This is the second book of photographs, part of my ongoing project to document Little Seneca Lake and Lake Churchill parkland habitats, located in Germantown, Maryland, during each of the four seasons of the year.
While some of these photos were taken over a period of several years, the majority was taken during and after the major snowstorms that hit the Washington, D.C. region late in 2009 and in February of this year.These storms were unusual, due to the unusually high snow accumulation, resulting in several weather records falling. For example, the “official” snowfall in Germantown for the February 6-7 storm was 29 inches. (I measured between 11 to 34 inches on our property. A normal snowfall here is around 6 – 8 inches, if it snows at all. Usually, it’s a mix bag of snow, sleet and/or rain.) Needless to say, the opportunity to photograph during and after these storms resulted in a group of photos showing a wonderful contrast to those shot during a typical winter.
Over 40 years of professional and creative photographic and graphic design/desktop publishing experience, including handling a wide range of corporate and editorial location and studio photographic assignments, graphics to illustrate presentations and both print and Web-based publications, logos and corporate identities and the creation of both speaker-support and self-running "kiosk" PowerPoint presentations, and Web-based HTML and Flash slideshows.
While the majority of my work has been done in the Northeast, U.S., I've also traveled to other parts of the U.S. and Canada, as well as overseas to Ireland and Italy. In recent years, urban and rural landscapes, nature and people have been my favorite photographic subjects.