Movie director John Ford made many movies in Monument Valley, many of which were starring John Wayne. He often stood on a prominent point to direct the action in his movies. In John Ford's honor, this point on the right was named for him. Image # 08274.
The View from Artist's Point
Both this foreground and the iconic background project the essence of classic Monument Valley. Image # 08273.
Not far from Page, the Colorado River makes a dramatic turn, and this unique view has been correctly named. Image # 08275.
Tear Drop Arch
This remarkable landscape is located deep within Monument Valley, Arizona. Tear Drop Arch sits high above the valley floor, and is worth the rugged trip to reach it. Image # 06766.
Nature can sure create compelling abstracts! This is one in northeastern Arizona, in a slot canyon called Lower Antelope. Formed by the force of flash floods sculpting the sandstone, this view shows some of the layers of these burnt sienna-colored walls. When you are surrounded by these mystical formations, you are aware of the power of water to carve rock over time. Image # 06545.
There are remarkable underground rock formations in northeastern Arizona, in a slot canyon called Lower Antelope. Formed by the force of flash floods sculpting the sandstone, this view shows some of the layers of these burnt sienna-colored walls. When you are surrounded by these mystical formations, you are aware of the power of water to carve rock over time. Image # 06548.
Light at the End of the Tunnel
There are remarkable underground rock formations in northeastern Arizona, in a slot canyon called Lower Antelope. Formed by the force of flash floods sculpting the sandstone, this view shows some of the layers of these burnt sienna-colored walls. When you are surrounded by these mystical formations, you are aware of the power of water to carve rock over time. Image # 06549.
Layers of Time
There are remarkable underground rock formations in the northeastern Arizona, in a slot canyon called Lower Antelope. Formed by the force of flash floods sculpting the sandstone over a million years, this view shows some of the layers of Indian Red-colored walls. This incredible natural marvel is decorated with intricate twists and turns. Image # 06554.
Keyhole in Antelope
There are remarkable underground sandstone rock formations in northeastern Arizona, in a slot canyon called Lower Antelope. Formed by the force of flash floods sculpting the sandstone over a million years, this view shows the opening called "the keyhole". Artist Wayne HIll spent two days underground recording these remarkable abstracts. Image # 06566.
The Power of Water
What a "wow!" setting! There are remarkable underground rock formations in northeastern Arizona, in a slot canyon called Lower Antelope. These treasures were shaped over thousands of years, formed by the force of flash floods sculpting the sandstone. The corkscrew process continues with each significant rainstorm. Image # 06568.
Sculpture in Sandstone
This is enchantingly beautiful "earth-art". There are remarkable underground rock formations in northeastern Arizona, in a slot canyon called Lower Antelope. Formed by the force of flash floods sculpting the sandstone over a million years, this view shows some of the layers of magnificent mahogany-colored walls. Image # 06570.
Sand Springs and Totem Pole
"When white men discovered this country, Indians were running it. No taxes. No debt. Women did most of the work. Men hunted and fished all the time! White men were dumb enough to think they could improve a system like that." - Mark Twain
Deep in Monument Valley, artist Wayne Hill combined the sand, sagebrush and totem poles just before sunrise to make this photograph of the dramatic textures of this special place. Image # 06765.
The most photogenic rock formation in the Sedona, Arizona region is Cathedral Rock. I composed this photograph to incorporate Oak Creek flowing past it. There are plenty of people who come here for vacation . . . and never leave. Image #08286.
Coal Mine Canyon
This surreal landscape is located southeast of Tuba City, Arizona. Coal Mine Canyon looks like the bottom of the ocean, which it likely was a long time ago. These striated rock formations are called "hoodoos". Image # 06759.
A lot of time went into the landscaping of this area...say about 30 million years. This remarkable landscape is located deep within Monument Valley, Arizona. Much of the region in the Navajo Nation looks like this, influenced by water over a very long time. Image # 06763.
North Window to the Monuments
"When white men discovered this country, Indians were running it. No taxes. No debt. Women were doing most of the work. Men hunted and fished all the time! White men were dumb enough to think they could improve on a system like that." - Mark Twain
Imagine that you are a movie producer, scouting locations for the classic western setting. You and John Wayne would likely end up here. This remarkable landscape is located deep within Monument Valley, Arizona. This is every bit of America the Beautiful. Image # 06764.
Ear of the Wind
Sheepherder Effie Yazi coaxes her sheep down the hill beneath the Ear of the Wind, in Monument Valley, Arizona. The "ear" is the name given by the Navajo to this unusual sandstone formation. Who needs technology? Image # 06769.
Morning at the Mittens
This remarkable landscape is located deep within Monument Valley, Arizona. Wait a few more minutes and you may see John Wayne riding up the road. Image # 06782.
The Hackberry General Store
One of the most fascinating stops on The Mother Road is this whimsical Arizona store that totally honors the heritage of Route 66. Do you like my car? Image # 07926.
Long Live Route 66!
This classic Corvette came along during the hey-day of Route 66. Actually, today looks like a great day to take a drive! Image # 07927.
Standin' on the Corner
In 1972, the Eagles came out with their first hit single "Take It Easy" which suggests that "standin' on the corner in Winslow, Arizona, such a fine sight to see." That single song put the town on the national map of consciousness. Image # 07929.
Reserved for 'Vettes
There are hundreds of memorabilia inside the Hackberry Store, just waiting for you... Please don't touch my car. Image # 07998.
The El Tovar
The classic stone hotel on the south rim of the Grand Canyon is the El Tovar. It opened its doors in 1905 and is the only hotel inside Grand Canyon National Park. The stories held within the walls will stay there. Image # 39043.
Have You Stayed in a Wigwam?
The Wigwam Motel is an icon on historic Route 66 in Holbrook, AZ. The property is owned by the same family that built the concrete teepees in 1950. Staying in one is part spartan and part nostalgia. Image # 05645.
For more than 60 years, the Wigwam Motel has offered lodging to travelers along historic Route 66 in Holbrook, AZ. The units each have two beds, a bathroom and a tiny TV. They feel larger inside than they appear from the street. # 05725.
The cinnamon rock formations surrounding Sedona, Arizona made it a popular movie set for many westerns, and was one of John Wayne's favorite locations. Cathedral Rock is near the center of this composition. Many trails are waiting for you in this region - try several - then you may realize it's not the hike that takes your breath away. Image # 06535.
The Cupcakes and the Mittens
The distant formations are well known as The Mittens. I could not find any Navajo guide to tell me the name of the foreground objects, so I named them The Cupcakes. Deal with it. Image # 08272.
Pink Flox and the Pacific
This explosion of color in Pacific Grove was a joy to observe. Not far from Monterey, this should be on your list to visit and enjoy! Image # 08153.
Daddy, Let's Catch a Wave
What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon on Baker Beach - teaching your son about incoming waves and the dance to avoid them. Although any 6-year old boy would not avoid them... Image # 07624.
Palace of Fine Arts
One of the classic relics of the San Francisco World Exposition a century ago is the Palace of Fine Arts. Image # 01910.
View from the Coit Tower
An unusual view of San Francisco, from Coit Tower, looking west toward the Golden Gate Bridge. On the left is the famous winding Lombard Street, in the center of the Marina district. The Bay and incomparable Golden Gate are to the right. Image # 01964.
San Francisco has wonderful restaurants. The Fog City Diner is hardly in that category, but is always popular and affordable. Located near the Embarcadero, it has fueled the artist several times. Notice the clock. Image # 02163.
Looking up Lombard
Look up legendary Lombard Street as the cars snake along amid lush flower beds. Drivers must watch the road, so the passengers are the only ones to view the scene. Drivers later will have bragging rights. Image # 07336.
Clean fishing boats have a romantic look when they are resting. This picturesque group of working boats supplies Alioto's and other seafood restaurants along the "Wharf" in San Francisco. Image # 07337.
From the Marin Headlands on the north side of the bay, there is a dramatic view of the Golden Gate Bridge framing the city of San Francisco. Listen - can you hear Tony Bennett? Image # 07622.
Just below the Presidio is a delightful view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands. The surf along Baker Beach is often active, and I left with wet shoes to prove it. Image # 07623.
Baker and the Bridge
Baker Beach is the perfect foreground for the Golden Gate Bridge. Add gentle waves and sunshine, and enjoy! Image # 07625.
The Lone Cypress
Monterey, California is a stunning place to drive - by car or with a golf club. Some trees have character, and this is surely one. The Lone Cypress is the signature guardian for the Monterey coast, along 17-Mile Drive, and deserves to be honored for its remarkable ability to grow out of a rock formation. Image # 35953.
Muir Woods is a wonderful preserve just north of Sausalito, California. The artist loves the quiet of the redwood floor, and especially the counterpoint between delicate vegetation and the immense strength of the redwoods. Image # 36476.
Two icons of San Francisco are visually combined in this image # 36491. Alcatraz in the distance, and a classic cable car in the foreground. All we need to add is sourdough and seafood, paired with fine California wine.
Lombard Street is legendary, and you must drive down it when you are doing the tourist checklist in San Francisco. There are cable cars behind you, Coit Tower on the horizon ahead, but for now - watch the road! Image #036492.
The Golden Gate
This classic bridge frames Tony Bennett's "city by the bay" as it emerges from frequent fog. Image # 36842.
One of the delicious stops on a tourist's first visit to San Francisco is Fishermen's Wharf. Inhale and smell the aromas. Listen and you can hear the gulls and seals greeting you. Then - give in and devour a memorable meal. Image # 36994.
Turning the Cable Car
At the end of each line, cable cars are manually rotated to begin their next run. Talk about the good old days! These spectators have likely come down the hill from Ghiradelli's to watch this fascinating process. Image # 37030.
Grasses at Mono Lake
Mono Lake is an amazing place. Most artist focus on the formations in the lake. I also love the sensual grasses that line its shore. Image # 38108.
Weston Beach on Point Lobos
Ansel Adams and Edward Weston lived and worked very close to Point Lobos, in Carmel CA. Many of Weston's sensual abstracts were created here. Image # 39001.
Flowers on Point Lobos
The preserve at Point Lobos has been a favorite escape for me for many years. Sometimes sunny, often kissed with fog, it is a place where gentle hikes are beckoning, and the details in view are always changing. Image # 39002.
Ferns and Redwoods
Walking the trails in Muir Woods, north of Sausalito CA, tiny ferns flirt with the base of giant redwoods. The delicate fronds in counterpoint with immense strength are fascinating. Image # 39003.
Rhodos and Redwoods
I love both rhododendron and redwoods. When I found them together in northern California, I was a very happy camper! Image # 39004.
The Mission at Santa Barbara
California was an important destination for early Spanish explorers who established missions around the state. This one in Santa Barbara is among the most impressive. Image # 39020.
Santa Barbara Harbor
Santa Barbara is a treasure with layers of distinction. This view from the harbor looks back on the town and the hills to the east. Not visible in this view are the elegant homes and quaint shops. You will have to visit to see them. Image # 39021.
East of Yosemite, on the eastern border of California, sits the truly unique Mono Lake. Fascinating formations rise out of the salt water. Image # 39022.
The Getty Museum
The Getty Museum in Malibu is an oasis of calm not far from the frenzy of the city. Come and linger. Image # 39023.
The Timeless Getty
Classical architecture helps to create a timeless feeling as you wander through the impressive Getty Museum in Malibu. Image # 39024.
Flowers on Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach, near Monterey CA, is a beautiful place to walk and wander. For golfers, the legendary courses have been a mecca, and for car afficiandos the annual Concours d'Elegance is a magnet. The sea air along 17-Mile Drive is sufficient to provide a restorative walk. See for yourself. Image # 39106.
The Painted Ladies
These Victorian gems (known as the Painted Ladies) are classic San Francisco, especially when juxtaposed in front of the commercial skyline anchored by the iconic Transamerica building. Image # 07335.
This artist had a vibrant subject, and I should have waited to see how his painting looked when completed. Pacific Grove, near Monterey - be there when the pink flox are performing. Image # 08154.
From Mount Rose above the eastern shore, the northern mountains that surround the lake are visible. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. Image # 08279.
Sunset over Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is blessed with many sunsets and sunrises, each of which is accentuated by the water reflecting the changing colors. Image # 08280.
