ATTENTION ALL MY FRIENDS/VIEWERS. AS OF 5/28/17 PHANFARE IS GOING OUT OF BUSINESS AND ALL MY PHOTOS WILL BE HOSTED ON SMUGMUG
i do not know yet if music galleries will be moved over with the photos, as of this date 4/16/17, i am in the process of migratin g the photos over, i will let everyone know more as the process develops
- VERMONT IMAGES
images from trips to vermont
- long island
so after having this site for a few years now, i've finally decided to start an album of local scenes from where we live, the north fork of long island, there may be a few images from other parts of long island that end up here, but the main section will be all north fork images
- ARIZONA TRIP
this is a week long trip to northern arizona, from 2/4/17 to 2/11/17. the main purpose of the trip was to attend a lerro productions steam photo charter on the grand canyon railroad. it was particularly important to me to attend this as the railroad recently fired up #29 for the first time in 8 years. and that engine goes down for it's 15 year FRA mandated teardown/inspection in 2019, and due to the cost of such a rebuild, there is no certainty the grand canyon railroad company would return it to steam. i spent a couple of days in flagstaff, a side trip out to kingman and old route 66 to seligman, 3 nights in williams for the charter, and then 2 nights in sedona to finish out the trip
- 2016 PIXELMANIA
this year was one of the longer disney trips for me in a long time. from friday 10/14/16 to tuesday 10/25/16. with several trips to universal, the not so scary halloween party twice, and just general all around long days.
- 2016 GREENPORT MARITIME FESTIVAL
i spent much of today in greenport, ny, village of mother's birth, and where i spent much of my time, including 10 years living there as an adult, great weather, large crowd, some good music from the hoodoo loungers, and got to see the retired fdny fireboat pumping water.
- TORONTO 2016
In early june of 2016, i flew to toronto canada for 2 days, watched the jays beat the orioles, and did a little sightseeing in the city of toronto. it is a great place to be a tourist, they now have a direct train connection from pearson airport to downtown, and a great streetcar,metro, and bus system.
- 2016 CUMBRES & TOLTEC SCENIC RAILROAD TRIP
thursday 3/10/16 to tuesday 3/15/16, thursday i flew to denver from jfk, overnighted near the airport, and friday morning was on my way early to manitou springs colorado, where i rode the pikes peaked cog railroad, visited the garden of the gods park. then on to alamosa colorado for 2 nights. saturday and sunday riding the cumbres and toltec scenic railroad, monday visited santa fe new mexico, drove the high road to taos, then returned to denver for a tuesday morning flight back to new york
- 2016 READING, BLUE MONTAIN & NORTHERN PHOTO CHARTER
2/15/16 and 2/16/16, lerro productions photo charter of the #425 reading and northern steam locomotive. from port clinton pa to jim thorpe pa and back again. with a night session monday night at the jim thorpe station. brutally cold monday morning, with snow all afternoon and evening. followed by rain and then clearing tuesday.
- 2015 PIXELMANIA
WALT DISNEY WORLD, FOR ME 12/1/15 TO 12/8/15, STAYED AT BEACH CLUB VILLAS. HAD A PRETTY GOOD TIME, THIS YEAR FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT A SMALL GROUP OF US WENT TO UNIVERSAL ON THURSDAY, I LIKED IT A LOT, ESPECIALLY THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER. WE DID THE USUAL MICKEY'S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS PARTY. WEATHER WASN'T BAD, A LITTLE OVERCAST A COUPLE OF DAYS. NO RAINOUTS.
- 10/18/15, WEST POINT
ON SUNDAY, 10/18/15 I TOOK A DAYTRIP UP TO THE WEST POINT AREA, I DID NOT TAKE A HUGE AMOUNT OF PHOTOS, THE FOLIAGE WAS DISSAPOINTING THIS YEAR, NOT AS BRILLIANT AS IN SOME YEARS. I DID GO INTO THE WEST POINT CHAPEL THOUGH FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, AND TOOK A FEW, INCLUDING THE HUGE ORGAN CONSOLE THEY HAVE.
- 10/10/15 FILLMORE GLEN STATE PARK
ON SATURDAY 10/10/15 IN THE MORNING I ATTENDED A SMALL WORKSHOP ON FALL FOLIAGE PHOTOGRAPHY AT FILLMORE GLEN STATE PARK, MORAVIA, NY. WHILE THE FOLIAGE WASN'T AS BRIGHT AS IT COULD HAVE BEEN, I REALLY ENJOYED THE LOCALE.
- YANKEE STADIUM 8/8/15
YANKEE STADIUM, 8/8/15, TORONTO BLUE JAYS VS NEW YORK YANKEES. YANKEES LOST 6-0, I DID GET TO SEE JOHN SMOAK OF TORONTO HIT A GRAND SLAM HOME RUN IN THE 6TH INNING. SUNNY, A LITTLE HOT BUT BEARABLE, MADE GREAT TIME GETTING A D TRAIN BACK DOWNTOWN AFTER THE GAME, 45 MINUTES AFTER GAME END I WAS ON THE 5:12 TO RONKONKOMA.
park # 24 of 30, 6 more to go
- 2015 AFBA FESTIVAL
ONCE AGAIN I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING THE STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE 2015 APPALACHIAN FIDDLE AND BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION 27TH ANNUAL BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, IN MOUNTAIN VIEW PARK, WIND GAP, PA
- 2015 NRHS CONVENTION
once again i was able to attend the national railroad historical society convention, held this year on vermont rail system and based each day out of rutland vermont.
