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 […]
Let’s go down a different path for a moment. Sure, my main focus, pardon the pun, is railroad photography. But I do enjoy expanding my horizons – and this past weekend an event that I attended with my wife and daughters gave me that opportunity to do something different. Photograph people.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On October 4, 2014 the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum in Willimantic, Connecticut continued a tradition spanning more than a decade. For the 11th year in a row, the museum hosted a Night Photo Shoot where a group of photographers from around the area converged on the museum to light up the night.
As you can probably tell, I haven’t been able to head out and shoot much of late – for a number of reasons. So instead of letting things further stagnate here, I decided to go back in time and dig out some older photos I took before I implemented the blog (first blog post is […]