Northport NY Pictures by Resident Photographer, Writer & Author
Michael ONeill Photographer Writer Motorcyclist Adventurer
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Northport NY Pictures by Resident Photographer, Writer & Author

Though the sun had fallen below the horizon, and ceased to illuminate the vibrant colors in the trees, she left behind the golden pastel colors of dusk for one last moment of autumn beauty.

-Northport Harbor • November 11, 2021

Not all of the photographic images you see here on my web site were captured on long distance motorcycle adventures. Some were created here on Long Island. New York; and some were made right here in my home town: The Incorporated Village of Northport…where I have lived for more than four decades. The caption, above, appeared on the Facebook page dedicated to my Amazon #1 best selling road travel book,"Road Work: Images and Insights of a Modern Day Explorer", 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.

According to Wikipedia "Northport is a historic maritime village on the northern shore of Long Island in Suffolk County, New York, United States. Initially designated Great Cow Harbour by 17th-century English colonists, the area was officially renamed Northport in 1837. In 1894, in an effort to localize governance, the community incorporated as a village. Northport is known for its Victorian Era village center, still bearing trolley rails from a long since discontinued streetcar line which would transport village residents to the Long Island Rail Road station in East Northport. The village Main Street runs from the Village Green along the harbor-front to the former hamlet of Vernon Valley which has since been subsumed by the neighboring community of East Northport."

As a professional photographer, writer and educator I am often asked the same question regardless whether I’m teaching, writing or simply pursuing my passion for creating dynamic images. That question is "What is the best camera for a given image"? My stock answer to this all-too-broad inquiry is always the same. The best camera for any given photograph is the one you have with you when a photo opportunity arises. Sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it? But I can’t even count the times people have told me that they witnessed some truly special event and didn’t have a camera with them to record it. This image was captured at said harbor front on a Nikon mirrorless camera and a Nikkor 24-200MM zoom lens (The camera/lens combination that I carry with me nearly everywhere I go) then processed in "the digital darkroom" using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop software applications on my Apple MacBook Pro 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.