Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Conversationalist

..not something I feel that I excel at.  Don't get me wrong I'm fairly comfortable talking to just about everyone I meet and can carry on a conversation ~ we'll just say I'm not exactly riveting at times.

Headed to Hampton to shoot the final Fireworks display of the summer.  A tad foggy when we arrived...

 ...but we traveled down to shoot fireworks and fireworks we shot.  Of course, as
 soon as the display started the fog rolled in thicker and thicker still.  To the point where
me and my camera were getting very damp.  
 But still... a few managed to peak out below the rolls of fog and to be honest made
 the colors speak in a way that I haven't photographed before.  So for this night my
 camera was a much better conversationalist than I.



Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Why is Important

The why
It defines someone and makes them unique ~ special

The how
how without the why is like a fish without water

The how ~ in this case was playing with a neutral density filter to get two images of me on the dock on a bright and sunny day.   A learning experience.

The why ~ best guess would be that I needed to see where I have been to know now where I must go



Saturday, August 24, 2013

You Know It's Going to be a Good Day....

When you're greeted at the dock with a "G' day" greeting
 .....and this is the view outside your window
Not quite sure what to expect
but you realize there will be some "hang" time
and possibly a little "down" time

But as soon as you make landfall the wind fills your sail

 and you stretch out and have the most enjoyable day possible

....    "ISLAND STYLE"



Friday, August 23, 2013

Finding Style

I will often pick up items at consignment shops and such with a vague idea in my head of how I'm actually going to use them.

 Meg was one of my very first portrait sessions.  She's a beautiful young lady with a great sense of style and bubbling personality.
 I knew when we got together she would fit perfectly into some of the items I had chosen for our shoot.
 But it isn't the clothes or a pretty face that makes the picture.  It's her sense of style and personality that she brings to the shoot that shines through and for me just makes it all click.
 She'll be heading off to college close to NYC next week and will most certainly thrive there.  I look forward to hearing about her adventures in college and beyond.
This young woman is certainly going to shine!



Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

An Island Visit

My "pickup" spot this morning was Glendale Docks for the quick trip out to Welch Island with Harold and Daryl.

 Harold has been navigating out to Welch for the past sixty three years....and Daryl since she was a little girl.

Upon arrival I was greeted by an eagle with a keen eye for breakfast while watching over the point.

 We navigated "Dexter Steeps" up to the garden ~ which Harold and Mary explained is much smaller than past years.  But to my eye was a full bounty!

 Our leisurely boat ride around Welch island was filled with stories of folks who have come and gone over the years...  many a lifelong friend and family line her shores.

and to top it all off when we arrived back at the camp we all enjoyed the most delicious cucumber soup!

An absolutely fabulous morning ~ thank you, thank you!



Sunday, August 4, 2013

What a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Thanks to Lakes Biplane we enjoyed a perfect summers' day from the air

A flight over Winnipesaukee Yacht Club's "Raft UP" by Cow Island and Little Bear
Just a coupla boats gathered over at Braun Bay!
This view will never get old to me.... I do love where we live

Hey, Pammy where are you!



Friday, August 2, 2013

Cast Your Line

                                      and see what reels in



Thursday, August 1, 2013

Family Time by the Lake

A great session with Beth and her family ....Lakeside



Sunrise ~ Sunset

Could not have asked for a better day from sunup to sundown