Thursday, April 26, 2012


No dissertation, just some photos I'm proud of.

Early America

I really can't think of anything that totally embodies the United States of America any more than a stone wall. I won't try to hide the fact that I am a rock guy, I love them.
When I see a stone wall built by early settlers and early Americans it takes me back to a time that I truly cannot imagine how hard it must have been.
Here is what I see in a stone wall from old New England:
Incredible hard work and perseverance
A willingness to claim what was theirs and stand up for it
Rocks and stones that came from all over the world and were deposited by the glaciers
A creation they had to figure out, no directions, no pictures, no help button, no FAQ section
No machines - just manpower, animals and ingenuity
These walls have stood for hundreds of years. They are a testament to the families that built them. They were not put up to last for a few years. They knew it was the start of something great. They had great pride in everything they did.
A Stone wall is so much more to me than a bunch of rocks stacked and lined up. It is a thing of beauty, a creation rooted in pride, just like America.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My first hike for photos

Today I loaded up my back pack with my tripod, that my Dad gave me a couple weeks ago. The same tripod he used to use! Also in the backpack was my new mono-pod, canon T3i, tele-photo lens, iPad and photo transfer tool.
I headed into Worcester to an area I new had some streams running to the reservoir. I found a couple different streams and snapped away.
I passed a sign for Cascade Falls on my way in, interest peeked, I headed back that way.
I was shocked to find a 100 foot falls in the middle of the city! I started hiking up, wow this was a steep climb! Once at the top I realized why the climb was so hard!
It was worth it though!

Tonka trucks

Sunday evening I came home from work to find a massive construction site at the end of my driveway. Dump truck, front end loader, excavator, road grader,front drum roller and a bull dozer.
Some of these are the very same that I played with. So many hours I spent alone building, digging, smoothing, playing.
I love seeing Will enjoying the same things I did. In a world where he can operate an iPad I'm so glad he can also learn the joy of operating a Tonka toy.

I'm adopted??

I went out to photograph some small brown birds nest in my Norwegian weeping spruce. You can see what the nest looks like without moving any branches and you can see the eggs in the nest with the branches out of the way.
I moved to another spot and I see this Robin egg on the ground. I have no idea how long it has been there. But I figure I had 2 choices, sit on the egg for a while or move it to a nest.
I chose move it to the little brown birds nest.
I wonder how this will turn out?

Monday, April 23, 2012

Take 1, 2 fine 3!!

Trip to Maine

Lys, Will and I headed to Maine the other day around noon. We wanted to see the ocean, cliff walk and have dinner.

I'm new to this

From the size of that picture it should be obvious that I really have no idea what I am doing!

The first

This is the first photograph I took that I really liked. Well, the first with my new Canon T3i that is!

The start

So here it starts. I'm not really sure what I intend this blog to be. For now I see it as a way to chronicle my evolution as a person, a husband, a father and as a photographer. Thank you for joining me on this journey.