365 Photos - Oct 24, 2011
Photo: #1 Leaf on my windshield.Photo: #2 Originally shot January 3, 2004 in the BahamasPhoto: #3 Processed October 25, 2011. Shot June 26, 2003 at 4:55 AM in Rockport, ME.Photo: Northborough Aqueduct Black and White HDRPhoto: Now everyone's going to think I'm totally into photographing leaves in water, but it just turned out that this one caught my eye tonight.Photo: I just love this photo even though it's nothing special, and it was taken with a pretty crappy camera phone. A picture just needs to capture the feel of the moment to work for me. The quality of the pixels are secondary.Photo: With a rare October nor'easter bearing down upon us, and threatening widespread power outages, I thought this image appropriate for tonight's 365 contribution.Photo: Beech sapling by stream after freak October snow.Photo: #9 Kind of fitting for HalloweenPhoto: #10 - Business travel rarely affords the opportunity for decent photos, but I was determined to take advantage of a mild November evening to get some urban night shots. This was taken just outside the Opus @ 10 Sherbrooke Ouest in Montreal.Photo: Montreal park at night.Photo: Gesù Centre de créativité
Montreal

A center for contemporary arts located in a old church.Photo: #13 Hallway at UQAM campus as seen from the street.Photo: #14 People going to the places they will be from.Photo: #15 My son swimming the 100 Fly in his first NCAA meet.Photo: Montreal just before sunrise.Photo: #17 On the day Albert Haynesworth is released I thought this a fitting Random 365 contribution. No one's indispensable. Three years ago this guy was the best defensive player in the league. Done in by his temper. Shame.Photo: I went back to the well for #18 in the Random 365 project. I shot this image with a Holga lens attached to my Canon DSLR. There's a grungy old quality to these lenses that yields some stunning results when paired with the right subject.Photo: #18 Mourning MistPhoto: I thought this a worthy shot for my Veterans Day 365 post.Photo: After two days in the cemetery for Random 365, I thought it time to be a little more cheerful. I shot this in October 2003 when an early season snow fell. This storm was more novelty than storm. No one lost power and everything melted almost immediately. This shot with its slow shutter speed has a Monet quality to it.Photo: This is one of my favorite photographs of all time. I didn't scout the location, though I was very familiar with it. I just saw a the scene, it resonated, and I took out the only camera I had - a BlackBerry Bold 9650. The Bold is perhaps the worst camera I've ever owned. Look at the image closely and you can see the matrix of pixels.

Yet here is the result. It did its job well enough. (Or maybe I did mine.) Once again... it's the emotion, not the pixels.Photo: Hancock on HancockPhoto: Pine needle carpet along a stream in autumn.Photo: I'm surprised it took 25 days to include a picture of Carson, my intrepid companion on so many of my photo hunts.Photo: "Let me take your picture."Photo: Photo #27 of 365 - Blumenthal Building, Festival International de Jazz de MontréalPhoto: Trampled under foot. The Norway maples have dropped their leaves. These non-indigenous trees are taking over New England woodlands, pushing out the sugar and red maples. As the years go on, these will become the dominant hues of autumn in these parts.Photo: Drawers in an antique store. This image comes from a shoot I did for a pilot television show. Nothing I shot that day was ever used by the production company, but the check cleared. All was good.

I have no idea what these drawers were used for, but I'm guessing they held dried goods in either a pantry or, more likely, a store.Photo: Exurban graffiti

I suspect LBC is a teenager's initials. It's unlikely the Long Beach Crypts have set up camp in Northborough, MA.Photo: Counting crow

The color scheme reminds me of the Counting Crows CD December and Everything After. I love the silhouette of the crow against the overcast sky (yes, the sky coloring is artificial), but I don't like what I did for framing. I didn't know what to do, so I just followed the rule of thirds. Blindly following rules is never a good thing. Would love a suggestion or two about improving this.Photo: These pine branches were just off the beach near Freeport in the Bahamas. The light was really harsh, and even though the glare in the water is a little clipped towards the center, I still like it. It's probably not a shot I'm going to print and hang on the wall, but it's interesting enough to keep around.Photo: #33 Focus is overrated.Photo: Bare trees late afternoon in November

I love those few minutes where only the treetops are in sunlight.Photo: This photo is dedicated to the memory of Vito Cappelletti, Jr. 1962 – 2011 who lost his battle with ALS last week. I’m a better person for having known him, and the world’s a better place for having had him.

#Project365Photo: #36 If I could paint, this is what I would paint.Photo: How often it's the accident, the mistake that becomes a favorite. I had been shooting the departing train my son was taking back to college, so the shutter was set to 1/5 of a second with an aperture of f/32. Just as I was setting up to shoot this cornfield in the fog, a flock of starlings took off. I began snapping furiously, but knew I'd missed the shot.

Hearing the mirror go "thunk...pause...click" I knew I'd forgotten to set the camera to auto before putting it away. I always set the camera to auto as part of my shutdown... just in case I have to snap a picture on short notice... like this one. But the epic fail turned out to be not such a fail.

The frantic motion of my camera matched the frantic action of the birds I disturbed.

#365ProjectPhoto: I rarely aspire to symmetry in my photos, but this old gent demanded to be the center of attention. Even the dying grasses bow to his declining majesty.

#365Project
#TreeTuesdayPhoto: Everything, absolutely everything is wrong with this photo, but it captures the moment perfectly. It screams rock and roll. Low fidelity, noisy, over saturated, and unsophisticated, but full of raw energy.

I just love this crappy image from My Chemical Romance at the House of Blues and really great night out with my daughter. I'll never be a great photographer, but I'll always have great photos.

#365ProjectPhoto: A hot, sticky day in Eureka Springs during July 2009. I tweaked the color (oh, just a bit) to convey the feeling of heat and humidity.

I highly recommend a day or two in this little city in northeastern Arkansas. It attracts an eclectic mix of people as it's frequented by bikers, gays, and fundamentalist Christians.

#365ProjectPhoto: Finally, in all the years of shooting tractors I've finally got a shot worth sharing. Not perfect, but the morning sun burning away the fog really accentuated the red.

#365ProjectPhoto: Cirrus clouds in moonlight

#365ProjectPhoto: Swan at sunset. Not a great Saturday out with the camera. This guy is swimming off dejectedly because I didn't feed him.

#SunsetSaturday
#365ProjectPhoto: The Lyman School for Boys was the country's first reform school. Counted among its alumnae is the Boston Strangler. The school was closed in 1971. The high window showing through the entrance gives the appearance someone left a light on. Locals claim the place is haunted.

I've got a few color images in another album. I'll continue to add to it.

#365Project
#MonochromeMonday curated by +Siddharth PanditPhoto: It just feels like November.

#365Project day 45Photo: Rockport Harbor, ME - Antique Technique
Tried something a little bit different today, dusting off the old Photoshop skills. I took a 2003 snapshot of Rockport Harbor, Maine and distressed it.

Day 46 of #365Project

I posted a brief tutorial on my technique at http://go.capria.tv/a8Photo: Sunset at Cold Harbor

Went out to shoot the near full moon rising and got treated to an incredible sunset. A wet fall, heavy rains yesterday, and beavers created a lovely flood to mirror the sky.

#365ProjectPhoto: Day 48 - Hot Stove League

It's not shaping up to be a good winter for the New York Mets, so I offer this stroll down memory lane for Mets fans - a ball signed by the '69 Mets.

My dad won this ball back in 1969 in a random drawing. Signed by (nearly) all of the World Champion New York Mets, this angle shows the only two players on the team to go to the Hall of Fame - Tom Seaver and Nolan Ryan. The other Hall of Famers on the team were manager Gil Hodges and coach Yogi Berra. (Berra didn't sign the ball.)

#365ProjectPhoto: December Sun

Another shot from my excursion to Cold Harbor on Thursday. I ran into a hiker who told me he's never seen the water this high.

#365Project
#SunsetSaturdayPhoto: Day 50 - Warm and Fuzzy

Literally, nothing is as warm and fuzzy as a squirrel among the las fall leaves. Enjoy these last pleasant days of December little guy. Winters are long around these parts.