- 2015 KANSAS RODEO TRIP
6/4/15 to 6/7/15, a trip karen and i took out to kansas city, during this trip we rode out to jamesport missouri, and then to cottonwood falls, kansas for the rodeo parade, and to the strong city rodeo that night. then flew home sunday.
- 2015 TEXAS TRIP
A BRIEF TRIP TO TEXAS, TO HOUSTON TO WATCH THE ASTROS PLAY AT MINUTE MAID PARK, AND DALLAS TOWATCH THE TEXAS RANGERS PLAY AT GLOBAL LIFE PARK IN ARLINGTON, WITH A SIDE TRIP TO THE NASA SPACE CENTER
here are some workng fires and other shots over the last few years. i now keep a camera and a couple of decent focal length lenses in my car at all tmes. i've actually been near some of these fires just as a matter of my work day and location at the time
- 1/31/15 PHILADELPHIA STREETCAR CHARTER
1/31/15, a pcc streetcar charter run by the wilmington chapter of the national railroad historical society. from 10:00 until 3:00. brilliant sunchine, but bitterly cold, wind chills in the single down to about zero, with actual temperatures of single digits in the early morning, which is why i didn't get out of the streetcar at each and every photo stop, maybe half of them. we covered quite a bit of philadelphia's existing streetcar lines, which prior to the domonance of the automobile must have been a very large system indeed. all shots taken with my new sony a7ii with the FE 35mm f2.8. i went old school street style on this, one small slightly wide prime only.
I FINALLY DECIDED TO POST UP SOME PHOTOS FROM MY RAILFANNING OPPORTUNITIES, WHICH FRANKLY, ON LONG ISLAND ARE ALMOST NONEXISTENT. WE DON'T HAVE MANY FREIGHT TRAINS, AND ALL THE PASSENGER TRAINS ARE ALL ALWAYS THE EXACT SAME EQUIPMENT, JUST DIFFERENT CAR NUMBERS, NO VARIETY WHATSOEVER. SO WHEN I GET A CHANCE ON A TRIP TO PHOTOGRAPH ACTUAL TRAINS SOMEWHERE, I DO
- GOLDEN RETRIEVERS, HORSES & CATS
introducing sebastian, our newest golden retriever, born 8/11/10, came to live with us about 10/11/10, joining dylan, our 3 year old black lab/border collie mix, and tucker, our 11 year old yellow lab. the first few photos are of the litter at 4 weeks, we had not picked any yet, just meeting them and the mother and the breeder, the blue ribbon shows our pick, sebastian, made at 7 weeks when the personalities are more developed. the rest are of growing up the last few months
this album will also be added to from time to time with shots of our horses and our cats
- 2014 PIXELMANIA
THE ANNUAL GATHERING OF A BUNCH OF GOOD FRIENDS WHO SHARE A LOVE OF DISNEY AND PHOTOGRAPHY. THIS YEAR I SPENT THE WEEK OF 10/14/14 TO 10/21/14 AT THE WORLD, AS PIXELMANIA WAS HELD DURING THE FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL AND HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS TIME.
- 2014 RHYTHM & ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL
8/29/14 TO 8/31/14, RHYTHM & ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL, NINIGRET PARK, CHARLESTOWN RHODE ISLAND. ANOTHER GREAT YEAR AT THIS FESTIVAL, ALTHOUGH MY BACK WAS TIRED SO I ONLY TOOK PHOTOS ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, SUNDAY I JUST WASN'T UP FOR IT, SO I JUST LISTENED ALL DAY.
