Sunset on the Azores

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A magnificent sunset on Pico Island in the Portuguese Azores.

Azores Pico Island Portugal

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On Pico Island in his home distillery,Augusto Silva shows me the fruits of his labor from which he makes his sweet liquor.His stone walled vineyards of Verdelho grapes are within the Unesco World heritage site in the Criaco Velha wine region on this tiny Island in the Azores.

Costa Rica Flash Dance

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A happy accident. Often I “drag the shutter” when shooting flash. Using a shutter speed of 1 second or more, the speed of the flash freezes motion while the background swirls. While Photographing this dancer in Costa Rica with this technique I happened to catch the flash exposure of two other photographers

Compass Youth Collaborative

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What a pleasure it has been to work with the Compass Youth Collaborative and the Compass Peace builders out on the streets of the North end of Hartford. Only an hour away from Northampton yet worlds apart. Looking forward to another day out in the community with them.

 

Extremadura, Spain: Trujillo’s Conquistadors and Plasencia.

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Extremadura, Trujillo

Check out my new story from Extremadura Spain on Gonomad https://www.gonomad.com/95815-extremadura-spain-trujillos-conquistadors-plasencia

Extremadura. Savoring the Taste of Spain

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Check out my new story on Extremadura Spain featured on  Gonomad.com “Savoring the Tastes

Trujillo Spain.

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The city of Trujillo in Extremadura , Spain, feels unchanged by the passage of time. The home of the conquistadors who changed the world in the 16th century, It is a must see destination if you are in Extremadura.

#36th Annual NOHO Pride March 2017

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Over 35,000 people turned out for the 36th annual NOHO pride march this year in the paradise of America, Northampton, Massachusetts.

Extravaganja 2017 It takes a village to light a bong

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Extravaganja 2017 Northampton, Mass.  It takes a village to light a bong.

Extravaganja 2017

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Extravaganja 2017. Northampton, Mass.

Japan Travel Kicking it in Kanto

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Grilling Unagi at Kawatoyo,Narita.Japan.

Check out my new story on travel in Japan, “Kicking it in Kanto” at Gonomad.com.

Tenerife.

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Boy and bronze mask, Teatro Guimera, Santa Cruz, Tenerife, spain, canary islands.

The Johnny Memphis Band. Luthiers, East Hampton,MA.

The Johnny Memphis Band. Luthiers, East Hampton,MA.

The Johnny Memphis Band. Luthiers, East Hampton,MA.

 

 

Tokyo Bay Japan.

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Tokyo rises from the waters of the Sumida River.

Unagi In Narita Japan

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Grilling Unagi (eel) in Narita Japan at Kawatoyo. A spectacular dish. The Unagi is cooked three times. Grilled, steamed and a final grilling in sauce to reach a luxurious finish. Really good.

Taproot Magazine

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I’m very happy to be in the winter addition of Taproot. ” the magazine for makers, doers and dreamers”. These are first hand stories from people sharing their real life stories. I photographed Emmet Van Driesche’s article , ‘Taking Over The Farm” about his  Christmas tree farm in Conway , MA. Great guy, great story.

Japan. Boating in Sawara.

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Boat ride on The Onogawa river in Sawara in Japan. A beautiful city with ancient traditional streets and houses.

Nevis, Pictures of Paradise. A slideshow from the Caribbeans most beautiful Island.

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Follow this link to check out my images from Nevis.

Nevis, West Indies: Pictures of Paradise

Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival 2016

Winner, chef Andrew MacLeod cooking at the final round of the p.e.i. shellfish festivals Garland chef challenge.

Chef Andrew MacLeod (right) winner of the Garland 10,000 dollars Chef Challenge at the P.E.I. Shellfish Festival last Sunday, dishes out a heap of steaming mussels in Competition with chef Mark Andrews.

Nevis Mango Festival Dancers Charlestown.

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Children dancing at the Nevis Mango festival 2016 in Charlestown.

Huggins Bay Nevis

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Off the beaten track in Nevis, Huggins Bay on the eastern side of the Island is rocky and beautiful. For more info on travel to this amazing place go to, Nevis Naturally

Thousands Gather in Northampton MA to Honor Orlando shooting victims

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Thousands of people attended a candlelight vigil in Northampton, MA. last night to honor the victims of the Orlando shooting.

Elizabeth Warren protested by Bernie Sanders supporters in Northampton, MA.

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Bernie Sanders supporters protest Elizabeth Warrens endorsement of Hillary Clinton at the World war II club in Northampton Ma. yesterday.

Remembering the Springfield Tornado

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Remembering the Springfield tornado. Five years ago today, a tornado tore through Springfield MA. My friend, radio jounalist Nancy Cohen and I covered it and she has a wonderful radio piece on NEPR today looking back on the effects. Here is the link. http://nepr.net/news/2016/05/30/five-years-after-tornados-thrashing-a-springfield-community-strives-for-progress-unity/

 

25th annual Extravaganja, Northampton.

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Spain-Cuenca

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Cuenca, the city on a hill is such a special place. Crossing this foot bridge is like traveling back in time.

United Way of Hampshire County video ‘Superhero”

What a pleasure to work with United Way on this video. My Goals for the images were to show real people in the real world getting real help. I think we nailed it.  Special thanks to Sony Music Entertainment and Five for Fighting for granting license to use the song ‘ Superman”.

Bernie Sanders heckled by Trump supporter at Umass Amherst speech.

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1/2/2016 Bernie Sanders was heckled today by a Donald  Trump supporter at a rally and speech at  the Umass Amherst fine arts center.

The man stood with a sign that read” Obama is a christian like Bruce Jenner is a woman.” He was  quickly escorted out of the building.

Civita di Bangnoregio

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Civita di Bangnoregio. The dying city on hill is beautiful as it holds on for life battling erosion.

Mr. G from Whately MA Wins Latin Grammy!

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A shout out to the valleys very own Mr G , Ben Grundersheimer from Whately, Ma. who just won the Latin Grammy for best children’s album. Way to go Ben!