Old South Church Reflection

Old South Church Reflection

Old South Church Reflection

This photograph is a reflection of the Old South Church in the Hancock Building in Boston, MA. The usual reflection that people see here is of Trinity Church, located in front of the Hancock Building. In order to get the shot of the Old South Church, located on the west side of the Hancock Building, I had to climb up onto a window ledge of the adjacent Copley Square Hotel.

 
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Ed Swonger featured at ArtSpecifier.com

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Ed Swonger Featured at Long Island Photo Gallery

Photography was love at first sight for Ed, and it started with owning his first Kodak camera when he was 10 or 11 years old. Since then, it’s been a passionate love affair. Asked to put a label on his photographic style provigil without prescription, Ed says, “I guess a phrase like ‘serene beauty’ would describe my style. I take time to look at what’s around me and attempt to capture the innate beauty within.”

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International Masters of Photography 2

I was selected to include my work in World Wide Art Books “International Masters of Photography 2” for 2014. My photographs are featured on pages 212-213. Preview the book here: http://www.wwab.us/international-masters-photography/

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Aerial Southwest – New Section

SW 1949

SW 1949

These photographs were taken from a commercial airliner flying over the American Southwest, specifically, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado, and later from a helicopter over the Grand Canyon.

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Pink Rose Closeup

Pink Rose Closeup

Pink Rose Closeup

The natural world around us provides endless beauty which is often overlooked. Flowers, trees, land and sky… you name it! If you “stop and smell the roses” you can actually improve your state of mind. The natural beauty of a rose, for example, can help you realize just how fascinating the miracles of nature truly are.

 
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Ed’s View

Beach Umbrellas

Beach Umbrellas


Long Island has many beautiful white sand beaches. In this photograph a mini-cliff of sand was created by the abrupt surf. The colorful umbrellas and empty beach chairs are so inviting under the deep blue sky!

 

Barbados Beach, Tree and Sailboat

Barbados – This is the life!


Lying on a beach in Barbados, this is the life! The bending tree, the beautiful aqua water and the sailboat out in the distance evoke a feeling of peace and contentment.

 

Mack at Lido Beach

Mack at Lido Beach


Golden retrievers love the water. This guy was having the time of his life romping through the brisk waves and running around the bech. His joy is contagious.

 

Jones Beach Fisheye

Jones Beach Fisheye


Jones Beach State Park, New York is a beautiful white sand beach that stretches for miles. The park was designed by Robert Moses, who also designed Central Park in New York City, and was developed so that big city dwellers could get away from it all. This fisheye view shows its vast beauty. A great place to lose yourself and enjoy.

 

Barbados - Drifting

Barbados – Drifting


The beautiful beach — the colors of the sand, sea and sky — and the twisted branches of this large tree in Barbados form a unique, irresistible composition.

 

Man's Best Friend

Man’s Best Friend


After much swimming and playing around on the beach, man and dog relax and enjoy the day. The term “man’s best friend” certainly rings true in this photograph.

 
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Flagler Sand Pattern #4

Flagler Sand Pattern #4

Flagler Sand Pattern #4

This photograph was taken in Flagler Beach, Florida. The sand there has unique color qualities due to the crushed shells and minerals within. On this particular day, a sand bar was created during low tide. As the tide began coming back in and water began flowing slowly over the sand bar, these amazing patterns began forming. I was thrilled by what I was seeing. It was only a few minutes, however, before more water rushed in and covered the sand bar, washing away the patterns.

 
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Red Rock Canyon Mountains

Red Rock Canyon Mountains

Red Rock Canyon Mountains

I went with a couple friends to Las Vegas, accompanying them on a convention trip. Since I’d been to Vegas before, I decided to take a tour of Red Rock Canyon rather than run the risk of losing any more money at the casinos. I almost didn’t go because it was a chilly, cloudy day, but I finally decided to go anyway. I’m sure glad I did because soon after we arrived there, the clouds started to break. The views were astonishing. The scene in this photograph is of the mountains at the western edge of Red Rock Canyon. It reminds me of the old westerns. One can almost imagine Native Americans galloping up on horseback.

 
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