#365ProjectPhoto: The Load Out

A band packing up their gear after a gig?

#51 of #365ProjectPhoto: Have a Holly, Jolly...

Look, not everyday is going to generate high art and inspiration during a #365Project. Just the same G+ friends, have a great holiday season.Photo: Hazy Shade of Evening

Shot some Christmas lights and a couple of still life images, but opted to return to summer. Lincolnville Harbor, ME - June 2003

#365ProjectPhoto: Nothin' to do, nowhere to go
Just a couple of kids walking ahead without a care of me reminded me of the Beatles song...

You and I have memories
Longer than the road that stretches out ahead

We've all had afternoons like that. We should strive to have them more often.

#365Project
#TextureBlendThursdayPhoto: Young Swan in Late Afternoon

This photo was almost deleted. None of my bracketed exposures really worked, and HDR was out of the question. I just kept going back to it, and finally processed an image I'm pleased with.

#365Project
#FourSeasonsFridayPhoto: #56Photo: Memories of Summer

It was 24 degrees out when I took Carson for her walk today. She didn't mind, but I'm certainly not ready for a long New England winter after the mild November and December we've had.

For today's #365Project contribution, I reached into the archives for something to warm my bones.Photo: Empty Birdhouse
Shot November 27, 2011. Processed December 19, 2011.

I got a lot of great shots that foggy morning in Westborough, but I think this will be the last I post for a while. As beautiful as some of them are, they feel so similar.

#365Project
#MoodyMonday
#MistyMondayPhoto: Another Cold Harbor Shot 

Yeah, I keep going to back to the well, but I've still got a few of these wetlands images and some fog images I've been meaning to get out there, but haven't had time to process. The #365Project is pushing me to get through my backlog.Photo: Awaiting the Solstice (Repost)Photo: Different Kind of Blue Grass
Grabbing those last few shots of the water before the ponds freeze over for winter.

#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: #62Photo: #63 Keeping the tree and surrounding choo choo train village safe from mayhemPhoto: Everyone's into Christmas

#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Golden arches

I'm driving by the aqueduct today and the light is creeping through the arches just right. I say to myself, "I wish I had a camera." This time I did.

#365Project curated by +Simon Kitcher 
#MirrorMonday curated by +Gemma CostaPhoto: Harry Potter's Woods
Not really, but after Irene and then the freak October snowstorm, a lot of trees have been knocked down, uprooted, and snapped like matchsticks.

#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Opaline Gourami
Every time I look something up in an aquarium book, I'm unimpressed with the photography and believe I can do better. Today's post is proof that I can't. Here's the situation. The light isn't very bright, a flash pointed anywhere will create glare, and the little fishies don't stand still. So you end up shooting at astronomical ISOs and capture more noise than fins.

Just the same, this one's a cutie.

#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Assabet Afternoon

This shot was taken just the other side of the aqueduct featured in my post for 12.26.11 in #365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Before the Snows

There's a serenity in the woods those early days of winter before the snows. The animals aren't on the move, and the delicate dead branches and leaves still hang on before wind and weight separate them from their hosts.

There's also a creepiness to late December as every living thing holds its breath in anticipation of the impending brutality of winter.

And the light... so warm as the sun sits low, just above the horizon. So cold as it falls beneath it.

#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Mild winter morning

The structure to the left is the remnant of a train trestle. I was heading to Wachusett Reservoir when I pulled over and took a few quick shots. I like the variety of trees. Most conifers around here are white pine, and occasional pitch pines. The trees to the lest look like some type of balsam.

#365Project by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Wachusett Walkway

The Wachusett Reservoir is a frequent subject, but it's a bit of a hike from my home and I don't particularly like driving in the fog. I sucked it up and grabbed a few moody shots.

#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Wonderful Old Tree
#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Mistakenly failed to upload this on Dec. 31 to this album.Photo: Something a Little Different

I often shoot at the Wachusett Reservoir. At its base is an old hydroelectric generator. Spying through the window it appears it's still in use. I'd love to get in there, but no one's ever around. (Probably wouldn't let me in anyway.) You can see my reflection to the left. I find the turbines fascinating. Not high art, but an interesting image for a 365.

#365Project curated by +Simon Kitcher 
#WindowWednesday curated by +Jules Hunter +Jason KowingPhoto: Nature's Ornaments

#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Dead Tree Detail

Getting near the end of a quick lunchtime walk in the woods, I still hadn't found a decent 365 subject. Normally this wouldn't make the cut, but I was on deadline with a project for work.

#365Project curated by +Simon Kitcher 
#FungusFridayPhoto: Winter grass
Neither snow nor wind are in this image, but they're implied.

#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Ice forming
Each day the ice advances just a bit. The curve of the advancing ice complements the bent birches.

#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Drain
These simple shots are the hardest ones for me to process. No crop, no color adjustment feels right. I've tried publishing this photo before, but tonight I was determined to come up with something I liked.

#365Project curated by +Simon Kitcher 
#MinimalMonday curated by +Olivier Du TréPhoto: Blowing in the Wind

#365Project curated by +Simon Kitcher 
#GrassTuesday +Ray BilcliffPhoto: #81 Elizabethtown, PAPhoto: Warm beacon on a chilly morning

The first snow of the winter gave me an opportunity to experiment a little with exposure and white balance with the lamp post in the frontyard. A 365 is about learning. Today was more about the technical than the aesthetic. Hope you all don't mind.

#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Defiance
Still standing after rain, sleet, snow and frost.

#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Winter sun
Something a little out of the ordinary for today's #365Project by +Simon Kitcher is also doing double duty for #UnsharpSaturday by +Nathan BeaulnePhoto: Enchanted Forest
Riffing on yesterday's themes, I returned to the same spot and tried something a little different by adding some waviness to the motion. It took a few tries, but I got what I was after. I'll be posting the rest of yesterday's work later today. It takes a bit of processing to get a pleasing image.

#365Project by +Simon KitcherPhoto: #86Photo: It snowed last night
Years ago Ric Burns made a film about the Donner party. One of the images he used was a painting of the frantic emigrants trying to get up the mountain in the snow. I tried to capture the feel of that painting with the deep blacks and a slight motion blur standing in for the long brush strokes. (Exp. 0.5" at f/25)
#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: The frost melts
This could pass for a spring photo, but it's not. Shot on a cold winter's day.

#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: #89 Winter morning mistPhoto: Snow capped berries

Even invasive plants can be beautiful. This is a barberry on my property.

#365Project curated by +Simon Kitcher 
#FrostFriday curated by +Laura Loralieh NixonPhoto: Corgi contact sheet
Fun in the woods on a snowy day. Who's in a hurry?

#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Antique Snow
So I went out looking to shoot the snow storm with my G5 point and shoot, rather than lug the DSLR around. I've had the G5 for 8+ years, so you think I'd know how to use it. Think again. I hit the custom white balance and everything came out irreparably green.

Hello monochrome.

I took it a step further and added some old texture to it.

#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Winter wetlands

Determined to succeed in my attempts to use my 8+ year-old Canon PowerShot G5 for some 365 images that can standup well against my DSLR photos, I captured this image of the swamp at the edge of my land.

The image was captured RAW and processed in Photomatix. Though I shot it bracketed, I only needed a single image to get the look I was after.

Later this week I'm traveling to Montreal for business. I'm tempted to only bring the G5. But Montreal is so photogenic, I'll want the T2i.

#365Project curated by +Simon Kitcher
#MonochromeMonday curated by +Siddharth PanditPhoto: Sunrise and fog
A fleeting moment. The fog burns away quickly after the sunrises.

#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Sunk cost
There's a concept in business management not to consider sunk costs when making a decision. That means it doesn't matter how much you spent to get what you have. In determining whether to go forward with a project only consider how more you need to spend to finish it and what return you'll get on that incremental investment.

Unfortunately, human beings are not that logical. We inherently consider sunk costs. How many times have you said, "I've already spent this much time on it. I might as well see it through," even when you know the final result will just be OK.