On Lake Tahoe's southwestern shore, Emerald Bay punctuates the shoreline, and is a great place to hike or sit and contemplate life. Image #08281.
Dawn Greets Emerald Bay
As the sun rises in the eastern sky, the distinctive shapes of Emerald Bay come into recognition. Emerald Bay is thankfully protected from development by being part of a California state park. Image # 08282.
Sunrise over Lake Tahoe
As dawn arrives, there is a lavender glow in the sky and on the lake, photographed from the Incline Village shores. It sure looks like it will be a wonderful day! Image #08283.
Summer in the San Juans
Skier-in-recovery Wayne Hill knows that Colorado offers wonderful skiing, yet is even more enjoyable to explore in the summer. This vista of the San Juan mountains awaits you as you begin your adventure on Million Dollar Road north of Telluride. Unspoiled and magnificent, between Ouray and Telluride, it is well worth the drive to be there. I doubt that these grazing horses have any idea they are in one of the prettiest spots in America! Image # 01313.
The Crystal Mill
Imagine the hardships of the Colorado silver mining days as you enjoy this mill that was in its heyday 100 years ago. A rugged four-hour 4-wheel drive trip over a deteriorated dirt road led me to this spot. It cost me a flat tire, but was worth the trip. Image # 05512.
Flowers and Flatirons
The Flatirons are the signature peaks that define the western border of Boulder, Colorado. They are a popular destination for day hikers. These delicate Sweet Pea flowers provide color and counterpoint to the strength of the neighboring mountains. Image # 01579.
Fireweed and Spruce
Fireweed is one of the first flowering plants to return after a forest fire. It also happens to be very pretty to look at! Image # 05511.
Rock Creek Waterfall
Tumbling down the red rocks of Colorado, the waters of Rock Creek help your cares evaporate as you watch and listen. Image # 01567.
Fall at the Bells
Nestled among the majestic peaks of the Elk Mountain Range, the Maroon Bells are among the most photogenic of the hundreds of mountains in Colorado. A pair of "14'ers" make up the Bells, whose beauty is visually doubled by Maroon Lake.They really stand out in this early morning photograph, amid the vivid colors of autumn. Image # 05522.
Spring Arrives at the Bells
There is something glorious about the arrival of spring. New green foliage and the first wave of courageous flowers greet visitors to the Maroon Bells near Aspen, Colorado. Image # 05534.
Independence Pass at Dawn
High above Aspen, Colorado, Independence Pass presides near the Continental Divide. I Hill courted this high-altitude pond for several visits, and made this 4x5 large format image shortly before sunrise. Image # 05544.
This magnificent stand of aspen trees lives not far from the Maroon Bells, near Aspen Colorado. This was made with a large-format 6x17 panoramic Linhof camera. Stress? What stress? Image # 05550.
Ashcroft Beaver Pond
Tranquility is alive and well in this image of the Ashcroft valley near Aspen, Colorado. Sit on a log near this pond, and contemplate the engineering skills of a beaver. Image # 05597.
Experience the exhilaration of your first run on fresh powder! Join me high above Aspen, Colorado, savor the sweet light of the sun's first rays on this delicate snow cover - and leave your laptop far behind. Image # 05602.
I was skiing in Snowmass, Colorado, and stopped to savor the delicacy of this scene. This may be the only image in this gallery that has a sound track: when I was composing this photograph, I was listening to the Manhattan Transfer singing their lush rendition of "Snowfall". Try it for yourself. Image # 05616.
If you drive north from Vail, Colorado toward Piney Lake, you will eventually travel along this photogenic creek. I know that it sounds just as refreshing as it looks. Image # 05670.
Garden of the Gods
For more than 100 years, the state of Colorado has protected this unique place as a park. It incorporates red rock formations, has trails for exploring, and is very close to Pike's Peak to the west. Image # 08235.
Pikes Peak is perhaps the most famous of the 52 Colorado mountains taller than 14,000 feet. It is the only one with a road to the summit. Yet it is not inherently photogenic. I framed the Peak between striking sandstone formations near the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Image # 05673.
The Maroon Bells are one of the most beautiful attractions near Aspen, Colorado. Imagine sitting on the shore of Maroon Lake just after dawn, in total quiet with a mirror reflection of the mountains - this large-format image will do just that for you! A perfect destination is often measured by how far it takes you from ordinary. Image # 05689.
On an early summer morning, colorful balloons fill the sky, lifting off from a field near Snowmass Village in Colorado. Today would be a great day for you to go aloft me! Image # 05743.
Lupine by Granby Lake
On the southwestern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park, Granby Lake calls you to visit: turn off your cell phone, grab a canoe, or walk along the shore. I invite you to unplug from your fast pace with this image. # 36617.
Rose Crown and Stream
How can any flower grow in granite? Never mind an explanation - simply enjoy this delicate combination of blossoms and waterfall. Image # 36935.
There are few places more rewarding for serious skiers than Colorado. Serious skiers believe there are more diamonds here than in South Africa. OK, the men think that - the ladies can find many shopping in downtown Aspen. Here a chair ascends Aspen Mountain, carrying athletic skiers up to the top, so they can search for fresh powder or test their knees on double-diamond bumps. Image # 36954.
Aspen and Lupine
Hiking the back country in Colorado reveals unending beauty and texture in the landscape. Seasonal lupine compete for attention with the perennial aspen. Both are winners. Image # 37035.
What a privilege it is to linger in a grove of aspens after sunset, and study the gentle detail of the trees as they rest from the day. Sweet light is magical for aspens. This grove was found in the Flat Tops mesa high above Glenwood Springs. Image # 37183.
Columbine in Ouray
The columbine is the Colorado State Flower. Resembling an orchid, this gem was photographed in a field of wildflowers in Yankee Boy Basin in Ouray, Colorado. Image # 37187.
This lone aspen calls out for companions, but it knows that eventually the spruce will win out on this side of the hill. Image # 37208.
Spruce and Shadow
I loved to ski, and occasionally my burning thighs would beg for rest. While I was stopped, this infant spruce in the angular light of early morning caught my eye. I was meant to stop here. Image # 37215.
I had no idea how long I had to look to locate a lush forest filled with aspen trees. This one works for me, and is near Crested Butte. Image # 37184.
Pikes Peak from Garden of the Gods
These are two significant attractions near Colorado Springs. Pike's Peak is the only 14,000' mountain in America that you can drive to the top, while the Garden has fascinating sandstone formations around which you can walk. Image # 05731.
The Magic Kingdom IS Magic!
What a remarkable empire of fun has evolved - all because of a mouse! Image # 08255.
Key West Sunset
Florida still performs well after the sun has set! Image # 08262.
The Colorful Sunshine State
Countless beaches create a border of more than 500 sandy playgrounds all along the coast of Florida. Pick your umbrella! Image # 08256.
Sunfish Belong in the Water!
Sailing a sunfish is tons of fun, and like many sports will be more enjoyable with some practice. These are calling you . . . Image # 08257.
Key West is proud of its unique location, and advertises highlights on this sign. Image # 08267.
Only Disney can create remarkable characters from flowers! Image # 08252.
A close look at the EPCOT dome shows that it has transformed from being the roof of a building to being abstract art. Image # 08251.
The Unique EPCOT Dome
EPCOT is an acronym for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow - and its visual icon is this dome. You'll have to visit to see the amazing interior of the dome... Image # 08253.
The Disney Dream
This is the atrium of the Disney Dream, one of four unique cruise ships that take lucky passengers (and a few adults) to fun itineraries that usually depart from Port Canaveral. Image # 08258.
Here is the first impression of your arrival on board the Disney Dream, an impressive cruise ship that will capture your sense of fun for years after you leave the ship. Image # 08259.
These palms present a compelling foreground with their distinctive silhouette. Another fine day in Florida comes to a finish. Image # 08263.
Sailing into the Key West Sunset
This was a memorable beach on which I had a lovely seafood dinner, that was enhanced by this tropical view that changed colors by the minute. Image # 08264.
Look but Don't Touch
That is MY slice of key lime pie! No other food is as connected to Key West than this delicious treat. You really should get your own... Image # 08265.
The Hemingway House
One of Key West's most notable residents was Ernest Hemingway, along with several dozen of his cats. I made this photograph behind a fence, to eliminate the felines. Image # 08266.
Welcome Sign at the Airport
When you land in Key West, there is no doubt you will have fun. Key west has a diverse culture, great seafood, and relaxed standards. Plus lots of sunshine and perhaps adult beverages. Image # 08268.
City of Miami
There are many aspects of Miami, from the Little Havana community, to the mega-rich condos on the water, to South Beach, but just stop reading and enjoy the skyline of Miami just after sunset. Image # 08271.
Wild Times Ahead!
Kids love animals, and animals love kids. This themed part is a natural. Image # 08254.
Princeville Stress Relief
Where does time go to rest? Time goes to a place where the four winds are free to meet and play in the tree tops and dance with the harvest moon. Listen closely for the faint familiar music you hear . . . The trees are whispering their island dreams, as they look across Hanalei Bay toward Makana peak, better known as Bali Hai. Stress? What stress? Image # 04487.
Few drives in the world are more beautiful than Maui's legendary Road to Hana, and there are many waterfalls that invite your visit. I found this photogenic waterfall at the end of a hike along a cliff at Puohokamoa, and features brilliant Royal Poinciana flowers on the hillside. This is a classic example of enjoying the journey more than the destination. Image # 06478.
On Maui's south coast, I courted this spectacular waterfall, which I found to be mesmerizing. I came back several times until the light was right. Look, listen and enjoy! Image # 06486.
Waterfall in Waimea
The Waimea Canyon in Kauai, Hawaii is a extraordinary gorge that defies description. The geological layers evident on the sides of the canyon are reminiscent of the grander Grand Canyon in Arizona. The canyon is ten miles long, one mile wide, and 3,600 feet deep, and is an awesome sight. The delicacy of this waterfall offers counterpoint to the rugged terrain surrounding it. Image # 06496.
On Maui's Wailea coast, sunsets are spectacular. This one was enjoyed at a restaurant named after the Hawaiian state fish: Humhumunukunukuapua'a. I found this easier to pronounce after two umbrella drinks. What a delightful end to another memorable day in Hawaii. Image # 06511.
Rainbow Eucalyptus #1
On the legendary Road to Hana on Maui, I hiked into a forest to find spectacular colors on the bark of a Rainbow Eucalyptus (Gum) tree. What a vibrant abstract! Image # 06512.
The NaPali Coast
The NaPali coast on Kauai, Hawaii is one of the most rugged places in America. I hired a helicopter, had the doors removed, and explored this remote but colorful region from above. Image # 06516.
No Stress at Mama's Fish House
I arrived on Maui after a very long flight, and was counting on the salt air, breeze in the palms and the sound of gentle surf to work Maui magic on me. It did not take long, and after a gourmet lunch at Mama's, I sure felt better. So much better that I may not go home! Image # 07472.
Ready for a Ride?
I have never ridden in an outrigger canoe, but this one sure is inviting. It is located on the palm-covered beach near Mama's Fish House on Maui. Will you come with me? You can even ride "shotgun". Image # 07473.
Afterglow in Lahaina
One of my favorite moments in the day is the brief calm just after sunset. Another is the predawn sky just before sunrise. The traffic and tourists of Lahaina are far below and forgotten. Take a deep breath - and simply enjoy this moment. Image # 07474.
Maui Sunset Ahead
You know what is coming. Your two assignments are: locate a refreshing libation, and pick your lounge chair. Any questions? Image # 07475.
Waterfall in Wailea
What a treat for the senses: the steady sounds of multiple waterfalls, coupled with the radiant color of Bougainvillea. Listen and inhale. Repeat for quite a while... Image # 07476.
Koki Beach is in the tiny village of Hamoa on the remote side of Hana, Maui. Clear remnants of lava have darkened the rock shore, and on this beautiful day there are no people anywhere in view. Image # 07477.
Wailua Falls is the most impressive waterfall along the Hana Highway. When it flows heavily, it generates wind that whips plants and spray around, as well as attracting people like me who want to photograph it. Image # 07478.
