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Leica Wide Angle Legacy Glass & the Leica M240 a Review

November 20, 2018 - Two of my favorite Leica lenses were made in the 1960's for use on the Leica M3 and M4. They are two of the most exquisi...
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B&W imagery - discovering light and texture

September 19, 2018 - When I started my photographic journey as a teenager black and white imagery was all there was. Color was a small printe...
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Morning walk with the Sony a6300

December 08, 2017 - As many of you know I find it very therapeutic to get out early in the morning and go for a short walk with a camera. Th...
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

December 24, 2015 - About this time of year I start thinking of where I am going and where I have come from with my photography. It's an int...
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It's all about the hands - twins re-connect

December 11, 2015 - Recently I had the opportunity to photograph two sets of elderly twins and one half of a third set. These folks were mee...
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Wonderful Late Fall Morning Light

November 24, 2015 - This morning while I was waiting for the post office to open I went down to T-Wharf to see if there were any photographs...
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Scrooge, Actor David Coffee

November 21, 2015 - This past week I had the opportunity to photograph a great stage actor rehearsing for "A Christmas Carol" at the North S...
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Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and Camden Maine

October 21, 2015 - This past weekend my wife and I had a weekend away in northern Maine. We had only been up to Stonnington way back in the...
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Out Shooting with the Leica MP 240

September 29, 2015 - Today was a different kind of day. It started off very foggy and cleared out but was very steamy. Then it started to rai...
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Cannon Beach, Oregon - July 2015

September 17, 2015 - This past July we had the opportunity to go out to Oregon and visit with our boys. We had a wonderful time and at the sa...
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"The Wall That Heals" - Vietnam War Memorial Moving Wall

July 09, 2015 - Today I was on assignment to cover the opening of the "Wall That Heals" more commonly known as the Vietnam War Memorial...
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Thacher's Island Photography Workshop a Success

June 20, 2015 - We had a great time out on the island this past Wednesday. Myself and three hearty souls braved the rough ride out to th...
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Weather and it's affect on landscape photography

May 31, 2015 - Most people that love shooting landscapes know when the golden hour is. It's widely known that an hour before and an hou...
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Wonderful clouds with the Leica M-P 240

May 23, 2015 - Yesterday I was up in Newburyport for a softball game and the clouds were unbelievable. The wind was coming right down t...
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See my Guest Post at Steve Huff Photo

May 13, 2015 - I have been a big fan of the photo blog Steve Huff Photo. Steve and Brandon have done a great job with this website and...
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Artistic B&W look at the start of growing season

May 12, 2015 - I was out driving around yesterday and came across this scene off Highland St. in Hamilton. I have passed it before and...
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Museum of Fine Arts Boston, photos with the M-P 240

May 10, 2015 - Yesterday I happened to be in Boston at a Pedal Partners event at Fenway Park which was a really great event to meet the...
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Leica upgrade from the M9 to a M-P 240, rolling user review

May 06, 2015 - So I love my M9! But when I had to send it back to Leica for a sensor change out I was a little miffed. Six years and th...
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Winter a B&W photographers dream

April 22, 2015 - Even though this winter was nasty snow wise it gave the B&W photographer some great opportunities. Even before the snow...
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The Gray Cold Day and the Black & White Photograph

April 09, 2015 - Today I was stuck outside for a good hour freezing my butt off waiting for some folks to show up for an assignment I was...
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Palm Sunday and the Leica M9

March 29, 2015 - It's been a while since I have been out and about with the Leica. So today, Palm Sunday, I wanted to bring the camera al...
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Interesting take on falling snow with the Leica M9

February 13, 2015 - Well things have been a little lean photographically here. If I start posting more from images from work then it might b...
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Yay - It's Finally Sea Smoke Weather, -2 degrees F

January 08, 2015 - Well my fingers are frozen and most of the rest of me. The difference is that I made sea smoke photos today in Marblehea...
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Moving water and ice with the Sony Nex-7 and Leica Glass

January 02, 2015 - I have always maintained that moving on a photographic idea instead of sitting around and thinking about it is good for...
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Governor-Elect Charlie Baker at Home in Swampscott

December 28, 2014 - Before Christmas I had the opportunity to photograph Charlie at home while being interviewed by reporter Will Dowd. I wa...
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The Annual End of the Year Message

December 26, 2014 - This year has been a rough one for me. There have been lots of ups and downs with my life and the photo industry. I find...
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Preparing for the annual Christmas pageant

December 23, 2014 - This past Sunday after church the children were all downstairs putting on their costumes for the dress rehearsal of the...
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Shadows and Lines - exploring the designs they create

