Somewhere in Rhode Island

TIVERTON, RHODE ISLAND — In early July 2008, I went with a friend to a birthday party in Rhode Island. While lingering around the back with the other party people, I took some pictures of the flowers and little statues in the yard.

Mystic Aquarium 2008

MYSTIC, CONNECTICUT — In early June 2008 I went to visit Connecticut’s Mystic Aquarium. It was the first time I had tried to take a picture of a jellyfish, so I wasn’t expecting much success. I found them in a massive cylindrical tank in the center of the indoor aquarium. There are a number of…

UMass Dartmouth Flowers

DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS — The hulking cement buildings that make up most of the campus feel dingy and uninviting. Fortunately the grounds held a wide variety of plants to brighten up the environment. Of all the pictures I took, I most like how these two pink flowers came out.

American Robin

FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS — A colorful bird was hopping around in my yard on a Spring day back in 2008. I took a series of pictures of this American Robin with a telephoto lens. It’s always so easy to spook a bird when you’re so close and trying to take a picture.

Squirrels

FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS — I was regularly running the video and audio controls for a public access television show. It was filmed in a studio at Bristol Community College in Fall River. I often brought my DSLR camera with me when I left home for the day. I took these pictures of a couple squirrels…

Ant and Water

MASSACHUSETTS — I’m not sure where this ant was headed. I was taking pictures as I followed him along his path up and around some of petals of this flower and this is where he ended up. I like the water droplets and the larger pool near the center of the flower. I must have…

Summer Flowers 2007

MASSACHUSETTS — Over the Summer of 2007 I often found myself trying to take decent pictures of the plants I came across. Here’s a sampling of the pictures created in July and August. Most of these were taken on the campus of the Bristol Community College, where I earned my Associate’s in Computer Information Systems….

Cocker Spaniel

FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS — Macy was laying down on the living room couch. I really liked how the light was hitting her. I managed to capture this picture of her looking gently at me through my camera lens.

Some Random Flowers

MASSACHUSETTS — I had driven someone to a meeting they were having at some building in a smaller Massachusetts city (I don’t remember where). While sitting in the car, waiting for him to finish up with his business, I found myself somewhat transfixed with their landscaped flowers. The next time he had a meeting in…

Hard Working Ant

FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS — On a few occasions in July 2007 I was having fun taking pictures of tiny things in my yard. On this particular occasion I found a busy ant that didn’t seem to mind me following him around. I’m not sure what he was dragging, but I really like how this guy…

Little Yellow Bug

FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS — Back in early July 2007 I was crawling around my yard with a macro lens and some magnification filters. I was curious if I could get a neat picture out of the many clover flowers with this new lens and filter setup. I found this particular clover flower with a tiny…