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Luminar 4.2 Review – Sky Replacement

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A review of some of the features of the new 4.2 version of Luminar by Skylum. Features include AI Augmented Ski, AI Sky Replacement, AI Skin Enhancer, and AI Portrait Enhancer. DOWNLOAD LINK — Download a free trial of Luminar at

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World War II Veteran’s Project for L.I. Press

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World War II Project for L.I. Press This May is the 75th anniversary of the surrender of Germany in World War II. I was tasked with interviewing and photographing World War II veterans who live here on Long Island, N.Y. In all I interviewed thirteen veterans before the corona virus pandemic forced us into isolation. Hopefully, when the isolation period… Continue readingWorld War II Veteran’s Project for L.I. Press

Photographing Ice Hockey with the Nikon Z6

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Since the release of the Nikon Z6 I have seen questions on blogs and social media asking whether the Nikon Z6 is good enough to be a pro sports shooter. Recently, I had the opportunity to put the Z6 though its paces shooting an NHL game and the results were surprising.

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FlyNYON flies high over New York City

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One of the most unique ways of seeing New York City is by air. If you are a photo enthusiast there  is no better way of seeing New York than a doors off helicopter flight. FlyNYON offers flights around New York’s most unique icons. On a recent 30 minute flight we flew passed the Empire State Building, the Freedom Tower,… Continue readingFlyNYON flies high over New York City

Moose Cove

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Recently, I had the pleasure of taking some photos up in Maine with the great Adam Woodworth. Although the weather in Maine wasn’t as co-operative as I would have hoped, we did get a short break on this particular night. We raced out to a spot that Adam has on his list of cool places to shoot. We set up… Continue readingMoose Cove

Sunset Park

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If you plan on shooting a sunset, why not go to a place called Sunset Park? Located on the north shore of Long Island in Port Washington, this little park is a great place to watch the sun go down. It was an incredibly peaceful evening and I was with my girlfriend who has a way of making everything seem… Continue readingSunset Park

The Eastern Most Point

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Over the summer I had taken another trip back to Lubec Maine to capture some additional images of the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse. This lighthouse sits at the eastern most part of the USA. It is a beautiful lighthouse in a very scenic town of Lubec. Click on the image to see it larger.

Fire Island Lighthouse

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A few years back I had posted a picture of this beautiful lighthouse. After Super Storm Sandy much of the boardwalk was destroyed. The repair and updating of the boardwalk significantly changed what the approach to the light house looks like now. Here is an updated photo with how the lighthouse now appears after the repairs. Additionally, there is now… Continue readingFire Island Lighthouse