Waterfalls in Haleakala National Park
This is the wet side of Haleakala National Park, with Pipiwai Stream and the Falls at Makahiku running through 'Oheo Gulch. These ponds are known as the Seven Sacred Pools - except there are not seven and they indeed are not sacred. It nevertheless is a great opportunity to live in the moment. Image # 07479.
Get Funky on the Road to Hana
There are numerous stands along the Road to Hana, and Glen's may be the most colorful. He does know how to have fun, even if he cannot spell. Image # 07480.
How Far is Infinity?
Numerous lovely places on the planet have "infinity pools", yet until you are sitting on the edge of one, or are floating gently in one, you do not realize the power they have over our imagination. Image # 07481.
High Above Lahaina
This tranquil pool sits high above Lahaina, with the Pacific taking you on to forever. Lingering here can become very addictive, for the right reasons. Stress? What stress? Image # 07482.
What Should I Do???
Help me out here. This pair of signs near Lahaina give clear instructions, but they clearly contradict each other. Imagine how much help they would be in time of an approaching Tsunami. Image # 07483.
This gentle waterfall feeds into Keoniloa Bay, surrounded by beautiful flowers. In my next life, I may want to be a waterfall. Image # 07484.
The Road to Hana
The Road performs a serpentine dance along the cliffs of East Maui, crossing dozens of pools and cascading waterfalls, hundreds of blind curves and 56 one-way bridges - all on the way to the tiny village called Hana. My description really makes you want to do it! But if you wanted ordinary, you wouldn't have come here. Image # 07485.
I never take an awesome sunset for granted. This performance happened as I was enjoying dinner at Dondero's on Kauai. Of the many things you'll find on Kauai, the most difficult may be a reason to return home. Image # 07486.
This impressive crater rim is visited before sunrise by thousands of tourists every year. In brighter sun, it looks like it could be on the moon rather than on Maui. Image # 07487.
Rainbow Eucalyptus #2
What an amazing tree! This is located in the Ke'anae Arboretum on the Road to Hana. This photograph would not work in black and white! Image # 07489.
Rainbow Eucalyptus #3
This is only one of a thousand things to see on the Road to Hana. In any other forest, this tree would be a standout, but in the Ke'anae Arboretum, its neighbors are even bolder in color. Image # 07490.
Rainbow Eucalyptus #4
This amazing tree lives in the Ke'anae Arboretum on the Road to Hana. What a wonderful and vibrant palette on the tree bark. Nearby animals must not be able to sleep nearby. Image # 07491.
Afternoon in Kona
It looks like there's an empty lounge chair for you to join me on this beautiful Kona beach on the Kailua-Kona coast of "the big island" Hawaii. Just do it and recharge your spirit. Image # 36602.
This inspiring sunset on the Kailua-Kona coast of "the big island" Hawaii was calling to me. Focus on this image for a few moments and it may be calling you as well. Image # 36767.
On the big island of Hawaii, Akaka Falls State Park has two gorgeous waterfalls on one short hike. The pleasant 0.4-mile uphill hike will take you through a lush rainforest filled with wild orchids, bamboo groves and draping ferns. You'll first see 100-foot Kahuna Falls, and then the towering Akaka Falls which plummets 442-feet into a stream-eroded gorge. Image # 36589.
A Taste of Bluegrass
This image was almost titled "Four Arabians" but rather than focus on details, simply enjoy these magnificent animals. Image # 07456.
The grounds at the Makers Mark distillery are beautiful and relaxed, giving no hint of the hard, hot work happening inside their production facility. This is America's only handmade bourbon - never mass produced, and is a National Historic Landmark. Image # 07458.
A Spiritual Choice
I was driving down this country road, looking for the isolated campus of Maker's Mark. I had no idea there was another spiritual destination nearby... These appear to be the only "games in town." Image # 07459.
Can we talk? If you were a collection of colorful flowers and plants, would you want to be planted in an ordinary garden or in a bourbon-infused barrel? Buffalo Trace is the oldest continually operating distillery in America. Image # 07460.
This little lady is in training, and is traveling around the paddocks at Magdalena Farm with beautiful role models. Image # 07461.
The Stables at Magdalena
The historic Magdalena Farm is a boarding and training facility for thoroughbreds. The land was originally deeded to Capt. David Shely for his service in the Revolutionary War. Image # 07462.
A Manicured Life
These are a few of the beautiful stables on Magdalena Farm, north of Lexington. Every horse is fed and bathed daily, walked and trained - even has nap time. Image # 07463.
Shall We Dance?
An experienced horse person would know exactly what is going on here. It may be practice, it may be a test for dominance, it may be dance. Image # 07465.
Kentucky Horse Park
The Kentucky Horse Park is a wonderful ambassador of the world of horse racing to visitors. More than 1,200 rolling acres showcase the heritage of horses, including shows that feature retired champions. Here is one of hundreds of delightful views, most of the rest with horses in them! Image #07466.
Could This be a Kiss?
In one of the paddocks on Keeneland Farm, these horses were engaging in spirited behavior. Fun to watch. Image # 07467.
The Fences at Manchester
The double fence concept was developed to add security, as horses are very unlikely to jump two fences. I just thought they made a perfect compositional lead-in to the classic bard. Image # 07468.
These beautiful horses have no idea they live in one of the most elegant "barns" in America. Image #07469.
Louisville Horse Farm
The Manchester Farm is one of the most beautiful in blue grass country. Both the prized horses and the awesome "barn" are worthy of stopping by the road, and wondering how lucky the horses are. Image # 08152.
The Cleveland Rocker
Are you feeling a bit stressed? Settle into this classic rocker on a lovely Louisiana plantation, and gaze out at the stately Cleveland Live Oak. The tree has been presiding over this place for more than a century, so take your time in the rocker. You will feel better. Image # 05559.
The Louisiana Live Oak
This is one magnificent tree! It is hard to appreciate its size until you are standing in its presence. It is also hard to imagine the sights that the tree has seen before it over the past 200 years. Image # 05564.
The ideal way to contemplate the magnificent Cleveland Live Oak is to sit in one of these classic rockers, with a partner, and think about all this tree has seen in the past 200 years. This might just relieve your stress... Image # 05573.
Live Oaks and Moss
The Houmas House Plantation was once the largest sugarcane plantation in America. The moss draping the stately oaks give a haunting look to the estate. Image # 07930.
The Bridge at Nottoway
The Nottoway Plantation is a wonderful example of historic Southern sugarcane life, featuring the South's largest antebellum mansion. Stroll amid the live oaks and fountains and turtles that call this pond home. Image # 07931.
Oak Alley Plantation
The spectacular Oak Alley Plantation faces the Mississippi River, which is only 200 yards away. When strolling amid these ancient oaks, you can imagine being here when the trees were young, about 200 years ago! Image # 07932.
These magnificent live oak trees have presided over the Oak Alley Plantation for nearly 200 years. Image # 07933.
The Chalmette Battlefield
This is the Jean Lafitte National Historic Park next to the Chalmette National Cemetery. Bordering the Mississippi, this was the site of the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, the last great battle of the War of 1812 (even though the treaty ending the war was signed in late 1814.) Image # 07934.
The St. Charles Streetcars
The St. Charles Streetcar line is the oldest continuously operating streetcar line in the world, having been in operation since 1835. It runs from the center of downtown NOLA our through the picturesque Garden District, passing Audubon Park, Tulane and Loyola universities. Image # 07935.
A Garden District Garden
Imagine that you have just come home from a tough day at the office. This idyllic pergola awaits your arrival with that glass of wine, and the gentle fountain masks any sounds of the city... now, do you feel better? Image # 07936.
Cafe du Monde
At the original French Market stall, locals regard these ethereal beignets as life support... Image # 07937.
Beignets and Cafe au Lait
These renowned beignets should be enjoyed with a cafe au lait. Oh - and you should not sit here and enjoy them in a dark outfit, or people will know where you started your day! Image # 07938.
Ready for a Po-Boy?
New Orleans has grand restaurants, yet street fare is very much alive and well. The Po-Boy sandwich has enjoyed a long history in the city, and is available with oysters, shrimp, and various meats. This is the excellent version prepared by Dickie Brennan. Image # 07939.
Joan of Arc
This impressive statue of Joan of Arc was a gift from the people of France to the city in 1972. She is an integral part of the parades and pageantry that are a festive part of the Mardi Gras season. Image # 07940.
Jackson led the 1815 victory in the Battle of New Orleans, the final battle in the War of 1812. His leadership convinced the British army to surrender, and later convinced the American people to elect him seventh President of the United States. Image # 07941.
This impressive statue of Major General Andrew Jackson anchors Jackson Square in New Orleans. Surrounding this square are talented artists and street performers. Image # 07942.
Maine, the Way Life Should Be
Ayuh, the stories these Adirondacks could tell: with the chorus of the gulls and the books that have finally been finished. This is a place where the urge to tear up your return ticket is strong. I have returned to this point numerous times, and each visit declares it "wicked good!" Decompress from your city pace, treasure the hours watching the waves flirt with the shore and yes, promise to return. Image # 01679.
Dawn at Eagle Lake
Listen to the quiet. Watch the gentle breeze patterns on the surface of the lake. Imagine what will soon happen to the leaf colors. Linger. Image #08425.
Artists Covered Bridge
Early one morning, I found this beautiful blend of fall foliage, a nostalgic covered bridge and a meandering stream in eastern Maine. Few covered bridges in New England have attracted more artists, hence its name. Image # 01673.
The Portland Head Light
This lighthouse has been a visual symbol of the Maine coast for many years, located on the rocky Maine coast just south of Portland. I made this photograph as soon as the locked gates opened for the day. Image # 01707.
On Shining Sea
I spotted this sailboat as it passed near Isle au Haut, Maine, and followed it until it moved into a composition that worked. The sun did the rest! I have this large-format panoramic photograph, but wish that I had the sail as well! Image # 01764.
This image symbolizes the hard-work Yankee ethic of a Maine lobsterman. Well before sunrise, he is aboard his boat, and will head out to harvest his traps, before the sun burns off the frost on the dock that made reaching his boats very treacherous. Image # 01792.
Sunrise at Otter Cliffs
The rocks and profile of Otter Cliffs have become an icon for Acadia National Park and for Maine in general. Located along the "loop road" within Acadia, it is heavily courted by artists and tourists. When the sun rises, it lights up the landscape and enlightens the way we view the world. Be here at dawn and it is all yours. Image # 01799.
Jordan Pond & The Bubbles
Near the center of Mount Desert Island, Maine, lies this delightful pond in Acadia National Park. At one end are the twin sensual peaks called The Bubbles, while at the other sits the Jordan Pond House, known for its memorable popovers. John Rockefeller built carriage trails around this pond, which today are great for hiking and biking. Did I mention those hot popovers fifty yards away? Image # 01809.
The Somesville Footbridge
As you pass gently through the charming village of Somesville, near the center of Mount Desert Island, Maine, you will see one of the most elegant bridges in the world. It's not very big, but it sure is photogenic. Linger and enjoy. Image # 01819.
The Inn at Canoe Point
Just west of Bar Harbor, these Adirondacks are positioned to invite you to supervise nautical traffic heading into Frenchman's Bay. This shoreline is part of the lovely grounds of the Inn at Canoe Point. Linger and unwind. Image # 02422.
The Newagen Pool
The Newagen Inn has a swimming pool, which becomes more inviting as the temperature rises. These Adirondacks are always luring the visitor who has an unfinished book to enjoy. Image # 02428.
The quiet coves of Southport are memorable at high tide. Three couples can supervise the goings-on from these chairs on the lawn of the Newagen Inn. Image # 02430.
The Victory Chimes
This is the largest of the Maine windjammers, beginning a beautiful new day in Bucks Harbor, Maine. I rowed ashore well before dawn to make this photograph of her. She was built over 100 years ago to haul lumber in the Chesapeake Bay. The Victory Chimes is awaiting the sea breezes of a new day, taking lucky passengers away from e-mail, traffic and alarm clocks. Add a relaxing blend of nostalgia, salty air and lobsters - you might just need this! Image # 02470.
Dawn at Marshall Point
This Maine lighthouse sits just north of the entrance to Port Clyde, and is visible as you take the ferry out to Monhegan. It has one of the most unique approach ramps of any light in Maine. Image # 02538.
