Thursday, November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving 2020



It’s been a year we will never forget. And we shouldn’t.

This year I am thankful for the lessons that 2020 taught me. Taught us. Hard lessons in love and loss. 2020 has been devastating in so many ways and goodness still exists. Even now. After all that.

We watched our country lose so much, shut down, and spin back up slowly, only to begin to shut down again. We tried to flatten curves by living life inside six-foot spheres. We saw our cities emptied. We saw the places that make up the routine of our daily lives go dark only come back and look very different. Our friends and loved ones were reduced to postage-stamp-sized boxes in video chat apps. We have all been touched by the loss that COVID-19 brings. Some of us have lost so much more. The families of 270,00 Americans will have a tragically different holiday season this year. 2020 was a year when a once-in-a-century pandemic fueled social and political unrest, an economy and job market in freefall, and increasingly severe weather events producing headlines rivaling any dystopian movie. Today, for all of us, life is much different than one year ago. We have lived a decade’s worth of history crammed into 12 months. This Thanksgiving feels different because it is different. For some, this year, it’s impossible to muster any thanks on a holiday centered around gratitude.
But 2020 has taught us that we are more capable than we ever knew. I don’t believe that an arbitrary date on a calendar will reset the course of events that have come to define 2020, but I am thankful for hope. We’ve made it this far. Winston Churchill famously said: ”if you’re going through hell, keep going”. Let’s all keep going.

I am immensely thankful for all the people I have worked with and for in 2020. The people in your network, your friends, and family are everything, and I am truly blessed. Happy Thanksgiving and here’s to brighter days.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Suburban Ghost Towns

Suburban Ghost Towns Image Series 
November 2020
Upstate New York

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Ink and Sky

Ink and Sky 
Stillwater, New York 

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Behan Communications | What Caught Our Eye | 10.31.2020


 

Thanks to my friends at Behan Communications for featuring my First Snow in Washington Park image in this week's What Caught Our Eye. Their weekly dispatch is always an enjoyable recap of the happenings in our region. Behan Communications is a leading strategic public relations and crisis communications firm.

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Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Season's First Snow | 10.30.2020


The Season's First Snow | 10.30.2020
Washington Park, Albany, New York

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Fall Vibes


 

Fall Vibes
Spa State Park
Saratoga Springs, New York

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Fulfilling Orders


 Sending this gorgeous print out to its new home today in Tennessee. 

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Albany on a Sea of Fog



 

Albany Floating on a Sea of Fog 1 + 2
Shot from the Helderberg Escarpment
John Boyd Thacher State Park
Voorheesville, New York  

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Saratoga Foliage | 10.13.2020


 
Spa State Park Foliage 
Saratoga Springs, New York 

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Morning in Hopkins Memorial Forest | 10.12.2020


Morning Light in Hopkins Memorial Forest | 10.11.2020
Petersburg, New York 

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Market Block Sunrise | 10.08.2020


Market Block Sunrise | 10.08.2020
Troy, New York

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Severe Thunderstorm | 10.07.1010


Severe Thunderstorm | 10.07.2020
Halfmoon, New York 

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Monday, October 5, 2020

Grafton Foliage | 10.04.2020


Grafton Foliage | 10.04.2020
Grafton Lakes State Park
Grafton, New York 

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Harvest Moon on WNYT NewsChannel13

 


Big thanks to Meteorologist Paul Caiano and WNYT NewsChannel13 for featuring my Harvest Moon image on the October 1, 2020, broadcast!

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Footbridge | 09.30.2020

 

Footbridge | 09.30.2020
Spa State Park
Saratoga Springs, New York 

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Woodland | 09.29.2020


Woodland | 09.29.2020
Stillwater, New York 

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Horse Sunset on WNYT NewsChannel13


Big thanks to Meteorologist Paul Caiano and WNYT NewsChannel13 for featuring my Horse Sunset image on their September 24, 2020, broadcast.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Last Pulses of Daylight | 09.21.2020

 


Last Pulses of Daylight | 09.21.2020

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Fall Morning Vibes | 09.18.2020


 
Fall Morning Vibes 

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Wildfire Sunrise | 09.16.2020



Wildfire Sunrise | 09.16.2020
Washington County, New York 

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Wildfire Sun on WNYT NewsChannel13


Big thanks to Meteorologist Paul Caiano and WNYT NewsChannel3 for featuring my Wildfire Sun image on their Tuesday, September 15, 2020, broadcast!

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Wildfire Sun | 09.15.2020



Wildfire Sun | 09.15.2020
Halfmoon, New York

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Tower in the Fog | 09.12.2020


Tower in the Fog | 09.12.2020
Troy, New York 

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Wildfire Haze Sunrise | 09.10.2020


 

Wildfire Haze Sunrise | 09.10.2020
Starbuck Island, Green Island, New York

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Southern Manhattan | August 2001


 Southern Manhattan | August 2001
Film Panorama 

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EMPAC Landscape | 09.09.2020


EMPAC Landscape | 09.09.2020
Troy, New York 

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Lake Lonely | 09.07.2020


Lake Lonely | 09.07.2020
Saratoga Springs, New York 

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Behan Communications | What Caught Our Eye | 09.12.2020


Thanks to my friends at Behan Communications for featuring my Starbuck Island Sunrise image in this week's What Caught Our Eye. Their weekly dispatch is always an enjoyable recap of the happenings in our region. Behan Communications is a leading strategic public relations and crisis communications firm.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Keys




These are keys from the World Trade Center, they are still colored with the dust of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.

There were 40,000 doors in the North and South Towers.

They are keys that were carried on rings next to souvenirs, charms, and car logos in the pockets and purses of people who spent their days in the towers. Sons, daughters, fathers, and mothers who spent their lives there, high above Southern Manhattan. They are keys to doors that no longer exist. Spaces that can only be accessed as memory. It’s probable that many of the owners of these keys didn’t make it down in time. What was once a simple object, used without thought, is now an artifact. These tokens of remembrance were carried with people to family events, first days of school, birthday parties, and even life’s tragedies. They were the symbols of so much achievement and responsibility.

As a course of habit, we each need to know where our keys are. Pockets are patted and purses are checked. At some point the keys in the image were carried everywhere, riding along with their owners, the tenants and, workers of the World Trade Center towers. They were carried until they weren’t.

We were told to Never Forget. Maybe some of us have, even if it’s just a little. The unity we felt in the wake of that day has been squandered, that much has been long forgotten. It’s been 19 long years. For many, it was yesterday. Today is a day to notice the details and relish in the mundane for any of us could lose our keys at any time. Life can change in a single morning, even if the sky is beautiful and the sun is shining, creating a hard and sharp point that splits time into events that happened before and events that happened after.

For Jon

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Monday, September 7, 2020

Spa State Park Sunrise | 09.04.2020


Spa State Park Sunrise (over the Hall of Springs)
| 09.04.2020
Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, New York 

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