This photo illustrates this concept. I just don't love it. For all the contrast, it's flat. But I got my feet wet and cold slogging through mud to get this shot, so I refused to give up on it. The jury's still out on whether it was worth the effort.

#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Dusting
It snowed last night, and the morning light was just as delicate.

#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Late January Sunrise
This must be the warmest winter on record here in New England! Last year at this time it was in the single digits and teens with 3.5 feet of snow on the ground.

But that didn't stop me from my frequent hikes. In fact I took no small amount of pride in the fact that often the first ones to blaze a trail in these woods were my little corgi and myself.

Back to the photo at hand. The warmer mornings mean more moisture in the air and more colorful sunrises. This one was quite pretty.

#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: #98 Berlin, MAPhoto: Sunset among the birch and weeds
I can finally sense the days getting longer. Or maybe it just feels that way because today was unseasonably warm again.

#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Still no snow
But I do love this sunset. And a mini milestone. 100 days into my #365Project curated by the most generous +Simon KitcherPhoto: Gone to seed
Pullin' a little double duty tonight...

#GrassTuesday curated by +Marilou Aballe and +Ray Bilcliff 
#365Project by +Simon KitcherPhoto: The Straggler
Halfway through the New England winter this little guy's still hanging on.

#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Whistling Past the Graveyard
Nice morning shot of the Howard Street Cemetery in Northborough, MA.

#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Swamp Bokeh
Something a little different for my #365Project curated by the most awesome +Simon KitcherPhoto: #105 Shed, Westborough State HospitalPhoto: Tangled up in blue
There's color in winter. All you have to do is look.

#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: State Hospital Farm Road

For my #365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Dormant
Field at rest. Westborough, MA
#365Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Ties That Bind
Even in death it won't loosen its grip.

#365Project curated by +Simon Kitcher, curator to the starsPhoto: Bend, but don't break

#365Project curated by +Simon Kitcher (my personal favorite curator)Photo: #111 Morning in the woodsPhoto: Early morning Wilkes-Barre, PA

A dusting of snow melted.

#356Project curated by +Simon KitcherPhoto: Starting the relay

A little early with Sunday's #365Project contribution because my son is in the MAC Division III NCAA Championships this weekend, and we'll likely be on the road until the wee hours of Monday AM.

Frank swimming the first 200 yds of the 800 Free Relay. Shot with a 1/5 sec exposure and a 300mm lens.

Curated by +Simon Kitcher and +Susan PorterPhoto: Take me home

A long cold journey for my #365Project curated by +Simon Kitcher and +Susan PorterPhoto: Awaiting the Peepers
We're still at least a month away from hearing the peepers' spring song, but if the weather holds we may get them early.

#365Project curated by +Simon Kitcher and +Susan PorterPhoto: Closed
Duke's Automotive - Northborough, MA

#365Project curated by +Simon Kitcher and +Susan Porter 
#WindowWednesday curated by +Jules Hunter, +Simon Kitcher, and +Jason Kowing 

Not only is the photo pulling double duty, but so is Mr. Kitcher. Thanks, Simon!Photo: A Farewell to Kings
Tweak it a little bit and it could be a Rush album cover circa 1977, but tonight it'll serve as my #365Project contribution so long as it passes muster with our curators +Simon Kitcher and +Susan PorterPhoto: Backyard swamp
Sometimes you only need to open the back slider to see beauty.

#365Project curated by the most patient +Simon Kitcher and +Susan PorterPhoto: #119 Pine needlesPhoto: Simply a matter of scale

Observe and you can find the majesty of the Grand Canyon on the head of a pin.

#365Project curated by the charming +Simon Kitcher and the stunning +Susan PorterPhoto: Weeds among corn

Today's contribution to my #365Project curated by +Simon Kitcher and +Susan PorterPhoto: Just an old tree
#365Project curated by +Simon Kitcher and +Susan PorterPhoto: Corgi in the fileds
My ever faithful photo assistant doesn't get featured as prominently as she should in my #365Project curated by +Simon Kitcher and +Susan Porter. If it's a photo of mine taken outdoors near my home, Carson's with me.

#bestdogeverPhoto: Just a blade of grass

#365Project curated by +Simon Kitcher and +Susan PorterPhoto: Found an old Ford truck. This #365Project image was inspired by the work of +Luc Asbury (check him out if you haven't). As always I'm grateful to two of my favorite G+ friends +Simon Kitcher for his positive encouragement and +Susan Porter for sharing such fun images and being such a great learning companion.Photo: #126 Morning on the Assabet

I just love windy, partly cloudy days. No need for a lot of patience shooting landscapes. The light is constantly changing, and the perfect exposure is never more than a minute or two away.

Due to these wonderful conditions I was able to get my #365Project curated by +Simon Kitcher and +Susan Porter done a little earlyPhoto: Leaves Underwater
Last fall I came to this spot and shot an image of a beautiful leaf that fell to the bottom of this crystal clear pond. Today I returned to that spot. I have no idea if any of these leaves are that leaf, but I'd like to think one is.

#365Project curated by +Simon Kitcher and +Susan Porter.Photo: Something borrowed, something blue...
#365project curated by +Simon Kitcher and +Susan PorterPhoto: Hurry up, spring
I'm getting just a little tire of photographing browns.

#365project curated by +Simon Kitcher and +Susan PorterPhoto: Down in a hole
#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: It snowed today.
I don't like snow.
I don't like winter.
I don't like New England.

#project365 curated by +Simon Kitcher and +Susan Porter.Photo: Huddled at dusk

#365project curated by +Simon Kitcher and +Susan PorterPhoto: Melt
The sun broke through late afternoon sweeping away the bleak, gray day.

#365project curated by +Simon Kitcher and +Susan PorterPhoto: Abeyance 
Between dark and light, ice and water.

#365project curated by +Simon Kitcher and +Susan Porter
Please view larger. Thumbnail loses the details that make this image.Photo: Thin ice
#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher 
And doing double duty for #moodymonday curated by +Philip DalyPhoto: No picnic
#365project curated by +Simon Kitcher and +Susan PorterPhoto: Afternoon afterglow
#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher 
#vividwednesday #vibrantwednesday curated by +Ajay HattiPhoto: Summer tracks

When I started my 365 Project I called it Random 365 because my goal wasn't to get in the habit of shooting every day. Lord knows I shoot enough. My goal was to publish, to share every day. So after months of winter grays, I decided to look back at my archive from the past summer. I needed warm and green, and this is what I got. Hope you don't mind my co-opting the lovely #365project curated by +Simon Kitcher and +Susan Porter for my own selfish ends.Photo: #139 Getting into the weeds
#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Turkey vulture
Three turkey vultures were perched on a cell tower. This one took off as we hiked past. Beautiful, huge birds except for that freakishly small and ugly head.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: #141 MePhoto: Mirror Image
This is a mirror image in two ways. Less than a week ago I used another shot of this picnic table for my 365 project. I titled the picture of the snow-covered table and the frozen water "No Picnic." Today it was 70+ degrees and the redwing blackbirds were singing.

So I return for #365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher, and #mirrormonday curated by +Elizabeth Edwards and +Gemma Costa.

I love this spot. It marks the halfway point on my walks with my dog and we both appreciate a little rest here.Photo: Mourning at the lake

It's all I got today for #365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: #144 MossPhoto: Cirrus

She comes in colors ev'rywhere;
She combs her hair
She's like a rainbow
-Jagger and Richards

But the real Glimmer Twins of themes are +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher who curate #365projectPhoto: One theme's reject, is another's...
Originally conceived for Power Friday and rejected by its very mean and cruel curator +Natosha Davis, I hope this photo is taken in by the kind and generous +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher for #365project .

Only kidding about Natosha. She's a great curator and I'll be back at Power Friday next week.Photo: Ducks return
Another double-duty photo!
#365project curated by +Simon Kitcher and +Susan Porter 
#swampysaturday curated by +Ray BilcliffPhoto: Manhattan
As seen from the New Jersey Turnpike on a hazy spring evening.

This was shot, processed, and uploaded from a moving car.

