Mist, fog, marine layer, refracted light, shadows … atmospheric influences that we often miss in our busy day. There is magic in these moments when flowing, filling, rising and falling local climates create light effects that come into view and then are gone again.
Sunrise at Sunset Pond
Inflatable and Still Water
Sunrise Through Fog on Connecticut River
Pilot Boat at Essex Dock
Floating Docks in Fog
Spring Morning Fog on North Cove
Morning low fog burns off to reveal shoreline homes among trees that are just coming into bud. Hope, rebirth.
Wings & Water
Shot on land, at sea and in the air.
Snowy Egret and Reflection in Dark Water
Snowy Egret and its reflection on lookout for fish.
Great Blue Heron I
Great Blue Heron takes flight from pond in the southern New England woods.
Mute Swan Pair Aloft
Early morning before the sun has brightened the sky, this mating pair of Mute Swans soars past on their way to South Cove, where they will feed for most of the day. Later, they will return to the safe seclusion of North Cove for the night.
Ring-billed Gull Pair Over Green Atlantic Surf
Pair of mature Ring-billed Gulls soar over incoming green Atlantic tide.
Ring-Billed Gulls I - Mature & Juvenile
Mature adult and 2nd Winter juvenile Ring-billed Gulls over Atlantic waves.
Ring-billed Gull in Snow - CU
Mature Ring-billed Gull warms himself in morning sun near the water's edge.
California Brown Pelican (Pelecanus Californicus)
Sleeping Mallard Hen
Sleeping Mallard Hen
Best In Show - Lyme Land Trust Art Exhibition (2011)
(National Geographic editor) John G. Mitchell Award
Blue Heron Over Green Waters - Morning
These art works were created at the intersection of nature and craft, with intentionally limited hues. For me, this process results in a creative tension in the final printed image that resonates quietly like a whisper in a cathedral, yet indelibly like a life memory. I strive for an image that becomes part of our experience. Each scene is five-sensed, then hand crafted with artisanal care and attention. My hope is to penetrate your cares, your awareness for just a moment and give you a connection to your secret self.
My goal is fine art. Pure expression. When my occasional achievement of beauty combines with your personal aesthetic, perhaps you will notice a spark of perception, or recall a forgotten stirring of pleasure or sense an emotional lift.
What you see in my images is that I encountered other people, creatures and places and didn't look away. I planted my feet, put my fears aside and occasionally connected.
Brant Sea Geese Depart the Sound at Dawn
Rafting Mute Swans - North Cove
As the rising sun burns off a dense September fog, dozens of great white Mute Swans rouse from a night's rest in a remote arm of North Cove. The retreating fog reveals an impressionist's dream scene, from the dappled green foliage of the far woods to the line of rafting swans defining the midpoint, and evolving layers of riffling water forming and vanishing with the force of the incoming tide.
Swans Depart North Cove
Dusk Over North Cove
North Cove Shallows
Retreating fog reveals diverse waterbirds rousing from a night's sanctuary on a mid-river dock.