Saturday, September 19, 2009

Well, it's been a while since I've updated this blog--inspite of good intentions--but we've been busy with our best Art Festival season ever. One more to go in Marblehead, MA, on Saturday, September 26, then that's it until next year.

In the meantime, two of my prints were selected as Merit prints in the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) International Print competition, one in the General Category -- which means it will hang at the National Convention in Memphis in January, and 1 in the Permanent Loan Category -- which means it will not only hang, but will be in the their traveling exhibition. The prints are both in the awards gallery on my website at The print in the General Collection is "Solitude", and the one selected for Loan is "Essence of the Orient", if you want to check them out.

I also have new work posted on my website. One print, "Seaside", won first place in Photography at the Nashua, NH Art Festival.

And "Essence of the Orient" is going to be published in a PPA collection of the best prints from their 2009 print Competition! Yes, it's been busy, but it's sure been fun!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Antarctica updates are on website

It's taken me a while, but I finally have a bigger selection of my images from Antarctica (and even a few from Argentina) up on my website. Just go to and look for Antarctica (or Argentina). The 3 minute slideshow is still on line, but it's moved to the "3 minute slide show" link.

For another bit of fun news, four of my prints scored in the merit (blue ribbon) category at the April NH Professional Photographers of America print competition. Those prints are up on my website in the Gallery Lsting page under Awards. They're the first four prints that come up if you'd like to check them out.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

New book of Antarctica photography

Well, I just published my first book of Antarctica photography on a website called BLURB. The impressive thing about Blurb is that their books look like something you would buy in a bookstore. I have two versions out there. One has a full cover bookjacket and the other version (in either hard or software) does not come with a bookjacket, but the image is printed on the cover and the information on the jacket flaps is on the last page of the book.

If you'd like to check this out, there's a preview of the book on the Blurb site.


Saturday, February 14, 2009


Well, one "moderate" Drake passage and way too many hours on airplanes, and Wendy and I have gone back to our respective homes. It feels very surreal to have that trip over, and I already want to go back.

In the meantime, I've put a short slideshow on my website which covers the trip from the first few days in Buenos Aries to those amazing days in Antarctica and the too few hours we spent in Patagonia on the way back.

If you'd like to see the slideshow, just go to and click on the link for Images from Buenos Aries & Antarctica.

I hope you enjoy them. I sure enjoyed taking them!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

more samples from Antarctica

Last adventure before turning for home

We dropped anchor off Port Lockroy last night and of all the amazing sights we've seen, that was the most amazing of all. The glacier surrounded the ship and the sea was glass. There just are no words.

Todays adventure was the British station at Port lockroy, more penguins and the choppy sea and rock climb to see the chinstrap penguins which where the last ones on the list.

We're heading out now, watching for whales in the Gerlache passage.

Tonight we head back into the Drake passage and they tell us the weather is deteriorating, so well see what that means. I'll try and catch up with more later. I am going to be so sorry to leave this place!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Zodiak Tour and More

Another amazing day! It was snowing lightly when we landed at Dorian Bay to see the Gentoo penguin colony. The hill was too steep for me, but Wendy is getting lots of practice at hiking up snowing cliffs and sliding down them.

Lunch was on deck with a light snow and mild wind, and was a complete blast.

Then we took off for a zodiac tour of Paradise Bay, just off Almirante Brown Station.
We saw cape petrals and others birds and then cruised into the bay in time to see an double ice cave collapse into the sea! Here's that word again. Amazing!! Very funny as our driver saw the swells coming and calmly said, please hold on to the ropes. We were all laughing and yelling so loud we barely heard him. It was such an incredible site, and then the square masted barq, Europa sailed into the bay like something from a pirate movie, and the humpback and minke whales were the icing on that amazing afternoon.

Just --here's that word again.