#365project curated by +Simon Kitcher and +Susan PorterPhoto: America

Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They've all gone to look for America
- Simon & Garfunkel

#365project curated by +Simon Kitcher and +Susan PorterPhoto: Let the sunshine in
First day and first rays of Spring 2012. For #365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher

...and on the recommendation of my friend +Shannon S. Myers I'll tag this for #treetuesday which she curates with +Christina LawriePhoto: Awakening
Another beautiful morning for #365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Creepy lawn ornaments
Those of you of a certain age will remember George Harrison's All Things Must Pass album cover. This photo was inspired by that cover.

I shot this with a $25 plastic Holga lens to get the effect I was looking for. It's something a bit out of the ordinary for me, but it's something I've always wanted to try.

#365project curated by +Simon Kitcher and +Susan PorterPhoto: Another warm, beautiful morning

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Swingin'
Since there is no #cartappyoldtiresaturday theme, I hope +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher will adopt this orphan for #365project . I drive past this tire swing every day on my way to work. It seems to have been there forever, and every day I think, "I wonder if it will make a good picture." I'll let you all decide that. Happy Saturday!Photo: Rain approaching
Assabet River in Northborough, MA

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Forsythia
One my favorite signs of spring.

#365project curated by +Simon Kitcher and +Susan PorterPhoto: Subdued

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher 
#grasstuesday curated by +Ray BilcliffPhoto: Daybreak
Nothing more to be said

#365p curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Details, details, details

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Storm approaching
Cold, dreary, slushy mix predicted overnight. I'm sure it will clear up for the work week.

#365project curated by the great +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: #161 In support of Trayvon MartinPhoto: In a journey of a thousand miles, the hardest step is the first.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Everybody in the water
My little corgi couldn't help but join in the fun with the big boys.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: New York City

I had to spend the day in New York on business. This is the view out the plane window at approximately 8 AM. The East River is still calm.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Riders on the storm

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: An otherwise dreary day
We're getting to the end of the ornamental tree blooms, but one of the neighbor's trees is holding out. Perhaps the recent cold weather's been a help.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Dying on the vine

It just felt like the right image for Good Friday, so I'll share it for my #365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher.Photo: Mallard impressionism
This little guy's been alone in this pond for a couple of days now. Calling and calling for a mate to no avail. If an unattached female mallard sees this, drop me a line. I'd be happy to introduce you.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Blowin' in the Wind

How many roads most a man walk down
Before you call him a man ?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand ?
Yes, how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned ?
The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.
Bob Dylan

Way back in the 5th grade, the music teacher had us learn this song. I've never forgotten the lyrics. This is the image I've had in my mind for nearly 40 years. I just didn't know it until today.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher 
#zensunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Simon Kitcher and +Nathan WirthPhoto: Each spring a soothing blanket of green cover's the winter's harsh scars. Everything heals, but not all are there to see it.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Old window
I stopped to shoot some old tractors in the front of this garage, but gave up due to the harsh light. I happened upon this sad window.

For my #365project curated by the lovely and charming +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher.

And also f0o #windowwednesday curated by an eclectic little group consisting of +Jules Falk Hunter +Simon Kitcher (the busiest man on G+) +Jason Kowing +Cheryl Cooper and +Martin OBER.Photo: Rust never sleeps
Perhaps it really is better to burn out.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Pollen count
Half those damn little allergens are already airborne. Still, it's a pretty shot.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: #174 Last standPhoto: Las Vegas
The city that never sleeps, and looks like hell in the morning.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher 
Also sharing with #saturdaynightlight curated by +Dirk HeindoerferPhoto: The entrance to the Aria in Center City in Las Vegas. I just love the architextures of this place! #iphoneography

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: View of Aria from the Vdara

As beautiful as these buildings are, and as much as I love them, I wonder if in 10, 15, or 20 years if they will look dated.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher 
#leadinglines curated by +Pam Chalkley and +Jakob NilssonPhoto: Vegas was a blur

The view from behind the waterfall at the Cosmopolitan.
#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: April in the Paris
Las Vegas April 2012

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Until we meet again

Every year I spend about a week in Las Vegas attending the NAB show. I've attended since 1993 as a customer, a journalist, and most recently as an exhibitor. I've only missed four - one due to a production emergency on a series I was editing, one because my company was struggling and I needed to minimize costs, and two due to grad school.

It was a good NAB for me, and for #Avid .

But every year, the last night makes me wonder, "Will this be my last trip to Vegas?" Life is full of surprises. No one really knows where they'll be 51 weeks from today.

Fare thee well Vegas. You've marked some amazing professional milestones.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Epic fail


Baseball is a photographer's dream. It's possible to tell a whole story with a single image even when the ball isn't in play.

Going into the 7th inning the Red Sox led the Yankees 9-1. Vincente Padilla only got one out before allowing 4 runs. It was the beginning of the most epic unraveling I've ever seen in baseball. The Yankees went on to win 15-9.

Here is Padilla walking off the field after being lifted following a grand slam.

#redsox #yankees

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Cattails

I'm halfway through my #365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: And she's buying a stairway to P5
Parking garage

I just love these things. The clanking of of the steps as I ascend. Losing count of the floors. Savoring my arrival at the summit.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher 
#repetitivetuesday curated by +Ping Doherty and +Frank SchillingerPhoto: Sunset at Chauncy Pond
Last summer I bought a new camera to take with me on my walks as I was recovering from some surgery. I'd been a fairly serious hobbyist during high school, through college, and into early adulthood. Then came kids and work and travel. I thought I'd pick up where I'd left off, but alas, I was very rusty.

I returned to one of the first places I went to shoot with my new camera. It wasn't until I got home tonight and looked at my shots that I realized I'd gotten back some of what I'd lost. My eye is returning ever so slowly.

Thanks for my progress goes to +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher for their continuous encouragement to keep shooting my #365project .

I'm also sharing this one with #wideopenwednesday curated by +Shawn CloverPhoto: Chilly evening
No kids on the swings.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Bug
I think this little guy is dead. Either that or he held the pose for me.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Confined
There's a whole world out there. So close, yet so far out of reach.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Before the mosquitoes
Take this picture a month from now and I risk malaria. This little mosquito sanctuary abuts our land. It harbors so much wildlife that we're willing to suffer the bugs for the benefits.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher 
#swampysaturday curated by +Ray BilcliffPhoto: Dandy pollen
I encourage look at this image at full size, so you can see the flecks of pollen covering the fly's wings and legs.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Spring grasses
The breezes are strong, the temperatures brisk, and the grasses lush. Soon the harsher sun and drier weather will stiffen the grasses, and they will lose their spring.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher 
#grasstuesday curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Marilou Aballe and +Margaret TompkinsPhoto: Springtime
If I close my eyes and think of spring, this is what I see. Damn shame I'm allergic to birch pollen.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Just a closeup of a flower
Nothing special beyond the extraordinary in a carpet of weeds.

#356project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Abstraction
I got up at 4:00 AM to catch a flight to Washington, DC. I wasn't motivated to bring a camera, and I was less motivated to shoot after only three and a half hours of sleep. It was going to be a long day.

Going through the Ted Williams Tunnel in Boston the rain streaking on the window against the blurred tiles caught my eye, so I took out my iPhone and snapped this.

This is a nothing picture. An infant can take this picture. It doesn't work. It's noisy. It's poorly exposed. It's palette is completely bland. And the composition ignores the rule of thirds.

This image reminds me of one of my favorite rules of editing I try to impart on my film students. Rule #1 - If it looks good, it works. All the other rules are unimportant once you've achieved that.

To me, this shot looks good even if all the rules tell me it doesn't.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Boston
I've seen many impressive iPhone photos. This is not one. I'm trying to learn how to get better results from the device, and learn its limits. I figured the small sensor wouldn't handle low light, but with a little TLC I salvaged something I'm not too embarrassed to add to my #365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher.

