Stone Arch Bridges of Sullivan County, New York

February 08, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Sullivan County is home to three beautiful and historic stone arch bridges, the Hankins Stone Arch Bridge, the Tusten Stone Arch Bridge and the simply named Stone Arch Bridge. All three bridges played an important role in the development of their respective communities and are therefore listed on the National Register of Historic Places as “rare an...
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An Old Man Leaves a Message

January 19, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
All that I tell you now, All that my white hairs know, I learned on a tall hill’s brow, I found out from the snow. All that the years have tried, All I am sure is true, I heard at a river’s side Or followed the river to. And all that I hold by came In a time of solitude, On a day without a name, At the heart of an ancient wood; Fo...
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Wanderer's Song

January 12, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
The earth is my country, I travel unknown, Yet where I may wander I go not alone, The hills are my kindred And the place where I dwell Knows her son like a mother And comforts her well. The wind is my comrade, His counsel is good, - - Long days on the upland, At nightfall the wood; Her wide eaves are shelter And her bed is the best...
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Your Voice

September 30, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
“Photographers find their voice when they discover what subjects move them most deeply. That passion, that emotion from within is the magic element.” – William Neill “Learn to focus on your greatest sources of inspiration. Commit to seeking your own creative vision. Consider what style or themes drive your passion to photograph, and follow that...
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Travelogue With Music for the Road

September 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
There is something to be said for the 2 week vacation. One week vacations seem to be the standard, whether for work, personal or financial reasons. But with two weeks you find another level of satisfaction. When you hit the Saturday of the first week, instead of your mind straying to returning to work and responsibility, you are overcome with ease...
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Music for the Catskills

June 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Here is the latest ultimate road trip music playlist I’ve created for an upcoming road trip to the southern Catskills. I will be heading out to the Liberty area as a base from which to photograph beautiful summer time Sullivan County. With cooperating weather it should be a very exciting trip, with a new playlist to accompany me down long country r...
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June 06, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
"The history of success in any art is a history of recommencements, of the dispersal and reforming of doubts, of an ever-increasing conception of the extent of the territory unconquered, and an ever-decreasing conception of the extent of territory conquered." --- Arnold Bennett
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The Ultimate Road Trip Mix

December 27, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Travel enough, drive enough, explore enough and you will want a top notch music road trip mix. Music that coincides with a feeling of freedom. Music that puts you in another place. Music that makes you “one with the road” as the miles pass by. Song lyrics that ring forever true. Of course in today’s digital world it is easier than ever to put toget...
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The Lost Treasure of Phoenicia

November 19, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
When one thinks of lost or hidden treasure, places in the United States that likely come to mind are the waters off North Carolina or Florida with sunken ships carrying tons of gold and silver, or perhaps a secret cave in the American west where outlaws and bank robbers stashed their ill-gotten gains, or even secret vaults owned by Chicago prohibit...
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Good Reading: My Favorite Books about the Catskills

June 20, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
There is a wealth of information about the Catskills, with new books being released every year. There are books on history, railroads, bluestone, famous national and regional painters, travel guides for nearly every activity and much more. Having read a lot, if not most, of the books about the region, I thought it would be an interesting exercise t...
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John Burroughs: My Favorite Quotes

June 07, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
John Burroughs was a popular author, naturalist and conservationist in the 19 th and early 20 th century. Burroughs would author some 27 books, many of them collections of articles and essays that appeared in the most popular magazines of the day. His first book (and his big break), Wake Robin in 1871, was an early collection of his published natur...
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Making Art

February 09, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
“Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” – Andy Warhol
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One Sunrise, One Sunset

February 04, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
“You only get one sunrise and one sunset a day, and you only get so many days on the planet. A good photographer does the math and doesn’t waste either.” ―Galen Rowell
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Richard Lionel De Lisser: Catskills Photographer

January 03, 2014  •  2 Comments
No discussion about Catskill Mountain photography would be complete without mention of Richard Lionel De Lisser, author of two late 19 th century photographic surveys of Greene and Ulster Counties. Combined, they contain over 1,600 over photographs, mixed among the author’s writings, that highlighted his rambles in search of the picturesque. Part g...
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Frederick William Odwell: An Unlikely Home Run Champion

December 05, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
While reading and researching the Catskills, whether for photography, history or general interest, I occasionally come across a little tidbit that strikes me as quite fascinating. And so it was with the fact that the Major League Baseball home run champion of 1905 was a Catskills native. This fact prompted me to dig deeper into this interesting, al...
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