State Rt. 74 is one hell of a winding road. After driving for all of 30 minutes in the dark on our way from Palm Desert, California to San Diego, my wife and I decided to pull over and take a breather.  Ok, I wanted to take pictures of the stars, but she was fine with not being tossed from side to side for a bit. Even though we hadn’t noticed it, we pulled over… Read More

Amidst the chaos that is Penn Station and the subway below, I was shocked to see a platform void of people, except for this single shopkeeper, quietly writing in a notepad.  I quickly snapped this shot before moving through the mob of people behind me and swiftly leaving the station.  Now, I look at it and I don’t hear the screeching trains and chattering crowds.  My muscles don’t tighten from the anxious buzz of the city.  I see a… Read More

Is it cheating?  Yes.  Does it look cool?  Yes.  So do I care.  Nah. Not really. I recently discovered the Impression suite from Topaz Labs, a photo editing software that adds various artistic looks to your photographs.  The program can be linked with Lightroom too, which is very convenient.  I tried it out with these landscape shots of Philadelphia. Once up and running, you’ll have 100 impressionistic looks to choose from and… Read More

10 MILES and 100 years.  That’s how far away Monhegan Island feels from the coast of Maine. In summer, you’re guaranteed to find the rocky coastline dotted with easels and painters squinting at their ideal view. There are a few lobster spots (of course), homespun gift shops, a pizza place and a little more than 12 miles of trails. If you’re looking for an overnight, you’ll find the 32-room Island Inn just up the hill from the… Read More

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