This was taken from Memorial Drive in Cambridge. The Charles River Yacht Club is in the foreground.Photo: Spring swamp
And a little bit of crow creepiness.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher 
#swampysaturday curated by +Ray BilcliffPhoto: It begins again
A gentle breeze and her work is done, the circle complete.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Doomed
The woods behind my house has dozens of American Chestnut sprouts. The tree is nearly extinct after a blight from Asia swept the eastern US about a century ago. The blight can survive underground, so the roots aren't killed. Valiantly the tree grows new shoots, but blight strikes before the tree matures.Some reach thirty feet tall, but most die much sooner.

Every spring I check out the sprouts to see who survived for another year. Last fall an otherwise healthy 30 foot tree was felled by the freak October storm. I can't help but wonder if we lost a tree that might somehow have otherwise beaten the blight.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher 
#treetuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. MyersPhoto: Flowers
I don't really like flowers much, but these guys asked me to take their picture. Hope I met their expectations.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Red oak new growth

This is #200 of my #365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher.Photo: #200 Delaware River BridgePhoto: Little Pink Houses

With a view of the New Jersey Turnpike in the shadows and hum of the high tension lines, I was reminded of the Mellencamp song.

He's got an interstate runnin' through his front yard
You know he thinks that he's got it so good

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher 
#powerlinefriday curated by +Natosha DavisPhoto: just a moth

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Dragonfly in flight
Took me surprisingly few attempts, but a lot of patience to get one I liked.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Sagging birch after the rain
The colors are more vibrant.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher 
#treetuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. MyersPhoto: Simplicity
Sometimes you don't have to go very far. You just have to beat the lawnmower.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher 
#grasstuesday curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Marilou Aballe and +Margaret TompkinsPhoto: Bid them achieve me and then sell my bones!
Henry V

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Reflections
A simply perfect spring day...

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Sunset May 18, 2012
He turned 50 today. The sun still rose and set as expected.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Nature's fairies
A large mosquito cruises by.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher 
#zensunday curated by +Charlotte Therese Björnström +Nathan Wirth and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Carpet of green

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Newbury Street at Night

On the way home from tonight's Celtics game I realized I hadn't taken my #365project image, so I snapped this. Not my strongest effort, but I'm exhausted.

Apologies to my curators +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Walking on water

I watched this guy for a few minutes before I thought to photograph him. It was absolutely mesmerizing to watch him flit up and down the rushing stream.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Old Stone Church
West Boylston, MA

This church was abandoned when the surrounding town was flooded to make the Wachusett Reservoir. All the wooden fixtures and glass was removed, so all that remains is a stone skeleton.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Kayak at dusk
We were both taking advantage of the last light of the day.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Heron watching the nest
Boxboro, MA

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher
#colorsonfriday curated by +E.E. Giorgi +Gilmar Smith +Erin Henderson and +Christina LihaniPhoto: Looking out
Old Stone Church
West Boylston, MA

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Keeping balance
The theme for today's walk was frogs. Carson won't hurt a fly. Her idea of stalking prey is to sneak up on a bullfrog, swat her paw to startle it, and watch it jump.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher 
#swampysaturday curated by +Sherry McBriar and +Ray BilcliffPhoto: Light in August

It's one of my favorite novels. When asked about the title, William Faulkner said this, ". . .in August in Mississippi there’s a few days somewhere about the middle of the month when suddenly there’s a foretaste of fall, it’s cool, there’s a lambence, a soft, a luminous quality to the light, as though it came not from just today but from back in the old classic times. It might have fauns and satyrs and the gods and—from Greece, from Olympus in it somewhere. It lasts just for a day or two, then it’s gone. . .the title reminded me of that time, of a luminosity older than our Christian civilization."

I always look for that light, but it's elusive. Today I caught a brief glimpse of it. Then it was lost in the breeze.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher
#grasstuesday curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Marilou Aballe and +Margaret TompkinsPhoto: Sunset and approaching storm clouds
This wetlands is just a few minutes by car or bike from my house. It never fails to disappoint. I should come here more often before the mosquitos arrive.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Sunset at the swamp
To think I used to find swamp unappealing. Seems I've formed a connection with them. Whenever I'm hurting for a subject I follow the scent of dampness and decay.

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Fishing
Hopeful and patient

#365project curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon KitcherPhoto: Early evening late spring
I shot half a dozen bracketed exposures expecting that I would need to process in HDR in orde get detail in the shadows. It turned out the first exposure worked without the need for HDR.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher Photo: Goldfinch in the rain
Everything about these birds is endearing... their bright coloring, their chirpy calls, their deeply undulating flight patterns that make them look like the aviary equivalent of the Little Engine that Could, and they are one of the last songbirds to breed each summer. When all the other birds are quieting down and resting up for migration or to hunker down, these canary-cute things are still flitting about for food for their nestlings.

The males turn bright yellow in the spring and summer. Like the females they are drab greenish color the rest of the year. This guy is munching on some birch seeds during a heavy rain.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher Photo: Faster than a speeding insect
This tree swallow was very active this afternoon, catching insects and returning to the nest with them. I can watch these guys all day, so fast and silent.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher Photo: Fledgling pileated woodpecker
I've been on a bit of a bird kick these past couple of weeks, and I know those who tune in for the sunsets, the bokeh, and even my highway shots are probably thinking, "Enough with the damn birds. You're not very good at capturing them."

It's true. I know it's not my strength as a photographer, but it's good practice at getting more facile with the camera. And I have to learn how to take a decent shot even when the light is uninteresting... like today.

It's 6:45 AM. I'm looking out the window while shaving, and I see this guy. I ran down two flights of stairs, changed the lens on my camera, and ran outside in my boxers to grab this shot.

Not that his red cap isn't fully formed, and his chest feathers are kind of downy. This guy (or girl, they sexes are similarly colored) is a recent fledgling. No matter. I finally got a decent shot of one of these magnificent birds.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher Photo: I lied

Yesterday I promised a bird-free #365project  contribution, but a few ducks sneaked in. Hoping not to get called out by our curators +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher. Photo: Keep Out

This image taught me the real value of daily themes. If not for #onthefencewednesday  (curated by +Natosha Davis) I would have taken this shot from the other side of the fence. I wouldn't have walked snapped a couple of dozen shots of this fence surrounding Wachusett Reservoir. I know this because I've been here many times before and never shot it. This little exercise  made me think carefully about composition and depth of field.

It was a good exercise.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher Photo: Anniversary

One year ago tonight it was the eve of my open heart surgery. As I looked out the hospital window I couldn't see the sun itself, just the brilliant sky darkening slowly but perceptibly. Against the sky was the silhouette of the elementary school across the street. A flock of chimney swifts was returning to its roost.

As I watched the sky go out for the night it crossed my mind that it could be the last sunset I would see. I wasn't scared or melancholy. I just was. If it was my time, I was ready. I didn't accomplish all I dreamed of in my youth. I did better than that.

Once you've seriously and concretely contemplated and prepared for death, you're never the same. I'm not a model person. I'm no holier. I'm not more generous. I can still be insufferable and selfish.

But I am stronger willed and more steadfast. I speak up when something is wrong. I don't suffer fools or frauds. Because in the end, I'm comfortable asking forgiveness for my inevitable sins, but I won't be comfortable making excuses for why I failed to stand up for what I believed.

Hope that wasn't too preachy. I'm glad I made it and picked up the camera again to pass the time during my recovery. I've met a ton of interesting and dear people.

About the photo... I actually shot this a week or so ago, but the moment I saw the color it brought me back to that night. This was the color of the sky, and I'd decided to use it for my #365project  curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher Photo: Bryce Harper at Fenway Park

Tonight a friend treated me to a Red Sox game. As you can see, he is a very generous friend these seats are just a few rows off the Sox on deck circle.

I took my DSLR and a telephoto lens, and got a few great shots. But it was this photo taken with my iPhone and the Hipstamatic app that I've chosen to include for today's #365project  curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher. It's the first time I've used both cameras at the same event and went with the iPhone.

