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NYC Helicopter Photos

12 Mar

Recently had the opportunity to photograph New York City out of a doors-free helicopter. Freezing cold, we shot all around the city with our extremely skilled pilot, Chris, from FlyNYON. It was a great experience – will be back soon!

Take a look at the full album here!


(Canon EOS 6D, 20 mm, 1/100, f/1.4, ISO 800)


(Canon EOS 6D, 20 mm, 1/640, f/1.4, ISO 3200)


(Canon EOS 6D, 20 mm, 1/500, f/1.4, ISO 3200)


(Canon EOS 6D, 20 mm, 1/160, f/1.4, ISO 3200)


(Canon EOS 6D, 20 mm, 1/250, f/1.4, ISO 6400)


(Canon EOS 6D, 20 mm, 1/160, f/1.6, ISO 6400)


(Canon EOS 6D, 20 mm, 1/500, f/1.4, ISO 6400)


(Canon EOS 6D, 20 mm, 1/125, f/1.4, ISO 3200)


(Canon EOS 6D, 20 mm, 1/320, f/1.4, ISO 5000)


(Canon EOS 6D, 20 mm, 1/160, f/1.4, ISO 5000)


(Canon EOS 6D, 20 mm, 1/250, f/1.4, ISO 5000)


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 85 mm, 1/500, f/1.2, ISO 1000)

Behind the scenes video:

A glorious sundown

29 Jan

A short film produced with my new DJI Mavic Pro quadcopter (drone.)

Sample Drone Footage

3 Jan

I’ve been getting back into shooting video, particularly with drones. With the latest drones, it’s relatively simple to get high quality footage. I’ve been shooting with a DJI Phantom, but just received my long-back-ordered DJI Mavic Pro that I’m super excited to get into the sky.

I put together some sample footage from my drone as I test out different settings. Have a few projects in the hopper I’m shooting – stay tuned!

2015-2016 Ski Film

28 Dec

I recently edited together some footage from last year’s ski season. Enjoy!

The Bald Eagles Return!

5 Dec

It’s been a few years since I last photographed the eagles at Conowingo Dam, but I hauled all my gear back to Maryland this Thanksgiving in order to take a few photos of them. For those unfamiliar, Conowingo Dam has become an annual visiting spot for dozens (sometimes hundreds) of bald eagles. Over the years, they’ve learned to fish on the easy prey of fish who get caught in the dam’s turbines and come out the other side disoriented. What results is quite a spectacle – dozens of times a day, eagles swoop down from above to precisely grab the fish.

It has become a classic visiting spot for birdwatchers, fishermen, and photographers; during this time of year, there are always dozens of photographers sporting supertelephoto lenses lined up on the bank waiting to capture the story unfold.

Below are some of my favorite images. I’ve posted the full gallery and more in the album here.


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 560 mm, 1/1250, f/5, ISO 800)


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 560 mm, 1/1250, f/5, ISO 800)


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 560 mm, 1/1600, f/5.6, ISO 800)


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 560 mm, 1/1600, f/5.6, ISO 800)


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 560 mm, 1/1250, f/5, ISO 800)


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 560 mm, 1/1250, f/5, ISO 800)


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 560 mm, 1/2500, f/5, ISO 800)

Something that’s even more rare: a fight between a great blue heron and an immature bald eagle. Not sure what they were getting on about but it was pretty cool.


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 560 mm, 1/1000, f/5, ISO 800)

In the off time between eagles, the local cormorant population is also fun to watch fish. These birds can dive below water for many minutes and usually come up with a fish!


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 560 mm, 1/1600, f/5.6, ISO 800)

(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 560 mm, 1/1600, f/5.6, ISO 800)

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2016 Chicago Air and Water Show

28 Aug

Last weekend was the Chicago Air and Water show. It was my first time seeing this particular show in person and I was not let down.  Always great to see fighter jets buzzing over your head.


(Canon EOS 6D, 200 mm, 1/1250, f/5, ISO 200)

The show started with some aerial acrobatics over the water. I was amazed at how in control, but out of control these guys were


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 400 mm, 1/4000, f/4, ISO 320)


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 400 mm, 1/4000, f/4, ISO 320)


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 400 mm, 1/4000, f/4, ISO 320)


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 400 mm, 1/4000, f/4, ISO 320)


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 400 mm, 1/4000, f/4, ISO 320)

A Navy F/A-18 flew over for a bit. Pretty awesome to see this thing fly straight up.

(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 400 mm, 1/2500, f/4, ISO 200)

Army and Navy jumpers began hopping out of a C-130.

(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 400 mm, 1/4000, f/4, ISO 320)


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 400 mm, 1/4000, f/4, ISO 320)

Then the show closed with the Air Force Thunderbirds. Definitely the highlight of the show.

(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 400 mm, 1/4000, f/4, ISO 320)


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 400 mm, 1/4000, f/4, ISO 320)


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 400 mm, 1/4000, f/4, ISO 320)


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 400 mm, 1/4000, f/4, ISO 320)


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 560 mm, 1/2000, f/5, ISO 320)


(Canon EOS 6D, 75 mm, 1/1250, f/5, ISO 200)


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 560 mm, 1/2000, f/5, ISO 320)


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 560 mm, 1/2000, f/5, ISO 320)


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 400 mm, 1/2000, f/5, ISO 320)


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 400 mm, 1/2000, f/5, ISO 320)


(Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, 560 mm, 1/2000, f/5, ISO 320)

On their way out.

(Canon EOS 6D, 200 mm, 1/3200, f/5, ISO 200)

New 2016 Panoramas

12 Jul

I’ve been focusing a lot of my photography lately on city panoramas. Here are some of my latest.

The full album in full resolution is here.

New York from Midtown

Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii

New York from Financial District

Hong Kong from The Peak

Japan Again

6 Jul

I stopped over again in Tokyo for the weekend. This time, I had a better idea of what spots I wanted to visit and was able to cram more activities in for the short weekend.


(Canon EOS 6D, 24 mm, 1/200, f/4, ISO 400)


(Canon EOS 6D, 155 mm, 1/1250, f/2.8, ISO 400)


(Canon EOS 6D, 45 mm, 1/3, f/4, ISO 400)


(Canon EOS 6D, 11 mm, 1/800, f/4, ISO 250)


(Canon EOS 6D, 11 mm, 1/800, f/4, ISO 1600)


(Canon EOS 6D, 200 mm, 1/800, f/2.8, ISO 1600)
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