- 2014 APPALACHIAN FIDDLE & BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
2014 AFBA FESTIVAL, THURSDAY 7/31/14 TO SUNDAY 8/3/14, AT MOUNTAIN VIEW PARK, WIND GAP, PENNSYLVANIA. GOOD FESTIVAL, GOOD PEOPLE, GOOD MUSIC. ONCE AGAIN PHOTOGRAPHING MY BELOVED BLUEGRASS
- 2014 NATIONAL RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY CONVENTION TRIP
TRIP TO KANSAS CITY FOR YANKEES VS ROYALS THEN TO SPRINGDALE ARKANSAS FOR THE 2014 NATIONAL RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY CONVENTION. I ALSO GOT OUT INTO THE KANSAS COUNTRYSIDE TO THE FLINT HILLS AREA. ALSO A FEW HOURS IN LEES SUMMIT MISSOURI FOR THE SMOKIN ON THE SUMMIT BARBECUE COMPETITION. THE YANKEES/ROYALS GAME AT KAUFFMAN STADIUM WILL BE IT'S OWN ALBUM
- 6/8/14 NEW YORK YANKEES VS KANSAS CITY ROYALS
6/8/14, A DAY GAME AT KAUFMAN STADIUM IN KANSAS CITY. YANKEES VS ROYALS, WHO NEW AT THIS POINT THE ROYALS WOULD END UP IN THE WORLD SERIES, ROYALS WON 2-1. I STAYED RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM KAUFMAN AT THE FOUR POINTS SHERATON, WALKED TO THE PARK. THIS WAS PARK # 22 OF 30, SECTION 139, ROW C, SEAT 1
- 5/24/14 to 5/26/14 ROCKIES VS BRAVES
ON SATURDAY 5/24/14 I FLEW TO ATLANTA GEORGIA, TO ATTEND A BRAVES GAME AT TURNER FIELD. STADIUM #19 OUT OF 30. ON SATURDAY NIGHT I WENT TO DEATUR TO DINNER AT A SPANISH RESTAURANT, GREAT FOOD. ON SUNDAY I WENT TO TURNER FIELD FOR THE COLORADO ROCKIES VS THE ATLANTA BRAVES. BRAVES WON 7-0. IN THE MORNING AFTER WALKING TO BUCKHEAD FOR BREAKFAST I WENT BACK TO DECATUR FOR A FEW HOURS TO AN OUTDOOR ART FAIR, FOLLOWED BY THE GAME AT 5:10
- 5/18/14 REDS VS PHILLIES
ON 5/18/14 I DAY TRIPPED TO CITIZENS BANK PARK IN PHILADELPHIA, FOR THE CINCINATTI REDS VS THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES. A DAY GAME, AND IT WAS THE CELEBRATION OF THE PHILLIE PHANATICS BIRTHDAY. PHILLIES WON 8-3
- 5/10/14 ASTROS VS ORIOLES
ON 5/10/14 I TOOK A TRIP TO CAMDEN YARDS TO SEE THE HOUSTON ASTROS PLAY THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES. THIS WAS ACTUALLY MY SECOND TRIP TO CAMDEN AS I HAD BEEN THERE MANY YEARS AGO, BUT HAD NO PICTURES, IT WAS ALSO MY FIRST MODERN BALLPARK AND GOT ME STARTED ON THIS QUEST TO SEE THEM ALL
- CONOWINGO DAM EAGLES
11/9/13, A TRIP TO CONOWINGO DAM, IN DARLINGTON, MD, TO PHOTOGRAPH EAGLES FISHING ON THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BELOW THE CONOWINGO DAM. MOST OF THE SHOTS ARE WITH MY 500MM F4, A FEW FROM THE TREES ARE WITH THE 70-300 ON THE REBEL T3. I DID NOT GET A HIGH SUCCESS RATE MOSTLY DUE TO BEING VERY INEXPERIENCED AT PANING BIRDS IN FLIGHT.
- 2013 RHYTHM & ROOTS FESTIVAL
8/30/13 - 9/1/13,NINIGRET PARK, CHARLESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND. WHAT A GREAT AMOUNT OF VARIED AND INTERESTING TALENT AT THIS YEARS FESTIVAL. I SPEND SO MUCH TIME IN JUST PURE LISTENING THAT I ACTUALLY TOOK THE FEWEST AMOUNT OF PHOTOS I'VE EVER TAKEN THERE.
- 2013 OATS, OUT AMONG THE STARS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
2013 OUT AMONG THE STARS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL. 7/4/13 TO 7/7/13, IN BENTON PENNSYLVANIA, AT THE BENTON RODEO GROUNDS. STILL ONE OF THE FINEST FESTIVALS TO GO TO, GOOD MUSIC, NICE PEOPLE, BEAUTIFUL AREA.
- 6/8/13, TAMPA BAY RAYS
baltimore orioles vs tampa bay rays, 6/8/13, tropicana field. flew to tampa on the morning of saturday, 6/8/13, the flight was a little early, and fastbreak with budget makes it very fast indeed in many places to get a rental car. i was off airport property 30 minutes after landing. so i went into ybor city to the columbia restaurant for some delightful spanish food, then had time to find and ride the ybor city/tampa streetcar line from end to end. followed by a 4:10 game at tropicana field, with a martina mcbride concert post game. flew back to long island on sunday 6/9/13.
