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David Sullivan
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Thanks Google!!

When I opened up Chrome this morning I found a Happy Birthday on my +Google search!  I did not know they did this, it was a nice surprise and put a smile on my face.

So, thank you to Google for the simple yet often unappreciated gift of putting a smile on my face.
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Walk to the Beach

We are entering a decent cold spell here in the North East and it is making me long for warmer days...

While I am not much of a beach person this photo does help me warm up a bit.  This was taken last summer on LBI, NJ.  I am not too sure if we are going to get back there this year.  I have not been back to the area since Hurricane Sandy and from what I have seen on the news I would have to imagine the area is still a mess.  I hope they are able to get it ready for the summer season, but I have a feeling it is going to take a few years to get it all back to normal...

#LBI   #beach   #sunrise   #D7000   #Nikon  
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Bowling Green

This from the southern tip of Manhattan just above Battery Park.  I took this while on a photo walk with +Trey Ratcliff and like 200 other people.  You can see the crowd on the other side of the fountain.

I wish the sky had been a bit more interesting in this direction, but sometimes you have to take what nature gives you.  I really liked how everything seems to be pulling into the urban canyons of the financial district.

#bowlinggreen   #nyc   #nikon   #d7000  
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Birch Stand

I found this spot while traveling on a dirt road in Vermont.  The birch trees were just about to turn.  Another two days and this spot would be filled with color, but unfortunately I was leaving for home on this day.

The ferns on the other hand were on fire.  Blurring your vision would make this whole place look like it was burning.  It was quite a site.

Enjoy...


#autumn   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #vermont   #birchtree   #nikon   #d7000  
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Bridal Veil Falls

Here is another waterfall.  I have had a thing for them recently.  I think it is almost hard to take a bad shot of one.  This is another one from the Bushkill Falls area.

Well just wanted to upload a quick one before I head out for a camping weekend with my boys and the Scouts.  It might be a bit cold, but I don't see any rain in the forcast.  Should be a good weekend.  I am also taking the camera along for the trip.  Not too sure what kind of shots I will get, but I wouldn't get any if I don't bring the camera :)

#waterfall   #waterfallsphotography   #autumn   #autumnphotography   #stream   #bushkillfalls   #nikon   #d7000   #nikond7000  
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Gnarly Sky

When I saw the clouds in the sky I knew I had to grab my camera and get to a location where I could see a lot of sky.  These clouds were moving swiftly though the sky churning all the while.  It was quite a site.  If I had a second camera I would have set that up as well to make a time lapse video.  It was quite a site.

As the sun began to set I could see the clouds break in the distance by the mountains, well on the east coast these are call mountains; out west they would be hills  :)   I was hoping the sunset would light up these clouds from beneath, but it was not to be, the angle was just not right.  Too bad, I think that would have been a spectacular site.

#clounds   #stormyfriday   #sunset   #nikon   #d7000  
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The Night Fisherman

This is a shoot from last summer while vacationing on #LBI  , NJ.  This a jetty by the Barnegat Lighthouse.  The Lighthouse made for some interesting colors in the water.

As I was setting up for this shoot, this guy walked out to the end of the jetty to fish.  For some reason I think he just makes the shoot.  It's amazing how such small details can change a photo.


#jetty   #nightphotography   #fisherman   #nikon   #d7000  
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Flash Gordon's Stump

When I first found this stump I was impressed that a tree could grow like this on top of a bolder.  Well it obviously did not thrive there, but it did get much bigger than I would think.  There was something else about it that I could not quite put my finger on.  Then it hit me.  I reminded me of the stump in the 1980 film Flash Gordon.  I don't completely remember the circumstances of the scene, but I think it had something to do with some sort of bravery test.  A stump monster lived inside and would bite a person not worthy or something.  You would not catch me sticking my hand in something like this...

#tree   #forest   #d7000   #nikon   #flashgordon  
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Lily Pad Sunrise

This was early one morning at a lake by my house.  I did not realize there were so many lily pads here.  I don't think I ever walked all the way around it before.  Now that I know they are here I need to figure out when they flower and make a return trip. This would be quite a site with a lake filled with flowering lily pads...

#sunrise   #lake   #nikon   #d7000  
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Thanks David, hope u enjoy your new discovery hahahaha
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Fungus Critters

I took this last month while camping up in Vermont.  I went up there to shoot the foliage, but it was raining most of the time I was there.  The clouds were so low that most of the mountains could not be seen.  It is too bad because the color was quite impressive in spots.

