Pratt Cove Reflection
It’s a little after Black Friday, but I’ve decided to put a coupon up on the Store site where you can get 20% off your entire print order! The coupon is good until December 20, 2013, and is valid for any purchase made on the site! Discount only applies to purchases, and not shipping charges. Numerous sizes are available – from 4″ x 6″ all the way up to 20″ x 30″!
Coupon Code: 20PERCENT2013
You could also click on the Pratt Cove Reflection shot on the left and go directly to that photo…
I’ve added a bunch of my favorites to the store, but it’s by no means a complete catalog of my work. If there’s a particular photo you’re looking to get for that special railfan and you don’t see it up there, drop me a line and I should be able to add it for you.
Thanks and happy holidays to all!
November 15, 2013 marked the start of the North Pole Express season at the Valley Railroad/Essex Steam Train in Essex, Connecticut. And with the after-dark departures, spots in the towns of Essex, Deep River and Chester have been on my list of sites to photograph the steam train passing through the night. This year, I decided to kick off the NPE season a little differently – this time with my daughter shooting along side of me.
Continue reading Daddy-Daughter night – North Pole Express style
On Saturday November 23, 2013, I’ll be giving a presentation of my rail photography, along with the story behind the photos at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA as a part of their “Trains!” Family Day event (event info is here on the NRM site). The entire event goes from 1-4PM, and my presentation will have a 45 minute block in there at some point. The photos I’ll be selecting for the talk will be all taken in New England – both day and night, and some will have, um, humorous stories behind them.
If you attended the Mass Bay RRE picnic in Palmer, MA a couple years ago when I presented, it’ll be a similar format, where I show a limited selection of photos, and talk a bit about each, somewhat in-depth. The discussion can range from my thoughts behind the photo, the circumstances around it, or even what kind of bodily injury I incurred to make the photo. As was with the MBRRE picnic, questions and comments from the viewers will be most welcome!
Hope to see some of you out there!
My second week in NJ had me trying some new lighting techniques, as well as meeting up with friends again – For a recap, here’s the post from the first week. And being near Norfolk Southern terratory, there is always the possibility of catching another of their Heritage Units. Would I get that chance to bag another one of the classic paint schemes?
Continue reading Two Weeks in NJ – Week 2
The last couple weeks of September brought me back to northern New Jersey for work again, and of course I managed to get out and shoot a bit. I visited some of my usual haunts – both in daylight and under cover of darkness, as well as added a couple of others spots – including a late-night stop on the New York, Susquehanna & Western. This was also a trip where I aimed to experiment a bit more with my nighttime flash setups – I did mix that experimentation in with some of the more run-of-the-mill stuff. Read on to check it all out…well, at least the first week in this post…
Continue reading Two Weeks in NJ – Week 1
For today’s post, we’ll go back to the end of June when we as earthlings bore witness to the closest “super moon” of 2013 – or in more scientific terms the moon was at the perigee (closest to Earth) of its orbit while in the full phase. Honestly, it’s nothing truly rare, despite the Internet hype that usually precedes its arrival – it happens once about every 14 full moons. Even with the frequency of them happening, I wanted to photograph this event, but not just in the astronomical sense – I also wanted to include the railroad in the photograph. And one spot sprung to mind where it would be possible – the new Niantic River Drawbridge on the Niantic/Waterford town line.
Continue reading NAN and the Super Moon
Over the summers here in Lebanon, the town library (Jonathan Trumbull Library) usually has events for the kids every week, ranging from crafts to movies to animal demonstrations to performers. This week’s act needed a little larger venue to perform some of his act – since it involved sharp objects and fire. So instead of the usual show in the lower level of the Library, it was moved outside onto the adjoining Town Green, giving him plenty of room to put on his show. And he sure did use it all…
Continue reading Bending Gravity at the Library
The Valley Railroad/Essex Steam Train in Essex, Connecticut is famous for their steam powered excursion trains along the Connecticut River (see some of my other posts on the Valley RR here). But they also offer other types of rail excursions – most as limited run specials like the Circus Train and Eagle Flyer. But there is another that they offer during most of their operating season – I’m referring to the Essex Clipper Dinner Train.
Continue reading Dinner on the Rails
Over the past couple months, The Lucky Frog in Willimantic, CT – a restaurant and bar – has started up an open jam session on Wednesday nights. With the venue 5 minutes from home, I managed to make it out to a few of the jam nights to snap a few frames, as well as consume a few beers, along the way. Intermixed in all of that were family, some old and new friends and great music to bind it all together. Oh, yeah, and some pretty good wings.
Continue reading Jamming on a Wednesday Night
Hey everyone! Yep, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here on the old blog. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been out shooting – just the opposite! Granted, I’m not out every day like I have been in the past – life gets in the way much too easily these days – but I have been getting out to shoot the railroading scene here in southeastern Connecticut from time to time. While I continue to collect my thoughts, and decide what to post up here next, I figured I’d put up a post with a smattering of photos from the first half of 2013. Scroll on down, and check out 17 shots from earlier this year.
Continue reading Getting back into the swing of things…