- LONG ISLAND DUCKS
we have a 10 pack of tickets to long island ducks games this year, so i will be posting up a few as the season progresses, hopefully sharpening my sports photo skills
- 5/18/13 MIAMI MARLINS
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS VS MIAMI MARLINS, 5/18/13, MARLINS PARK. A SHORT TRIP FROM ISLIP TO FORT LAUDERDALE, INTO A RENTAL CAR AND OVER TO THE PALMETTO METRORAIL STATION, TO CULMER STATION, THEN THE SHUTTLE BUS TO MARLINS PARK. I THEN WALKED A FEW BLOCKS INTO LITTLE HAVANA TO LA CAMERONARA WHERE I HAD SOME OUTSTANDING CUBAN INFLUENCED SEAFOOD, BACK TO THE PARK TO WATCH THE MARLINS HOST THE D-BACKS. THE FIRST PITCH TO THE FIRST ARIZONA BATTER GETS HIT OVER THE CENTERFIELD WALL FOR THE ONLY RUN OF THE GAME, WHICH ENDS UP AS A 1-0 DIAMONDBACKS VICTORY. I DID NOT EVEN GET A GOOD LOOK AT THE SWING AS I WAS STILL MAKING MY WAY TO MY SEAT. FLEW BACK HOME THE NEXT DAY
- SAN DIEGO & PHOENIX TRIP, 4/11/13 - 4/14/13
a trip to san diego for the zoo, some other tourist stuff and a padres game at petco park. followed by a flight back to phoenix and a game at chase field
- 3/23/12 POTOMAC EAGLE PHOTO CHARTER
on saturday, 3/23/12, i attended a photo charter on the potomac eagle scenic train, headquarted in romney, west birginia. the motive power was F units from the 1940's and a gp-9. it was a beautigul day of sunshine wiht almost no clouds and even though it started out a little chilly, it warmed up nicely by mid afternoon. lunch and dinner were served on the train, with runbys on the north part of the line suring saylight, and then after dinner a posed night shoot at the sycamore bridge
- 3/2/13 TRIP TO CONEY ISLAND SUBWAY SHOP
a saturday trip to the mta coney island subway overhaul shop. sponsored by the ny chapter of the electric railroaders association. i followed it up with a brief trip to the brooklyn botanical gardens
- STRASBURG RAILROAD PHOTO CHARTER
another lerro photo charter, monday 2/18/13 a night photo session in the pennsylvania railroad museum, in strasburg pa. tuesday 2/19/13, a day/evening photo charter on the strasburg railroad.
- DELLA MAE AT SHELTER ISLAND
boston based bluegrass group, della mae at the shelter island high school, shelter island, ny. saturday 1/19/13. local gorup dunegrass opened for them
- 2013 WESTERN MARYLAND SCENIC RAILROAD PHOTO CHARTER TRIP
i once again attended the western maryland scenic railroad photo charter run by carl franz. this year i was able to get to the cumberland region a day early and do some other railfaning, and i also only did 2 days of the charter, fridady, 1/10/13 and saturday 1/11/13. this was due to the long drive home and how fatigued i was last year after attending sunday half day and driving home.
- 2012 PIXELMANIA
walt disney world gathering of disney photography fans. this is the 4th pixelmania for me and each year it gets better and better
- 2012 MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
well i did it again this year, i went to the macy's thanksgiving day parade in manhattan, ny. this year i get up early and left the hotel and went uptown by 0600. so at 67th and central park west i was only behind 1 person at the baricade, so some of the photos are a little better, at least i was able to capture my friend jeff, who has marched as a clown for 10 years or more
- 2012 HILTON HEAD ISLAND
a week long vacation at the disney resort on hilton head island.
- 2012 WALT DISNEY WORLD OCTOBER
a quick little trip down to disney. to have a little food & wine fest and attend mickey's not so scary halloween party. i probably won't put these in seperate galleries as it was a kind of a strange jumbled free form trip. and i was all over the various parks in no particular attempt to see that much
- ANTIQUE AUTO CLUB OF AMERICA PECONIC BAY REGION
9/30/12, show at hallockville farm restoration area, sound avenue, northville ny.
- 2012 NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
loudon new hampshire, 9/21/12-9/23/12, sprint cup race weekend. saturday, modified tour, k&n east, act infitational. sunday, travis tritt concert, sprint cup sylvania 300
- 2012 RHYTHM & ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL
the rhythm & roots music festival, held every labor day weekend in ninigret park, in charlestown rhode island, 3 days and nights of great music
- 8/25/12 CINCINNATI REDS
8/25/12, DROVE FROM PITTSBURGH TO CINCINNATI TO WATCH THE CARDS VS THE REDS, CINCINATTI WON. GREAT AMERICAN BALLPARK IS A NICE STADIUM, THANKS TO BALLPARKCHASERS.COM MY PARKING A FEW BLOCKS AWAY GOT ME OUT OF TOWN PRETTY FAST AFTER THE 4:10 GAME, I DROVE MOST OF THE WAY BACK TO PITTSBURGH AS I HAD A NOON TIME FLIGHT BACK TO JFK
- 8/24/12 PITTSBURGH PIRATES
flew to pittsburgh to watch the brewers play the pirates at pnc park. quite a few milwaukee fans on the plane. beautiful evening, went to pnc park from station square via river boat shuttle. very civilized way to get to the park, and very good to get away after the game. unfortunately the pirates lost in their struggle to get back their winning ways of earlier this season. pnc park is one of if not my favorite in the majors, i just like it's size and amenities.
