Category Archives: Photography

Hippocampus-Seahorses Wrap Tails Around Reef Reeds

This photograph was accepted by jurors for exhibition at the Norwalk Connecticut Maritime Gallery. The exhibition Theme was “A Reverence for Nature”. It is an 18” x 24” framed print. It will be displayed from the gallery opening June 13th through September 30th, 2018

Sea Mist Victorian Bed and Breakfast

Cape May is America’s oldest seashore resort and is famous for its Victorian buildings. The town was reconstructed after its 1879 fire, and Sea mist was built in that era on Beach Street. It serves as a landmark Bed & Breakfast overlooking the ocean. June photo at 3PM taken at 1/500th sec. ISO 360.

Stroud Preserve sunset and barn

This golden sunset is framed by a colonial stone barn at the Stroud Preserve. The fieldstone colors blend in with the color sunset spectrum. The 571 acre tract is North of Pocopson, South of West Chester and part of the East Brandywine Water Research Center, managed by Natural Land’s Trust. Photo taken at dusk. ISO 2500, 18mm, f20 @ 125th sec.

Pumpkins in the hillside, Solvang, California

We were in Solvang, California, North of Santa Barbara, and came across this clever Halloween fall theme. The entrance to this hillside farm had a scarecrow with a wheelbarrow full of pumpkins and assorted squash. The curved arc of the thick tree and the wind vane set the rustic theme. I used a Sony Cybershot DSC W-1 compact camera. ISO 100, f9, @ 1.25th sec.

Kym with Leopard Hat

This smiling model is my daughter Kym. She loves to wear hats and has always had a flair for fashion design. She selected her faux leopard hat as a contrast to her auburn hair. I did my studio setup with portable equipment, using a medium blue cloth non-reflective background. My Nikon 24 MP DSLR had a wireless transmitter linked to 3 separate channel remote receivers. A right prime umbrella, left secondary umbrella (softer), and a 3rd dimmed speedlite for hair/hat illumination. There was a slight contrast shadowing on the left for contrast, and the overall image needed very little post-processing […]

Lecture with Stephen D. Smith

This is a picture of me giving a presentation on prints from my portfolio. Some are enhanced with matted border displays, some mounted on canvas, as well as some with selected frames. Matching the camera image to computer post-processing, and then to the printer is important for the final result. I am teaching a 10 week series on “Creative Digital Photography” this spring at Immaculata University.

Glass vase collection

I visited the “Glassline” glass blowing studio at St. Peter’s Village this past summer. I made a video of their Venetian glass classical artistry techniques. Their pieces were on display in the studio store, and I composed this picture with Northeast sunlight coming through their window behind the vases. The crystalline reflection I enhanced in camera with a star filter, creating multiple 8-point “sparklers.”

“L’Hermione” Ship’s captain

The 32-gun frigate “L’Hermione” sailed from Rochefort, France to tour the East coast of the United States in the summer of 2015. She is the replica of the Marquis D’ Lafayette’s ship, which arrived in 1780 to assist General George Washington. This “Tall Ships America” Philadelphia parade featured a number of sailing vessels. The captain is pictured here looking Westward with his spyglass/telescope under arm. The rigging in the background was made clear by combining portraiture focus and landscape mode for composition. This I framed as a 20”x20” canvas wall art print.