#iphoneographyfriday  curated by +Christianna Pierce and +Jose Vazquez 

#redsox   #nationals   #fenwaypark  Photo: Dragonfly
Damn, I love these creatures.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher Photo: Two days in a row

I guess I got a dragonfly thing going. After capturing a nice shot of a dragonfly with my 50mm lens, I thought I'd try my hand with the telephoto zoom. It allowed me to be farther away, so I was able to get more shots off without startling them.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher Photo: Salvador 84 on DreamCanvas

If you know what that means you're a #hipstamatic  fan like me. Oddly enough this might be the only #sooc  image I've ever shared! I know  lot of photographers sneer at these gimmicky #iphoneography  apps, but as I tell my students... "If it looks good and feels right, that's enough." This image meets those criteria.

Anyway, it was a lot of fun playing with it. The results are very unpredictable.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher  Photo: Little Chauncy Pond

I don't know. I just like it.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher Photo: Montreal summer nights
Fountain - St. Louis Park

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher Photo: Life goes on
Just moments before a teenager was beaten and left bleeding on this corner. Sorry I don't have a pretty flower or a puppy to post tonight. I went back to my hotel after shooting this.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher Photo: The night is young and so are we

It's been a busy few days in Montreal on business, so I've only got a few shots to share. I captured this just outside a street fair. I'll post a few more tomorrow.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher Photo: Summer breeze

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher Photo: Reflections
Spent the bulk of a long afternoon stroll with the dog playing watching her hunt frogs by the shore. Captured this reflection during a still moment. Adjusted the exposure a bit, but it's virtually straight out of the camera.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher Photo: 60th and ParkPhoto: Manhattan muted

I brought the camera, but I had virtually no time to shoot anything outside of the taxicabs and my hotel room. I like the muted colors of the buildings reflected in the 1970s style glass tower, my trip spent in the sterile confines of the Le Parker Meridien in middtown.

For #365project  curated by +Susan Porter and +Simon Kitcher 
#newyorkcity  Photo: Day is done
The sunset was so late tonight I caught this on the way home from the gym just before 9:00 PM. Though I wish I'd brought the DSLR, I'm glad I put some time into learning the ins and outs of the iPhone camera.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

I'm also sharing this with #onthefencewednesday  curated by +Natosha Davis 

#iphoneography  Photo: And now our days grow shorter
There's something mournful about the summer solstice sunset.

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Susan Porter +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Always a balancing act
The slightest breeze can push you from your perch.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton +Vesna Krnjic 

#powerlinefriday  curated by +Natosha Davis Photo: Summer grass

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Mother Mary

I've photographed this small graveside statue a few times this past year, but I've never captured the right emotion. I set out again to capture it today. This time I brought a 50mm f/1.8 with the plan of opening it all the way to deemphasize the stone. After a couple of so-so shots, I decided to give the iPhone a try and got something that conveyed the feeling I wanted.

Shot with #hipstamatic  using the Watts lens and Rock BW-11 film. I added a slight vignette in #aperture .

For my #365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

And also for #sacredsunday  curated by +Charles Lupica +Manfred Berndtgen +Robyn Morrison and +Margaret Tompkins Photo: Troublesome duck

This photo was nothing but trouble from the start. Perfect light, but Mr. Mallard opted not to swim close enough to the tree to make a nice 2x3 composition. I bracketed the shots and decided to process in HDR to get some detail in the blown out sky, but the results were too artificial.

So I ended up with a crop I normally wouldn't use, and I had to give up on the clouds and water highlights.

But after all that, I still got something that captures the feeling of the moment. Not perfect, but I like it.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

And with a little more color than I usually allow for #moodymonday  curated by +Philip Daly and +Carole Buckwalter Photo: Business travel
I've taken to traveling light to speed my way through security when making one-day trips, so no DSLR. I'm using it as an opportunity to get more facile with the iPhone.

Today I headed to Philadelphia to visit one of the coolest places in the world - NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, NJ.

I've totally developed a crush on Hipstamatic. This one was taken with the Watts lens and the DreamCanvas film (no flash).

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

I'm also sharing this with #transporttuesday  curated by +Gene Bowker +Joe Paul +Steve Boyko and +Michael Earley 

#iphoneography   #hipstamatic   #philadelphia   #airport  Photo: What is it about ducks?
I can watch them all day and into the night.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#sunset   #ducks   #summer  Photo: Flying to the sun

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter (so glad she's back) +Simon Kitcher (hope he can take more breaks from his studies) +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Closing time

Park closed from dusk until dawn

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#landscapephotography  curated by +Margaret Tompkins and +Carra Riley Photo: #251 Tunnel visionPhoto: Moth
Its lifespan is measured in days and hours, not years and months. Yet against the backdrop of eternity, this moth's time on Earth just as infinitesimally short as ours. Waste not a moment.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: On track
It had been a long time since I walked along the tracks. Got home early after a bitch of a day at the office. Too spent to go to the gym, I hit the trails with the dog. Walked the tracks to get away from the bugs.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#leadinglinesmonday  curated by +Pam Chalkley +Michael Stuart +Elle Rogers and +David Murphy Photo: Moonrise over pasture
Along the aqueduct, Northborough, MA

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#lansdscapephotography  curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard and +Ke Zeng Photo: Recovered
We had friends over for an evening barbecue to celebrate the Fourth, so I only got our in the harshest sunlight of the day. I got a few nice shots of birds (already posted), a cool snapping turtle, a black lab, and a fisherman with his sons and nephew. Because of the light those shots need some processing time. Unfortunately, I deleted the card prior to downloading all but the bird shots.

I was able to recover all the files. This was the only one that didn't need a lot of processing, so I'm going with this for my #365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic. I'll get the other shots up tomorrow. It's late, and I have to get some sleep.

#flower  Photo: Many wrongs make a right
On so many levels this photo is bad. The image is blurred, the composition is wrong, the colors are overly saturated, and the blacks are clipped. But I like it all the same.

I tell my video editing students that sometimes cuts work when they shouldn't, and when someone asks why you broke the rules it's OK to say, "Because it looks cool." This looks cool.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Something different
I just had to shoot something different today. Not a sunset. Not a bird. Not a tree or some wildflowers. When I heard the train whistle, I thought I'd give it a try. Turned out to be quite a processing challenge to make something interesting out of a hunk of primary colored metal tooling through the brush at high noon.

It's no +Gene Bowker, but it's a start for me. ;)

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: #258 Dark swampPhoto: #259 Endless afternoonPhoto: Unplugged
This innocuous shot of a dragonfly breaks new ground. It is my first photo published to G+ straight out of the camera. Over the weekend I engaged with some photographers on the processing technique. I enjoy processing my photos every bit as much as shooting them. Sometimes I'm subtle, sometimes not. But never have I posted anything but the most casual of snapshots without processing.

This one's for my purist friends.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 


#SOOC   Photo: Twilight
The purple hour

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#landscapephotography  curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard and +Ke Zeng Photo: Morning
Twenty years ago this month, we moved into our house. The first time I peered out one of the back windows I saw a great blue heron perched on dead tree's limb. Though not uncommon to the area, the great blues seldom venture into our pond. This morning one came by to wish us a happy anniversary.

I already have a great blue in my Birds album, so I'll use this for my #365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

I'd also like to share this with #birdloversworldwide .Photo: Compromise
Black and white or color? I couldn't decide, so I compromised.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Favorite spots
Every photographer has a special place that he knows so well, that he's bonded with, that he can always capture its essence. This is my special place.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#landscapephotography  curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Ke Zeng and +David Heath Williams Photo: Road warrior
The hardest part of vacation is getting there. Airports, airplanes, cars. No matter how you slice it, Day #1 is exhausting.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#iphoneography  Photo: Murphy
My friend is coming to play. I hear him.

