We are in the Catskills of New York for our friends wedding. I took the opportunity to get down to the river behind where we’re staying to take some long exposure shots.  I have my Tiffen Variable ND filter, my Lee Big Stopper and my Hoya NDX400 with me today. If I was shooting this scene with the current light the exposure would be 1/100 @f11 ISO 100. I was able to get down to a 10 second exposure with my Lee Bigstopper and that means super smooth water flow!

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I’ll post these up as soon as I finish processing the shots from Tuscany! Enjoy the weekend!


02May

Amo Toscana

It’s been an amazing week in Tuscany! The people, the food, the history and the wine were all amazing. We managed to visit a lot of towns during the week and clocked in about 1000km of driving total. I’m looking forward to processing my images and seeing the final results. Here’s a little preview. 

  
I’ll have more to post later and I’ll have recommendations for anyone heading to the region. Until then, ciao!


All winter long I look forward to the snow and it’s ability to change the landscape. Here are a few selects from this past brutally cold winter in the Northeast. I hope that they can help cool you on these warm balmy summer days.

 

Prospect Park Winter Storm

Prospect Park Winter Storm

 

Winter on the River 2

Winter on the River 2

 

Winter on the River 3

Winter on the River 3

 

Winter on the River 1

Winter on the River 1

Prospect Park Winter Storm Clearing

Prospect Park Winter Storm Clearing


I stopped by Times Square tonight to shoot my friends work on some Digital Billboards that went live at 5:30pm.  My talented friend Anna of #SanbornMedia put this shoot and idea together and my other talented friend @janarago did the hair and styling for the shoot.  A pretty exciting moment for them as you could imagine.  Here are 4 pictures that I took to show off their talents. So proud of you guys!

I encourage you all to check out http://1baop.org/ to see what you can do.

blog_Sandborn_Jana-072_0_1_HDRblog_Sandborn_Jana-028_29_30_HDR blog_Sandborn_Jana-066_4_5_HDR©All Rights Reserved 2014 – Peter Lawton Photography

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Here are a few selects from the Maine trip Denise and I made in October. I hope you enjoy them!

NYC Subway 1

NYC Subway 1

Fall Creek 2

Fall Creek 2

NYC Subway 2

NYC Subway 2

A Road to Fall

A Road to Fall

Fall Creek 1

Fall Creek 1

Nubble on a rainy day

Nubble on a rainy day


I posted my shot of Dee called “My Flower Amongst Other Flowers” last night and was happy to awake this morning with news that the picture had gained popularity on 500px.com. I shot this when Dee and I were on our way up to Portland, ME for a food inspired weekend getaway. Check it out here: http://500px.com/photo/49999922
Thanks in advance for any likes/votes/comments!


Rome Streets

Rome Streets

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The Spanish Steps

Fountain di Trevi

Fountain di Trevi


These are a few shots from my early am walk around the city. I really like the lighting on these and I hope that you will too.
I wish I were still there! Does anyone want to send me back? I had the best time roaming the streets of this historic city and I wish I could have shot every site this trip. Alas, there is only so many hours of good light in a day to capture these.


Salerno Sunset HDR

Salerno Sunset HDR

Salerno Sunset 2 HDR

Salerno Sunset 2 HDR

These are two sunset picture I took while we were in Salerno. I hope you enjoy them!

 More images to come soon.


I was asked to shoot an event for the New York City Coalition Against Hunger this past Saturday evening.  The event was a VIP screening for the film “A Place at the Table” and a panel discussion after.  The panel consisted of Celebrity Chef/Executive Producer Tom Colicchio, Directors Kristi Jacobson & Lori Silverbush and Leading Hunger Advocate, Joel Berg.  The event ran a total of 2 hrs and the discussion went really well.  I hope that you will check this film out as it really digs deep into the hunger issue we have here in America.

 Joel Berg and Chef  Tom Colicchio


About a week after Hurricane Sandy devastated New York City and New Jersey a nor’easter hit the region.  I ventured out to the park to grab a few shots being very careful of where I walked and setup.  There were a lot of trees that already took major damage from the hurricane and I was certain any trees weakened by Sandy would surely be a danger during this storm.  I set up a few shots and stayed out for an hour or so.  Just as I packed up a 90 foot widow-maker dropped with a thunderous cracking and deafening thud as it hit the ground.  It fell only about 100-150 feet from me.  I’m glad that I was cautious about picking my spot to setup! Here are 2 resulting shots from that night.  I hope you enjoy them.