Southport Maine, Loafing Rocks, Booth Harbor

A Place called Loafing Rocks

I’ve never been to Southport before, it’s an island town in Lincoln County Maine. The 2010 census pegged the population to about 606 full time residents. Seems like a low number, even in late September there was a good amount of people buzzing around the small center village of Southport.

When I put a camera into my hands everything slows down, I’m not there just to snap a picture and run, or show it to someone… I become part of the environment. It’s a time of mixing colors, seeing the light and blending in, so much beauty can be seen when your silent.

Jane and I are on the board of our local City Art Museum, she along with her husband Bob own the Cottage in Southport, which they call “loafing rocks”. This is where I stayed recently for a weekend. The coastline offers some of the finest pine and stone ledge landscapes I’ve ever seen, mixed with some wild flowers and blue ocean the colors are magnificent. Truly a magical place and I’m so happy I had the opportunity to stay there.

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Bike on the wall Martha's Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard Photo Adventure

Martha’s Vineyard is a grand destination for the photo bug, I can attest to that. I’m lucky to be only just across the bay from this beautiful Island. I’d recommend if your heading down to the area either take the Island Queen from Falmouth or even the high speed, Sea Streak out of New Bedford, the high speed will cost you, over the Island Queen if New Bedford is closer for you then it might make sense.

If your not staying overnight and you plan to shoot during the day don’t forget to bring a polarizer filter as this will be needed not only for the mid day sun, but to bring out the rich blues of the sky and the ocean. There is so much to see and photograph.

So start packing for you Martha’s Vineyard Photo adventure!



Westport Mass

Town of Westport MA.


Westport Point, located at the southern most tip of Main Road where it meets the river and Westport Harbor. The harbor is also referred to as Acoaxet which means “black swan”.

According to Westport Historical Society the Point area was settled and developed into farms in the early 1700’s. Family names like Gifford and Macomber were some of the first to settle there. 

Main road came about once the Harbor Area was built, it most probably was a Native American trail prior to the road. Wharves, maritime activities and the ferry built in 1712 operated through to the 18th century.

During the Revolution, small private boats used the Harbor as their base of operations.This protection was due in part by the complicated network of channels and dunes which kept the British from landing troops in the area.

Today this picture-rest harbor is bustling with sail and powerboats along with a few commercial fisherman. The area is a popular spot for summer rentals.



J.J. Best Banc

What they do…

J. J. Best Banc. is a collector car finance company and have been in business for several decades. The scope of their financing is pretty large, it includes antique, classic, exotic, hot rods, kit cars, muscle cars and sports cars. They finance collector cars throughout the United States. This is a specialty business and they know it well. If your interested in a collector car and need some financing do check them out. BestBanc

Where and when is the commercial used…

J. J. Best Banc. places advertisements during classic car auctions which are hosted all over the United States. They buy their media based on where and when these car auctions run. They buy on national broadcast tv, channels that cater to this kind of demographic. Someone watching these auctions may not actually be there physically but may have a car in mind that they want to purchase, thereby leading to a call to J.J.Banc.

What we were hired to do…

J.J.Banc asked for creative that demonstrates that they are a bank, and that the payment was the primary directive. There are a lot of moving parts in this 30 second spot, to be honest, to me it’s right on the edge of having too much information. The owners and managers wanted to show payments and include names and photos of the cars that relate to the payment. Overall the spot conveys that J.J. Best will give you a decision on financing of your classic car within 5 minutes.

charles w morgan mystic whaling ship

Charles W. Morgan

Morgan Facts:

On her first voyage her crew was made up mostly from residents of Martha’s Vineyard and it was a long three years, three months and 27 days at sea.  First in the Azores and then around Cape Horn to the Pacific.

The Morgan would complete 37 voyages , it’s first with complete with a 35 man crew it would kill and “try out” 59 whales. On board the blubber was turned into oil, used for lamps, this oil would be housed in 32-gallon casks.

She would return home to New Bedford with an amazing 2,963 casks of whale oil, which was just about total capacity of the ship. The Lucky Mogan as her name was called, this reputation came from surviving many storms and an attack by Pacific islanders.

According to historians at Mystic she was profitable as well, her lowest fetch was $8,977.50 and her highest was $165,407.35, which back then was a very profitable catch.

Her brief and final voyage began Sept.9, 1920 and ended on May 29, 1921.The ship would spend the next three years at a pier in New Bedford Harbor, it was thought she would be scrapped.

On June 30,1924, the Morgan would be hit by a drifting steamer called the Stankaty, what was worse the Stankaty was ablaze. The Fairhaven fire department sayed the Morgan but it was seriously damaged.

Edward H.R. Green heir to one of the world’s biggest fortunes, a credit to his mothers conservative nature, Hetty Green, the “witch of Wall Street” as she was so UN-affectionately called.  Green would form and organization in 1925 that would repair and preserve the Morgan and that they did. In 1939, the Morgan Fund Committee was formed with intention of moving the Morgan from Round Hill in South Dartmouth back to New Bedford. But with the oncoming war and depression the Morgans fate was about to change. The trustee’s of the Whaling Enshrined would agree to send the Morgan to Mystic and the Mystic Historical Association, which is now called the Mystic Seaport now home to the Morgan.

Norseman Scalloper New Bedford ma Nordic Fisheries

Norseman Scalloper Nordic Fisheries


Norseman Scalloper Nordic Fisheries

This 90 foot scalloper was added to the Nordic Fisheries Fleet late summer in 2013. This vessel was designed by Gilbert Associates of Hingham, MA and built at Junior Duckworth Duckworth Steel Boats Inc. of Tarpon Springs FL.

It measures at 95’x28’x14 and is powered by a 3508 Caterpillar electronic diesel engine developing about 1,000 hp @ 1600 rpm.

The partners at Nordic Fisheries are moving toward modernization adding this vessel and the Reliance to their fleet.

Outdoor Photography


Beach Photography-

Or outdoor photography is lot of fun… for me and for my clients. It’s actually a great way to bring people together. Almost like an event and many families treat it that way. After all some family members travel a great distance to be photographed together with their parents and siblings.

I’ve been photographing families on the south coast for some years now and its always a blast to get a group together.

Many of my clients summer on the coast and I enjoy it so much when the stop by or call to say hi!

Please feel free to inquire about pricing and scheduling I’d be happy to reply.


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Round Hill Radome, South Dartmouth, MA

Round Hill Radome

It was an angry November day, mother nature darken the skies with a heavy blanket of clouds, very curious considering what was about to happen. On this day the 19th, of November 2007,  in south Dartmouth Massachusetts an historical event was about to unfold.

On the count down to imploding time, about 11:32 AM, an assembly of anxious onlookers gathered on the beach, in fields, parking lots and in boats they were there to witness this maritime landmarks demise. A local historical event that would be known to these few on-lookers that, no longer would you sail across the bay using this massive Radome as your navigational aid. From that November day onward you would have to rely on your compass or navigation chart to show you the way. Peering the landscape looking for some sort of marker would reveal little now, the Radome is gone. Another name you might be familiar with is the Colonel Green’s Radar.

I suppose it was much like an execution, sentenced to death by explosion, or should I say imploding as I was told by the locals. The funny thing is, the technical term for imploding is: the collapse or cause to collapse violently inward. As you can see from the photos that I captured this was more like an explosion than a imploding.

History is captured by the lens, landmarks such as this can only be appreciated by the photos your lucky enough to enjoy. The Round Hill Radome is one of these treasures, and this is your chance to own one of the these master pieces. Captured frame by frame as she went crashing down with one loud UN-approving Boom!