The Claremont Adirondacks
Sit a while in these Adirondacks on the front lawn of the Claremont Hotel in Southwest Harbor, Maine. Looking out across the harbor to the mouth of Somes Sound, they offer a tranquil vantage point to supervise the Hinckley sailboats exercising nearby. Somebody's got to do it - shall I save you a seat? Image # 02549.
Rocker at the Claremont
Relax in this wicker rocker on the front porch of the Claremont Hotel in Southwest Harbor, Maine. Looking out across the harbor to the mouth of Somes Sound, guests have been enjoying this view on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island for a hundred years. Office? What office? Image # 02552.
Bass Harbor Marina
Today looks like a great day to be on a boat, either power or sail. The crisp morning light at Bass Harbor is inviting you... Image # 02560.
The Marilyn Louise
I worked two summers aboard this classic lobstah boat, seen here in dense fog at anchor in Seal Cove, Maine. Ask me for the story behind this image. Ayuh. Image # 02859.
Pemaquid Point Light
The light at Pemaquid, Maine is unique, in part because it is surrounded by exquisite striated rock that seems to point up to the light from the shore. This place is also unique because of the exquisite blueberry pancakes made at the restaurant just behind the light. That has nothing to do with the art, but a lot to do with the artist... Image # 04588.
On Marshall Point
What a memorable view the lightkeeper has from his front porch, looking out at the Marshall Point Light at sunrise, just north of Port Clyde, Maine. Somebody has to do it. #04603.
Port Clyde Buoys
Each lobsterman has his unique color combination of lobster buoys, which float on the surface to identify the traps lying on the bottom. Port Clyde is known as a connector for the ferry to Monhegan Island offshore, but is also home to working lobstermen. Image # 04607.
Dawn Visits the Portland Head
I had enjoyed the Portland Head Light many times from the land, and this was my first chance to see it from the water. Image # 08030.
Heading Out to Work
This South Portland lobsterman is moving out to work his traps with first light, as he likely has a second job later in the day. Image # 08031.
Even before the sun's first rays awaken Portland, lobster boats are heading out to work. Image # 08032.
Sunset Over the Portland Head Light
A gentle calm settles over the coast at the end of the day. The Light must always be on duty, and is a visual anchor to this image # 08033.
This working lobstermen's dock in Bernard is ready for another day. The oval shaped wooden traps are gradually being replaced by rectangular synthetic traps. Each lobsterman has a unique paint color for his buoys. Can you taste them already? Image # 35025.
Low Tide in Stonington
The tides in Down East are very significant, affecting not only the location of docks and anchors, but the appearance of the shoreline that can change by more than 100 linear feet every six hours. Image # 35247.
Dawn in Stonington
Early one morning, I was roaming the shores around Stonington, Maine. I was attracted to this view of a dory begging for fresh paint and the aging buoys waiting for reuse. Image # 35262.
The Bass Harbor Marsh
Do you seek an unforgettable place? This delightful view of Western Mountain is located on Mount Desert Island, Maine, between Southwest Harbor and Seal Cove. I spent my childhood summers on this island, and passed this scene on my way to Carroll's Drug Store soda fountain for a weekly chocolate ice cream soda. Ayuh! Image # 36442.
Blue Hill Woodpile
In Blue Hill, not far from Deer Isle, woodpiles are gradually replenished in the summer and fall, to be relied upon in the winter. Image # 36668.
Fall at Otter Cliffs
Many of the trees in Acadia are pines, much more important than lowly sumac - until October when the sumac colors turn red and orange. Take an early morning hike along the Otter Cliffs trail and imprint this view. It will soon pass. Image # 36990.
Deer Isle Lobstah Dock
Deer Isle is a major source of those delectable lobsters exported to the rest of the United States. The oval shaped wooden traps are gradually being replaced by rectangular synthetic traps. Each lobsterman has a unique paint color for his buoys. Now, where is my melted butter and utensils? Image # 37053.
Each time I visit Deer Isle, Maine, I have to say hi to this forgotten cottage, and thank Dunham for building in such a spectacular location. Image # 37055.
Morning at Bass Harbor
Photographs of light houses often look great in sunshine - yet they were created to guide ships in weather conditions of poor or no visibility. This icon looks great in any light. Image # 37057.
The Lobster Boat
Early in the season, lobster boats are proudly displaying a fresh coat of paint. Little in this scene helps you understand how consistently physical and difficult the life of a lobsterman really is. Image # 39047.
The Light at Bass Harbor
At low tide, it is possible to walk to the east side of this iconic light - just be very careful on the slippery rocks, and do not stay too long as the tide will be coming in. Image # 39071.
Fall Visits Sieur de Monts Spring
The foliage near Acadia's Sieur de Monts Spring is wonderful in early October. The ferns and ground cover are outperforming the birch trees. You can even smell the aroma of fall colors. Image # 39072.
Profile of Acadia
You have to leave Mount Desert Island in order to see the profile of Acadia National Park. This view from across Frenchman's Bay is impressive, calling you to soon return. Image # 39073.
The pond at Seal Harbor is on the edge of Acadia, and usually is calm. The Rockefeller estate used to be situated up the gentle hill to the right - wish you had your canoe handy? Image # 39074.
Deer Isle Shore
Enjoy the simplicity of this image: mussel shells on the shore, one lobster boat at anchor, and a windjammer sailing out in the channel. Even though there is no lobster in sight, this is Down East at its basic best! Image # 39075.
Lobstering is a hard life - for the lobstermen and for their traps, buoys and boats. Oh, the stories these could tell about the weather they have lived through, the beautiful days on and under the water, and their hope now for a dignified retirement. Image # 39076.
You know about flower pots and window boxes, and now you know what flower boats are. These gems were showing off in Southwest Harbor, near the Moorings restaurant. Image # 39077.
Many lobstermen learn the art while working on their father's boats. Young David Smith started on his own in a modest boat, and was persistent in his learning to eventually own an impressive seafood business, "exporting" lobsters and other morsels from Mount Desert Island to the mainland and restaurants in distant cities. Image # 39078.
Ready to Go
Every lobsterman has his own color combination for his buoys, so the honor system will prevail when many others are trying to harvest in the same waters. The trap on the right has just been retired, showing the wear and tear taken in the line of duty. Now, nearly all traps are made of steel core, coated with polymer so they last longer. There is also a compartment for ballast blocks on the bottom of each trap, to keep them in the water. Image # 39079.
Welcome to Monhegan!
Monhegan is a small, rocky island ten miles east of Port Clyde and scarcely a square mile in area. It is accessible only by boat and there are no cars or paved roads on the island. Since long before the explorer John Smith visited it in 1614, it was known to native Americans as a prime fishing area, and today its economy is still ruled by those who make their living from the sea, fishing and lobstering. The year-round population has seldom exceeded 65 hardy people. More recently, it was h one to artist Jamie Wyeth. This humble sign greets visitors as they arrive at the dock from the mainland. Image # 39080.
This scene is classic Down East Maine! Dunham's Haven sits next to an entry into open water off Deer Isle. Just waiting for an artist to come along... Image # 39081.
The Rockefeller Gate
Most of the land that we enjoy as Acadia National Park was donated by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. - along with 45 miles of "carriage roads" so he could enjoy touring the interior of Mount Desert Island without competing with automobiles. Here is one of the two gate lodges he built at entry points to the roads; this one is near the Jordan Pond House in Northeast Harbor. Image # 39082.
Many docks in upscale harbors have fascinating dinghies that enable their owners to reach their yachts. This one is in tony Northeast Harbor. Image # 39083.
The Nubble Light
This lighthouse is one of the most accessible on the Atlantic coast, sitting close to Route 1 in York, Maine. It is particularly fun to see around the Christmas holidays, when it is well decorated with lights. Image # 01693.
The Bass Harbor Light
This little lighthouse is among the most photogenic in Maine. With the rugged coast often shrouded in fog, it offers historic navigational aid to passing sailboats. Located outside Bass Harbor and within Acadia National Park, it is heavily courted by artists and tourists, as well as nostalgic windjammers cruising offshore. Image # 01905.
Dawn on Mount Cadillac
The summit of Mount Cadillac is the first place in the United States to view a new sunrise. It is well worth the early awakening and the drive to the summit to experience this moment. The artist has done it dozens of times, and this morning I recorded this view looking toward the sleeping town of Bar Harbor and the Porcupine Islands lying just off shore. Enough tripod time - it must be time to head to Testa's for a lobster omelette or a stack of blueberry pancakes! Image # 01857.
This used to be just a funny sign. Yet these old, retired wooden traps are being bought up for souvenir furniture. Reminds me of the story: a tourist asked a lobsterman: "can I take this road back to the city?" He replied "might as well - you've taken everything else." Image # 01767.
Sea Smoke over Southwest Harbor
Many people have not heard of Southwest Harbor, Maine. Far more know the name Hinckley, one of the premier builders of sailboats in the world. They moor their completed boats awaiting sea trials and delivery in Southwest Harbor. I sailed on them when I worked one summer as a deck hand, cannot afford one, but I can sure dream about them before the sun burns off the morning fog... Just another classic crisp morning in Maine. Image # 01752.
Bass Harbor Bait House
In the working Bass Harbor, not far from the famed Bass Harbor Light, lobstering rules. A vital part of it is supplying bait for the bait balls that lobstermen place inside their traps. I cannot recall a more difficult photograph for me to make with my tedious 4x45 view camera than this one, only because the aroma - no, the SMELL - of the bait containers was so intense. I almost decided to come back when I had a head cold and could not smell, but pressed on and made this photograph. Enough whining from the artist - enjoy! Image # 01895.
Low Tide near Seal Harbor
The significant tides in Maine create great variety in the shorelines. Here, a schooner passes by the trickle coming from Seal Harbor pond at low tide. Image #01896.
The Marshall Point Light guards the entrance into the Port Clyde Harbor. This is the place you visit when you want to take the ferry out to Monhegan Island. While you are waiting for the ferry, why not enjoy a lobster? Image # 04607.
What Color are Your Buoys?
One of my favorite places to experience real lobstering is at Thurston’s, in Bernard. I did not arrive in a pickup, so I was clearly regarded as a tourist. Image # 08336.
Serenity in Bernard
My mother’s favorite place in all of Acadia was this spot. Several times, she had her easel set up to paint this scene and was oblivious to passing cars heading into Southwest Harbor. She had exquisite taste. Image # 08357.
This is clearly a haven for real fishermen, who work their traps in search of lobsters. A beautiful out-of-the-way place! Image # 08358.
Standing here, north of Mount Desert Island and looking back toward it - time does not matter. Headlines do not matter. Life is beautiful and timeless and good. Make today a great one! Image # 08359.
LOBSTAH coming soon!
One of the treats at Thurston’s lobster pound is to see the tools of the trade - the colorful buoys, hundreds of traps, and yes - the aroma. The other treat is to sit in their harbor-side restaurant and enjoy the fruits of the sea - one of the top-rated lobster restaurants in Maine. Ayuh! Image # 08363.
Morning at Bass Harbor Marsh
Acadia National Park is the only one in New England, and sure deserves your visit. Of all the beauty in Acadia, this spot was my artist mother’s very favorite place to paint. It is not in the Park, but close to Southwest Harbor. Visit this spot, inhale, and absorb its tranquility. Image # 08364.
How Many Seagulls Do You See?
I saw this line of pilings that attracted seagulls as well as me. I wanted to have a gull on each of the seven pilings, but they seemed to know my goal and took turns flying away. I challenge you to accurately count the number of seagulls in this image. Most of them are guarding their piling on the Assateague shore, and there may be more are awaiting your discovery. Send an e-mail to me for the answer: firstname.lastname@example.org. Image # 01967.
Waiting for the Season
This lone workboat is hibernating for the crabbing season, not far off. Few outsiders can appreciate the long hours and difficulties endured by those who harvest the rich crop of these waters to help make Maryland the leading oyster-producing state. Image # 36439.
The Senator Theater
As I was exploring some of the art deco gems in Baltimore, I came to this handsome and historic theater as the light was just right. But a workman was on a ladder taking down the letters honoring Johnny Unitas. I gave him $10 to replace the letters and move his ladder for five minutes - a nice outcome for both of us. Image # 05308.
