Hobbiton, Matamata, New Zealand


Welcome to the Shire ! The Hobbiton Movie Set  was a significant location used for “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy and “The Hobbit” film series. It is situated on a family run farm near Matamata , in Waikato , New Zealand. It is now a Tolkien tourism destination, offering a guided tour  of the set. I […]

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Black And White, Or Color?

This age-old question has been around for years since the introduction of color into photography. Which is better: the black and white version of an image, or the color version? If the artist has done a good enough job of presenting an image that uniquely and decisively portrays some aspect to wanting to share his […]

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Rifugio Auronzo

Dolomites Tribute

I recently added a Dolomites tribute gallery to the photography section of my website. In this gallery, I celebrate the trip Jayne and I took to this wondrously scenic area of northern Italy last year. I try to convey my sense of awe and at times insignificance when surrounded by the towering grandeur of the […]

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Monster Park, Bomarzo, Italy

Come Join Me!

Please stop by and join me this Saturday, January 6, from 6-9 pm, and see the opening of my latest series, The Orsini Insanity. My Spotlight exhibition is also part of two other exhibitions put on by members of the Gallery On The Green artist guild in Canton. Hope to see you there!

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My Top 12 Images From 2017

This year has been very hectic:  my son’s wedding, two granddaughters born thirty days apart, relocating my mother-in-law from Pennsylvania to a nursing home six minutes from us, and a more challenging year of pulmonary minor issues that are forcing me to slow down and scale back. From the creative, artistic side, I learned to […]

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