November 29, 2014 - This afternoon the light was playing an interesting tune on the new fallen snow and my deck. This arrangement caught my...
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The train yard and it's interesting lines

November 23, 2014 - Yesterday was a beautiful day in Rockport, the sun was out and the air had a nice clean chill to it. I was headed to the...
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The Beauty of Auto ISO with the Canon 5D Mk3

November 21, 2014 - I was always a skeptic of auto ISO and never ever used it until recently. I was convinced that the camera was never goin...
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A Good Friend Leaves his Post for a New Horizon

November 14, 2014 - My good friend and fellow photo chief from our South group Mark G. is moving on to another position. It's a good job and...
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Fog, changing light - magic

November 12, 2014 - Today as I drove home from work the light was starting to fade and as I got closer to Cape Ann I saw that the fog that w...
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Foggy Morning in Rockport with the Leica M9 and 21 Super Elmar

October 29, 2014 - What a great morning! I woke up to see my driveway enshrouded in fog and couldn't wait to get out there with the camera.
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Leica 21mm Super Elmar ASPH First Impressions

October 27, 2014 - I just received the Leica 21mm Super Elmar from Leica Store Miami last week and I have been out shooting. First let me s...
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Impact Photography - Against the Light

October 22, 2014 - I have often thought that my trademark or style has included images with impact. It seems that I lean towards the dramat...
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Carrying a camera at all times - produces opportunity

October 09, 2014 - How many times have you said to yourself - I wish I had my camera with me! I can't say I've never had that problem but i...
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The morning photo shoot with the Sony Nex-7 and Leica 90mm Tele-Elmarit

September 25, 2014 - This morning the light was overcast with the sun kind of poking through from time to time. There was no wind at all so I...
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Enjoying the last days of summer with the Leica M9

September 02, 2014 - Labor Day weekend is always a fun time as we go out for a cruise around Gloucester Harbor on a party boat. We go motor a...
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Leica M9 and the Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH 1.4 #1

August 21, 2014 - The other day I decided that I needed to get used to shooting with my 50mm Summilux ASPH. You see I'm really not a 50mm...
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Leica M9 with the Leica 90mm Tele Elmarit Version 1 (rolling blog)

July 29, 2014 - This photo opportunity just came upon me as I was exiting the Cape Ann Museum a couple of weeks ago. I was on assignment...
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Leica 90mm Tele Elmarit Ver.1 on the Sony Nex -7

July 15, 2014 - I have been shooting with my Nex-7 and Leica legacy glass for a bit now and I must say I really enjoy it. The focus peak...
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More Thunder Clouds with the Canon 5D Mk3 & 24-70 L

July 04, 2014 - Well I found the card reader - right where I left it. I knew that the image I made with this camera was potentially much...
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Thunder Clouds with the Leica M9 and the Leica 35mm Summicron

July 03, 2014 - If you have been following me for a while you know that I love clouds. Silver Efex Pro 2 has given me the ability to pro...
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Black & White landscape photography with the Leica M9

June 24, 2014 - Last week my wife and I were visiting our boys in Portland OR. We had waited eight months to make this trip and we had a...
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Silver Falls State Park, Oregon with the Canon G15

June 20, 2014 - Yesterday my son John and I had a wonderful time visiting a spectacular state park that boasts 10 waterfalls. It was the...
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More images from Portland OR with the Leica M9

June 16, 2014 - Yesterday I posted a few images that I made here in Portland OR using my iPad which is not the ideal way to post things.
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Portland OR with the Leica M9 w/50mm Summilux and 35mm Summicron

June 15, 2014 - We are in Portland and doing all sorts of things with our boys who live out here now. When we got in yesterday they took...
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Graduation Party with the Leica M9 and 35mm Summicron ASPH

June 12, 2014 - Sorry to be away for a while. I have just been able to sit down and write a blog post. This time of year is very stressf...
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Leica M9 with the 35mm Summicron f2 ASPH first shots

June 05, 2014 - I just got my used 35 mm Summicron F2 ASPH from Leica Store Miami and it's mint! This lens is 6 bit coded and was a very...
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Leica 135 Tele-Elmar Version 1 and the M9

June 01, 2014 - I had the opportunity to pull out my Leica 135 Tele-Elmar today and give it a try. I had only previously used it on my S...
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Documenting life with the Leica M9

May 27, 2014 - On Memorial Day weekend Janet and I were over to a friends house for a beer and dinner. My friend has an old (very old)...
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Shooting with the Leica M9 in very low light

May 25, 2014 - Yesterday I had the chance to do some shooting at a bar in downtown Gloucester while a friends band was playing. Janet a...
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The Leica M9 goes on assignment as the extra camera

