Puglia 3

Another stop we made was in the town of Polignano a Mare , considered by some to be the “pearl of the Adriatic”. I agree with this description and consider this to be the prettiest town we visited during our trip. It wasn’t too big or crowded, lined the rocky cliffs with their grottos, beautiful water, […]

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Puglia 2

While visiting southern Italy, the city of Lecce  was one of our first stops. Lecce  is commonly nicknamed “The Florence of the South” because of its many baroque  monuments. I call this one, the “Stairway to heaven”! The oldest part of the city is said to be 2000 years old, dating back to the Greeks […]

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Puglia: Intro

Jayne and I recently returned from the region of Puglia , located in the stiletto boot heel of Southern Italy. The neat thing about this region is that it is bordered by the Adriatic Sea to the east, and the Ionian Sea to the west. This area is dead flat and not known as a popular […]

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Balloon Fest, Plainville, Connecticut


Recently, I decided I would get up early and do something I have always wanted to try: photographing an early morning balloon launch. This was part of the annual Plainville Balloon Festival fundraiser for the Plainville Volunteer fire department . I arrived well before the balloonists started setting up, but already people were there, as well […]

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As part of my 2016 plan to get out and market my art more aggressively, I approached the Hartford Arts Council for submission rules. While there, I was able to speak with one of their coordinators about the submission application timelines. As I was about to leave, the coordinator told me of an opportunity to […]

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