Sunday, April 20, 2008

Cold feet?

Have you ever walked barefoot into a vernal pool in spring? Let me tell you, the water is cold, and the soft, wet leaf litter creates curiosity for the feet with each step. But venturing in is oh so rewarding if spotting globes of salamander eggs can make your day, as it did for me recently at the Great Blue Hills.

While I was there I got to play with my camera and reflections of trees, glorious sunlight, and yours truly bouncing off the surface of the pool.

Shown on the right are more than a dozen globes of eggs stuck to a single underwater branch. Reflections of the sky and trees add to the mystery and magic. In the lower right you can see an oak leaf that gives you an idea of the relative size of everything. I'll be going back to this pool every few days to have the thrill of watching the little salamanders grow and eventually throw themselves into their own water world. Happy trails!

Monday, April 14, 2008


Hanson Fong, thank you! Thank you for sharing the photography secrets and lessons you have learned and practiced over a career of study with the master photographers who came before you. You are truly a master of the craft and I'm honored to have spent a week with you at the New England Institute of Professional Photography at the Ocean Edge Resort last week. I've just got to ask, what's next for you, King?

Friday, April 4, 2008

Sarah and Joe!

Dear Sarah and Joe,
I can't imagine a better way to launch the wedding season than to have had the honor and joy of photographing your wedding on Saturday. Thank you so much! You two were so incredibly sweet and happy together, surrounded by so many of your most loved ones.

Joe, has she given your eyeglasses back to you yet?

Slideshow of images:
N.B. This slideshow is a work in progress and I'm working with Sarah and Joe to finish editing the images. Please keep checking back to see the latest version, and please refresh your browser and empty your cache to be sure you're actually viewing the latest edition -- thank you for your understanding and patience.


My biggest fan

So, I bought a new camera the other day and was messing around with it at my desk. I couldn't wait to take my first shot, so I pointed it at myself, and voila, I had the joy of discovering that my biggest fan has always been there backing me up and keeping an eye on me at work -- talk about a fresh perspective!