Monthly Archives: November 2012


November 30, 2012

This is my new friend Matthew, he is 3 months old today. This was our second shoot, the first one was at a week old. We got some new shots for his upcoming Christmas Card… this is not it, his Mom said I could use this one, but she holding the cute one for the card (I know, can you believe there might be a cuter photo of this little guy). This was one of the easiest shoots I have had in a long time, not only was the “cuter shot” the first shot taken, but the whole shoot took 10 minutes and there was not a bad shot. Below is a pic from the first session, he is a ham.


1/60sec, f2.0, iso800, Nikon D700, 85mm

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November 29, 2012

The full moon setting this morning as the sun rose. This was shot through a window at work 7am this morning. I used a polarizing filter to cut down on the glare. While driving to work I could see Venus, but the time I got to the office the sun was too bright. If you squint and pretend it should be somewhere towards the top in the middle.


1/125, f5.6, is06400, 98mm, Nikon D700

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November 28, 2012

Growing up I was a big fan of Super Robots, Gaiking and Grendizer were my favorites. This is a recent version of The Great Mazinger, called Shin Mazinger Z. The detail on it is incredible, die cast metal. When I was a kid all I ever wanted to do was go to Mr. Big’s Toyland on Moody St in Waltham and buy everything in the store. I never made it, I actually remember the first time I made it to Waltham, I was 28 years old working for Kodak, I happened to randomly turn on to Moody street I was crushed knowing it was gone. Check out the commercial for the store, I am sure some of you can recite it. For Christmas feel free to get me any of the toys they show in the video. I am at the age where re-purchasing my youth could be quite expensive. Thankfully I still have Rubber Chicken Comics.



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Tree Along Fence
November 27, 2012

When I shot this it was intended to be a black & white image, after debate, I went with the color version. Below is the black & white. Which do you prefer?


1/40sec, f2.8, iso6400, 85mm, Nikon D700

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Shameless Plug
November 26, 2012

OK, so this one is purely an advertisement for my upcoming show. For 2 days in December I will have a retail space in Bellingham, Ma.  You can see all the details below. Saturday and Sunday December 15 & 16th. If you are in the area stop by.  There will be photos framed and unframed for sale.  Landscapes, Toys, Macro, Still Life, most of the shots are from the daily pic collection. I also will be shooting photos of toys. Just bring down yours, or your kids toys and get it shot while you wait.

I honestly do not know what to expect, I have had a few shows in restaurants with a reception nights for a couple hours here and there, but this is a completely different scale. I could be sitting there alone or in a perfect world helping people get some great gifts of the holidays.  Either way, I can’t wait.  Saturday night I will have a fan appreciation event from 6-9. We will grab some pizzas, have some raffles. Stop by if you can, even if it just to say hello, and please feel free to share with anyone you might be interested.  This is going to succeed purely on word of mouth.


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Apple Away
November 25, 2012

We blew up stuff today, this is what happens when I have too much time off. Thursday: Thanksgiving, Friday: Cut down the Christmas Tree, Saturday: Decorate the house, see a parade and fireworks, Sunday: Blow crap up and take pictures of it. Makes sense.

I knew going into this, that in order to get what I wanted, I would need luck. The max shutter speed of my camera is 1/8000th of a second, sounds fast but it is not fast enough to capture the explosion the way I had hoped.  I have read enough blogs and books to know that there are flashes and cameras that are made just for this type of photography, but I will try to make almost anything work, using what I have. The family was amused, the neighbors were curious, fortunately the cops were not involved. (For the “record” this was all done using photoshop and a green screen, since I know it would be wrong to attempt such an act in my state.)

My backyard may or may not look like a fruit salad, 4 apples, 1 orange, a small gourd and a cantaloupe fell victim today. This was the best sequence, the cantaloupe would have been the best shot if I had not aimed the impact backwards and rather turned it to the side, since it only did damage and tore off a piece.  It got cold quick, especially when your hands are covered in fruit juice, so we will attempt this again, but for now this is what I got. Below are all the frames, fuse to mess + the cantaloupe.

1/8000sec, f5.6, iso 25600, 300mm, Nikon D700


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the 2-day show

Looking for Christmas and Holiday presents? Want to just check out the daily pics framed in a gallery? I will be setting up a display in Bellingham, MA, Saturday and Sunday, December 15 & 16th with a special event Saturday night 6-9pm. Spread the word. The details are below. Hope to see you there.

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Medway Celebrates
November 24, 2012

Each Saturday after Thanksgiving, Medway MA kicks off the Christmas season with a parade, tree lighting and fireworks display. I think this was the 20th year, and the fireworks were awesome. They were loud, you could feel each burst in your chest, I think it is better than any 4th of July or other display we see each year. This shot was from the finale. Below are some more for your viewing pleasure.

1/5sec, f4, iso400. Lensbaby Composer Double Glass, NikonD700



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The Tree Farm Trip
November 23, 2012

Day after Thanksgiving we get up, go to the tree farm, search for, find, cut a tree. There are saws, carts, chickens, cider, graham crackers and photo opps. I never understood the chickens.








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Turkey Day
November 22, 2012

The button…  all across America, so many families were just waiting for some sort of button to pop. once it did, the real stuffing began. I normally let the camera sit on holidays, this year I decided to document the food experience, from the first ingredient mixed to the last dessert crumb. I am sure my family would rather I had not. There were a few times I was “asked” to remove myself from the area.  There are some highlights below or click here to see the whole story of our day.

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, no matter how you spent it. I am thankful for each of you that read these words and look at my photos. It means a lot that you take the time to do so. Take care, I am going to curl up in a coma.


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