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Battle of the Barges – Boston Sept 5, 2015


Blue Hour before the Fireworks Display

After a very long time the Battle of the Barges returned to Boston.  Piers Park would have been the ideal location but the crowds were overwhelming. Alternate East Boston location provided good views of the North End Barge.

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The barges are in place





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Bosque de Apache – Day 1

Rainbows - Bosque del Apache

Rainbows – Bosque del Apache

Day 1 – We arrived mid afternoon to predicted weather.  After checking in to the hotel we drove out to the refuge to check out the activity.  The skies were overcast and it had been raining, torrential at times but this turned out to be serendipitous.  The sun peaked out for a few and then there was this double rainbow across the horizon.  The lack of detail did not bother one as the contrast was accentuated.

I am so glad to be having this workshop a few weeks later than usual this year.  No jostling for space to set up tripods and get a decent spot.  The typical hoards of photographers competing with their workshop leaders to get a good image are all gone.  The ones that are here seem to have respect for each other and maintain photographer’s etiquette, so different for years past.  There are a thousands of sandhill cranes and 10’s of thousands of Light Geese making it difficult to isolate.

Late evening after dinner we photographed the old church in Socorro.


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Iceland – the Fire and Ice Photo Tour and Workshop

Got back after two glorious weeks in Iceland.  The ever changing weather really kept me on my toes.  Each day was a surprise – nothing like what was predicted the night before.  It is fun to experience bone chilling gale force winds, hail that hits your face like BB pellets, rain that falls sideways, brilliant blue skies when it isn’t overcast, the smell of sulphur, hot springs, and whole lot more.

A few images of the Aurora Borealis will speak for themselves.

The aurora on the first night was small but brilliant.

First Night Aurora


We chased the lights for quite a while the next evening and got a light level 1 Aurora

Aurora the Second Night


We had given up and were returning to the hotel.  Just as we entered the outskirts of the city this spectacular display presented itself.

Aurora in Reykjavick

I will post more over the next few days.


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Boston Skyline March 19, 2011 Super Moon Night

Boston Skyline

While cleaning up bring to make more room on my Macbook for the upcoming photo tour and workshop to India next week I came across this image.  This was captured about a year ago on the night of the “super moon”.  I am looking forward to doing a lot of night photography and time lapse images on this trip.  In particular the Taj Mahal – we will be in Agra the night after the full moon but hopefully will get some good opportunities.

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