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I been a professional photographer since I worked for the US Government documenting Test and Evaluation of Research and Development projects for the US Army and US Navy in the later half of the 1980s. I came home to Maine to finish my Marketing Degree at USM and began to work full time in Market Research and Marketing for many years while documenting weddings and occasional photojournalist and commercial jobs on the weekends. In 2001 I again returned to photography as a full time trade and have never been a happier man. I love working with creative individuals, couples, small businesses and select Non-Profits and can’t imagine working in any other trade. In 1987 I was lucky enough to wed my high school sweetheart and we now live in a cozy little solar powered, recycled bungalow a mile deep in our woods in the Western Hills of Maine with our two brilliant home-schooled teenage daughters and our three cats.


First Attempt at Pictorialism

I'll make better attempts at pictorialist work in the future.
It is a genre that I think should make a resurgence in the digital age.
This was an insanely high ISO (12,800) handheld lit only by moonlight.
The soft and intense noise in the image makes it look like something shot turn of the 19th C.
Canon S90 Special High ISO mode.

PAW #4 - 2010 C.E.

From Casco Bay on the Diamond Run at sunset.
Kind of a snapshot, but it was too pretty to pass up.
S90 Canon


PAW #3, 2010

Sunset this evening over the Mt. Washington Valley in NH.
Canon S90 (trying out the 'Sunset' scene mode just for fun...played with it in PhotoShop a little too.)

the sun sinks down low
the whole world glows blue and gold
my heart beat slows down

(maybe I'll make this another 'One Good Photo and one Haiku that doesn't totally suck a week' project again.)

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PAW #2 - 2010

Some friends and I went to see Avatar in 3D. Of course I took my S90 with me. :)
(I'd seen Avatar with family in 2D already and don't usually see movies in theater twice, but this is a really great film.)

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PAW #1, 2010

Canon S90. PSCS3 crop and tone.

The snow for the first storm of the year/decade was slick and mostly unplowed/unsanded here in the hills, but not overly deep. The USPS did not deliver our mail on Saturday so we decided to stay safely ensconced in our cabbage here at Heronswood as well.

First Post of 2010

Congress St., Portland, ME on New Years Eve 2009...

I have created a FaceBook account this last year and have been posting many of the photos that I used to post here, there to share. I will see if there is a way that I can link these two accounts and will endeavor to use this space at least once a week this year to continue with the 6th year of my Photo A Week project. I was presented with a new Canon S90 camera for Yule and this camera allows me the mobility of a point and shoot and the quality of at least the first DSLR that I owned in 2002 so I should be able to be a bit more prolific in my personal photography than in the last few years where in order to photograph to the quality that I want, I had to carry an entire kit of my pro gear.

I hope that you all enjoy the very best of a full and simple life in 2010 and that it finds our world more Freedom and more Peace.