Wallpapers

Wallpaper May 2018

Wallpaper May 2018

There is a simple secret to photography which I have frequently shared. “Just show up.” And it’s true, but at the same time it’s seldom as simple as that. Showing up usually requires dozens or even hundreds of outings before the magic mix of light, conditions and subject all come together.

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Wallpaper April 2018

Wallpaper April 2018

Last month I shared with you a night scene taken from our “dining room.” For this month, I’ll share a daytime view, taken last summer.

I had never before seen a “shelf cloud,” but there it was, looming larger than life. At the time, I posted the picture on my Facebook page with a caption that st...

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Wallpaper March 2018

Wallpaper March 2018

As winter begins to release its grip and thoughts of heading back to the island come into clearer focus, I thought I’d share a slightly different view for our March wallpaper. As gorgeous as we all know the River to be during daylight hours, the right evening arguably presents just as compelling a view.

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Wallpaper Feburary 2018

Wallpaper Feburary 2018

Sister Island Light sits alongside the southeastern end of Grenadier Island. Built in 1870, its first keeper, Captain William Dodge was a good friend of Grenadier’s Billy Buell. Despite both islands being close, communication wasn’t easy as cellphones weren’t very efficient in those days. Dodge’s solution was to train his Newfoundland dog to swim the quarter mile, delivering messages back and forth.

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Wallpaper January 2018

Wallpaper January 2018

Paul Matthews of Vestal, NY got last month’s image exactly right: “It looks like a September shot....water was back down a bit and we had a 3 week stretch where we hardly had a ripple...day or night. I’d never seen the river so…..relaxed." Spot on Paul. I took the opportunity to snap it just before we made the transition to shore and then on to France.

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