- 7/28/12 MINNESOTA TWINS
7/28/12, target field, cleveland indians vs minnesota twins. twins 12, indians 5
- 7/27/12 MILWAUKEE BREWERS
7/27/12, miiller park, milwaukee, washington nationals vs milwaukee brewers. brewers 6 nats 0
- 2012 RIVERHEAD FIRE DEPT MOTORIZED DRILL
HOSTED BY THE RIVERHEAD IRONMEN, CLASS B & C MOTORIZED TOURNAMENT.
- 2012 OATS, OUT AMONG THE STARS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
once again i present to you what i consider one of the finest bluegrass festivals anywhere. although it was really hot this year, the music was great, and once again i had a great time. always a pleasure to see and photograph my oats friends. remember to support live music whenever possible
- 2012 COLORADO TRIP, ATHLETICS VS ROCKIES
a 4 day trip to colorado to see the rockies at coors field and to do some driving around taking photos and some tourist train riding. 6/13/12-6/17/12
- 2012 WASHINGTON DC, BRAVES VS NATIONALS
a trip to washington dc, to do a couple of old favorites, see a museum annex that's new to me, the air & space annex out near dulles airport, and catch a washington nationals game
- 2012 GREENPORT TALL SHIPS
memorial day weekend tall ship festival in greenport ny.
- 2012 WOUNDED WARRIOR RUN
marine corp fundraiser, a wounded warrior project, my fire department sponsored a water station, we had a good turn out to cheer on the runners
- CLEVELAND, MARLINS VS INDIANS, & DETROIT, PIRATES VS TIGERS
working on my bucket list again, one of those list things is to see a ballgame in every major league park, all 30 of them, i have a pretty good start, this trip is cleveland and detroit, with cleveland actually a repeat since i did not have a good digital camera when i first caught a game here, in fact it was still called jacobs field at that time. i will be doing a couple of these 3 flights, 2 cities, 2 ballpark trips this year.
- BOSTON,FENWAY,RED SOX
5/5/12, trip to boston, to fenway park, baltimore orioles vs red sox, sox lose 8-2.
- 2012 MODIFIED TOUR RACING
i may be getting to a few more tour races this year, so this will be from the shows i attend, whelan modified tour races, with some support classes shown.
- DISNEY WORLD APRIL 2012
just a few seperate images, some from the area, some that were not part of any lengthy trip, some hdr experiments as i move further into photoshop and hdr type processing
more and more will be from my panasonic lumix gh2, a mirrorless system that is becoming my travel kit for most trips
also there will be more local geotagged shots as i now have an amod 3080 geo tracklogger and have learned how to sync the tracklog with the photos based on timestamps and waypoints
- BLUE HIGHWAY
bluegrass group blue highway, in concert, shelter island ny, on saturday 1/14/12. outstanding show, as evidenced by the fact i took so few photos, in fact with the exception of 3 throwaways, this small gallery is all i took. i was just caught up in listening to a wonderful evening of bluegrass music. they do have a new cd out, and it is excellent music, for this gallery i selected a track named "some day" from another cd. i did this because the last photo is of them doing this gospel song acapella, they came right down onto the stage front risers, which since our seats were in the front row placed them about 10 feet or so in front of us. it was just soulful, just grabbed me by the heart strings and tugged away.
- WESTERN MARYLAND SCENIC RAILROAD PHOTO CHARTER
friday 1/6/12, saturday 1/7/12, sunday 1/8/12, a carl franz photo charter. On the western maryland scenic railroad from cumberland to frostburg maryland. motive power was #734, affectionately known as mountain thunder. friday was a limited number of riders, about 25 or so using just the caboose to ride in. saturday and sunday were much larger groups using passenger equipment. friday's runby's were also the rare eastbound runby's as the usual trip is westbound to frostburg, where the engine is turned on the turntable and run back nonstop to cumberland.
- 2011 walt disney world christmas trip
12/7/11 - 12/12/11, trip to walt disney world to enjoy the christmas theming, staying at saratoga springs resort, in a studio unit
this trip did not start off to be a photo trip, but because i wanted to take a few, i decided to travel lighter than usual. i took the panasonic lumix g1, with the assortment of lenses i have for it. it's a mirrorless micro 4/3 system, something i picked up while looking to replace my aging point-n-shoot. i went this direction because i got a closeout special at amazon, and i had been watching the M4/3 system development for awhile, paid about the same as a canon g12 would have cost, and i feel this is a much more feature laden system, real manual controls and real versatility. and the body, 5 lenses, spare battery, charger, remote, manual, and a couple step up rings and filters, plus a lowepro shoulder bag, weighs less than my 5dmk2 body with the 24=105 walk around lens. so i ended up taking a fair amount of photos, under a lot of different lighting conditions, and i now have a real good feel for just what this system can and cannot do.
- 2011 MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
i finally got to go to the macy's thanksgiving day parade, i was also in ny the evening before to go to the area of 81st and central park west, where the ballons are inflated and held overnight. the whole experience was sort of a mixed feeling event, it was nice to finally do this, but i would not do the evening inflation thing again, and i learned that if i want any shot at decent parade viewing for photos, i need to moving into position by 6:00 am.