Bring a cool drink and station yourself in one of these inviting Adirondacks. Then supervise nautical traffic on the Tred Avon River as it opens into the Chesapeake Bay. Leave your smart phone behind. Image # 06917.
It is your turn to take a shift on the watch. Grab a cool one, have a seat and watch the parade of sails. Image # 07471.
Light Air on the Chesapeake
This was a day made for photography on the mouth of the Tred Avon River. I was fascinated to note that there was sufficient breeze to fill the sails, yet so little that there were wonderful reflections. Image # 35089.
Walk the beach at sunrise and you have it all to yourself. Well, you won't really be alone. Share your walk with shore birds, the gentle sounds of surf and an occasional gull calling for attention. Image # 35092.
Dawn at George Island Landing
This tranquil scene is a million miles away from interstates and email and meetings. This tranquil inlet on Maryland's Eastern Shore sure looks inviting to me! Image # 35098.
Timeless. Two young boys, ready with their buckets to capture the next wave that comes close... We know the outcome, but they are learning about life. Image # 35158.
After a fine day of sailing the Chesapeake, this sailor is losing light and losing wind, and returning to port in Oxford. An ordinary day sailing sure beats a good day in the office. Image # 35505.
The Harbor at St. Michaels
On Maryland's Eastern Shore, the small town of St. Michaels boasts historic homes and a harbor that is calm during the week and congested on summer weekends. Image # 35506.
Skipjacks leave for their workday well before sunrise, so they can be near the oyster beds when they are allowed to begin dredging right after sunrise. This beautiful morning began as we moved into the Choptank River, propelled by the pushboat. On this very cold November morning, the cook's hot soup sure helped warm the artist. Image # 35558.
Working the Oyster Beds
The historic Skipjack has been the Maryland watermen's workhorse for a century. Oysters are dredged and brought to the surface using ancient equipment. Most days during the winter season are restricted to sail power only. I made this photograph by climbing out onto the bow board to show the boat under sail. Image # 35581.
The Sigsbee Wheel
Skipjacks are a vanishing species, now the only wooden commercial sailing fleet in America. Here is the wheel of the Sigsbee, on which I was privileged to travel numerous early mornings in the late fall as the crew searched for oysters. Image # 35693.
Baltimore harbor features a myriad of architectural styles, anchored by their World Trade Center and the Aquarium. Enjoy the serenity of this sunrise. Image # 35798.
The B&O Railroad Museum
The B&O Railroad is legendary, and obviously began in Baltimore. If you are a train fan, check out this museum. It is part of the heritage of "Ballmer". Image # 05247.
The Drying Barn
Growing tobacco was a thriving industry in southern Maryland, now not nearly as much. Near Waldorf, many tobacco leaves were hung to dry in barns like these, built with panels that opened for air to accelerate the drying process. Looking at this barn, the sounds of the auctioneer cannot be far away. This barn near Port Tobacco reflects the deep roots southern Marylanders hold. Image # 36114.
Crabbing the Chesapeake
Watermen in the Chesapeake Bay work their crab traps from these work boats called deadrises. There is a love-hate relationship between the sailors and the watermen: sailors love to eat crabs, but their keels often foul the crab trap lines. I was able to show both sides in this image # 36113.
Hibernating Skipjack on Tilghman's
The season for Skipjacks begins November 1st. This aging lady awaits the fall to come back to life. Image # 36440.
The Pond at Brookside
Brookside Gardens is one of the most beautiful settings in the Capital region, located north of Silver Spring, Maryland. Savor the vibrant greens of new spring growth. Enjoy this image as an antidote to stress. Better yet, go there and spend a long time there celebrating what is right with our frantic world. Image # 36685.
Spring at Brookside Gardens
Brookside Gardens is one of the most beautiful settings in the Capital region, located north of Silver Spring, Maryland. This oasis of clam in the midst of busy Montgomery County almost makes you proud to be a taxpayer. With acres of azaleas, several beautiful ponds, a large conservatory, the walking paths are waiting for you to explore and enjoy. Image # 36692.
Wednesday Night Races
During the warm months, many sailors come out to compete and just be on the water every Wednesday night. One of the many great things about living around Annapolis. Image # 36777.
Chesapeake Appreciation Days
In October, during Chesapeake Appreciation Days, there is a race among the beloved Skipjacks. These historic wooden sail-powered oyster boats were never built for racing. Add a dozen or more friends of the skipper, several coolers of adult liquid refreshment, and you get the idea. Maybe next year you might be invited aboard. It is a part of history and a unique experience. Image # 36449.
Sailing in the Ballmer Harbor
Baltimore's inner harbor is a delightful place to be on a sunny afternoon, whether on shore or aboard a small sailboat. Did you know that you announce to the world that you are a native of Baltimore if you simply say "Ballmer"? Image # 37809.
The Thomas Point Shoal Light
The Thomas Point Shoal Light Station is a historic lighthouse on the eastern edge of the Chesapeake Bay. Located at the mouth of the South River, it is the most recognized lighthouse in Maryland. More than 100 years old, it is equipped with a foghorn as well as the light. Image # 37828.
This is one of the many inviting displays in Baltimore's Lexington Market. Much of what you will see is as fresh as yesterday's harvest - while part of what you will see has not changed in fifty years. Are you hungry yet? Image # 05292.
Loving the Old Barn
What happens to the barn when the kids move away to the city? What happens when growing tobacco is no longer the primary cash crop? Indeed, what happens to the farm? There are poignant stories these southern Maryland "senior" barns can tell... Tobacco crops were part of the landscape since Leonard Calvert and his band of settlers landed from the Ark and the Dove more than 400 years ago. Image # 35978.
Deadrise at the Dock
Well before dawn on Tilghman Island, this deadrise awaits the arrival of the waterman who will take her out for crabbing. Image # 35097.
Sleeping in Summer
On Tilghman Island, some of the skipjack fleet rests after working during the winter oystering season. These two are chaperoned by a deadrise in the foreground, also hibernating. Image # 35495.
This is The Silver Spring
You have heard the city name silver spring for many years - did you know that there is actually a spring there? Go find it, then reward yourself with a fine meal at Mrs. K's Tollhouse. Image # 38119.
Baiting the Trot Line
Most crabbers use crab pots to harvest their catch. Old-timers and part-timers still rely on baited lines that lie in the water, holding knotted bait to which crabs attach themselves. It takes perseverance and humble fingers to keep a trot line in good order. A seasoned waterman knows just when to pull it gently in. Image # 39114.
Working watermen need a dock for their boats, and also need an area to store their traps - which rarely smell good after being in the sun. A place far away from other people is perfect! Image # 39115.
Motif Number One
Motif Number One is the name for the maroon fishing shack on Bradley Wharf in the harbor town of Rockport, Massachusetts. This shack became a favorite subject of painters due to the location's composition and as a symbol of New England maritime work ethic. The Rockport Chamber of Commerce recognized its iconic value, preserved and painted it, removed overhead wires and signs, and has sponsored art competitions to draw visitors to the town. It has been destroyed by more than one "Nor'Easter" storm and has been rebuilt each time. Today just might be the perfect day to go lobstering on the Genny W. Image # 01836.
This may be the prettiest of more than five harbors on Nantucket. Most sailboats are anchored off-shore, and this one features cute shops to explore. Image #08392.
The Red Dory
The actual name on the stern of this little guy is “SunkenShip”, which I found to be a little premature and too important a name for this cute baby rowboat. It has been the subject in a dozen paintings in galleries around the Nantucket harbor. Image #09723.
Very few streets in America are still made of cobblestones. Acorn Street in Boston is one, and is a gem. Image # 08369.
The Love Shack
You may have heard the song by this title, but I’ll bet you have never actually seen the Love Shack. It is small and cute - exactly what you would expect to find on Nantucket. Image #08394.
Hydrangeas in Nantucket
The moist air, along with the near-ideal temperature give these perfect blossoms every chance to star in a town that has lots of flowers. Look but don’t touch. Image #08395.
This iconic building, a former bait house, has been the subject of more paintings and photographs than any other building on the New England coast that is not a lighthouse. It anchors the harbor in Rockport, Massachusetts and is an old friend to countless artists. This icon became so important for town commerce that when a hurricane blew down the original building, it was promptly rebuilt and reigns today. Image # 01827.
October tiptoes in to take over the landscape in Massachusetts from September. Maple leaves often demand attention and usually deserve it. Image # 01886.
The Sherry Lynn
In Menemsha harbor on Martha's Vineyard, lobster boats are loaded with traps to be rotated on their route. One more cup of Joe and the Sherry Lynn will be guided on another day of Lobster hunting. Image # 03859.
Morning in Menemsha
This sleepy harbor on Martha's Vineyard will wait out the foggy start to another day of lobstering. Image # 03873.
Here are four reasons to slow down, grab your Kindle and a cold drink, and contemplate life. The porch on the Harbor View Hotel is a lovely spot on Martha's Vineyard. Image # 03883.
North Shore Bench
This bench lives not far from Marblehead, Massachusetts, just beckoning you to come a sit a spell. Give it a try. Image # 04646.
Acorn Street in Boston is a treasure. The lower section of it features these classic iron ornamental stair dividers. Image # 07434.
Boston Public Garden
In Boston's Public Garden, these historic Swan Boats have delighted visitors for more than 130 years. Unique in the world, they are a memorable part of the Boston experience. Image # 07435.
When you are on Martha's Vineyard and are hungry for lobsters, there's a good chance that Ford's will be in your very near future. Image # 07551.
The Boston Skyline
We are used to seeing Boston from behind the wheel, or on foot. I had not seen the city from the nearby harbor - impressive! Image # 08029.
Low Tide in Rockport
Here is the gentle light of dawn in Rockport, Massachusetts, with low tide as well. A tranquil start to another day for the working lobstermen who call this picturesque port their home. The burgundy Motif #1 presides over the harbor and all is well. I love this place. Image # 35531.
Renowned writer Henry David Thoreau built a small cabin near this pond in eastern Massachusetts, and recorded his thoughts and experiences over the course of two years in residence. He surely enjoyed the performance of the maples in October. Image # 35561.
Robert Frost often wrote about stone walls, which are practical and attractive in New England. This one west of Boston, between Wellesley and Sherborn, attracted my eye. Image # 38118.
Are There Still Acorns?
Long ago in the horse-drawn transportation era, towering oak trees delivered shade (and acorns) to the cobblestone street and stately homes along it. This is still a delightful walk in Boston. Image # 08370.
In southern New Mexico, the White Sands National Monument offers wonderful displays of light, shadow and texture early and late in the day. Image # 04167.
Sand and Shadow
Early light on the White Sands in southern New Mexico means working fast as an artist before it changes! Image # 04180.
The Taos Pueblo
North of Santa Fe, New Mexico sits one of the most impressive pueblos in America, which still in use. Image # 04210.
Rancho de Taos
This church near Santa Fe, New Mexico was a favorite subject for Ansel Adams when he came to the area to visit Georgia O'Keeffe. Great symmetry and a sense of history. Image # 04255.
The La Fonda
The La Fonda Hotel is an icon in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Many dignitaries who have visited this wonderful walkable town have stayed here. I love architectural details, as you see here in image # 04260.
Up, Up and Away!
The first two weekends in October find the skies above Albuquerque filled with color and whimsy as the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta amazes and entertains all who look up into the sky. Image # 04284.
El Sanctuario de Chimayo
The Shrine at Chimayo was built from adobe in 1816, and is a revered sanctuary to many who come as part of their spiritual pilgrimage. It is a very serene place. Image # 07552.
The Shrine at Chimayo
Inside the walled courtyard is the adobe sanctuary with a bell tower on each side. The walls are more than 3 feet thick, and the property was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970. Image # 07553.
Ranchos de Taos
The Ranchos de Taos is an historic district which includes the San Francisco de Asis Mission Church. Image # 07554.
San Francisco de Assis
This historic church was completed in 1815, as a result of land grants by Mexico and the hard work of 63 Spanish families. Image # 07555.
Yellow and Blue
You have to admire the courage of these daffodils to emerge in this harsh landscape, near the Ranchos de Taos. Image # 07556.
