In Print

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From the first phone call to final printing is a long process with a magazine assignment. This story started hitting while I was there, not an easy task. Bob Mallard wrote the article and coordinated all the boats, rowers, put-ins, and places to stay, thankfully Bob fishes the Kennebec a lot, and knows where, when and how to fish for big  browns. After months of waiting for snow to melt, spring floods to diminish and schedules to match I finally made it up to the Kennebec to fish and shoot photos for the story. After a long haul from North Conway I rolled up to a pull out high above the river, thinking there’s no way I’m gonna be wading in that stretch of water. Bob assured me that it would be find and there was a hatch going on and the fishing would be pretty good. So after some steep switch-backs and muddy trails we were in the river, about an hour before dark thirty. Clouds and thunder were more common than sunshine, but we walked in anyway. Bob gave me the low-dlast winter talking with the editor, coordinating schedules and making sure fish would be 

own on where to cross, what to use and too much information for my brain to absorb. The dark waters and dark gravel made things look a lot worse than they were, but the water was pushing pretty good and the thunder was rumbling a bit more frequently. Bob lit his cigar and proceeded to cast and catch some mid-range browns that seemed to be almost everywhere. It’s hard to create images while half of you’re brain is wishing it was you that was feeling that take on the other end of the line and a quarter mumbling something about standing in thigh deep water while thunder booms down stream. 

So at some point we decided we had gotten a few shots here and we would move on to another spot right up the road. We fished again along some rapids, and tailwaters until it was too dark to see fish, fisherman or the difference between deep holes and 

boulders underfoot. The next day would be vastly different, blue skies, drift boats, and big browns. None of the images from our evening wading on the river made it into the magazine story, so I’ll 

add one here. Now that I flip through the pages of the story I can hardly remember when we had the first conversation about the assignment, but I can remember the two days of fishing and shooting like it was yesterday. Something about seeing photos in print makes them different then on a screen, perhaps it’s the idea that a bunch of different people did a ton of work to get me in the right spot at the right time to get the shots, then a bunch more people sifted through images and picked the right ones to best tell the story. Couple that together with the text and there you have it, a 5 page story that took over a year to create. 

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January 2014 – Desktop wallpaper & Calendar

Here in New Hampshire we’re getting lots of snow and cold temps for the first few days of the New Year, so I went with a frosty image for the month of January. This shot was taken late in the day on the way up to Little Haystack Mountain, any time above treeline was painful with a breeze and sub-zero temperatures. Enjoy and have a great 2014.

To download simply click on the thumbnail of the size you need and the full size image will open in a new window. Right click the image and select ‘Save image as…’ . You will then be able to save the image to your computer and set it as your desktop image. Check back again in a few weeks for the next month´s version!

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Handmade – Artisans and craftsmen in Black and White

Here is list of artisans and craftsmen that were part of this project. Thank you so much to each of them for letting me into their home, studio or workspace and share their art, work and thoughts with me. I’m not sure which was more enjoyable the conversations before during and after or looking at the frames that I was able to create.

Fred Dolan – Waterfowl Carver http://www.freddolandecoys.com/
Rebecca Vanfleet – Potter http://www.beccavanfleetpottery.com/
David Burtt – Blacksmith
David Shedd – Timber Framer
Brad & Mike Pease – Boat Builders www.peaseboatworks.com
Nathan Macomber – Glass blower http://www.macomberglass.com/
Jean Hurley – Paper & Book maker
Karen Eisenberg – Jewelry http://kareneisenberg.com/
Thomas Leete – Cabinetmaker
Daniel Lucy – Maple Sugaring
Michael Vermouth – Newfound Woodworks www.newfound.com
Emile Birch – Sculptor http://www.emilebirch.com/
Peter Limmer – Bootmaker http://www.limmerboot.com/

16 Seconds of outdoor adventure

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Boott Spur Ridge – Calendar for December 2013

Here’s something free and easy for cyber Monday. This shot was taken last year from the trail into Huntington Ravine in the early morning. Called alpinglow, the tint to the sky and light is pink and orange but only that way for a short time  in the early morning and at sunset. The far skyline is Boott Spur Ridge, named after Dr. Francis Boott, a botanist from Boston, Massachusetts who lived in the early 1800′s.

