Landscape Photography

Have no fear, I can prepare one just for you, as well! 

Nothing pleases me more than learning that a piece of my work has found a forever home. I am absolutely thrilled that three pieces from my current collection have been purchased at the #RobertLincolnLevy Gallery! One of the great things about working in the medium of photography is that another rendering of any sold piece can be made. So if happen to be wandering through #TheRoadMostTraveled Exhibit and you find yourself drawn to a piece that has already been sold, have no fear! I can prepare one just for you, as well!

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‘Sunrise isn’t like sunset – the day can’t start without a sky on fire’ Cheslsea Crisman, Poet

The Nubble Lighthouse - #SohierPark #CapeNeddick#Maine #USA

The Nubble Lighthouse – #SohierPark #CapeNeddick#Maine #USA

So the next time you wake up for a shoot pre-dawn and think maybe you should just roll over and go back to sleep, I wouldn’t recommend it. THIS is what I would have missed had I followed through with that very same thought when my alarm went off at 4:30 am.

The Nubble Lighthouse – #SohierPark #CapeNeddick#Maine #USA

Photographed at 7:01am : Nikon D3s, 24-70mm f/2.8, 1/10 of Second @ f/16, ISO 200, #FormatHiTech 100×100 soft edge grad filter

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#SavageRock #KeepLookingUp #Sunrise #Dawn#WeGetWhatWhereGiven

#FireInTheSky #CloudsOnFire #Landscape #LandscapePhotography #Oceanscape #Seascape#Ocean #Sea #NubbleLight #Lighthouse #AtlanticOcean #Orange #Clouds #Nikon #NikonGlass#Benro #FormatHiTech #FStopGear

My Office Today aaaaand Nope, that is NOT my Nikon ;-)

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#NewToys #MOT #Hawaii #Dusk #Sunset #DiamondHeadCrater #Oahu #Sony #a7II #FormatHiTech

Don’t Even THINK About It!

Don't Even THING About It!

Don’t Even THING About It!

Off East Oahu, breathtaking views abound at the “Spitting Caves” but don’t even THINK about jumping in! A stunning location for fishing, whale watching, photographing and meditating but do not be deceived, the danger on these steep cliffs is very real. Swimming/Cliff Jumping here should never be an option. Mother Nature has taken many of the unwary before there time because they thought they could concur the challenge. The pounding surf is treacherous and the cliffs are very high. Use care in your footing and don’t take your hands off your gear. Even finding the short but dangerously, steep trail head can be a bit tricky. It is located in a residential area and in can be slippery when dry, due to tons of dead pine needles on the trail but even worse when wet. Should that be the case I wouldn’t hesitate to be “that lady with the crampons” on this one, my pride be damned. Oooh but what a treat when you get to the bottom! The multi-layered rocks, worn down by the forces of sea and wind, are full of grooves and swirls that make stunning shapes and patterns.  There is no doubt that the sunsets along side of Diamond Head Crater will surely entice this girl into more than one trek down that crazy-steep trail head this time around.
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Rite Of Passage

Rite Of Passage

Rite Of Passage

Rite Of Passage

In October of 2014 I traveled to the Big Island in Hawaii on an amazing workshop with the phenomenal education team of Colby Brown and Jay and Varina Patel. I took a serious “slip” (I refuse to use the word “fall”) while maneuvering amongst the “slippery goo” at low tide, abruptly ending my ability to carry on with the workshop in any way! Although I must say Jay Patel was extremely enthusiastic and with his ever-positive attitude, he managed to turn our four hour, cross island drive to the airport into a private island tour and focus workshop on learning how to photograph from a car window! I swear his mantra for the trip could have read “Never Give Up, Never Surrender!” A special time shared that I will never forget.

During that trek I received a phone call from my daughter where I had to confess that I was leaving the island and returning myself to her capable hands for some private nursing and driving to and from a full week of “Gorilla P.T.” that I would need to prep for the eighteen hour flight home to Boston. We laughed, … okay, I admit it, I cried … but just a tiny bit, I swear. I told her that I guessed that maybe this was my official “Rite Of Passage” to becoming a professional photographer. Every great landscape photographer I know seems to have a tale or two to tell of a dangerous injury that occurred while they were out in the field, an quite often somewhere in the Land of Far, Far Away. I heard Jay chuckling behind the driver’s wheel and when my phone call ended he proceeded to tell me a few stories of both his and Varina that made me very grateful that I wasn’t in a lava field when it happened. I am so grateful to Jay for that because it was the precise moment that my embarrassment faded over being “That Lady” in the workshop. Yes I was disappointed but I was no longer embarrassed. Feeling sorry for myself was clearly out of the question and my resolve strengthened to make a quick recovery and get back at it. Much thanks to the amazing attitudes of Colby, Jay, Varina and all of the encouraging members of our workshop!

This image was captured the last evening before my fall … opps, I mean slip 😉 The magic of the Big Island was just beginning to present itself to me. Seeing everyone’s amazing images that were captured at locations after I departed, has left me excited to return to the Big Island!

“Never Give, Never Surrender!” Grab a cup of coffee and visit all three of these sites. I just know when you will be inspired and amazed at the work you see from these incredibly giving educators in photography!