I got a few good images, but it was simply not what I was looking for.  I was only there for 3 days so next time I go I think I will make it a week.  I would probably have a better chance of getting at least one or two good days to shoot.

On another note I finally got a new computer!!!  My old one just could not handle the photo processing any more.  Or maybe I just could not handle processing on such a slow computer.  The one I am working on now I can process photos at least 5 times faster.  It makes it much more enjoyable and since I do enjoy processing photos I am now back in the game.  Looking forward to posting more often now that I can actually finish my shoots.

#fungus   #forest   #trees   #stream   #photography   #vermont   #nikon   #d7000  
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Bridesmaid's Falls

This was taken a Bushkill falls in PA.  It is a great place to get some shoots of waterfalls.  I think there is about 6 different waterfalls in a relatively compact area.

It was raining on and off while I was there and I did not have a rain sleeve for my camera.  I ended up cutting a hole in a ziploc bag and tied it to my lens hood.  It worked fairly well, but I now carry rain sleeves with me just in case I get caught out like this again.

With this particular shoot I had to climb over the rail on the path and climb a small hill to an area that was sheltered by over hanging rocks.  I ended up spending some extra time here just to get out of the rain.


#waterfall   #waterfallsphotography   #waterfalltuesday   #landscapephotography   #photography   #bushkill   #bushkillfalls   #nikon   #d7000   #nikond7000  
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Sunset on the Hudson River

This is another shot from the NYC Photo Walk with +Trey Ratcliff.  I have a few other sunset shots, but I am not too happy with them at this point.  I may just sit on them for awhile and see if they grow on me.

This was just before the sun dipped into some clouds and lost it's brilliance.  If there is one thing I have learned about shooting sunset/sunrises its to not sit around and wait for the perfect shot.  Keep taking them as time goes on.  Here I was thinking the sunset was going to be perfect in another 5 or 10 minutes, but it just fizzled out.  It's a good thing I did not just sit and wait for it without firing off a few.


#trnewyorkphotowalk   #sunset   #sunsetphotography   #hudsonriver   #nikon   #d7000   
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What a good look at God's hand works. 10x to you for this.
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Introduction

Photography has held quite an interest to me for quite some time, but the genesis of it all came by quite by accident…

I have always had a vivid imagination and pictured great things in my head, but when it came to expressing any of it I always fell short.  I have tried all manors of art.  Painting, sketching, molding, carving,…  and on and on.  No matter how hard I tried, It always felt as if whatever I was producing never properly represented my vision.  It was as if the vision simply got lost somewhere between my head and hands.  So, do to utter frustration I simply stopped trying and just buried all aspirations of creating art.

Then while in college, I was faced with filling an art requirement.  I simply dreaded taking a semester long class in something that caused so much frustration.  Until I realized that a photography class would fill this requirement.  I was figuring that I could simply snap a few photos and sail right though it to get it over with.

Well the class was a 101 level class so basics were the order of the day.  We were required to have a 35mm SLR and were to only use manual settings, not that the camera I had had any auto settings anyway.  Mostly technical info with basic lighting and composition mixed in.  However, I quickly found out that I could look at a scene and using my imagination picture it the way I wanted to see it.  Then by using the proper angle and lighting I could capture that image, my imagination, with the camera!!!   Looking back on it now it seems like a simple concept, but it was a real eye opener at the time.

I particularly enjoyed night / low light photography.  I also experimented with multiple exposures and light painting (although I did not know that was what it was called at the time).  The problem came in with trying to do this on a college student budget.  The film and processing costs were just getting out of hand.  Unfortunately due to the amount of experimentation I was doing most of the shots were good knowledge, but not good images.  I eventually had to put the camera down, but I knew I would come back to it.

It took several years for me to pick the camera back up.  By this time I had finished college and gotten married.  All the while I always looked at the just a bit different, always thinking…wow that would make a great picture…  So I loaded the camera with film and went to take it for a test run.  All of the sitting and being moved from place to place did not help the camera at all.  It did not work and I found out that it was going to cost more to fix it than it was worth.  By this time digital photography was becoming popular.  I felt the future was in digital, but the technology at the time was not quite there.  Maybe some of the hire end cameras would have been nice, but they were like the same price as a new car!!  So, I decided to wait a bit longer…

It took longer than I expected, but several years and 2 kids later I got my first DSLR in December of 2011.  I am a bit rusty, but I am now getting out when I can to capture the world as I see it.  And to top it all off I get to share it all on Google+…. Just Assume

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Married with 2 cool little boys, I have been in the technical support industry for 12 years now and I have yet to slap or seriously hurt any person I have supported.
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    BS Computer Science, 1999
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