Collectible Fine Art Photography Lighthouse Montauk NY
Michael ONeill Photographer Writer Motorcyclist Adventurer
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Collectible Fine Art Photography Lighthouse Montauk NY

Home is not a physical place; not a structure comprised of four walls and a roof over your head. Home is a feeling…a state of mind…and you can take it out on the road with you, wherever you may travel. Just over a week ago I traveled to The Adirondack Mountains of New York, a location I have been visiting regularly for more than 25 years. Over time I have developed long-lasting friendships with a bunch of wonderful folks in that area, and each time I return it feels like going home.

-Excerpt from “Road Work: Images and Insights of a Modern Day Explorer”

The excerpt above is from my Amazon #1 best selling road travel book which is available in paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon as well as on Apple Books. If you love motorcycle travelogues give this one a read. As the author I may be just a little bit biased, but I happen to think it’s a great one.

Having been a working commercial photographer for almost 40 years I had established a fairly successful career capturing the types of images that my clients demanded of me. At this juncture I want to do some personal work...the kind of imagery that I want to do for myself. Not all of my photographs are created on lengthy, long distance motorcycle journeys far from my home. Some of my favorite images are created during day rides or overnighters, on my BMW motorcycle, right here on beautiful Long Island. This image, entitled “The Sentinel” is one of the most popular of my fine art editions. It was captured at Montauk, NY; looking towards the Montauk Light House from a vantage point on its north side. I have spent many days exploring the east end of Long Island from Southampton to Montauk Point, and have created many wonderful images in this oceanfront stretch of land known as the south fork. In addition to being a very popular collectible fine art edition in my body of personal work, this image has garnered much critical acclaim. It has hung in two juried art shows at two different venues in East Hampton, NY. It is also offered for acquisition in prestigious art galleries in The Hamptons, New York City and Ottawa, Canada. I’m truly grateful for being blessed with the ideal environmental conditions under which I captured this image. The legendary lighthouse at Montauk Point is one of the most recognizable landmarks on the east end of Long Island. The image was captured at dawn on a cold spring morning as the sun rose over the Atlantic Ocean into a bank of low lying clouds. By balancing my Nikon DSLR camera, equipped with a Nikkor zoom lens, for the tungsten lighting around the exterior of the structure I was able to render the morning sky in a deep shade of blue. The original digital image was processed using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom software on my Apple MacBook Pro laptop computer. My photographic images and written words have reached the pages of many magazines and online portals in the photographic, motorcycle, motorsports, travel and hospitality industries. The images you see here on my web site are just a small portion of my body of stock photographic work (all of which is available for sale or lease) and I am available to discuss and undertake any creative project assignment that you may have in mind…preferably ones that can be accessed on two wheels. After all…I’ll use any excuse to ride; and what better reason to ride than one that encompasses all of the things I am passionate about.