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The Making of a Gallery Exhibit – the prep work

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For this blog post, how about a quick peek into some of the work I’ve been doing to prepare for my upcoming gallery exhibit in Essex, Connecticut?  I figured something different might be kind of refreshing here – instead of the usual photos of what comes out of my camera, we’d take a look behind the [...]

A Dozen Miles in a Decade – a Gallery Exhibit

For the past 8 or so years I’ve been exhibiting my photos in various art galleries around eastern Connecticut – whether as a part of a photo club group exhibit, supporting a special event at the gallery or splitting the bill with another photographer.  The summer and fall of 2014 will bring a change in [...]

My Top 12 of ’13

First off, I want to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year.  Hopefully everyone had a safe and joyous Christmas and holiday season.  And to kick off the new year, I figured I’d pull together a recap of my 2013 photographic ramblings along the rails of the northeast – well, one favorite from each [...]

Daddy-Daughter night – North Pole Express style

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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 [...]

Valley Railroad Photo Charter – Part 3 of 3

Time for part 3 of the Lerro Productions 2012 Valley Railroad photo charter – the final installment.  Part 1 (first day with the freight consist) is here, and part 2 (night shoot) is here if you missed those posts.  The second day of the charter featured what is more familiar to the rails along the Connecticut River – [...]

Valley Railroad Photo Charter – Part 2 of 3

And we continue on with the blog updates – hooray!  Here’s Part 2 of the Lerro Productions 2012 Valley Railroad Photo Charter (part 1 is here), which was the night photo session – something that you all know is near and dear to my heart.  Things were a bit different than the usual night photo [...]

Valley Railroad Photo Charter – Part 1 of 3

Yes, it’s been a while since the last “real” photo blog post. So we’ll go back in time here to May when I attended a three part, two day photo charter on the Valley Railroad in Essex, CT (I mentioned this charter back in this post about turning VALE 3025 in Old Saybrook).  The charter [...]

Slideshow – Beyond Mikado Reborn

Recently I put on a slideshow for the New England/Northeast Railroad Prototype Modeler’s Meet in Canton, CT.  The show was titled “Beyond Mikado Reborn” and featured photos that appeared in my article in the March 2012 issue of Railfan & Railroad magazine, as well as many others that didn’t make it into the article.  It’s [...]

March issue of TRAINS and Railfan & Railroad magazines

Now that they’ve started to hit subscribers’ mailboxes, I figured a note here was in order.  I’ve got two articles appearing in the March 2012 issues of the two largest railroad magazines.  First is a short piece and a photo in TRAINS as a part of their Funky Freights feature about some of the shipments [...]

Nights on the Valley

Now time to start making up some ground on the post landscape.  Starting on November 25, 2011 the Valley Railroad began running their popular – and often sold out – North Pole Express trains.  Because of their popularity, they had planned on running two steam-powered trains at the same time each night – one with [...]