Sunset - July 15, 2012 just outside Joplin, MO

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton +Vesna Krnjic 

#landscapephotography  curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Ke Zeng +David Heath Williams Photo: Hot summer nights at the drive-in
They're hiring. There could be far worse ways to spend your day. If you're in the greater Joplin, MO and looking for a career change.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#iphoneography   #americana  Photo: Get your kicks on Route 66
Next to the gas pumps is the tow truck that inspired Mater in Pixar's Cars. In the background is a former brothel.
Galena, KS

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Vesna Krnjic and +Patricia dos Santos Paton 

#americana  Photo: Construction site
New home development just outside Joplin, MO one year after the tornado.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#iphoneography  Photo: Winding down
Shot this on the way to Kansas City to catch a ballgame as our vacation winds down. This old barn can be seen from US 71 North near Peculiar, MO. (I want to rent a PO box there just for the address.)

I love the photograph, but I'm especially proud that this was shot from a moving vehicle at 70 mph. As a landscape photographer I'm used to having as many cracks at a shot as I want, not just one split second opportunity. I guess all that practicing shooting baseball has helped my timing.

Old barn for #365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#landscapephotography  curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Ke Zeng and +David Heath Williams 

#americana  Photo: Farewell, Missouri
A fitting image for the last night of our family vacation. We had a wonderful time catching up with family, relaxing, and seeing the sights. The 100+ degree heat only made it more interesting.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#landscapephotography  curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Ke Zeng and +David Heath Williams 

#americana  Photo: Mississippi kite
Spotted this in the Joplin, MO area. Though it's not completely out of his range, it is on the outskirts. I'm hoping some G+ birder can verify that he is what I think he is.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#birdsofpreysunday  curated by +Jeffrey Van Daele and +Diego Cattaneo 

#birdloversworldwide  curated by +Robert SKREINER and +Walter Soestbergen Photo: I missed my dragonflies last week

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#bugseveryday  curated by +Chris Mallory Photo: Ichiro to the Yankees
A minor tradition in my 365 project is to interrupt my regularly scheduled programming to feature an image I've shot of an athlete in the news. Just last week I went to a Royals game in KC. My son wanted to go specifically to see Ichiro. Today Ichiro was traded to the New York Yankees. I had been hoping he would finish his career in Seattle. Certainly he will enter the Hall of Fame as a Mariner.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton +Vesna Krnjic 

#kauffmanstadium   #baseball   #royals   #mariners   #kansascity  Photo: Goodnight, ducks
My favorite flock at my favorite lake at my favorite time of day.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton +Vesna Krnjic 

#landscapephotography  curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Ke Zeng +David Heath Williams Photo: Ruins

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Everyday spot
As I was packing up to leave the office tonight I saw a colleague in the parking lot taking a picture of the sunset with his phone. I rushed out to do the same. This was taken from my parking spot with my iPhone as it was the only camera I had.

Two other people got out of their cars to take pictures as well. No one said anything. Just snapped and hopped in their cars.

#365project  curated by +Susan Porter +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#landscapephotography  curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Ke Zeng and +David Heath Williams 

#iphoneography  Photo: Juvenile red tailed hawk
The dead trees along our wetlands make excellent perches for the local birds of prey. Mostly we get red tails, great blue herons, and green herons.

It's been about a year since I first picked up the camera after a 20-year hiatus. One of my first images with my new gear was a fledging red tail. What goes around... I guess.

#365project  curted by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Rainy afternoon activities
For months I've been promising myself I would go through my old photos to organize and cull the archive. Today I came across this shot. The subject is blurry, the highlights are blown out, and the color fidelity and resolution were crap. But I couldn't bring myself to toss it.

This is one of those shots I call "a Charlie Brown Christmas tree" because, as Linus said, "All it needs is a little love."

Shot on a BlackBerry 9650 (quite possibly the worst digital camera ever made). Processed in Lightroom 4.

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: The ripening

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Good morning
A rare early AM post for my #365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic. I'll be out and about tonight, so I'm not going to be able to post later.

Also sharing with #bugseveryday  curated by +Chris Mallory. I'm hoping someone will educate me about what these two little critters are. Photo: Bee is for bokeh

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#bokehtuesday  curated by +Bob Baxley Photo: Light in August
I think I know what Faulkner meant.

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#landscapephotography  curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Ke Zeng and +David Heath Williams Photo: Evening by the river
Assabet River - Northborough, MA

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#landscapephotography  curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Ke Zeng and +David Heath Williams Photo: Black-eyed Susans

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Grasshopper Katydid
We had a lovely sky today so I headed out to shoot the approaching thunderstorm. Apparently the SD card in the camera is dying. The Canon wouldn't shoot three continuous RAW images, so I'm stuck with a hodgepodge of RAW and JPEGs.

Fortunately I came across this guy on my way home.

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

Also hoping someone on #bugseveryday  curated by +Chris Mallory can identify what this little fellow is.Photo: Walk with me
For a bit. Forever.

Couple strolls the deCordova Sculpture Park.
Lincoln, MA

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Homestretch

For #365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

And #landscapephotography  curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Ke Zeng and +David Heath Williams Photo: Cows doing what cows do

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#landscapephotography  curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Ke Zeng and +David Heath Williams Photo: Spare me
From time to time an artist should leave his comfort zone. Not just creatively, but physically too. I've always stated that my idea of a good time never includes turning in my shoes in order to wear shoes recently donned by others. But this was a team building exercise... so off I went.

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#bowling   #blackandwhite  Photo: Nuthatch on river birch
These little birds look like wind-up toys the way they march up and down (head first) trees picking for insects and larvae.

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#birdloversworldwide  Photo: In the shadows of the dam
Clinton, MA

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#landscapephotography  curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Ke Zeng andf +David Heath Williams Photo: Wildflowers
Posting a little early today as I'm heading to NYC for a ballgame. #letsgomets 

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Jackie Robinson Rotunda at Citi Field
August 11, 2012

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic

#mets   #citifield   #baseball   #newyorkcity   #iphoneography  Photo: Fill 'er up

This could be anywhere. Snapped it on a whim. The coolest thing about 365s is that it encourages me to take pictures I'd normally pass on.

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

Also sharing with #leadinglinesmonday  curated by +Pam Chalkley +Elle Rogers +Michael Stuart and +David Murphy 

#iphoneography  Photo: Only one way out
Sometimes the path is chosen for us.

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#landscapephotography  curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Ke Zeng and +David Heath Williams Photo: Felix Hernandez
Congratulations to Felix Hernandez for pitching a perfect game today. This is an image I shot last month at Kauffman Stadium when the Mariners were playing the Royals. As is my habit, whenever an athlete I have photographed is in the news I hijack my #365project  for the day as a shout out. Hope you don't mind +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic.

#baseball   #mariners   #felixhernandez  Photo: One more lap

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Weed bokeh

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Fungi
Sometimes it's sepia toned straight out of the camera. Just a little desaturation and here we are.

#sepiasaturday  curated by +Renee Stewart Jackson 
#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Sea of seeds
#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Monday Night Lights
It's only pre-season. The players are second, third, or even fourth stringers, and the play calling is vanilla. But it's still football. Taken from my seats at Gillette Stadium.

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic.

#football   #patriots   #eagles   #iphoneography   #hipstamatic  Photo: It's a swamp
When we bought the property 20 years ago it was euphemistically referred to as wetlands. It's a swamp, and I've grown to love it.

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#landscapephotography  curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Ke Zeng and +David Heath Williams Photo: Kenmore Square, Boston
Grabbed this shot of the Citgo sign on the way back to the car after tonight's Sox game.

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#boston  Photo: Working late

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Summer wanes
This was the last evening home with my son before he returns to college for his sophomore year. We decided to take in a game. Aside from the typical emotions of a parent having to let go, the night reminded me of my first night in Boston 32 years ago when I walked to Fenway to take in a game because I didn't know what else to do. It was a night much like this. Time moves so quickly. It's all but an instant.

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#baseball   #fenwaypark   #redsox   #iphoneography   #hdrpro  Photo: #307 WaspPhoto: Sisters

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#monochromemonday  curated by +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Manuel Votta +Steve Barge and +Nurcan Azaz Photo: Cloud breaks

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#treetuesday  curated by +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers Photo: All your ducks in a row

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Faking it

Got inspired today looking at a wonderful infrared photo taken by +Anatoliy Urbanskiy. I don't have an infrared filter set, but I have #hipstamatic  and Lightroom. So I came up with this. It kinda captures the feel of a cool summer evening.