- BELVEDERE & DELAWARE RAILROAD PHOTO CHARTER
my first photo charter, wherein the train is chartered and the event run specifically oriented towards train photography. many of these if not most are steam oriented, this was a lerro productions charter run on the bel-del as it's isially called, in phillipsburg, new jersey. a night session on saturday 11/5/11, and a daytime session sunday 11/6/11. nice weather, although a little chilly at night.
- 2011 PIXELMANIA
10/18/11-10/24/11, pixelmania 2011, walt disney world, florida
- ST LOUIS TRIP
a trip to st louis, with visits to marceline, to the walt disney hometown museum, busch stadium for cards vs cubs, the arch, and taste of st louis, an outdoor food festival
- 2011 RHYTHM & ROOTS FESTIVAL
UNDER CONSTRUCTION, due to various other time intensive activities, it might take me upwards of a month to get this all done, sorry, just the way it goes sometimes
- MARLINS VS METS, 8/31/11, CITIFIELD
i finally made it to citifield, big improvement over shea and at least the mets won. i also got to see reyes in a mets uniform. mets 3 marlins 2. all photos taken with a panasonic lumix g1, first test of the g1 at a ballpark, got a few decent photos, enough to probably make it the camera of choice on flyaway stadium trips
- 2011 OATS, OUT AMONG THE STARS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
OUT AMONG THE STARS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, 2011, yes it's once again time for the annual trip to a great bluegrass festival, the oats festival held each year in scenic benton pennsylvania, at the benton rodeo grounds. music when available will accompany each slide show. links to the festival, bands and vendors will be provided whenever possible. folks, i'm telling you, you cannot go wrong with this festival, great bands, great location, friendly staff, all hosted by the grillbillies. i have also created a flickr group where you can add your own oats photos
- CASS RAILFAN WEEKEND, 5/19/11-5/22/11
a railfan weekend at the cass scenic railroad, cass west virginia. night photo session, rides on the railroad, please don't forget to read the cass guide, a very informative brochure about the town, the railroad and the history of the logging
- ALASKAN CRUISE 2011
5/3/11-5/10/11, an alaskan cruise out of and back to vancouver canada, on the disney cruise line, the wonder. alaska is incredible, everyone should do this at least once in their life. i would do it again. the weather really was in our favor as we had much blue sky, and very little rain. no downpour days at all
please feel free to post comments, and particularly to suggest musical selections for this album
- VICTORIA & VANCOUVER , BRITISH COLUMBIA
TRAVEL TO VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER BC, AS PART OF A 2 WEEK TRIP
ISLIP NY, TO CHICAGO ILL, CHICAGO TO VANCOUVER, BC, FERRY TO VICTORIA ON VANCOUVER ISLAND AND BACK TO DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER
4/27/11 - 5/3/11
- ny islanders vs washington capitols
fire appreciation night at the nhl islanders. islanders lost 3-2, sat right in back of the net. i wish i had brought a longer lens with me.
- JOSH WILLIAMS BAND, SHELTER ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL
1/29/11, the josh williams band, what a great show, funny, enterting, great singing. the crowd was really into it, and so was the band. funny thing was, they were the substitutes for a canceled cherryholmes show. the opener was the mandolin player, nick king, plus 2 locals, buddy merriam and tom hashagen , calling themselves the 3 mandoleros, kind of a last minute thing i presume, although it was some tasty picking, with the cancelation it was not even certain for awhile that shelter island would have it's annual winter bluegrass show this year
- 2011 mountain dew tour at killington
- 2010 PIXELMANIA
the annual gathering at walt disney world of fellow disney fans and amatuer photographers. we all share a common love of photography and the incredible sensory experience of walt disney world. hosted by our old friend, tim devine, owner,webmaster and chief creative genius behind www.themagicinpixels.com , so step in, keep your hands and feet inside the ride vehicle at all times, and enjoy a little slice of the world as seen through my lens
- EELIHA 2010 FALL RIDE
east end livestock and horseman's association, 2010 fall trail ride at hallockville state park, riverhead, ny. 11/7/10, cold blustery day, but still a good turnout with over 40 riders registered.
- 2010 LONG ISLAND ANTIQUE POWER SHOW
7/18/10, antique power show, held at hallockville farm restoration site, riverhead, ny, some great old farm tractors, some neat old engines, some old restored fire trucks, even a few old race cars, some i remember seeing race as a kid
- RHYTHM & ROOTS 2010
rhythm & roots 2010, ninigret park, charlestown, rhode island, my annual trip to this great roots/zydeco/cajun/blues music festival. i did not take as many photos this year, maybe a combo of the weather, enjoying my seat more, and kind of a photographic slump this year, but i did get a few of every act, and as usual there will be musical background to the slide shows, so sit back, turn up the volume and enjoy
- 2010 OATS, OUT AMONG THE STARS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
out among the stars bluegrass festival, 7/1/10 - 7/4/10, in benton, pennsylvania, at the benton rodeo grounds. always a fine time, great sound, great bands, highly recommended for anyone looking for a bluegrass festival, whether it's your first or 1000th, you can't go wrong with this festival
- staten island
on 4/17/10 i traveled to staten island to tour the staten island railroad with the new york division of the electric railroaders association. same group that sponsored the lirr shop tour i attended last year. although i was not able to go on the shop tour part due to having to attend a dinner that evening, i had to leave the group right before the shop tour and head home to long island
- chicago 2010
4 day visit to chicago in may 2010, i was able to attend a day game at wrigley, do some sightseeing, some railfanning, some good eating. altogether an enjoyable time in a great city
- 2010 friends of the connetquot
trail ride and lunch, benefit for friends of the connetquot, location is connetquot state park, oakdale, ny. absolutely one of the best spots for a trail ride on long island.
