Sea Ledges – Manset, Maine

Posted by on Jun 21, 2014 in Architecture
Sea Ledges – Manset, Maine

Sea Ledges is located on the Shore Road in Manset, Maine on Mount Desert Island. Its views of Southwest Harbor, Somes Sound, and Acadia National Park are spectacular. With kind permission from the owners, I made the panorama below on the summer solstice at 5:23 AM. I used a Canon 5D3 and a Canon 45mm f/2.8 tilt/shift lens shooting 1/125 sec, f/5.6 at ISO 100. The pano is a combination of …

Waters Edge, W. P. Stewart Estate

Posted by on May 31, 2014 in Architecture, Event, Places
Waters Edge, W. P. Stewart Estate

Waters Edge is a private estate on Sargeant Drive in Northeast Harbor, Maine. It has lovely gardens and expansive views across Somes Sound to the mountains of Acadia National Park. Each year the W. P. Stewart family opens this fabulous property for a spring garden tour to support a local nonprofit organization. This year the host and beneficiary of the event was the Harbor House Community …

New York City in Winter

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Architecture
New York City in Winter

New York’s lower east side is where my journey began this morning. I flew to LaGuardia last night from Bangor, Maine and checked into the “tenement chic” Blue Moon Hotel. This now upscale neighborhood was once one of the most densely populated places on earth. It is rich in history, though much of it is very dark. After checking into my if-only-the-walls-could-talk room, I walked around …

Our House is a Very, Very, Very Fine House

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Architecture, Places
Our House is a Very, Very, Very Fine House

Our friends keep asking us for pictures of our home. Here’s what it looked like this morning after the second of two back-to-back snow storms. The house was built in 1931 and that’s about all we know of its history [see update below]. It does seem that every recent owner has done something to improve it and we are trying to keep up the tradition. Downstairs there’s a kitchen, dining room, …

National Bank of Middlebury

Posted by on Aug 18, 2013 in Architecture
National Bank of Middlebury

The National Bank of Middlebury hired me to photograph each of the five Vermont towns where the bank has a branch. Janice and I had fun traveling around central Vermont photographing iconic buildings and landmarks that were representative of each town. Large versions of the posters below now hang in each office.

Golden Hour in New York City

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in Architecture, Lighting, Places
Golden Hour in New York City

In photography, the golden hour (sometimes known as magic hour) is the first and last hour of sunlight during the day when a specific photographic effect is achieved due to the quality of the light [wikipedia]. Last month I had opportunities to shoot at both dusk and dawn in New York City. Most of us are already awake at dusk, but getting those early morning shots of the first light requires …

Real Estate Photography

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Architecture
Real Estate Photography

Here are samples of residential real estate photography used by realtors and builders. We shot these earlier this month at a residence in Underhill, Vermont that was about to go on the market. Less than two weeks later, we received this note from the owner:

Hi George and Janice, — I’m still in shock. The story is the realtor showed our photos to a couple who fell in love …