Outgoing Tide

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Parker River Refuge, Plum Island, outgoing tide

The outgoing tide reflects the amber hues of the setting sun at Parker River Wildlife Refuge in Newbury, MA. I love the abstract nature of this image and how it seems to mimic an Alaskan glacier. The sky above was amber-hued, the sand coarse and reflective.

How to Make Trumpets and Trombones

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In late August I visited S.E. Shires, Co. to photograph the crafting of custom trumpets and trombones. This is the third installment of my series on musical instrument makers in New England. The Shires plant in Hopedale, MA has been making brass instruments for devoted horn players since 1995. Most of the men and women who work here are musicians too. They’re using computer guided cutting tools and machines, early 20th century apparatus,  lots of small and large welders, and plenty of hands-on work to make each perfect instrument.

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Springtime Forest

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An afternoon walk in the woods near home, showcasing the bright green of early June. (All photographs are available for commercial licensing and fine art prints.)

The fern path

Cinammon ferns in a forest of beech, oak, and white pine.

Cinammon Fern

Cinammon Ferm, Osmundastrum cinnamomeum

Rotting Tree

Rotting Tree in Breakheart Reservation, Wakefield, MA

Barefoot on the trail

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First good barefoot traverse of a flooded trail this spring.

First good barefoot traverse of a flooded trail this spring.

Beantown Buckaroos

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Last night I had the pleasure of photographing The Beantown Buckaroos, a new Boston-area western swing band. Look for them at your favorite music venue in the near future, playing with plenty of twang, and interpreting the songs of Bob Wills and more.

A new western swing band in the Boston area.

Contact me today to talk about scheduling photographs of your band!

Flute Making In Acton, MA

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As part of my new series celebrating musical instrument makers in New England, I visited Wm. S. Haynes, makers of flutes in Acton, MA. Founded in Boston in 1888, the company is the oldest flute-maker in America, producing fine custom-made silver, gold, and platinum instruments for discriminating musicians around the world.

To learn more about Wm S. Haynes Flutes, click here.

To see photographs of my visit to Tippin Guitars in Marblehead, MA, click here.

Branch in a Pond

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Branches in a pond in Massachusetts

Branches in a pond in Massachusetts

I see a pair of legs, crossed at the ankles.

What do  you see?

Bare Tree In the snow

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Bare tree on snow-covered farm, Newbury, Massachusetts.

Finally, it is beginning to look and feel like winter in central New England, after a warm and nearly snowless season. Click to purchase a custom print or publishing rights.

Tidal Pond in Mid-Winter Light

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A freshwater pond in Manchester, Massachusetts is flooded by seawater from nearby Kettle Cove

A freshwater pond in Manchester-by-the-Sea is flooded with seawater from nearby Kettle Cove on a late winter afternoon. Four separate exposures combined to render an image closest to what I saw.

This photograph is available as a licensed image for commercial use and as a custom fine art print. Contact Paul for details.

Photographer: Lou Jones Lecture, Amesbury, MA Jan 21

Lou Jones, esteemed Boston-based photographer

January 21, 7PM:  A Lecture Series on Innovation in Contemporary Photography.

Jones has been awarded Travel Photographer of the Year by the International Photographic Council (United Nations). Nikon recognizes Jones as a “Legend Behind the Lens” and Lowepro has honored him as a “Champion”.for his photography, Jones helped found the school Center for Digital Imaging Arts of Boston University and conceived the prestigious Griffin Museum’s annual Focus Awards. Continue reading