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Bad weather, baby

I’m stealing lines from songs again – this time Sonny Landreth’s “Bad Weather” – but it’s fitting for this set of photos, which was indeed shot during what most people would call bad weather (but which photographers call opportunity). On this particular day, mid-September, a series of storms were moving down from the northwest through […]


An evening on the Susquehanna

Kayaking season is drawing to a close, which means that summer and even autumn are almost gone.  They went by really fast this year and looking back I’m a little startled to realize that there’s a lot of things I never got around to, or at the very least, a lot of things I had […]


Bees

I’ve long had a fascination for bees, the incredible, furry little insects that live in complex social structures, communicate through dances, and pollinate a vast number of the crops and flowers that we depend on.  And of course they make honey.  In fact, one of my long term goals is to someday do a photo […]


A perfect summer day

This is what a perfect summer day looks like.  Just in case anyone is wondering and hasn’t seen one for themselves.  This was a couple of weeks back, on a morning outing to Tobyhanna State Park with the kayak, on one of those mornings where all the variables come together flawlessly.  Sunshine, a sky filled […]


Birding in July

July always signals the end of the true birding season for me.  Although it’s possible to continue observing birds, working with them, photographing them, their most vibrant season is over.  Mating has ended, most nests have fledged young, and by the end of the month some birds are already starting to molt into their autumn […]


Simple Clicks – not quite macro

I made these a few minutes before the photos in the last post.  I had walked out onto the bridge across Lackawanna Lake with the thought of shooting across the water, but that scene didn’t jump out at me.  But I did see several thick patches of this pink flower pushing up by the sidewalk, […]


Dog Days of Summer

It’s 93* outside, which means that I start sweating as soon as I look out the window. The air outside is sticky and saturated 24-hours a day; even the nights don’t cool down and the breeze, if you can find it, is just hot, sticky air in motion. These are the dog days of summer. […]


Blueberries

“This morning I sat on top of a mountain just after sunrise and dined on low bush blueberries still fresh with dew.  There can be no great sign, no greater affirmation, that summer is here than that.  Surrounded by the chatter of bird song and the last fog clinging to the low areas of the […]


Not quite right

This image – and the others in this post – are almost two months old.  I shot them while out in the kayak, on a trip to Promised Land State Park.  Amid my usual search for birds, I made a point to shoot some landscapes with the intention of adding them to my “Black & […]


Simple Clicks – Mountain Laurel

Mountain Laurel is a Pennsylvania standard – the Lehigh Valley is filled with it and the flower’s beauty and aroma have become part of the local spring landscape, not only in actuality but also in the local history.  And for good reason – it’s simply lovely. This was my first close encounter with it.  Another […]


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