image using one of my most favorite black and white films; infrared.
The tree is stunning with the majesty of the white leaves. The white leaves are that much more impressive with the blue sky turned back, a trait of infrared film.

Baer Aspens


The name for this image is derived from its location. As often as I can, I volunteer to help operate our steam train excursions in town. The locomotive shop is settled in a local quarry know as Baer Aggregates. The owner is very gracious to allow us access to a "shop" that's out of the way from the general public. These aspens caught my attention one day during lunch break and I decided it was time to photograph them. 

Brite Barn


This infrared image is centered around an antique barn that's surrounded by beautiful and towering trees. I'm told the structure dates back several centuries yet it still looks to be somewhat stable.

My eye caught the stark contrast between the deep dark of the first floor of the barn and the bright green of the tree leaves. This is, of course, the appeal of infrared film which I enjoy using over and over again. Shot with a 10 year old roll of Konica 750 film, no longer available, I adjusted my exposure to get the whitest whites and the strongest blacks. This is one of the major characteristics of any infrared film. Some films are prone to a distinct range between the blacks and whites while others are more subdued. Sadly, there aren't as many film choices today compared to the different brands marketed in the past.

Brite Beach


This is another New England image created on another visit to my younger daughter Tiffany. She guided my wife and I around to neat little towns and villages not far from where she used to live in Massachusetts. When I saw this scene, it was obvious to me that I needed to record it on infrared film. 

It almost appears that the beach house is suspended in black space. Another unique feature of the film. The dead give-away to reality is, of course, the reflection of the house in the water it faces. 

For those of you "beach combers", this would be a distinct addition to your wall.

Down the Alley


The compopsition that caught my eye was the "imitation" alley created by the barn side on the left and the foliage on the right. Each helps frame the boats below. The stark contrast of the black & white infrared effects adds impact to the image.

Down River


While "prospecting" for another image, I came upon this river view in Stewartsville, NJ. The sunlight was just right and my medium format camera was loaded with my favorite film, infrared. The white reflection in the river drew me in to the total image. It was fortunate for me that I took the prospecting ride. Looking forward to my next trip through the country.

Barn So Noble

While traveling through Warren County, NJ one sunny day, I came upon this abandoned barn. The lighting was just right for me to use my favorite film, B&W infrared. Subsequent visits to the barm proved less satisfactory since it was torn down for the value of the siding. Glad I got there when I did!

Pretty Ladies


This infrared image was created while my wife and I visited an arboretum in Hunterdon County, NJ. It reminded me of some of the lyrics to an Eagles song I had heard years ago. Funny how time and visions can bring back to mind things we've long since forgotten.

The position of the trees and the multitude of leaves all lend themselves to a portrait that would not be the same captured in standard B&W film. Again, my favorite film is infrared B&W. It reveals more in a scene then is actually there and can take you places in your imagination that you would not otherwise see. 

Frost of July


An obvious play on words, the Frost of July only exists in this image. My active interest in steam railroading keeps me searching for subjects that please me. This abandoned bridge reveals the substantial railroad architecture of a 100 years ago. It made me think of the old structure now engulfed in new foliage. Again, the stark B&W contrast of the infrared film further accentuates the difference.  

 Layer & Layers

This images is an infrared impression of Merril Creek, Warren County, NJ. The bright lit sky with the "layers" of clouds made for a perfect image showing the unique qualities of infrared film and why I so enjoy using it whenever possible.

Summer Snow


I don't recall ever experiencing snow at any time in the summer. However, I couldn't resist creating this image in Lake Benson park which is in Garner, NC. The "snowy" path is bordered by the trees and the small creek. The abundance of green foliage contributed to the winter effect of the overall image. 

Horizon Cove


This name only exists in my imagination. I don't recall the location other than it was in New England. Another "gift" from visiting our younger daughter when she lived there years ago. Quite frankly, it could be anywhere since my image was neither historical nor geographical. It was purely the pleasure of using infrared B&W film once again to capture a scene that appealed to me.



I'm pleased to say that infrared B&W film is still available, manufactured by Ilford in England. They call it SFX 200 with an ISO rating of the same number. Not quite as dramatic as Kodak's HIE from days of old but still available last I checked. 


Sunlit Willow


While taking a "prospecting" drive through Warren County, searching for images, my travels found me in the Milford area. It always makes sense to turn down a road never before ridden on by me. So it was as I ventured on to a small pike that spans a small creek and/or small river. My concern was not aquatic but rather centered on the very impressive willow I found. Never ceases to amaze me how The Lord has a surprise already there; all I need to do is look.

I came back another day when the afternoon sun was more focused on the willow. This proved to be the answer for another ideal B&W infrared image. My most favorite film still fascinates me after all these years. You just don't know exactly what you'll get until you get to the darkroom. Since I enjoy being there also, it's a perfect combination for me. Live is lovely!

Steamy Silo


Sadly, both the silo and the barn have been torn down. Another drive through Warren County, NJ led me to this farm location. Perhaps the land will be used for some other purpose. It's been a while since I drove down this country road so I can't speak to the ultimate outcome. My ride was timely at best for which I'm grateful.

A White House


This image appealed to me because I was intrigued by the vertical repetition of the lamp post, the house tower, and the chimneys. The fun of it all was creating the image using Kodak's HIE infrared film, no longer availble. This type of film is rather unpredicable as to the final results that you get. However, there are variables in both the camera and the darkroom that allow you flexibility to create the final print.





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