Storm Shipwreck Photo Northport Bay NY Resident Writer Author"High and Dry". This photograph was taken at Hobart Beach on Eaton’s Neck, a waterfront neighborhood which is part of the village of Northport, New York. In late February, 2013 a major winter nor’easter struck this area and this boat was one of the casualties of this ferocious storm. Torn away from it’s mooring it wound up beached on the sand on the north side of Huntington Bay. Eaton’s Neck is connected to the mainland by a strip of roadway through the village of Asharoken, NY. The only road out to Eaton’s Neck was completely impassable for a couple of days after the storm. This picture was taken a few days later as a beautiful sunrise came up over the horizon in this storm-ravaged location. The technology in digital photography moves forward at an alarming rate. What is state-of-the-art one day is obsolete the next. What does that have to do with this image? For starters it was one of the first captures I ever made with a mirrorless compact camera. My 6+ pound digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera was left at home this morning and exchanged for a 23 ounce compact marvel. The light weight and diminutive size are just the beginning. The camera has the ability to auto-bracket RAW exposures at up to 6 frames per second making hand held HDR composites, (another relatively new digital technique) like this one, a reality. It is a great time to be an image maker and I’m excited to see what further future advances are made. There is no excuse for not having a camera at your disposal at all times since these marvels have hit the market. 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 processed in "my 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 my BMW motorcycle. 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.