Thats what they call me. Some even say there's a "Soprano" resemblance. I dont see it. I've been doing mornings here since 1987. In radio years, that qualifies me to be a Jurassic Park exhibit, I think. But having Blacksmith, Roadkill, Laura, and Kelly there each morning keeps it fun. We hope it does for you too....
As for me - I'm just a normal guy in an abnormal job. I've got a great wife, 2 great kids, and a job that lets me play for a living. Yeah, that doesn't suck.....
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Greg and the Morning Buzz: Me, Andy Blacksmith, Scott "Roadkill" McMullen, Laura Boyce and Kelly Brown. 5:30am-10am. The Rock Station 100.3 WHEB, Portsmouth NH, Rock 101 WGIR-FM Manchester, The Hawk 104.9 Meredith/Laconia, and KOOL-93.9FM in Lebanon NH, and KOOL 96.3 in Keene. Tune in - join the family!
Greg's "NH CHRONICLE" Segment from WMUR-TV Channel 9
I'm not a bird watcher. Never had any interest. I will, however, sit for two hours watching Bald Eagles. I've been lucky enough to be introduced to a few places where they can be seen - on the condition that I don't reveal the location.
On Saturday, I got a chance to see a mother feeding her babies in the nest, while the father perched about 100 yards away. A friend loaned me a 400mm lens, and I shot the baby shots on a tripod, in manual focus mode. I couldn't believe I was getting to watch what I was seeing. I could even see the babies getting fed by the mother!
Thanks to the friends that made these shots possible. It was an amazing day.
Mother and children...
I think what's so amazing about this - is that we've never had Bald Eagles in New England before. I have family in Washington state- and it's such a common sight there, it's no big thing for them to see them. It's a thrill for me! There is no equal to the Bald Eagle! The wing span of this mother is 7 FEET WIDE!!! And to watch her feed the babies was a huge thrill....
Dad leaves his perch to head back to the nest...
The male Bald Eagle is smaller than the female. Still, this wingspn is impressive when it flies by you. It's probably 5 ft in width. I took this shot without a tripod, as the bird swooped down out of the tree and flew right to left. For me, it's not a good shot unless you can clearly see the eyes. The details in the feathers are a huge bonus...
This is a lucky shot. Panning right to left, just as he went behind some branches - I got lucky to catch him.
After Dad checks on Mom and the kids, he's off to hunt again.
This is just 6 of the 194 shots I took. As I rode home on the Harley - all I could think was that if ONE came out well - my day would be made.
Thankfully, one did, and it was.
The Creek. Driving in at 4am this morning, I knew it'd be this kind of morning.
Sometimes, during a break in the show, I'll head outside for a couple of minutes just to look at it. Just a couple of minutes looking at something like this can do wonders. Pretty cool to just sit and watch. And if you happen to have a camera in hand, of course, do a little shooting.
Had the chance to take the bike out for a ride -here's a couple of shots I took while out on the road...
Weathered in Spring. Lee NH. I love the weathered house shows the passing of time, set against the renewal of Spring colors.These kind of shots jump out at me when I see them. I just can't pass them by.
Quiet Space. Rollinsford NH. Everybody needs one now and then. As I headed for home after a nice early evening motorcycle ride- I passed this tree, set against the setting sun. A quarter mile later, I turned around and went back. These are the kind of moments you need to take time to appreciate. I just stood there and watched the sun go down until it was out of sight. Great way to end the day. And it was simply on the side of the road in Rollinsford.
And for those that have asked, here's the bike Im riding this summer, thanks to Seacoast Harley Davidson! A 2013 Harley Davidson Road Glide Ultra. I absolutely love this bike. I love the way it handles, the way it rides, and how comfortable it is. For the kind of riding I want to do (long runs with camera equipment on board, oh, and my wife too!), this is the perfect bike!
Thanks to Seacoast Harley Davidson! See you out on the road!