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Inspiration and Execution

Valley Railroad Mikado No. 3025 leads a North Pole Express train over the Old Deep River Road crossing in Centerbrook, Connecticut.  This photo was inspired by two photos - done 30 and 60 years prior.  The latter being the Pincus/Hart Jr. work "Night Ride 1985" taken at the same crossing, and Link's "Luray Crossing, Virginia 1955"  Lighting was three Alien Bee B800s and a Lumedyne 200 w/s

As artists, we undeniably use other people’s work to stoke the creative fires inside our own imaginations.  Whether it’s re-making a photo that has been done before, taking pieces from multiple works and mashing them together into something of your own or just using it as motivation to move in a different direction, it’s all […]

2015 TRAINS Photo Contest

Imagine getting some great news that you’d love to share with everyone you know (and even more), but you can’t for a couple of months.  Well, that happened to me recently – and I’ll tell you, it’s been pretty hard keeping my yap shut.  A couple of months ago, I got a call at home […]

It’s been 6 months?

While looking at things here on the website, I realized that it’s been 6 months to the day since my last blog post.  My how time flies…  Lots has been going on around here – from the usual things like family and work commitments, to the more unusual, most notably the passing of my father in […]

Moving Snow

"Continuing to push snow North"

With the recent significant snowfalls that have blanketed the Nutmeg State in the early parts of 2015, railroads have had to run extra trains to clear their lines of snow.  Normally tourist lines would not need to do this since they’re typically spring/summer/fall operations.  But the Valley Railroad in Essex, Connecticut is a bit different […]

Two years in under 8 minutes

Acela at Sunset

Between 2006 and 2008, I embarked on a project that long-time readers of the blog probably noticed.  Among what I was regularly photographing through the year, I also made it a point to shoot the ongoing progress of Amtrak’s Thames River draw moveable span replacement project.  An effort by the railroad to replace the aging […]

Store Rework and a 2015 SALE!


With the start of 2015, I decided it was time to redo the store site – – giving it a little more modern look and feel.  I’ve also done some organization, along with adding a section for my hometown, Lebanon, Connecticut.  With all of that happening, I also figured it was worth throwing a […]

2014 Favorites

"Eastbound at Alburtis"

New Year’s Eve 2014 – a time to reflect on the past year’s accomplishments – of course, in the context of the good old blog here, that would be looking at things photographically speaking.  Well, 2014 was a light year for me in the photographic realm – only getting out to shoot about 40 times […]

2015 Calendar On Sale!


As the winter months approach, we start thinking about the coming New Year.  Along with the holiday celebrations, it’s time to get a new calendar to hang on the wall!  After a few years’ hiatus, there’s a 2015 calendar available with a year’s worth of my photographs – but this is something that I only […]

One Night in Lansdale

"Nighttime in Lansdale"

Last week I was in New Jersey for work, and one day I had to head down to the Collegeville, PA office.  Not having much time for shooting on this trip, I figured the trip back from the Keystone State provided an opportunity to get a little shooting in – even if it was only […]

Here comes the judge…

Self Portrait at Essex, Conn.

On Tuesday November 18, 2014 I’ll be making a trek north to Pittsfield, Massachusetts to do something a bit different – something I’ve only done once before.  And that is to judge a photographic competition.  On that Tuesday evening, I will be the judge for the Berkshire Museum Camera Club‘s second digital and print competition […]