My lovely Carol Smith inspires me in so many ways. She books gigs for our band which keeps me on the move musically and it’s been gratifying to be able to share our music around our part of the world in the western Catskills and upper Delaware River valley. I would otherwise be picking on the front porch and going to bed early. Well now she has pushed the envelope by setting up a collaborative project at the Clearview Winery in Warwick NY. This relatively new winery with a brand new building is owned by Frank and Karen Graessle. They hosted Carol an me as a duo thanks to a referral from singer-songwriter Sara Morr. This beautiful new facility had plenty of empty walls and before I knew it, Carol arranged for me to hang my photographs as a gallery and we’ll be having an opening reception sometime in September, stay tuned. Greater news is Carol will be hanging some of her work shortly thereafter. Photos are on display now.
Here’s some background on the pictures:
Hummingbird. I took a ride to Bashakill, a wildlife refuge marsh near Wurstsboro on the lookout for Osprey and Eagles. When I got home, this little guy was near my sidewalk. Photo hint from Holly Miller of Catskill Photo Club, fast shutter speed. Holly shoots great hummingbird photos. This was my first. Youngsville, NY
Pretty Deer. This cutie was very curious as to why any of us were in her garden. Near North Branch, NY
Recon. Yellow fly checking out the action on a milk thistle. My backyard, Youngsville, NY
Redwing on Grapevine. This little guy spent a lot of time hanging out with me, checking me out as much as I was him. Bashakill is a great place to get close to wildlife. Bashakill Marshland
Travelers. One of my first shots with the Canon f2.8l 70-200mm non IS. Sharp glass, excellent lens. Traded a Chechoslovakian mandolin for it. Check out tips of the burdocks. Mother nature invented Velcro. Willowemoc Creek…
Two Bee. More Milk Thistle action. My backyard.. Youngsville, NY
Winter in Sarasota Florida. Red Bug Slough, a town park within city limits that was really quite wild.
Yellow Flower. After an evening shower at my house.
Monochrome views near Hardenburgh, NY.
More at Bashakill
Canon 7d with f2.8l 70-200 non-IS with 1.4 extender
While on a wildlife observation deck at the Myaka River wildlife area in western Florida, this guy landed on the deck and said “Hello”. Must have learned from the tourists. Followed us to the parking lot and said hello to Carol’s dad..
Near North Branch, NY
My house, Youngsville, NY
Redwing on the wing
On the east branch of Callicoon Creek near Jeffersonville, NY
At home in Youngsville, NY
Hope you enjoy these and hope to see you at the opening later in September. Check back for details….
All the best,