Practicing the artistic advice that "Less is more" really helped organize this elegant image. Located near the Ranchos de Taos. Image # 07557.
The Pueblo in Taos
The historic Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a National Historic Landmark and an World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Image # 07558.
Centuries of Tradition
These adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1,000 years. Image # 07559.
Stairway to Heaven
The simplicity of these living quarters is fascinating from the outside, and we are not permitted to venture within them. I loved this ladder and could not resist the title. Image # 07560.
Adobe and Blue
Everything in these large living pueblo buildings seems uniform - except for their doorways. Image # 07561.
The wreath is the real star in this composition, but please allow the doors to think they are more important. Image # 07564.
The La Fonda
This iconic hotel sits on a prominent corner on the plaza in Santa Fe, and its distinctive appearance and ambience have made it a beloved landmark for generations. Image # 07565.
La Fonda on the Plaza
The La Fonda is Santa Fe's oldest and best known hotel, built in 1929. The legendary Santa Fe Trail ended at La Fonda. Image # 07566.
This was a fascinating blanket on display in Santa Fe. It's all in the perspective. Any questions? Image # 07568.
St. Francis Cathedral
The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, commonly known as Saint Francis Cathedral, is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Image # 07569.
St. Francis of Assisi
This impressive statue shows St. Francis, an Italian Catholic friar and the patron saint of the diocese, as he might have ministered in Assisi. Image # 07570.
The Magic Sky
Not far from downtown Taos is the caption for this remarkable sky overhead. The renowned painter Georgia O'Keeffe loved the light in this region, and perhaps the sky is the real reason. Image # 08025.
The Dream Catcher
There are several fascinating elements within the Taos Pueblo - and this is one. Image # 08027.
Residents of the Taos Pueblo still rely on ladders. In earlier centuries, they relied on them for defense, and pulled them up at night to keep unwanted visitors away. Image # 08228.
I found these white Adirondack chairs calling him on a warm October afternoon in Adirondack State Park, NY. After I made this large-format panoramic photograph, I yielded to temptation and relaxed a while on the shore of Blue Mountain Lake. Second chair from the left. Will you join me? Image # 05480.
I love the sweet light of dawn, and waded out into the shallow waters of Lake Saranac to compose this large-format panorama. One of the many visual treats in Adirondack State Park, NY. Image # 05485.
Blue Mountain Dawn
Blue Mountain Lake lies in the southwestern area of the vast Adirondacks State Park in New York. I spotted possibilities late one afternoon, and realized it would be splendid in early morning light. What I didn't know was the likelihood of heavy fog before sunrise. That explained the smile on the face of the man who said, "sure - use the canoe as early as you like." I paddled to this island in the pre-dawn fog to be ready when the sun burned through. Image # 05492.
This complex waterfall is located at the end of a hike in New York's Adirondack State Park. This picturesque waterway meanders through thick forest and rugged terrain. Yet I could not get Frank Lloyd Wright's magnificent Pennsylvania home out of my mind. Listen - do you hear it? Image # 05496.
Maples and Birches
Near the banks of the Hudson River in the southern Adirondack State Park in New York, the maples and birches compete for attention. I will take them both, especially at the peak of fall foliage. Large-format panoramic image # 05647.
Flatiron and Flowers
The flowers at the base of the Flatiron Building in New York City offer a gentle counterpoint to the classic architecture of this gem. Image # 06042.
The Flatiron Building
This closeup of the upper floors of the Flatiron Building in New York City isolates its classic lines from the rest of the city. Image # 06043.
The Brooklyn Bridge
Here is the famous Brooklyn Bridge with the Manhattan Bridge and the skyline of Manhattan in the background. Completed in 1883, it spans the East River and connects Brooklyn with Manhattan. Image # 06044.
The foreground features the delightful Brooklyn Park looking out to the Manhattan Bridge and New York City beyond. The Brooklyn Bridge is just to the right of this panorama. Wait until the couple moves on from the bench by the water - and take their place... Image # 06045.
The Manhattan Bridge
The Manhattan Bridge spans the East River and connects Brooklyn with New York City. Within this image are many treats for an architect's eye. Image # 6046.
Dawn at Elk Lake
Along the shores of New York's Elk Lake, near North Hudson, a 12,000-acre private forest preserve is nestled in the heart of the High Peaks. This was described by the National Geographic as "the jewel of the Adirondacks". Enjoy the solitude of this tranquil wilderness resort. Image # 06837.
The New York Stock Exchange
The NYSE was created in 1817 by the pioneers of Wall Street in New York City. Member companies now number over 500 and come from 46 countries around the world. This historic building houses the vital stock exchange that is now electronic yet continues to symbolize American capitalism around the world. Image # 07405.
Colorful View of the NYSE
Most of the time, the dignified front of the New York Stock Exchange is rather gray. On July 4th, it was colorfully patriotic. Image # 08287.
The Heceta Head Light
There is a timeless feeling about this waterscape, anchored by the iconic lighthouse at Heceta Head, Oregon. Image # 06247.
The Yaquina Head Light
This light was made in Paris in 1868 and shipped to Oregon. It was first lit in 1873. Just off shore are tide pools teeming with life, to witness Oregon's tallest lighthouse. Image # 06249.
Sunset Bay State Park
This park is not far from Coos Bay in one of the most scenic areas on the Oregon coast. The towering sea cliffs protect the sandy beach. As I camped here, I asked the ranger if there would be a sunset. He said "of course" and I came to the beach to enjoy the performance. Image # 36594.
Heceta Head Light
The light presides proudly over the Heceta headland, inviting artist to admire and ships to stay clear. The B&B in the lighthouse keepers cottage serves amazing breakfasts. Image # 37028.
Grasses on the Dunes
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is a treat to explore. It is also unexpected as you travel along the scenic coast. Image # 38102.
The Oregon Coast
Thank goodness that the majority of the coast has been protected by state parks so it will remain forever unspoiled! Image # 38103.
One of Oregon's gems is Crater Lake National Park, seen here from the south rim. Set inside a volcanic basin, Crater Lake is 1,943 feet deep, making it the country's deepest lake. Fed almost entirely by snowfall, the water is ink-blue and incredibly pure. Image # 38104.
Sometimes the name of a boat conveys the character of its work. Notice the red Oregon boat also in port. Image # 39065.
This beachscape image would be just as elegant in black and white. Listen to the gentle surf on this beach, situated near Tillamook Bay. Image # 39066.
The Rugged Oregon Coast
Mounds of driftwood are testimony to the strong storms that batter the coast on days less tranquil than this image. Sea stacks punctuate the shoreline and add visual interest. Image # 39067.
Coos Bay Crabtraps
Coos Bay is a working port for offshore fishermen. One element in their repertoire is this steel crab trap to lure the giant Dungeness crabs. I know I would rather dine on one rather than try to catch it! Image # 39068.
Oregon is blessed with numerous beautiful beaches, most with very few people. This one is between Florence and Newport. Image # 39069.
These seals guard the Yaquina Head Light from the rocks below. Noisy and aromatic, they love living here with the ocean swells delivering krill and other nutrients for their diet. Image # 39070.
The Gazebo at Longwood
Longwood Gardens is a magnificent legacy created by the DuPont family, and this pond is perhaps the most romantic spot in the vast gardens. Located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, I love to wander in this oasis of man-made nature. Large-format panoramic image # 01200.
Longwood Gardens is one of the largest gardens in America. Yet there are many intimate settings like this one that invite you to sit on a bench, hear the songbirds and forget the office. Image # 01212.
Elegance at Longwood
You can easily spend a day enjoying the expansive formal and informal Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. Better yet - spend a day in each season and you still will not see all this gem has to offer. Image # 01213.
Italian Water Garden
This elegant formal water garden in Longwood Gardens is a classic recreation of those found on old estates in Italy. The DuPont family created these expansive gardens in Kennett Square, PA. Image # 03809.
Cannon in the Clearing
These cannon are poised to maintain control over the fields to the left, in Gettysburg National Military Park. All is peaceful today, but they were an active part in this pivotal Civil War battle. Image # 03812.
McPherson Ridge at Gettysburg
The fields around Gettysburg National Military Park are serene, with only the memorials hinting at the terrible fighting that took place here. Image # 03821.
The Falls at Mill Run
While these falls could be many places, they are actually just below Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece in western PA. Image # 05037.
The Longwood Gazebo
Longwood Gardens is a magnificent legacy created by the DuPont family, and this pond is perhaps the most romantic spot in the vast gardens. I love to wander in this amazing man-made oasis, located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Image # 05710.
Frank Lloyd Wright was a genius, and designed this amazing home in Mill Run, PA for the Kaufman family. It is located in a wooded setting, and part of the revolutionary design positioned the living room directly over the water. Definitely worth your visit. Image # 07452.
The farms near Intercourse, PA are known for fertile soil and expert farmers. Their work rarely stops, and it is all done without machinery. Image # 35553.
The Goodville Country Store
For more than 175 years, this store has served the Pennsylvania Dutch community. In recent years, the traffic has been primarily tourists who are attracted by the high quality quilts and homemade edibles inside. Image # 35908.
This Bell Rings for Liberty
The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American independence, and was cast in 1753. It is an impressive part of the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, and weighs about 2000 pounds. Definitely worthy of your visit. Image # 38105.
The Pennsylvania Dutch farmers work without electricity or motorized equipment. They are hard-working and highly respected for the quality of their produce. It is remarkable to watch their workmanship. Image # 38112.
Flowers at the Gazebo
You want stress relief? Visit Longwood Gardens, find this gazebo and the many flowers nearby. Then inhale, sit down, turn off your electronics, inhale again... Longwood is a magnificent legacy from the DuPont family in Kennett Square, PA. Image # 38114.
Freedom is Not Free
You are standing in front of the eternal flame, and the memorial to the unknown soldiers of the American Revolution. George Washington is honoring the fallen buried here in Pennsylvania, and thousands of others around the thirteen colonies. Image # 08366.
How do you create a government from scratch?
Americans answered this question by creating and adopting the first written constitution in the history of the world.
In Philadelphia, this is the actual chair George Washington used to guide us to approve our Constitution. Image # 08367.
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
Robert Frost had it right, and you will have to read his poem "Mending Wall" to understand. I had this poem on my mind when I made this photograph of a summer pasture in Queechee, Vermont, in 1966. Image # 00234.
South of Woodstock, Vermont, there are several large and pristine "gentleman farms" that quietly projects a touch of class. Wouldn't you like to have this be your driveway? Image # 01861.
Vermont has to have the most beautiful and most plentiful stone walls. Many years ago, they were built simply to use the large stones removed from the fields so working the fields would be easier. Later, the art form of the stone wall evolved. Image # 01862.
Maple Syrup for Sale
In late September, the maple leaves are just staring to turn. The wood is piled up for the long sugaring process that will not commence until the sap starts to run in the late winter. But I am inclined to stand at this door to be first in line... Image # 01868.
One of Vermont's most classic farmscapes is this cluster of these barns in Pomfret, north of Woodstock. As long as maple syrup isn't far away, this is as good as it gets. Image # 01870.
The Jenne Farm in Summer
Life Magazine once called this timeless Vermont farmscape the most-photographed farm in America. Located in South Reading near Woodstock, it's easy to see why. I made this is early morning photograph in June, knowing that other tripods will join me in the fall. There is a coffee can nailed to the tree on the left, inviting visiting tripod-owners to contribute to their electric bill. I always donate. Image # 01875.
West Woodstock-Lincoln Bridge
This historic bridge was completed in 1865, and crosses the Ottauquechee River west of the Woodstock village. Image # 01879.
Sonata in Ice
This elegant arrangement of frozen cattails is just barely in Vermont. Actually, I was standing on the frozen Connecticut River near the Vermont shore to make this photograph lit by the afterglow of the setting sun. Image # 01887.
What Part of DON'T Don't You Understand?
What part of DON'T don't you understand? This is the most memorable "No Trespassing" sign I have ever seen, and it is located in rural Vermont. The farmer who crafted this warning left no doubt about the boundary outsiders are asked to respect. Image # 05670.
Soon after the horrific events of 9/11, a couple painted this flag on their fence in White River Junction, as a silent statement of their love for America. Fifteen years later, it still speaks: may God bless America! Image #08012.
