Category Archives: Holiday

Föhr and farther

We travelled up to the small island of Föhr, off the northwest coast of Germany in the Nordsee and part of the North Frisian Islands. It is a beautiful little island, only 32 square miles, with a residential population of 8,000.

The Normandie, San Juan PR

The Normandie Hotel was clearly a gorgeous hotel in its heyday. Built in 1945 it has been closed for years. The toothless-man working the parking lot told me that it was being renovated. A quick look on the internet told me that this has been the case since it closed.

I love art deco and it there is a special kind of beauty to it in decay. B&W seems to bring that it in certain frames.

Christmas Ornaments

Every year I take a few shots of our ornaments, trying different things. This year I decided to be very mundane, I simply set up the tripod and tweaked aperture, ISO, and speed. This is the best way to learn, after all. I am still learning, in fact, my way around the D810 and I have to say, its ability to capture so much data, allowing one to pull out almost endless shadows in post, is simply amazing. Here a very few images. When I have time I may set a holiday task of taking a picture of all our favorite ornaments.

Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk

Each summer we go to Rehoboth at least once. This past week was our trip and we had a great time.

A toast!

Snow

Since Christmas we have had nearly a foot of snow here in central PA. It has been beautiful and wonderful to play in, shovel (ok, not so wonderful), and I even managed a few pictures.

Christmas Time

Just a few snaps while we all get ready for Christmas. The lights on the boy was an experiment that worked in the sense that it should me what not to do. These two pics are the only ones that looked decent, but I will try it again in the studio over break.