Pointer to the Sun

GPS: 43.046665 -70.716567 Many people associate New Hampshire with the White Mountains up north, and casually dismiss its eighteen miles of coastline to the east. While it is undeniably short, there are still good photos to be made along the coast of New Hampshire. Odiorne Point State Park (named for original settler, John Odiorne) is […]

Vermont Classic

GPS: 44.327802 -72.174978 I grew up on a dairy farm in a small town, so pastoral settings tend to invoke nostalgia. And nowhere in Vermont is there a better place than Peacham to witness a classic village scene that conjures up memories from the past. This hillside town is stereotypical, with white-steepled church, picturesque red […]

Stone Sentinel

GPS: 41.462233 -71.362769 Small lighthouses can pack a mean punch. Castle Hill Light located in Newport, Rhode Island, is a case in point. Although under 40 feet high, its location on the cliffs overlooking the East Passage into Narragansett Bay awards it star power. This white granite lighthouse with the red fresnel has been keeping […]

Boston Gold

GPS: 42.354772 -71.047230 Cityscapes can be fun to photograph. Since I live within commuting distance of Boston, I go into the city periodically to photograph the skyline in lights. So far, my favorite vantage point of Boston is from Harbor Walk near the Federal Courthouse, pointing at Rowe’s Wharf on the other side of the […]

Fog Triangle

GPS: 43.365378 -70.431759 Harbors are hard to photograph well. Most are loaded with man-made clutter, making it difficult to find and isolate compelling subjects. As a rule, I skip shooting harbors unless the weather forecast calls for intriguing conditions. Sea fog is one of those intriguing conditions. It hides much of the clutter and adds […]

Finger in the Gorge

GPS: 41.954925 -72.878622 One of the gems of Connecticut is Enders Falls, a series of five waterfalls on the West Branch of Salmon Brook. Within a quarter mile span, you can photograph gorges, cascades, plunges, horsetails, and slides. By popular opinion, these small waterfalls are among the best and most photogenic in Connecticut. The image […]

Rock Equality

GPS: 41.151402 -71.555265 Block Island. In the summer, the island is full of bathing suit-clad tourists on bicycles. The beaches are free, enticing entire families to ferry across for a little sun and fun. But come here off-season, and you’ll have the place to yourself. The island boasts two historic lighthouses, 17 miles of pristine […]

Light Eruption

GPS: 43.057071 -70.711974 Moody weather can make photographers happy. I love it when the sky opens up to spew unexpected light on a scene. Dramatic clouds tend to intensify the emotional appeal of an image, painting the sky in layers and splashes of color. I left my house in the wee hours to photograph sunrise […]

Pink Marsh

GPS: 41.818624 -69.959440 Cape Cod has many salt marshes. Centuries ago, these grasslands witnessed grazing cattle and salt production. Although the marshes have since receded, those that remain can make darn good photographic subjects. I travel to Cape Cod regularly for photography. One of the marshes I visit frequently is Nauset Marsh in Eastham, Massachusetts. […]

Point the Way

GPS: 44.295681 -72.307900 Groton State Forest in Vermont is an addictive destination. The forest includes a number of beautiful ponds and mountain vistas, ideal for photography. The area is photogenic year-round, but I most enjoy it in autumn and winter. I return to Kettle Pond time and time again. The pond runs east to west, […]

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