As you drive along the scenic backroads north of Woodstock, Vermont, you might just come across this picturesque farmscape. I love the American flag, and immediately stopped to make this photograph. Image # 08013.
This patriotic pond called to me as I was driving on a back road south of Woodstock. What a great expression of love for America, in a whimsical way. And - look outside - today might just be a perfect day for you to go fishin'! Image # 08014.
The Golden Cow Barn
North of Woodstock, I saw this barn over 170 years old - yet lovingly preserved. The flag made me stop and appreciate the strength of patriotism in rural America. Image # 08015.
The cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge
Now 150 years old, this covered bridge is in daily use by those wanting to cross the Connecticut River. But please walk your horses. Image # 08018.
The Lincoln Bridge
As the vivid colors of October soften into memories, this bridge over the White River west of Woodstock, Vermont remains. It is still in daily use. Ask the nearby restaurant about its fascinating history. Image # 35059.
The Maples Win
There is an annual competition between the maples, oaks and birches for the most vivid colors in the fall. Maples will always prevail. Image # 35068.
Barn on the Connecticut
This classic dairy farm has no idea how photogenic it is, sitting on the western shore of the Connecticut River. It has been lovingly preserved with an outstanding paint job. Image # 35070.
Who does not love maple syrup? When the sugar maple sap starts to run in early spring in Vermont, nostalgic buildings like this one near Woodstock spring to life for 24/7 activity. The sap is collected from maple trees, then boiled to yield various grades of syrup and candy. I would be willing to hang around and test the quality of each gallon produced... Image # 35701.
The Jenne Farm in Fall
Life Magazine once called this timeless Vermont farmscape the most-photographed farm in America. Located in South Reading near Woodstock, it's easy to see why. I made this early morning photograph in early October, and my tripod holes have been there for many Octobers. Image # 36028.
What should you do while you are waiting in a line to ride the chairlift to the top of the mountain in Stowe, Vermont? I loved the abstract drift that was shoulder-high several feet away. I forgot his place in line, and made this photograph while on skis. Image # 36080.
Morning at the Mabry Mill
Do you need stress relief? Slow down beside the rhodos and the old millpond at the Mabry Mill, located at milepost 181 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in southwest Virginia. This picturesque mill began operating in 1908. The National Park Service lists the Parkway as the most visited site in the National Park system. Yet this image offers a wonderful sense of calm and a healthy dose of nostalgia. I can also recommend the pancakes in the restaurant 100 yards behind my tripod... Image # 02221.
Great Falls of the Potomac
This large-format panoramic image conveys the power of the Potomac River as it descends through Great Falls at dawn. Many people consider these Great Falls to be the most spectacular natural landmark in the Capital Region. Here, the Potomac builds up speed and force as it cascades down several 20-foot waterfalls before it flows through the narrow Mather Gorge. Image # 02283.
Dawn on Assateague
Shhh! Stay still and admire one of the locals looking for breakfast in the Assateague Island National Seashore. This is a special place to experience nature - thanks to the foresight of the National Park Service. Image # 39116.
The Palace Gardens
The Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg is impressive as an architectural anchor to what was once the capital of Virginia. These formal gardens that perform in the "back yard" are equally impressive. Image # 02328.
Crim Dell at William and Mary
I made this large-format panoramic image of the most romantic setting on the campus of The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Ask any graduate significance of the Crim Dell and the bridge. Image # 02331.
Freedom is Not Free
I made this striking photograph from a helicopter five years before 9/11/01, not knowing how powerful it would be today. It is fitting to locate one of the world's most powerful buildings in view of the beautiful skyline of our nation's capitol. When the Pentagon was built, it was the largest building in the world, and remains a symbol of the gift of freedom provided by our magnificent men and women serving in the Armed Forces. Image # 01074.
The Snickersville Store
For 150 years, this general store served the residents near the Snickersville Turnpike in Bluemont, Loudoun County, VA. You could find fly paper and fresh sandwiches, along with frequent advice. The building is still there, but the vitality of this community icon is but a memory. Image # 01645.
The Garden Bench
Imagine the conversations that this bench has heard, surrounded by tulips in Williamsburg. Bring a companion, walk across the oyster shell pathway, have a seat and create your own conversation to add to the legacy of this bench. Image # 02334.
The Innovative CIT
The Center for Innovative Technology, in Herndon, Virginia, indeed has a very innovative profile, and creates conversation whenever people see it driving on the Dulles Toll Road. I know that it is rare to look up at a building and see reflections of trees! Very smart people work inside this building. Image # 02854.
Arriving at Mount Vernon
This is the stately home of President George Washington. His guests would have arrived either by boat on the Potomac River, or more likely by carriage to this side of the mansion. His butler is waiting to take your horses for a drink while you do the same... Image # 02861.
The East Front of Mount Vernon
Few places in the Washington region offer more beauty, more tranquility, or a more timeless perspective than the home of George Washington. Enjoy this stately perspective with early morning light, well before the visitors arrive. Image # 02866.
The West Front of Mount Vernon
Few places in the Washington region offer more beauty, more tranquility, or a more timeless perspective than the home of George Washington. Enjoy this stately perspective with early morning light, well before the visitors arrive. Image # 02868.
Lawn Life at Wolf Trap
Take a picnic, take a blanket, take good friends, and head to America's only National Park for the Performing Arts. A great way to spend an evening! My panoramic mosaic of people prior to the performance is fun to study - you may even be in it! Image # 02888.
Morning at White's Ferry
White's Ferry is one of America's oldest ferries, crossing the Potomac River to connect north Leesburg, VA with south Darnestown, MD. I believe this is the most nostalgic way to cross the river - if you haven't tried it, check it out! Image # 02910
Meadowlark Gardens is one of the gems you can enjoy in any season, located in Vienna, Virginia. It is a sanctuary of beauty and calm with trails and lakes. October changes the greenscape to a symphony with its vibrant colors of October. Come and sit on a bench, look and listen to the music of nature. Image # 02919.
Meadowlark in May
Meadowlark Gardens is one of the gems you can enjoy in any season. Located in Vienna, Virginia, it is a beautiful 95-acre preserve of gardens and flowers, trees and ponds. Image # 02299.
Dulles at Dusk
This is a rarely-seen profile of the main terminal, using the skylights of the international arrivals area as a foreground. The architect Eero Saarinen was a genius! You will have to ask me about how this image # 02951 was made.
Wing of Saarinen
The main terminal at Dulles is among the most distinctive airport terminals in the world, designed by Eero Saarinen in 1962. This image conveys the spirit of flight the architect intended in his dramatic design. Image # 02953.
This is NOT a column, helping to hold up the large and heavy concrete roof of the main terminal. This is the most elegant concealment for a drain pipe, allowing five acres of water or melting snow to leave the roof of the terminal. I believe that the architect Eero Saarinen was a genius! Image # 02973.
The Mill at Evans Farm
The mill at Evans Farm is a landmark along Chain Bridge Road in McLean. Soon after this image was made, the farm itself was sold, the inn replaced by town homes, and memories are all we have left of the good old days. Image # 03668.
The Amphitheater at Arlington
Few places in metro Washington, DC are as impressive as the Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery during the Easter sunrise service. You will sense dignified patriotism that supports the phrase, "In God We Trust". Image # 03697.
The Leon Barns
Along the road between northern Virginia and Charlottesville, these nostalgic barns invited me to slow down, make one of my famous U-turns, and create this image # 03937.
The Pavilion at Reston Town Center
The Reston Town Center is the cultural center for one of America's most admired planned communities. Ice skating, music, fellowship with friends - it's all here, thanks to the vision of Robert E. Simon, for whom this wonderful place is named. Image # 04122.
Fairfax County Government Center
Fairfax County is home to more than one million residents, and is one of the finest counties in the United States. Much of its government's leadership works from this building. Image # 04473.
Mercury in Reston
The Reston Town Center has become the heart of Reston, Virginia. At its center is a fountain with Mercury chaperoning all that happens in the pavilion and al fresco dining nearby. Image # 04786.
The Holding Pond at Monticello
Thomas Jefferson would be famous even if he had never entered politics. A visit to Monticello, his hilltop home near Charlottesville, VA, will impress you with his architectural skills, innovations and very practical ideas. This view places the holding pond in the foreground. It was Jefferson's idea to keep live trout here until needed in the kitchen nearby. Image # 05086.
The Portico at UVA
Enjoy the symmetry of this classic setting just off "The Lawn" at the University of Virginia. Brilliant young minds have walked across these bricks since the 1820's. Image # 05105.
Columns at UVA
These classic columns at the University of Virginia separate the elite dorm rooms from the grass known as "The Lawn". Image # 05110.
The Architect of UVA
Thomas Jefferson took great pride in designing the University of Virginia. In his bedroom at Monticello, a telescope in the window was trained on the campus, to allow him to monitor progress from his high vantage point. Image # 05114.
The shops and homes near Lake Anne in Reston, Virginia were among the first elements of this nationally renowned planned community. Founder Robert E. Simon, who lent his initials to create the name, lived nearby. Image #5139.
The Rotunda at UVA
The rotunda at the University of Virginia sets the architectural tone for the campus. Timeless and classic in feeling, as it presides over the prestigious lawn at the start of a new October day. Image # 05209.
This imposing Richmond statue honors George Washington as our first Commander in Chief. It is located on the grounds of the State Capitol. Image # 07515.
Welcome to Mount Vernon
Few places in the Washington region offer more beauty, more tranquility, or a more timeless perspective than the home of George Washington in Alexandria, Virginia. Mount Vernon is a symbol of his strength and represents the best in plantation living of his time. Follow the cobblestones and enjoy the south lawn, in image # 35123..
Hiking the Appalachian Trail in Virginia's Blue Ridge gives you many visual treats. Sometimes it is a small waterfall, sometimes it is a glimpse of deer, and other times you come upon an historic cabin wrapped with dogwood in bloom. Image # 35127.
This intimate garden sits behind Christina Campbell's Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Image # 35487.
A John Deere Kind of Day
Summer days for many people mean driving out in the country. Yet there are few days off for a farmer, whose work ethic may blur his awareness of having his "office" in a beautiful place. Image # 35541.
Farming the Blue Ridge
In the gently rolling fields that flow into the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, baling hay in the summer means survival in the winter for livestock. Enjoy this pastoral composition. Image # 35736.
Lazy Life in Loudoun
Not far from the old Snickersville general store, the horse in this pasture sits and does not know about e-mails or voice mails or traffic. Enjoy. Image # 35851.
May at Monticello
Forget your fast pace. Leave your iPhone behind, and step way back in time. Visit Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's classic hilltop home near Charlottesville, VA. Stroll along the gravel pathways surrounding the compound, and imagine that you are an invited guest to dine with him tonight, with wonderful wines. Image # 35919.
The Architect's Window
Thomas Jefferson's hilltop home Monticello will impress you with his architectural skills, innovations and very practical ideas. I made this photograph of the window on one side of his bedroom, which looks out over Charlottesville and his beloved University of Virginia. He could watch the progress of the building of UVA from this spot. Image # 35932.
The Fairfax Hunt
Fox hunting is a British sport that colonial America embraced. As land converted from large farms to subdivisions in Fairfax County, VA, the hunt continued but gradually moved west. I was a "foot follower" with the Fairfax Hunt for two seasons, and made this photograph near Lenah, VA. You volunteer to be a foot follower only if you don't know what that means... Image # 36147.
October at Mather Gorge
Just below Great Falls, the Potomac River calms down in between dramatic rock formations. I made this photograph with Virginia in the foreground and Maryland in the distance. I had just delivered my son to a rock-climbing class, and as I walked back to the car I was feeling very devout. God gave me this image, and watched over Brad's safe return. Image # 36151.
This picturesque farm decorated the drive between Washington and Charlottesville, Virginia. I regarded this composition as a classic, until a developer decided to "improve" the land with a modern house. Image # 36386.
One of the most impressive areas in Richmond is the residential area along Monument Avenue. Here, General Robert E. Lee presides over a traffic circle. This stately street deserves your visit. Image # 36388.
The subway in metro Washington has become the lifeline for thousands of commuters and visitors into the Nation's Capital. I was so intent on making this photograph that . . . I missed the train. Image # 36406.