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#iphoneography  Photo: Night comes softly

#project365  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#landscapephotography  curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Ke Zeng and +David Heath Williams Photo: A man and his dog

I pondered stepping back from my #365project  (curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic) after learning I'd be without my DSLR for 7-10 business days while it's out for repair, but I've opted to make do with the iPhone.

I also want to share this with the people over at #fidofriday  curated by +Wes Lum +Lisa Lisa +Suhaib Ayaz and +mel peifer. It's been a long time since I checked in with you.

Let's see how well I do in Amsterdam next week. Photo: September light

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#iphoneography   #hipstamatic  (with a little help from Lightroom)Photo: Calm before the storm
Just moments before my buddy and I were drenched.

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#iphoneography  Photo: Gone fishing
Nice summery feeling for the unofficial end of summer.

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Tail fin
This moth looks like a monarch butterfly with its wings open. Closed they resemble peacock plumage.

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#bugseveryday  curated by +Chris Mallory Photo: Cruisin'
Amersterdam, NL

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#iphoneography   #amsterdam  Photo: Early evening
A view of Amsterdam City Hall from Dam Square.

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Amsterdam afternoon
A timeless place

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#iphoneography   #amsterdam  Photo: Rembrandt Square
Amsterdam, NL

As my night was ending, their's was just beginning.

#project365  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#iphoneography  Photo: nurcan Firetruck and pedestrian
Amsterdam, NL - near Dam Square

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#monochromemonday  curated by +Hans Berendsen +Jerry Johnson +Manuel Votta +Steve Barge and +Nurcan Azaz Photo: At ease
Parked bicycle - Amsterdam

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#iphoneography   #hipstamatic  Photo: After dinner walk
Returning to the hotel after dinner in Rembrandt Square

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#iphoneography   #amsterdam  Photo: Homeward bound
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#iphoneography  Photo: Frog hunting
She can spend hours scoping the perimeter and startling the frogs to jump in the water. Sometimes she'll even swim after them.

#365project curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#fidofriday  curated by +Wes Lum +Lisa Lisa +mel peifer +Suhaib Ayaz Photo: Chickadee

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: At the boundary of seasons

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: My own personal Stonehenge

Back in March I shot this very spot on the morning of the vernal equinox and posted it as my 365. Well, I happened to be in the same spot this morning, and the light caught my eye the same way. Realizing I won't likely be there on the precise equinox, I took a photo with my iPhone. It's not nearly as nice an image, but I'm blown away by the similarities to https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/109657761882954151101/albums/5667245468282612481/5722181092316858322

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

I'll also share it with #landscapephotography  curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +Ke Zeng and +David Heath Williams 

#iphoneography  Photo: Skeletal bouquet

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Enchanted rust

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Gotta jet

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Like a bump on a log

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Dusk on the equinox

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Evening in the park
A young family watches the fountain spray - Clinton, MA

For #365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: What a little moonlight can do

Posting a little late. Computer hard drive died last night. Day 336 of my 365 and it's the first time I've missed posting on the proper day. That's life.

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#MonochromeMonday  +Hans Berendsen +Monochrome Monday by +Jerry Johnson +Charles Lupica +Steve Barge +Nurcan AzazPhoto: Autumn hints
Looks like it's going to be an early fall here in New England. The relatively dry summer contributes to the leaves turning early.

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Change is good
For whatever reason I just wasn't feeling creative, but the #365project  beckoned. I download this month's issue of Snap, an e-zine dedicated to the #hipstamatic  scene. I picked up a few tips on soft flash effects, and here we have it. Tonight's contribution for some of the best curators on G+, +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic.

#iphoneography  Photo: Carpet of ferns

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#landscapephotography  curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +paul t beard +David Heath Williams and +Bill Wood Photo: Call me misty

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Who's that?

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#fidofriday  curated by +Wes Lum +Lisa Lisa +mel peifer and +Suhaib Ayaz Photo: Lobster traps
Rockport Harbor, ME

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Morning dockside
Rockport Harbor, ME Perhaps my favorite place in the world.

Shot for my #365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

And also shared with  #MonochromeMonday  +Hans Berendsen +Monochrome Monday by +Jerry Johnson +Charles Lupica +Steve Barge +Nurcan AzazPhoto: Beacon
Early morning at an inn in Camden, ME

#365project  curated by +Simon Kitcher +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

Also shared with #moodymonday  curated by +Philip Daly and +Carole Buckwalter Photo: Keeping it simple
Travel day, so I'm going with something that's nearly straight out of the camera today.

#365project  curated by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: 7 AM GMT
After the red eye. Welcome to London.

#365project  curated by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#moc  curated by +Emily Santome Photo: Night in Chinatown
London

#365project  curated by +Simon Davis-Oakley  +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#iphoneography   #urbansnap 

#moc  curated by +Emily Santome Photo: Rain on Regent
Over the years, I've been remarkably lucky when traveling on business. It rarely rains when I'm in Amsterdam, I've never been caught in a Montreal snowstorm, and even Las Vegas has never reached 100 degrees on my watch. Today my luck ran out. I had just a couple of hours to head out an take some photos of London before returning to an evening of conference calls with the US. It poured.

This was shot about 50 feet from the hotel entrance. Rather than walk to SoHo or Chinatown, I grabbed a sandwich at Pret á Manger and slinked back to my room.

#365project  curated by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

And also shared with the new mobile-only circle #moc  curated by +Emily Santome 

#london   #iphoneography   #urbansnap  Photo: One last moment in London
I quickly snapped this as I got into the cab for Heathrow at 6 AM. I'll post some remaining shots a little later tonight or tomorrow. My little iPhone makes a wonderful travel companion.

#365project  curated by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

Also shared with #moc  curated by the lovely +Emily Santome 

#london   #iphoneography  Photo: Getting ready to hibernate
My guess is this little guy won't be out much longer. He'll need to settle in for a long winter's nap shortly.

#365project  curated by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: A time for everything
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Ecclesiastes 3

#365project  Photo: As I Lay Dying
Awaiting Addie Bundren

#365project  curated by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#bokehtuesday  curated by +Bob Baxley Photo: Ghost dance

#365project 

#landscapephotography  Photo: Heading towards the other side

#365project 
#landscapephotography  Photo: Bullseye

Entering the final days of my 365.

#365project  Photo: Spot of color in a dull place

#365project  curated by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Raindrops

#365project  curated by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Reflections of a birch tree

#365project  curated by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#treetuesday  curated by +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers Photo: Floating

#365project  curated by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic 

#grasstuesday  curated by +Ray Bilcliff +Marilou Aballe and +Margaret Tompkins Photo: Give me a Three by Three
In and Out Burger - Los Angeles, CA

#365project  curated by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: The 101
6:45 AM - Burbank, CA

#365project  curated by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Citywalk
Universal City, Hollywood

#365project  curated by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: Classic Cadillac

A little late posting my #365project  curated by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic due to my hopping on a red eye after a day of meetings, but I was able to grab this in lovely downtown Burbank prior to heading to LAX.

#iphoneography   #mobileonlycircle  curated by +Emily Santome Photo: Late afternoon
Often the foliage is at its most intense in small doses.

#365project  curated by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic Photo: My 365 is complete

When I captured this image a few hours ago, I knew it would be my final contribution to my 365 project. I don't know why. It just felt right.

Some say my 365 wasn't a true 365. Not every image was shot the day it was posted. But that wasn't my goal. My challenge was not to shoot more consistently, but to share more consistently. That I have done.

I will continue to post frequently, but now I'll allow myself a day or two off from time to time.

I want to thank all the great people who have taken this journey with me, but I'd most like to single out +Simon Davis-Oakley. He's had a sixth sense about sending encouragement just as i was beginning to grow weary of the process. Thanks, Simon!

I'd be remiss if I failed to mention +Susan Porter, who introduced me to this community. A very special thanks to her.

#365project  curated by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton and +Vesna Krnjic.