Colby Brown Photography Colby Brown Workshops
Varina Patel​
Jay Patel​

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“I’m Just Here For The Food”

I"'m Just Here For The Food"

I”‘m Just Here For The Food”

It isn’t every day that an inquiry I make results in positive activism, but in this circumstance, that is the case. The good folks at the NH Audubon Society have given me permission to re-share this great article on SNOWY OWL ETIQUETTE and reminds us that “It Is Possible To Love Owls To Death!”

Snowy Owl Viewing – Observe without Disturbing

Snowy Owls are magnificent birds, and attract considerable attention when they visit New Hampshire in the winter. Enthusiastic observers and photographers need to remember that these birds are already stressed by hunger and cold temperatures, so it is important to resist the temptation to get too close for a clearer look or better picture.

Snowy Owls, often inexperienced young birds that hatched the previous summer, wander south during the winter months when food is scarce in their Arctic habitat. The southward journey and cold temperatures require a lot of energy, as does finding prey in unfamiliar territory. Human disturbance can add significantly to their energy demands. The effects of disturbance can be obvious – causing a bird to “flush” or leave its perch – or invisible – making a bird too nervous to leave the safety of a high perch to pursue prey, or increasing metabolism and stress hormones. While a single incident may not be life threatening, the cumulative effect of repeated disturbances, which are likely to occur when an owl perches in highly visible, public locations, reduce the likelihood that they will survive to return north to breed.

Observers and photographers should practice good ethics by keeping a respectful distance from any bird. In general, if the bird reacts to your presence, you are too close. When the bird starts staring at you, you’re close enough and it’s time to back up. For birds on the ground this is about 100 feet. Flushing the bird is direct interference with its roosting and foraging behavior, and deprives others of the opportunity to observe the owl.

An automobile makes an excellent blind, so watch from your car if possible. If this isn’t practical, approach the owl with the wind in your face. Owls take off into the wind, and if the bird chooses to fly while you are approaching it will not want to fly toward you. Always give the bird room and back up as soon as it responds to your presence.

Don’t get carried away by excitement – always respect private property and area-closed signs. Snowy Owls at the coast often roost in fragile dune habitat, which is closed to foot traffic.
It is possible to love owls to death. Flushed birds have collided with stationary objects and once airborne they attract the attention of crows, gulls and hawks, which will pursue and harass them, reducing opportunities to hunt. Be responsible, and give owls the privacy they need.
Seeing a Snowy Owl is a rare privilege. Set a good example for others by following and sharing these guidelines, and have a wonderful Snowy experience!

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Embracing Transition

When returning home from my extended October stay on the islands of Hawaii, I was anticipating disappointment over the loss of all of the beautiful leaves of our deciduous trees our trees. Instead, I was delighted that I was given a last glimpse of autumn when I came upon a beautiful maple tree, bursting with bright yellow leaves! And just 24 hours later temperatures dropped and met the dew point, resulting in a soft and moody mist that highlighted the naked trees of winter pending. Such is the ever-changing landscape of New England and I find I was happily reminded that I will never at a loss for stunning subject matter to photograph.

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“At The End Of The Day, We Get What We Are Given”

“At The End Of The Day, We Get What We Are Given”

“At The End Of The Day, We Get What We Are Given”

Be it by Fate, Kismet, Karma, Mother Nature or the Universe, “At The End Of The Day, We Get What We Are Given.” It is up to we, the individuals, to decide to receive and celebrate them openly or turn from the gifts that are given freely by any of the multitude of “Higher Powers” that are believed in.

Yes, it is true. I had a freak and rather undignified accident that cut short my dream photography workshop on the Big Island with and and small circle of new friends. But the truth of it is, I hurt so bad that I knew, without a doubt, there was no continuing on the original track that I had so carefully planned. Instead, I found my way back to Oahu and was gifted with an additional, and somewhat painful ( I use the term lightly) week living with my daughter, in the Land of Far, Far Away! The tables had turned and it was she, taking care of me for the first time in our thirty years together. Much gratitude is extended to my Meagan who seemed to have a perfect mixture of endless patience and a stern (picture Nurse Ratchet 😉 yet respectful delivery of all doctors orders!

And yet, at the end of my last day with her, my son-in-law and the generous roomies, I felt sad that my “extended” stay was coming to an end. While finishing packing my bags, I looked out the back slider at the “muted” skies of early dusk, starting to feel a bit sorry for myself that I did not get to capture my “imagined spectacular” sunset on the Big Island. Disappointment was spreading in my heart that fate had taken that opportunity from me, and I turned away from the water, admittedly pouting. Not fifteen minutes later, Meagan calls from the back yard … “MOM, OMG, come QUICK!” And there, before our eyes, was THE most spectacular sunset! The one I “almost missed because I had impatiently chosen to turn away. I hobbled back in the house, grabbed the camera, lens be what it may, and limped down my first flight of stairs in a week and a half to throw myself on my belly on the dock. And there I had the honor of capturing “What I Was Given.” Once again filled with joy and grateful; for the many gifts given to me from “The Powers That Be.”

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#NeverSayDie #ColbyBrownWorkshop #Sunset #Gratitude #ColbyBrownWorkshop #Hawaii #WeGetWhatWereGiven