May 22, 2014 - Last week I had an assignment for a news conference in Gloucester - mostly boring speeches but on a good subject. The Le...
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The Car Show with the Leica M9 & Sony Nex-7

May 19, 2014 - This weekend I had an opportunity to go to a car show over in the small town of Essex not to far from where I live. It w...
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The Sony Nex-7 with Sony 20 mm pancake 2.8, more

May 14, 2014 - This rig is great for just carrying around with you. Of course my Canon G15 serves the same purpose with a zoom lens for...
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Sony Nex-7 with the Sony 20mm pancake 2.8

May 07, 2014 - Yesterday was a beautiful spring day but I was stuck inside at work. So when I got out I grabbed the Nex-7 with the 20mm...
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Shooting with two cameras - the best of both worlds Leica M9 Sony Nex-7

May 05, 2014 - Yesterday I had a great time photographing a very small play rehearsal for a friend. They needed some promo shots for th...
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The Leica M9 - Everyday Camera

May 04, 2014 - Over the years it has proven out that if I don't carry a camera with me all the time I miss things. You'd think as a pro...
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Disappointed in the Leica 21mm f3,4 SA on the Leica M9

April 25, 2014 - Recently I had the urge to break out the Leica 21mm Super Angulon f 3,4 and try it on the Leica M9. I consulted Thorsten...
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The Black & White World - The Leica M9 seeing in B&W

April 24, 2014 - My friends accuse me of seeing in black and white. I admit it I do not see color well and some of my best photographs te...
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Large photo mural makes for a good photo op

April 14, 2014 - Recently I was at an awards dinner in Boston at the Copley Plaza. Before dinner I was walking around looking for somethi...
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Palm Sunday in Annisquam with the Leica M9

April 13, 2014 - Palm Sunday at the Annisquam Village Church is always a fun time. We hand out palm fonds to everyone before the service...
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Against the Light - Leica M9 and the Leica 28 Elmarit

March 27, 2014 - Today I was able to get outside to do a little shooting with the Leica M9. I headed over to my favorite place in the wor...
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From the Archive: Weekend Warriors - Massachusetts National Guard circa 1978

March 20, 2014 - One of the highlights of my early career was to follow a group of North Shore National Guard troops as they did their on...
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From the Archive: Polo pony gives the evil eye

March 18, 2014 - Every Sunday up on the Northshore of Boston in the small town of Hamilton the rich come out to play at the Myopia Hunt C...
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From the Archive: Great Dane watching traffic

March 17, 2014 - As a photojournalist I am always on the look out for images that portray everyday life. Most of the time we do this by j...
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From the Archive: Memorial Day in Rockport 1978

March 16, 2014 - Since I am laid up from my hip replacement I thought I would dig back into my archives to look for images or stories I w...
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More fun with melting snow banks

March 09, 2014 - I made this shot at the same time as the last one. This red ring made for an interesting image against the dirt and snow...
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Fun with spring snow banks

March 08, 2014 - Exposure ISO 100 1/1250s @ 2,8 The snow banks are melting at an alarming rate and at the same time creating some real...
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Spring with the old Leica Summaron 35

March 08, 2014 - This morning I dug out my old Leica 35mm Summicron f3,5. My dad gave this lens to me when I was in high school. It's an...
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Signs of Winters Grip w/ the Sony Nex-7

March 03, 2014 - Exposure ISO 100 1/320s @ f5.0 If you always have a camera with you then you won't miss opportunities for an interest...
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More Leica M9 and the streets of Boston

March 02, 2014 - Exposure ISO 400 1/500s @ f13 As you can see I made this shot as we passed Landsdowne St. and the legend sports bar t...
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Leica M9 and the 28 mm Elmarit Boston street

February 27, 2014 - Exposure ISO 400 1/500s @ f8 no focusing While I was receiving a ride home from the hospital with a friend (after givin...
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The Leica M9 and the Train Yard

February 23, 2014 - Finally a day out of the house without it snowing, frigid cold or rain. It was gray but otherwise warm and well worth th...
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Winter with the Leica M9

February 23, 2014 - Exposure ISO 800 1/6s @ 2.8 After leaving work one day last week I turned around to see this car with the snow falling...
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The Art of Exposure With the Leica M9

February 20, 2014 - Update 09/03/2014: Since the interest in this blog post has been so high lately I thought I would add to it my experienc...
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Leica on Assignment 1979 Vintage Leica Images

February 16, 2014 - The assignment back in 1979, was Rockport's Barber Harold Cooney. Harold was well into his 80's back then. The original...
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Snow Photos With the Leica M9

February 13, 2014 - This shot was made with the Leica M9 out the window with the 90mm Tele-Elmarit. The flakes were huge and the wind was bl...
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