North Fork Photographs
For full image view, please click on thumbnails below.

Long Island’s rustic North Fork, shaped by the last ice age glaciers, features amber sands and rocky beaches.   Summers are glorious and balmy, but winters bring the fierce nor’easter winds and huge waves, pummeling wood into secluded coves. My serious photographic work has focused on glacial rocks that are illustrated in this portfolio.  It's important to note that Long Island is what geologists call a "terminal moraine" -- where the glacier stopped moving and began to melt, leaving behind rocks, sand, and clay that had been pushed down from New England, Canada, and the Arctic over several millenia.  Visitors marvel at the massive boulders scattered haphazardly along the coastline, not realizing that these rocks constitute the graveyard of the last ice age, ten to twelve thousand years ago, initiating a period of "global warming."  As a photographer, what fascinates me is not the size of the rocks, but rather the hidden details and patterns that can be revealed with macro lenses and lots of patience.  Most of the images are actually quite small, ranging from a foot or two down to a few inches.  A wise man once spoke of "seeing the universe in a grain of sand."  I hope that you can detect that notion in these photographs.