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 often get asked questions about photography. I get asked about equipment, techniques, places to shoot, photo programs, and more. And of all the questions I get, probably the only one I’m qualified to answer is this one: “Why do you love it so much?”. The answer is simple.
Saturday morning, at 6:20am, I was on a windy beach in Maine – waiting for the sun to show itself. I have a particular shot in mind that I’d like to get today. I got there 21 minutes before sunrise. It was 24 degrees and windy. My camera bag hung on my right side, as I set the tripod up on the sand. I was going to shoot from different angles and positions until that perfect morning light was gone. There wasn’t another person in sight. I was alone. It was perfect.
Moments like that are addicting. Photographers understand what I’m talking about.
You’ve done your homework (sunrise, tide, cloud and weather conditions), and it’s go time. If you’re lucky, it will pay off. Sometimes, however, it doesn’t. And no matter what, it always leaves me wanting to do it again.
I love landscape photography because it can’t be “created”. You have to witness it. You have to put yourself in the right place at the right time, and hope you get to see something special. That’s what’s fun about it for me. That, and the challenge of evoking emotion with a single image. Any image that makes you feel something – joy, peace, longing, awe – whatever – is a success. And I believe that taking a photo that evokes emotion says something about the photographer who took it. That’s why it’s personal. The hope is: you feel what I feel.
I don’t consider myself a pro by any standard. There is so much I’m not good at, photography-wise, and so much still to learn – that I can’t be anything more than a hobbyist at this point. I took one high school photo class. Nothing more. I shoot with a mid level Nikon camera (D90), and at times let the camera’s automatic settings do the leg work in a shot (why not? The computer knows more than me anyway! Lol). What I am, however, is a person that looks closer than most. That’s my secret. I see things like lines, angles, textures, space, perspectives – that others overlook. I look at a scene and remove what I don’t want to see, and focus on what I want to show. Anyone can do it if they just take the time.
I stood on that beach for over an hour. The wind whipped up and the tide came in.
My right hand was bare, and my fingers were so numb I couldn’t feel the camera buttons. And I was so focused on shooting, I missed the wave that covered my feet. I was wet, and freezing cold. No matter, though, I loved every minute of it. Plus………
I think I got the shot.
And I can’t wait to do it again….
Here's a couple of shots I got from that morning -
The shot I was hoping for....
Old Orchard Beach Pier, 3-23-13