Winter at the Colvin Run Mill
The historic Colvin Run Mill, on the edge of Great Falls, VA, is a classic example of grist mills that used to populate the East centuries ago. Built in 1811, it is the sole surviving water-powered operational mill in the region. Image # 36597.
Blue Ridge Vista
In western Loudoun County, Virginia, I found this view of the rolling foothills heading from Bluemont into the Blue Ridge. No hand of man nearby. Image # 36633.
Daingerfield Island is a popular place for weekend sailors. Notice the runway at Reagan National Airport in the distance. Image # 36696.
As I boarded a flight to go scuba diving, I made this image of the original Dulles terminal at sunset. Saarinen sure designed a gorgeous terminal! Image # 36726.
Mr. Jefferson's Glasses
One of the many marvels of Monticello is this pair of eyeglasses sitting on the stand in his bedroom. This invention was attributed to his friend Benjamin Franklin, but represent an ordinary connection to an extraordinary mind. Image # 36730.
The Wishing Well in Williamsburg
In Williamsburg, Virginia, near the Governor's Palace, this wishing well is waiting for wishes. This image should hang outside the office of every CFO. Perhaps you should purchase this photograph and hang it near your supervisor's office - and see if it grants your wish. Not a pitch, just a thought. Image # 36837.
Summer at Selma
Selma is a lovely estate north of Leesburg in Loudoun County, VA. It is available to be rented for weddings and corporate events. When you schedule yours, please invite me! Image # 36904.
Summer at Oatlands
Oatlands is a lovely plantation south of Leesburg in Loudoun County, VA. Built in 1803 by wealthy George Carter, it was a thriving wheat plantation until the time of the Civil War. It is now listed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Image # 36907.
Morning in Middleburg
Middleburg, Virginia has many picturesque estates, most of which have names. I found this one whose beauty belied the work to farm, to raise horses, to prepare for shows and hunts, and to host elaborate dinners. Image # 36939.
Afternoon in Lucketts
August in Virginia can be very hot and very humid. That's why you need this diving board, to dive in and refresh. I enjoyed visiting with the Loudoun County family who has tilled this land for three generations, taking very little time off to swim. Image # 37226.
The Nichols Place
The Nichols family developed this iconic farm on the edge of Purcellville, Virginia. When I made this image, the farm was more decorative than functional - and sure was pretty! Image # 36841.
Snow can be beautiful, especially in the calm after the storm. As I was making this image, the lyrics of the Manhattan Transfer song lingered in my mind: “Snowfall”. Image # 08373.
Mount Moran Morning
Enjoy the sound of silence as a new day begins in the Grand Tetons. I love this bend in the Snake River, which perfectly frames Mount Moran. If you listen carefully, you might hear the bugle of an elk . . . Large-format panoramic image # 05846.
The Grand Tetons
Sculpted by glaciers that wiped away the foothills, these Grand Tetons deliver breathtaking beauty. I love this classic view from the landing on the Snake River, where the Grand Tetons truly are grand. The quiet of dawn enhances one's respect for these soaring 7,000 foot mountains, among the most dramatic in America. Travel down the trail from here: trails without markers lead to bliss without boundaries. Image # 05877.
The Moulton Barn
The Grand Teton National Park gives many residents that "room with a view." This iconic barn is a nostalgic symbol of the rugged life the early Mormon settlers had, trying to make a living in this beautiful place. Image # 05906.
Don't Fence Me In
The playful western song was ringing in my as I was looking for a foreground to the majestic Grand Tetons. Can you hear the lyrics? Image # 05911.
Magpie on the Gate
This Black-billed Magpie acts rather important in guarding the gate on the Mormon farm. The spectacular backdrop behind this gate is Grand Teton National Park. What a view! Image # 06857.
If this "one-holer" were mine, I would reverse its orientation, so that I could contemplate the Grand Teton National Park. And enlarge it for room enough for a tripod... Image # 06858.
The Mormon Barn in Fall
The Grand Teton National Park gives many residents that "room with a view." This iconic barn is a nostalgic symbol of the rugged life the early Mormon settlers had, trying to make a living in this beautiful place. Image # 06859.
Silhouette on Jackson Lake
As the late afternoon sun descends behind Mount Moran, the waters of Jackson Lake become calm. This radiant back light is just one of the many moods of Grand Teton National Park. Image # 06860.
Split Rail Paradise
This split rail fence in Grand Teton National Park is far more decorative than functional. While it will not restrict wildlife, it sure attracts artists. Image # 06861.
Bison and Mount Moran
In and near Grand Teton National Park, several herds of bison graze on the ranches just east of the Grand Tetons. As large as the bison are, they are dwarfed by Mount Moran in the hazy distance. Image # 06863.
Grand Canyon Abstract
The Yellowstone River eroded a deep chasm known as the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The steep sides of the canyon's walls express the park's complex geologic history with colored sandstone and occasional vegetation offer many treats for the artist's eye. There is also a sense of littleness as we try to comprehend the mighty architecture of nature. Image # 06865.
A Perfect S Curve
The expansive Hayden Valley offers visitors lots of wildlife, and miles of open space with no hand of man. The Yellowstone River creates one of the finest examples of the classic "S curve" this artist has ever seen. Image # 06866.
Smoke on the Shore
The graceful hills on the eastern shore of Yellowstone Lake are softened by smoke from several fires. Fires are common in Yellowstone, often launched by lightning. Image # 06867.
In the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park, this colorful stand of Cottonwood trees are at peak color in late September, even though the bison nearby are unimpressed. The howl of wolves can often be heard in this remote valley, and they can sometimes be seen hunting. Image # 06868.
Bison by Yellowstone Lake
Immerse yourself in the diverse wonders of Yellowstone National Park. This was America's very first National Park, an idea that has spread worldwide. Bison roam freely all over Yellowstone, and here provide a welcome foreground to Yellowstone Lake as they wander across the "front yard" of the Lake Village Lodge. Image # 06874.
Oxbow Bend in October
This is a classic view of the Snake River as it wanders south through Grand Teton National Park. Mount Moran is on the right in this peaceful image, made in the fleeting color before dawn. Not only are the fall colors performing, but so are the elk which I often hear bugling (courting) in the early morning. Wish you could be in the foreground? Image # 36945.
Sunrise on the Snake
Enjoy the sound of silence as a new day begins in the Grand Teton National Park. Bathed in pink light at sunrise, Mount Moran presides over this Wyoming dawn, even though it is technically not one of the four Tetons. Image # 36959.
I sat in my car waiting for the light to drop off. Nearby was a photography class with about a dozen tripods. The leader said "well folks, there is no good light left - let's go grab a beer." About a half hour later, I made this image from the shore of Jackson Lake - conveying the power of the Grand Tetons. I love the stunning scenery of Grand Teton National Park, and this image removes all distraction from the strength of these iconic peaks. Funny how the greatest memories are often built on the simplest moments. Image # 37014.
Teton Hay Loaves
I was hungry when he found this field northwest of Jackson, Wyoming, so I thought these baled haystacks looked very much like whole-grain bread loaves, with the world-class Grand Teton range in the background. Now, which way to the Bunnery for a treat? Image # 37056.
I met this giant bison in waist-deep snow near the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park. Despite the 20-below temperature, his powerful presence gave the artist all the adrenalin he needed to make this photograph and then move on! Image # 37178.
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
In the northern part of Yellowstone National Park lies this dramatic chasm with a dazzling palette of reds and yellows. While it is much smaller than the "real" Grand Canyon, it stretches 20 miles and projects rugged beauty in the strata that reveal its formative process. Image # 37311.
The Mormon Barn in Snow
When the rest of the region is blanketed in white, the iconic barn stands out even more. It has done this for more than a hundred winters. Image # 01987.
Maple Brook Farm
I photographed this patriotic Delaware farmscape in 1995, near the town of Centreville. It seems even more powerful since 9/11. The farmer told me it takes six men to hang the huge flag each July 1st. Image # 01632.
North Carolina shares more than 300 named waterfalls with those of us who invest a little time in hiking to find them. This one features more than a dozen different cascades, and is just as pleasing to the ears as it is to the eyes. Image #08407.
Hill Country Bluebonnets
The Bluebonnet is the state flower of Texas. Its blossoms blanket the central part of the state in the spring. This lush display greeted me near Fredericksburg, and the wagon wheel was the connector to history. Image #08386.
Umbrellas of Old San Juan
This unexpected visual treat awaits you in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is whimsical and full of joy. Just as umbrellas move fluidly with the wind, Puerto Rico flows and embraces every challenge it faces. Image #08374.
The Shelburne Birches
This classic stand of birches and maples in northeastern New Hampshire is your invitation to spend time me in New England during the fall foliage performance each October. Between seeing the maples perform and helping me consume maple syrup, I promise the trip will be worth it! Image # 01658.
The Guard Cat
Walking through the charming streets of Old San Juan, I found this lovely doorway. The step up to the door was high - and the cat really does not want you to try it. Image #08376.
The Minimalist Door
This was a lovely pastel wall, elegant door, and no frills. Wonder who lives inside? Image #08377.
Windows of Old San Juan
Wonderful architecture, and beautiful balconies. There must be a story about the residents of this home - that we can only imagine. Image #08378.
Watch Over Us
This small church in Old San Juan had a classic facade, and a stunning angel on top. She will take care of us. Image #08379.
Morning in Mystic
Mystic Seaport in Connecticut is known as the Williamsburg of whaling. The warm glow of sunrise transmits a sense of history, an invitation to linger for the day. Image # 03865.
One of the Many Charms of Charleston
Historic Charleston, South Carolina, lives its reputation as the soul of the South, with renowned restaurants and exquisitely preserved architectural buildings. Two Meeting Street presides over numerous classic remnants of gracious Southern living. Ask me to tell you the fascinating story of the history of this memorable B&B. Image # 04425.
The Mill at Glade Creek
The grist mill at Glade Creek in West Virginia is a fascinating relic from long ago. This is a re-creation of an old mill that ground grain on the creek, long before the area became protected as Babcock State Park. Image # 04794.
What is Happiness?
While I was driving across Kansas, I became bored with the road itself. Just in time, this complex moved into my view. How nice to finally learn the meaning of life! Image # 05532.
The Egret and Mangrove
To truly experience Everglades National Park, you need to be on the water. The artist loved the view of this Snowy Egret as he glided through a mangrove tunnel. Image # 07252.
The Ceiling of the Venetian
The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas has an unforgettable main entrance hall. The ceiling was inspired by the Sistine Chapel in Rome, and the effect is accurate and spectacular. I nearly walked into a planter as I moved beneath the gilded ceiling, with my eyes up instead of watching where I was going. And the best part of this memorable location: it is free to enjoy! Very few things in Vegas are free... Image # 07276.
Bellagio by Night
The casino resorts in Las Vegas are impressive, especially by night. Image # 07281.
The Bluebonnet is the signature flower that decorates Texas hill country in late spring. I photographed these delicate flowers outside Stockdale. Image # 36557.
Dawn at the Hatteras Light
This classic lighthouse at Cape Hatteras has warned mariners to stay off the shoals of North Carolina. Years after this image was made, the light has been moved back from the eroding shore several hundred yards. If you hurry, you can walk this lovely beach all by yourself. Image # 36973.
Morning in Cape May
Take a walk along the beach at dawn anywhere in the world and you will feel refreshed. If you do this in Cape May, NJ you will appreciate knowing the life boat is waiting if needed. Image # 37208.
Founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, Magnolia Plantation is the oldest public gardens in America, opening its doors to visitors in 1870 to view the thousands of beautiful flowers and plants in its famous gardens. Enjoy! Image # 03948.
The Palouse Empire
From the top of Steptoe Butte, the rolling farmlands in the Palouse appear to be gently rolling waves. Located in far eastern Washington State. Image # 08053.
The Palouse Empire
From the top of Steptoe Butte, the rolling farmlands in the Palouse appear to be abstract rolling waves. Located in far eastern Washington State. Image # 08354.
America the Beautiful
Many villages in America have a bandstand, but rarely do you get to see a band playing in one. Savor this patriotic image, photographed in Greenfield Village, Michigan. Celebrate what is right with America! Image # 08365.