- steep canyon rangers at shelter island school
the steep canyon rangers doing a show 1/16/10 at the shelter island school, they were in great form, the crowd absolutely went wild for them, hopefully they made a couple new bluegrass converts
- pixelmania 1
pixelmania 2009, the first event at walt disney world, held under the magic in pixels sponsorship, what a great time, exhausting, four days if intense photography, from early am to late at night, throw in the first rainy day i've ever had while at wdw in december, some cold, some hot, and well it was quite the experience. i was at the beach club villas from 12/1 to 12/8, joined 12/3 to 12/6 by paul, tim and jeff, and about 15 other disney photography fans
- rhythm & roots 2009
rhythm & roots music festival, ninegret park, charlestown rhode island, labor day weekend each year, good music, good food, good times
- quest for the west
adventures by disney, quest for the west, 8/25/0 - 8/31/09, locations: jackson wyoming, yellowstone national park, brooks lake lodge in dubois, wyoming
musical tracks by michael martin murphy, " cowboy songs", warner brothers, 1990, and the sons of the pioneers, " sunset on the range", RCA, 1990
- chicago 2009
trip to chicago in august 2009, prior to heading out to wyoming, i took the train out and did the chicago tourist thing for 4 days, karen flew out and joined me for 1 day before flying to wyoming
- riverhead blues fest 2009
i managed to make it to the riverhead blues fest again this year, only for saturday, hot sun, great music, interesting crowd
- 2009 OATS, OUT AMONG THE STARS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
2009 out among the stars bluegrass festival, held in benton pennsylvania each and every july 4th weekend, starting the thursday prior and concluding on the sunday, a great mid size, although growing, festival, great sound system, scenic area, friendly town
- eastbound freight
local bluegrass group performing at the jamesport meeting house, located in the unitarian church in jamesport, ny
this was the first in the music at the meeting house series, i'm hoping this takes off and does well, as it's good to have local live music
dave thompson, guitar and lead vocals
john brisotti, mandolin and vocals
bill deturk, banjo and vocals
ronnie feinberg, fiddle
bruce barry, bass and vocals
- walt disney world 5/09
trip to walt disney world for the nursing 2009 symposium
5/3/09 to 5/10/09, staying at the saratoga springs disney vacation club resort, with the symposium 5/6/09-5/9/09 at coronado springs resort convention center
the first section is the flight to orlando, sunday 5/3/09, departed islip macarthur airport at 1040, in the drizzle of course, arrived orlando around 1315, bright sunshine and near 90 degrees, it was 90+ every day in florida, in fact it broke records a couple of the days towards the end of the week
- SPRING TRAIL RIDE 2009
East End Livestock & Horseman's Association Inc. spring trail ride 2009, 4/26/09, at hallockville farm restoration
- earth day 2009
earth day 2009 at indian island county park, right here in riverhead, the chapter of trout unlimited i belong to had a display and i volunteered last sunday for the day to sell raffle tickets and answer questions about our conservation projects
- LONG ISLAND RAILROAD SHOP TOUR
on 3/28/09 i was able to participate in a tour of the long island railroad hillside maintenance complex and the morris park diesel servicing facility
it was run by the New York Division of the Electric Railway Association
- mousefest 2008
from wed 12/10/08 until mon 12/15/08, i attended mousefest 2008, an annual gathering of website owners, guidebook authors, podcasters, travel agencies and all around disney geeks, i spent a lot of time with my good buddy tim devine, owner of www.themagicinpixels.com, a web site community of fellow disney photographers i belong to, so this album will be a lot of all over disney world photos with a little travelog, bear with me as it will take awhile to get them all up here
- eelha fall 08 trail ride
east end livestock and horseman's association's fall 2008 trail ride at the jamesport state park
- super dirt week 2008
the annual trek to the new york state fairgrounds for super dirt week, camping with the guys, car racing, picture taking, strippers walking through the camping area advertising the club they work at, people pictures in the bar at night, sprint cars at rolling wheels, big block modifieds in the rite aid 200
- friends of connetquot gala
the annual fundraiser for the friends of connetquot, held each october at the main house, connetquot state park, a few photos of the horse parade, the grounds, the hatchery and the exhibits
- square deal motorcycle riders, aaron creamer memorial
the aaron creamer memorial race, run on 9/20/08, at the square deal riders club facility in harpursville, new york. i have it in sections, the first section is race day preparations, and a few of the track and some campers
the next section will be practices, then heat races, then the features, etc
- rhythm and roots 2008
the 2008 rhythm and roots music festival, held every labor day weekend in ninigret park in charlestown, rhode island
