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"I hail from Northport, NY a quaint little waterfront village 45 miles out from the center of New York City, and while all of Long Island has become densely populated over the past 3 or 4 decades, unbearably so to people like myself, it is nothing like New York City. Hundreds and hundreds of boats sit at mooring in the protected harbor at the foot of Main Street, a thoroughfare lined with restaurants, taverns, small local curiosity shops, a fine theater and quite a few houses of worship. Still embedded into the pavement of Main Street are the steel trolley rails for the streetcars that formerly carried passengers up and down the boulevard’s length. The village park is a prime gathering spot for the farmer’s market, art shows, outdoor concerts under the covered band shell or simply socializing with other members of this fine community. The residential streets in the village are lined with beautiful Colonial and Victorian-styled homes; many of which date back to the early 1900’s; some even earlier. So quaint is this little village of 7,500 people that it was chosen as the location for filming the movie "In and Out", starring Kevin Kline, Tom Selleck, Joan Cusack, Matt Dillon and Bob Newhart; a film who’s storyline was said to take place in the fictional midwest town of Greenleaf, Indiana. New York is not just New York City. New York is quaint little villages like Northport also."

-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.

This is a quiet view from the municipal village dock in my hometown of Northport, New York. It is rare to see the harbor with just a single boat in it. In the summer months you can almost walk from boat to boat, all the way across the harbor to Centerport. Northport harbor, in season, is home to literally hundreds of moored boats. To get this shot I visited the dock at dawn on a warm Christmas morning. Fog was rising off of the cold winter water and gave the whole scene a rather monochromatic black and white appearance. Only the flag at the back of the lone sailing yacht belies that appearance. I set my Nikon DSLR camera, equipped with a Nikkor lens, on a tripod on the village dock to capture this serene scene. After capture I processed the image using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop software on my Apple MacBook Pro laptop computer. I have lived in Northport, NY for the better part of my life. I consider this quaint little Village my home town and can honestly say that this was the only time in over 30 years that I have seen the harbor with just a single boat in it. Like all of the other images seen here on my web site this image, "Sequestered", is available for acquisition in assorted sizes directly from my studio or through any of the fine art photography galleries that offer my works.