© Paul Mozell 2009
Old Hollow Oak Tree
As a certified tree hugger I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve been photographing trees since I first held a camera. I think it was the free-form sculpture of the 1960’s and 70’s that I saw at New York City’s museums and galleries that taught me to admire trees for their shape and form. On this sultry, hot, nearly unbearable day in Massachusetts, when a walk of about two miles in the The Appleton Farms Grass Rides (Ipswich, MA) was the most I could muster, I made just one photograph.
With bright sun, strong shadows, and burn-out highlights on the oily leaves of the Continue reading
© Paul Mozell 2009
Why do we love covered bridges? Perhaps for the same reasons we love watching the ocean or a crackling fireplace. I’ve been over the Albany Covered Bridge which crosses the Swift River, slicing through the White Mountain National Forest, a hundred times. On this day, accompanied by my 7 year old assistant Molly Mozell, I took a few moments to plant my tripod on the ancient wooden timbers of this landmark, and took about 5 bracketed exposures of the interior of the span.
The Albany Covered Bridge over the Swift River
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Pink Granite and Water
As a young child I loved playing beside the brooks and rivers where our family camped and hiked in the forests of New York and Jersey. When I discovered Eliot Porter and Ansel Adams as a teenager, those streams became one of my favorite subjects, and they remain so to this day. Continue reading
Competitors in the first Burbank YMCA Tri-The-Lake Triathlon had to wade a long distance into Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield, MA, before they could safely swim. Racers who continued to walk in the water, while others swam, had a slight advantage.
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Even in a year when the New England spring has been unusually cool and gray, the coastal town of Rockport beckons my camera.
Halibut Point, Rockport, MA
From July through September, downtown Rockport is usually packed with tourists who fill the art galleries and the ice cream shops on Bearskin Neck. Continue reading
Often the best photographs appear to you when the weather conditions are discouraging. On this stormy spring afternoon I had a sense that the strong winds and very dark skies would break open to reveal some magic light conditions. Continue reading
I make frequent trips to Appleton Farms to enjoy the parade of the seasons.
The stump of a white pine tree that fell recently on the Appleton Farm, Topsfield, Massachusetts.
© Paul Mozell 2008. The winter of of 2007-2008 has blessed the White Mountains of New Hampshire with more snow than we have seen in many years. The opportunities for exciting winter photography have been very numerous as a result. In just 2 days of shooting in the region, I returned home with a disc full of good images of both people and the landscape. Continue reading
Sung to the tune of “Three Drunken Maidens” a traditional British ballad
© Grit Laskin – published with permission)
Early Saturday morning, while strolling in the wood
I chanced upon a lady who by the wayside stood
And what, pray tell, would such a lass as you be doing here?
I’ve come to take some photographs, she said as she drew near Continue reading