zydeco,cajun,bluegrass,gypsy,rock and roll, you name it, there is somebody playing it
if i have something from a performer, then i have picked a tune to accompany the slide show
- RIVERHEAD BLUES FESTIVAL 2008
THE RIVERHEAD BLUES FESTIVAL 2008, MY FIRST TIME ATTENDING, ALTHOUGH IT WAS THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY, PRETTY IMPRESSED WITH THE QUALITY OF THE TALENT AT $10.00 FOR A 2 DAY WRISTBAND
- 2008 OATS, OUT AMONG THE STARS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
OUT AMONG THE STARS, BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, HELD AT THE BENTON RODEO GROUNDS, BENTON PENNSYLVANIA EACH YEAR
I LOVE LIVE BLUEGRASS ESPECIALLY WHEN PERFORMED BY TALENTED PROFESSIONALS, THE ONLY TRUE INDIGENOUS AMERICAN MUSIC
LIVE BLUEGRASS IS A HARD DRIVING,ROCKIN OUT MUSIC,
- panama canal cruise, may 2008
our 15 night cruise from port canaveral through the panama canal to los angeles on the disney magic cruise ship, pre cruise day at walt disney world, and post cruise 2 nights at disneyland, at the grand californian
5/9/08 - 5/27/08
ports of call were castaway cay, aruba, acapulco, puerto vallarta, cabo san lucas, with disembarcation in california, port of long beach
- mousefest 2007
general shots from mousefest 2007. we were at walt disney world from 12/5/07 to 12/13/07, at
the boardwalk villas, in a 1 bedroom at the far end overlooking the canal/swan/dolphin and down onto the pool slide
i have attempted to break down the images into galleries that are subject related
- eelha fall 2007 trail ride
a few random photos from the eelha fall 2007 trail ride at hallockville, 11/4/07, i did not get too fancy or technically precise since i was also busy riding myself, on dusty my 14 yr old quaterhorse gelding, who for whatever reason was very excited that day
i might add that it seemed many of the other horses were very excitable also that ride
the ride was followed by the usual and very good covered dish lunch
so enjoy the photos, some are good, some are so-so, many could be better, but i had my own ride on my mind
- rhythm & roots 2007 music festival
3 day music festival in ninigret park, charlestown, rhode island, held every year on labor day weekend
great music, dancing, food, mellow crowd, etc
galleries by day, then by band in order of appearance that day
- jedediah hawkins house
a beautiful restoration of a victorian era building into a fine dining and catering facility
photographed late one summer eve, with management's permission
- lihs western pleasure, 8/26/07
western pleasure show, 8/26/07, gold rush stables, riverhead, ny
just went and shot these for some practice with the new camera
- square deal riders motorcycle club, lee thomas cup, 7/21/07
square deal riders club, located in harpursville new york, lee thomas cup event day, a one day many class competition, capped off with the open expert 30 lap lee thomas cup race
- 2007 OATS, OUT AMONG THE STARS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
OATS, the out among the stars bluegrass festival, held in benton pennsylvania, at the benton rodeo grounds
held this year thursday, 6/28/07 to saturday 6/30/07
nice small town, modest amount of rules, a well behaved crowd, a lot of regional bands, a few larger acts and a great sound system
in order of band appeareance at the festival
where i have music for a band that's the gallery soundtrack
- mediterrranean cruise 2007 navigators, daily newsletter
disney cruise lines 11 night med cruise departing and ending in barcelona spain, taken from 5/26/07 - 6/6/07, i have scanned in the personal navigators, the daily newsletter delivered each night to our stateroom, plus inserts for the ports and tender information where applicable, along with a train to rome insert
- med cruise 2007, disney magic
we spent 5/23/07 - 5/26/07 precruise in barcelona spain. what a wonderful, beautiful city. phenomenal architecture, nice people, great climate
the sections are by date and place, i've tried to label the photos by subject, the times are off because i forgot to set my camera to local, so just add 6 hours to the time shown in the exif data
we arrived 0735 local time, pretty well jetlagged, stayed up and walked around until 1200 then
crashed in the hotel until 1800.it was cloudy and sprinkling in the morning, thus the washed out gray skies in the first photos
blue skies and warm when we went back out. took the funicular up montjuic and found a walking path back down then walked the
waterfront to port vell and back to hotel
- general horse events in 2007
syracuse fairgrounds horse expo
chip training at vernon downs
tabitha driving at vernon downs
- eelha spring 2007 trail ride
east end livestock and horseman's association spring trail ride at hallockville restoration farm, a state owned restored turn of the century farm and a sizeable piece of farmland. it started off as a very grey overcast day and did not get clear and sunny until after almost everyone had finished the ride. i took no pictures of the covered dish lunch afterwards as not everyone likes to be photographed while eating, and the horses and the ride are the focus of interest