Saturday, January 31, 2015

Two Wonderful Ladies ~ Different Lighting ~ Different Backgrounds

Great shoot with these two wonderful ladies.  Working on different lighting setups with different backgrounds.

Achieving different looks.

Having fun with light!



Thursday, January 29, 2015

Looking to the Sideline ~ It's Not Always About the Action on the Court

Seizing the Environmental Portrait

Photographing the action on the court is something I love to do.

… there are times when I glance over to the sidelines and the camera comes up to bring into focus a glimpse into the personalities of the players.



Pre-Game Thoughts at the Glass

Thoughtful moments prior to taking the ice

Game strategies circling in their minds

Quiet solitary moments
Joined together on the ice 




Tuesday, January 27, 2015

All in the Eyes

Every once in a while I get out the ring flash and have a go with it.
Can't say that I love the catch lights it puts out ~ but I'm game 
to try it now and again.

Went with the ring flash on camera and a second soft box off to camera right. 
Made for soft light but I found it to be pretty unforgiving on this girls "mature" skin.
Made for a good practice day! 


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sledding Hill

Perfect winter night for sledding - the hill was prepped and ready

Elaine checking the course 
Roy up at the start overseeing the track

 INSPECTION    P A S S E D 1/25/15 

Let the fun begin!

Big thanks to Roy and Elaine for keeping the "fun" in winter and all year through!



Friday, January 23, 2015

Glorious January day ~ a poetic vibe

 First month of the year 
 in the thick of winter; 
 coating of ice 
I step

A beauty 
this January 
day warmed by the sun 
 increasing day by day  

Look forward to February 
fast approaching
more warmth
to come


Caught sight of a plane flying overhead through the clouds.
My first thought is always…. I wonder where they are going?
Happy trails



Monday, January 19, 2015

Seeing My Work in Print ~ with so much more

A night of interrupted sleep - thoughts and ideas churning in my head 
denying me of a sound sleep.
On this morning I woke with an idea that I soon discarded.
Too much on the gloomy side and instead I will choose to focus on the bright side.

2014 was a year of seeing much of my hard work and dedication come through to actual assignments. Assignments that I will look back on with pride.

This particular assignment was for St. Paul's School.  To experience their trail system through the four seasons.

Leisurely walks in the woods and along the brooks and ponds.  Making pictures while taking in the fresh air and solitude that these woods provide.

I recall a few times while out wandering when I received phone calls from friends that brought me to tears…. "happy" tears.  
Calls from friends with good news.
I saved an old fortune cookie and taped it to my journal; it reads
"You will be happy to receive good news"
immediately I thought "duh" no kidding
and laughing at such a silly fortune; but 
still I saved it.

What I realized from those phone calls was sharing good news with a dear friend is much deeper; and for me it showed that fortune cookie was much smarter than I.  

Something happening in our lives that we immediately want to share with someone close to us.
It's a connection that I personally cherish; and it reminds me that I always want to hear
whatever "news" a friend has.  Whether it be good, bad or ugly...



Friday, January 16, 2015

A Most Delightful Kitchen...

to cook something up!



A Nostalgic Walk to Mt Belknap Grange No. 52

Gilford Elementary students take a step back in time during their Colonial Life and Tradesmen field trip

A chance for students to see daily life during the 1800's.  Storekeepers, printers, milliners, coopers to name a few

Seeing what it was like during a typical school day for children during colonial times.

Learning about the Printer, the Hatter and the Wig Maker to name a few.  Many questions asked 
"Why do men wear wigs?"

Watching the process of a Printer at work with answers to questions 
"That is why they call them "upper case"

 Classroom similar in some ways and different in others.
With their Schoolmaster Mrs. Lacroix showing students the chalkboards used by children in the 1800's I couldn't help but think how many of todays students see that as an antique IPAD!



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tradition Dating Back Over 100 Years

I had the pleasure of meeting Norman Lyford today over at the annual
Ice Harvest for Rockywold Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake
Mr. Lyford has been working the ice harvest for 70 years 
and talked about the years past with a twinkle in his eye. 

About 3600 blocks of ice cut, pushed and pulled over the next few days to be stored in the camp ice houses until summer visitors return to their cabins.

 Years of history being preserved and enjoyed not only by those that will visit this summer,

but from what I experienced
by those that gather on the lake each year for this time honored tradition.



Sunday, January 11, 2015

Fly Me To the Moon

Let me play among the stars

Let me see what spring is like
on Jupiter and Mars



Saturday, January 10, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

"Coffee House" at Pitman's with LHS

Laconia High School put together their first Coffee House style evening at Pitman's Freight Room.

A great collection of talent went on stage.

Keep your ears open for their next venture over at Pitman's

…..they'll have a stool waiting for you.

Join in for a fun evening with talented youth in our community.

more pictures from the evening at



Saturday, January 3, 2015

In The Wax Room…

with Tom.

More hours than we could count spent sharpening and waxing skis for upcoming races and training days over the years.

Ski racing is a disciplined sport on and off the mountain as most athletes can attest.

Tom has always put his heart and soul into his sport.  I'm so proud of what he's learned and accomplished over the years and am looking forward to where he heads in the coming year and beyond.

Ski fast and enjoy the ride.



Thursday, January 1, 2015