Notch Light

I usually have more fun wandering than overly planning for shoots, and when magical light happens it’s something really special and makes for moments that I forever treasure. This one was just a magnificent scene as a summertime storm rolled through Pinkham Notch with blasting afternoon sunlight making for a silhouetted evergreen landscape within one of New England’s finest alpine areas. It’s a print I will always love.

A summer storm passing through Pinkham Notch.
A backlit summertime storm passing through Pinkham Notch.

Bean Leaf

Usually Apple gets credit for the mantra “think different”, but it is certainly a phrase that applies to lots of things within human life. It surely applies to photography and it’s something I often try to inject into the day-to-day creative process of making pictures. One way that I think definitely qualifies as different is looking at the world way more closely than usual within the macro viewpoint, and gardens are one of the very best locations for that.

This picture is so simple to me yet so profound at the same time. The travel distance isn’t even a baseball throw away from home yet there there is so much magic within the natural landscape that we often do not spend enough time admiring and relishing. This super close up scene is a late season green bean leaf glowing in backlight and the fact that it grew from one little seed just a few months ago is nature at its finest.

A macro view of a bean leaf.
Close up of a bean leaf in the garden.

Pastel Curl

This abstract scene has been a print that I love for the past few years and for me it really summarizes the vibe and beauty of Nantucket Island. The gem of a location that rests about a marathon away from the Cape Cod mainland is all about the ocean and on this cold autumn evening the waters were churning away with a beautiful layering of pastel colors within the clouds.

It will always be one of my favorite places to work and this one will be a picture i’ll always think of when wishing I was back out on the island.

Waves rolling into the sandy shores of Nantucket.
The flow of waves curling to shore at Madaket.

Historic Trails

The old pathways that wind through Minuteman National Park are a sight that I take in often, mostly as a jogging spot but it’s also one of my favorites for making pictures too. They were the lands where the early stages of the Revolutionary War took place and I often wonder how different they must have looked back then. However, even as the years roll by these historic farmlands have grown with vibrant vegetation but they are still the same gorgeous trails and pathways through the lands just outside of Boston.

An old dirt road within Minuteman National Park.
The Battle Road within the forests of Minuteman National Park in Lincoln, MA.

Ocean Edge

Nantucket is one of my favorite places to work, it’s a magical little island filled with beautiful locations and history that converge together wonderfully. Summer brings a particular vibrance to the island as the warm waters surround the coast and green grass and trees fill the land.

This picture is the coastline on the Northwest corner of the island from atop a wind swept dune that drops off as a cliff just a few feet from where I was standing.

The Northwest coast of Nantucket Island on a gray day.
The sweeping waterfront landscape of the Northwest corner of Nantucket Island.

Foliage Tracks

The fall colors are an obviously popular part of the New England landscape, and while theres so much hype and they bring in all the tourists, i’ll always admit that it sure is a beautiful time of the years. This is a view from above within the historic Crawford Notch area which is a stretch of some of the most rugged terrain in the Northeast and these tracks used to do the brunt of the passenger transit back when the grand hotels ruled the area in a much different era than now.

Railroad tracks and fall foliage in Crawford Notch.
Railroad tracks winding through the foliage covered forests of Crawford Notch.

Autumn Descent

With all the strangeness of these virus times we have been living in this summer i’ve put a lot of thought and emphasis into one of my favorite picture projects that i’ve worked on over the past few years, the waterfalls of New England. It’s something I never get tired of doing and in a time when everything about crowds is different than before, these hidden gems are what I think of as my favorite hiding spots within the land. Fall is right around the corner as I type this and I will always remember this rainy autumn morning within the leaf blanketed forests of Stowe when I made this picture.

Moss Glen Falls seen on a rainy autumn morning.
The rushing cascades of Moss Glen Falls mixing with leaves on a rainy autumn morning.