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24 Jul 2017
Chanterelles photographed by Bill Brokaw

Wild Mushrooms

April showers bring May flowers and July showers bring “chanterelles” a delectable, edible wild mushroom.  These lovely specimens were found growing happily deep in the woods in eastern PA. It was a rainy weekend in the northeast and likely put a damp damper on many outdoor summer activities, but the forests love it.  Rain brings growth.  The next time my parade gets rained on I’ll have to remind myself to be on the lookout for growth.

22 Jul 2017
Dogfish

Size Limit

What is the size limit for Delaware dogfish?

22 Jul 2017

Street Photography

Sometimes you just have to take the plunge and get your feet wet (up to your armpits).  Summer is a great time to be on the Delaware.  No tubes or canoes required.  Just jump in.

21 Jul 2017
Summer Fun

Summer Swelter, Embrace It!

It’s the peak of summer and time for many to hibernate inside in the AC and literally “chill.”  Not really a bad ideal, staying comfortable, but what the heck, it’s summer, might as well embrace it. I can’t claim to be happy and cheerful in all temperatures but I’m a North American mammal so I’m adaptable by nature.  (At least that’s what I keep telling myself.)  I love documenting what is, when it is, and I’m likely to be out […]

20 Jul 2017

Shokunin

A few years ago I was lucky to discover the documentary, “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” and have since watched it over and over.  It is masterfully done. Jiro (now 92) is the world’s finest sushi chef.  His restaurant (Sukiyabashi Jiro) only has 10 counter seats and a meal is priced at 30,000 yen ($300), no appetizers, no drinks (except tea), just 20 pieces of sushi, hand-prepared by Jiro. You need to make reservations about a year in advance.  Jiro’s sushi is […]

19 Jul 2017

Exploring the Waters

The Delaware River is not exactly known for its coral reefs and sunken treasure ships, but if you don’t look how can you be sure?

18 Jul 2017

Street Photography

Local events like festivals, parades, fairs etc. are especially great for practicing street photography.  There is a lot going, people are having fun and no one seems to mind being photographed.  It is all part of the day. Most street photography I see seems to be in cities, where there are a lot of people, but my studio is in a small town.  I am in Frenchtown, on the west coast of NJ nestled on the banks of the mighty […]

17 Jul 2017

The lesson of the white chicory

Creating macro botanical images for scientific stock is one of my specialites.  I have a background as an ecologist and enjoy being out photographing wild species  for textbooks and scientific publications. Last week I came across a rare white chicory specimen growing along the roadside.  I immediately made plans to return with my gear to document it. Chicory is a lazy flower.  Like a teenager it doesn’t get up until way past sunrise and if it’s cloudy or rainy, forget it. […]

14 Jul 2017

There is No Fun Like Work

If you’ve followed your gut when choosing your career path then the joy really is in the doing. I’ve heard critiques about people describing themselves by what they do. “Nay, nay” they say, “You aren’t your job.” Well, I say maybe I am! I’m proud and delighted to say “Je suis photographe!” I didn’t stumble accidentally into being a photographer and I’ll bet you didn’t wander aimlessly into your career, either.  When we’ve consciously chosen our paths and pursued them, then […]

13 Jul 2017

Power Portraits

Executive portraits can be more than a nice PR photo showing great dental work.  They can be an expression of what it means to run a company.  Sometimes this takes a little extra time and creative vision but the extra effort can deliver a more compelling image. Being an executive ain’t easy (just ask one). It takes focus, knowledge, skill and the ability to direct and coordinate people.  There is more to it than sitting at a desk.