Category Archives: Architecture

The Foc’sle – Provincetown, MA

Photo of the Foc’sle on Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA.

Shot with Panasonic Lumix LX-5 and post processed with Topaz and NIK software plugins.

The Emily Dickinson Museum – Amherst, MA

Emily Dickinson’s House in Amherst, MA, now the Emily Dickinson Museum.

Shot with Panasonic Lumix LX-5. Post processed with Topaz and NIK Bundles.

New Hand Colored Photo – Wescott Hall at FSU

New Hand Colored piece – The Fountain at Wescott Hall, Florida State University. Gift for an alumnus of FSU.

16″x20″ printed on 100% cotton rag paper, matted and framed. BW post processing done in NIK Silver EFX Pro 2 and hand colored with Pan Pastels.

Hand Colored Photo – The Breakwater Hotel, South Beach

The Breakwater Hotel located on Ocean Drive in South Beach, shot with Panasonic Lumix LX-5 and converted to B&W with Nik Silver EFX Pro. Printed on 100% cotton rag paper and hand colored with Pan Pastels.

Wescott Hall at FSU, Tallahassee, FL

  Two different post processed versions of the same photo taken this past weekend at Wescott Hall, Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.

Both photos are derived from the same original photo shot with a Nikon D5100 with Nikkor 18-55 kit lens.

The first image was processed with several Photoshop and Topaz plugins to create a crisp and colorful watercolor-like appearance. The second one was processed with Nik Software Color EFX Pro and Viveza along with French Kiss Textures to achieve the look of a waterstained oil color painting.

Graveyard, The Circular Church, Charleston, SC

Located on Meeting Street in Charleston, the Circular Church houses one of the oldest continuous worship communities in the South. It has a long and colorful history, having withstood fire, hurricanes and other calamities over its long history.

Shot with Nikon D5100 and 28-135 Nikkor lens. Processed with Nik Color EFX Pro, Viveza and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.


Hand Colored – Cathedral Basilica, St. Augustine, FL

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine was founded in September, 1565, making it the oldest parish in the US and Canada. It sits in the center of historic St. Augustine, America’s oldest city. It underwent major renovation on its 400th anniversary in 1965 but still retains the authentic flavor of the Spanish Franciscans who founded the parish.

Shot with Lumix LX-5, processed with Nik Color EFX Pro, Viveza and French Kiss Textures, printed in black and white on archival 100% cotton rag paper then hand colored with pastels.

On the Patio, Cherokee Cottage, Jekyll Island, GA

Shot on the Patio of the Cherokee Cottage in the Historic District on Jekyll Island, GA. Many people are not aware of the beauty of Jekyll Island and the other Sea Islands of Coastal Georgia. Jekyll Island was a playground for some of the wealthiest families of the early 20th century and the Cottages built by these families were later preserved as an Historic District.  It is a piece of living history and definitely worth a stop on your way down I95.

Shot with Lumix LX-3. Processed with Nik Color EFX Pro, Topaz Detail and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

Slave Cottage, Gasgoigne Park, St Simons Island, GA


Photo of a slave cottage on the grounds of Gasgoigne Park, St. Simons Island, GA. Taken June 10, 2012 with Lumix LX-5. Processed with  Nik Color EFX Pro and Viveza and Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures.

There is a particular feeling that I experienced when you visit the slave cottages in the South. It is the same feeling I had when I visited the ruins of the concentration camp at Dachau. First it is eerie, then it is sad, then comes the recognition of the human lives that lived this reality, then finally gratitude that the site has been preserved for everyone to remember what occurred and never let it happen again.

Ocean Drive – The Breakwater

Vintage treatment of a recent photo of the Breakwater Hotel on Ocean Drive in South Beach using Kim Klassen’s Simplicity Texture in three different blending modes. Was supposed to be for Texture Tuesday, but better late than never!

South Beach!

Coming soon…a new catalog of exciting and vibrant images from the Art Deco District of Miami Beach! Here’s a first look from Collins Avenue in South Beach…