Yearly Archives: 2009

Just a few randoms lingering in my hard drive.

_DSC5548Of all the streets in London, Praed Street is my least favorite.  It’s the one of the main roads between Paddington Station to Marylebone Station and it’s always crap.  Stinky cabs, gross sidewalks, dirty shops, bad air and after walking it a hundred times we finally took a detour and found this little oasis.  Lesson learned… never take the same route twice!

london_canals_nospAnd it gets even nicer!  London has quite the canal system.battersea_revisitedBattersea Power Station.


photo’s anyone?


Walpole Park, Ealing


Beachy Head, East Sussex.  Simply gorgeous!

wolf_neck_072909_8932Wolf’s Neck State Park, Maine.  Back when trees had their leaves.



A festive weekend in Connecticut seeing family and friends.  Here’s some quick snaps.  Good night!


Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and may you all have a wonderful New Year.  2009 was quite the year, I can’t wait to see what 2010 brings!  Here’s some pics of the snow!



Here’s a shot of Leo and his Daddy at Reid State Park in Georgetown Maine.  Photo by Gemma Atticks.  I’ll soon have some great shots of Fort Williams in the snow and our adventure getting the Christmas Tree.  For now it’s bed time.

All it takes is being there and pressing the button.  It doesn’t matter if the white balance is off or even if it’s out of focus.  It really doesn’t because years down the road you just want to be brought back and feel the moment.  This is what I learned this Thanksgiving viewing my Aunt’s work as she slowly archives her old dusty slides to digital.  It was wonderful to view all these amazing images of past days.  So, I’ve decided that this is really what photography is all about.  True smiles, unposed poses (if that makes any sense), and real life.  The key to this: be there and take the picture.  All too often my camera is in the bag.

I stole the few I could put on my USB stick.  Here’s a couple of my favorites.  Photo’s by my Aunt Peggy.


My mom and dad, young and in love. 1966


Old Orchard Beach, 1960


Josh on his Big Wheel, age 3