Monday, November 30, 2009

Afternoon Light

I have been moving image files from the old PC to the iMac. At times the process is one of discovery as I stumble upon photos that were ever given a second look. Prauge in the afternoon light caught my eye this time around. (best in large view, be sure to click on the image))

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Last Of November

Is it me? Are the months really passing as quickly as it seems? Along with the turkey leftovers is the reality of turning to the last page on the 2009 calendar. I suppose that time really does fly when we're having fun!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Travel Day

More Americans will travel today than any other day on the calendar. Americans will eat more tomorrow than most other days in anticipation of joining throngs of other Americans shopping on Friday. Sounds as if the "holiday season" is about to begin!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Puffing on a dandelion....Nothing like a two year old to remind me that the ordinary and mundane can be fascinating upon first discovery! Oliver continues to be amazed as he "takes it all in". ( Image from the "Proud Grandpa Series")

Sunday, November 22, 2009


The rooftop garden at the Metropolitan Museum is sprawling with a tangle of confusing chrome roots, a work of art entitled "Malestorm". Art is in the eye of the beholder and the City view is impressive!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tree Guy

Much better him than me. Three days of high wind left us with a precarious tree project and a dent in the checking account.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Well, as the saying goes: The best defense against getting caught in a lie is to always tell the truth!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Yesterday was a gift. A week away from Thanksgiving and Central Park temperatures were in the 60's. A perfect day to enjoy the last of fall's color and take a few shots! Life is good!

Monday, November 16, 2009


More from revisited files...Awaiting the next train in Prague, hopefully headed in the correct direction. For me, navigating the metro and not being able to understand the written language was a visit into the world of non-readers. A fun adventure none the less!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


We have been busy the past week with two photo exhibitions. Our "Island Vision" showing is at the Bayport-BluePoint Library through the end of November, at the Borghese Winery is the NWPLI members show through December 12th.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Gathering Clouds

Parts of Fire Island recently completed extensive beach re- nourishment. Several millions were spent (much raised by residents) to re-establish sand dunes at Davis Park. The season's first true Nor'easter is upon us, it will be interesting to see how the beach survives the high surf and 50mph winds.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Could it really be that time of year again? It's beginning to look and feel like holiday shopping time, brace yourself!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis
(best in large view)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fire Island Freight

The cute little red wagon of Fire Island fame has slowly left the scene. Beach house owners have for years used the iconic red wagon to transport everything from groceries to small children in their trips to and from the ferry dock. The much larger (and more efficient) utility wagon has become the SUV of the boardwalk in recent years. In this storage area for wagons at Davis Park, not a single little old red wagon is in sight.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Revisiting Memories

I am still culling through archival files in search of images that I never processed. My wife took a very similar shot during our trip to Machu Piccu which may have been the reason why I bypassed this one originally. The Andes are breathtaking. (Best in large view, click on the image)

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Sweet n' Salty

Salty, dependable and made of wood. It looks, smells and sits in the water exactly like my "first" boat. "Firsts" stay fresh in the memory because we tend to attach emotion to the whole experience. I can still see my Dad bringing a rowboat just like this one home from the lake. My brother could have his motorbike, I had a boat! Soon, I was introduced to a new skill set called "caulking" which would (in theory) keep the old girl tight. I now fondly smile when I think of all the bailing required to keep her afloat. So much for my caulking skills but she was a thrill none the less.
There aren't too many of these classics still around and I wonder if I'm not alone with my twinge of nostalgia.

Friday, November 06, 2009

The Watcher

On brother-in-law Peter's farm, perched in a loft window of the barn sits the ever vigilant sentinel of barnyard security.

Thursday, November 05, 2009


All boats look better in the water. Few boats look as good in the water as your own. Life is good!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Orient Point Light

I have recently been "revisiting" my digital image files. The workshop gurus refer to this as "work flow management" which really means that digital photography enables one to accumulate an excessive number of images that seldom get a second look. Sometimes it's just a matter of hitting that delete key and moving on, sometimes it's finding an image with promise!
This shot was taken during a trip on the Orient to New London Ferry. (Best seen in large view.)

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Time To Haul

An empty ferry and an empty dock at Davis Park's marina, sure signs of season's end. The local boatyards are busy hauling and winterizing boats in an island wide ritual marking the close of the recreational boating season.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Season's Shadow

A season that started with so much promise is all but a shadow at Citifield Park. As the World Series draws to a close I can't help but think that perhaps November is extending the baseball season a bit too far. I mean, after all, the elite of the boys of summer are still at it and the regular NFL season has just completed the first half of it's schedule! Remember when all the bats and gloves where packed away by mid-October? AND...those ridiculously late night World Series games are a topic for another day!

Sunday, November 01, 2009


Turn those clocks back, grab a warmer jacket and bring in that outdoor furniture.