To download simply click on the thumbnail of the size you need and the full size image will open in a new window. Right click the image and select ‘Save image as…’ . You will then be able to save the image to your computer and set it as your desktop image. Check back again in a few weeks for the next month´s version!

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Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the winter and the holidays!

Joe

Lugging camera stuff up above treeline

Karma, it’s what people call it sometimes. Seems silly to put a name to it when someone needs a bit of help and you can be the one to help out. “Anyone want to help carry gear up to Greenleaf hut tomorrow?” the facebook post from Jimmy Surette popped up on my screen. I realize that it’s not a glamorous or exciting adventure, but it gets me out from behind the keyboard and at this time of year that’s worth something. Short days and cold rain make for a long transition into winter here in New Hampshire. Jimmy’s a film maker and photographer and his company name is Granite Films and he’s always finding some interesting project to work on, locally or in some far off place. This particular one involves creating mega digital photos called gigapans, named after the company Gigapan. They built this slick little device that has a brain and a camera mount that moves incrementally from left to right, up and down snapping lots of photos of anything, anywhere you can carry the thing. That’s where I come in. Lugging a huge tripod, a gigpan epic, a bunch of lenses and camera bodies is a bit much for one guy – thus the facebook post. The purpose of this trip is to make the second in a set of three gigantic images, this one is a shot of Greenleaf hut and Mount Lafayette ridge in the background. Sarah Garlick, Jimmy’s wife, is curating a exhibition on geology and recreation in the White Mountains for the Museum of the White Mountains.  After being sick for 3 weeks and winter closing in Sarah needed her coughing, wheezing husband to get out and get one more shot of the weathered rocks, wind blown alpine plants and well known hut before the last of autumn faded into white. The first of the set of three was taken of Cannon Cliff from Boise Rock which is across the busy interstate of 93. “You can zoom into individual bolts on the routes” Jimmy tells me while explaining how he does the post processing of these enormous images. Each one being somewhere around 100,000 pixels wide. They take almost an hour to shoot, much more than that to porter all the necessary gear to the right location. We shot three different images that afternoon and enjoyed one of the better days of late fall standing around while a camera snapped away by itself building an image.

The show, coming out in March, promises to be a refreshing mix of interactive digital images, like the gigapans Jimmy is creating, rock samples, old oil paintings from the height of the White Mountains popularity among painters as well as contemporary images and artwork created not long ago. What makes it interesting to me is that it is pulling together art, recreation, and science. So when Jimmy mentioned what he was involved in I jumped at the chance to help out. Look for the coming exhibit this March.

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November Desktop Wallpaper

Just a small step in sharing my work and hopefully making your work or family desktop a little more interesting. There are two sizes of desktop wallpapers below click on the one closest to your monitor size.

To download simply click on the thumbnail of the size you need and the full size image will open in a new window. Right click the image and select ‘Save image as…’ . You will then be able to save the image to your computer and set it as your desktop image. Check back again in a few weeks for the next month´s version!

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This image was taken at sunrise from the top of Cathedral Ledge at Cathedral Ledge State Park in North Conway, NH. Kearsarge North is the high peak to the left and the Green Hills make up the right hand skyline. Somewhere in the for is the meandering Saco River and the sprawling farm fields.

Enjoy!

Trail running photography

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Mountain Biking Photography

klementovich-9489It’s never easy keeping up with athletes that are on top of their game. I spent a couple afternoons chasing Pete Ostroski around the forests of North Conway trying to capture a few worthwhile images. After traveling all summer racing for the Rocky Mountain Bikes team he still thinks North Conway has some of the best mountain biking around. Here we are on Redtail Trail with Austin Orth in the lead.

Redtail Trail – Mountain Biking

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