Category Archives: Landscapes

Captree

The Captree bridge is the gateway to the Fire Island National Seashore. Boasting miles of sandy beaches, lazy villages where cars are not allowed, and the Fire Island Light house, the seashore has it all. It’s all just a bridge away…

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This photo was shot with the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone. The Phantom 3 is an incredible stable drone with a 12 megapixel camera attached to the bottom via a gimbal that keeps the camera steady. The above picture is a 5 shot hdr. The Phantom 3 has the ability to take auto exposure bracketed shots in groups of three or five. You’ll need to use the five shot setting though most of the time since the stops are less than a .07 ev’s apart.

Tribute In Light

In remembrance of the nearly 3000 lives that were lost on the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001, the Tribute In Light has become an important part of the New York City skyline. The tribute first debuted in March of 2002. The tribute is now lite each year on September 11th and is a symbol of the lost twin towers. This year the clouds and rain cleared out in the late afternoon giving a spectacular view of New York City. The beams of light reached and estimated four miles into the sky and could be seem for miles in any direction.

Here is one of my first prints of the skyline. The print is now available for purchase here on my website.

Tribute In Light

The September 11th Tribute In Light. Click the photo to see it larger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunset Row

While setting up a cityscape of the midtown NY city skyline these happy rowers were passing by. I took a few shots of them and was lucky enough to have one or two usable photos with the rowers in front of the skyline. Click on the photo to see it full screen.

Sunset Row

Sunset Row

 

 

 

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Lubec

I recently returned from taking a few pictures on the road and enjoying the scenery in Lubec, Maine. Lubec is the eastern most point in the United States and is home to the West Quoddy Head Light. How it got the name West Quoddy when it is the eastern most point of the US is still a bit of a mystery to me!

It was overcast all day and I feared I wasn’t going to get a chance to see the stars. Luckily there was a short break in the cloud cover. I got to enjoy a few shooting stars from the meteor shower that peaked the next night. I also was able to enjoy an amazing view of the galaxy, clearly visible with the naked eye.

This shot was taken with a Nikon D800 and the Sigma Art 24mm f 1.4 lens. It features the West Quoddy Head Light in the foreground and the Milky Way in the background. The photo was shot at iso 3200 at 15 seconds at f/1.4.

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The West Quoddy Head Light

The West Quoddy Head Light

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midtown Sunset

I just finished up post processing this photo from a sunset shoot I did of the mid-town skyline. This shot was taken from Gantry Plaza State Park, just past the mid-town tunnel. It’s a beautiful park filled with friendly people a lots of cameras.

This shot was taken just after the sun set behind the skyscrapers of New York City. You can see the lights just becoming visible in the buildings on the other side of the river.

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Sedona Skies

There are few places in the world more beautiful and tranquil than Sedona, Arizona. Surrounded on all sides by massive red rock formations the views are nothing short of spectacular. There are also dark sky laws in effect to make this area a paradise for night and star photography. Unfortunately, the nearly full moon was obscuring the views in the later parts of the evening. I was able to do some shooting just after dark and prior to the moon coming over the horizon. Click on the image to see it larger.

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A view of the red rocks and night sky in Sedona, Arizona.

The night sky in Sedona, Az. with the red rock formations in the foreground.

The night sky in Sedona, Az. with the red rock formations in the foreground.

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Custer Sky

The Custer Institute and Observatory located on Long Island’s north fork, in the town of Southold is Long Island’s oldest public observatory. The Observatory was established in 1927 and is currently run by a staff of dedicated volunteers.

Inside the dome is a 25 inch, f/5 Obsession Newtonian-style reflecting telescope standing 11 feet tall. Outside are several smaller domes that the staff will assist you with as you try to see all that the heavens have to offer.

Currently the observatory is open on Saturday nights. The institute is run completely on donations and a $5 donation gets you a look at the stars from inside the big dome.

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Shutter Speak Landscapes on Fine Art America

I am happy to announce that my landscape work is now listed on Fine Art America. Check out my page. You will notice that the majority of it is New York City Skyline pictures. Be sure to check out other new york city skyline art while your there.

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Storm Clouds Ahead

Here is another photo I took while leading the World Wide Photo walk in Port Jefferson. The weather just didn’t know what it wanted to do that day. Storm clouds, the sun setting, and just a touch of red in the distant sky. Click on the picture to see it bigger.

 

Port Jefferson Skys

 

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The Little Light

Here is a photo from Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk. I have lead a walk on Long Island for the past four years. This was the second year I lead a walk in Port Jefferson. It was an evening walk and this is one of the last shots of the night. The pier has a little light house at the end of it. I don’t think it is functional, but it sure does fit right in with this cozy town. Click on the photo to see it larger.

LittleLight

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