A Busy Summer

July 10, 2018

It was a weekend packed with the works of local artists.  Saturday night was the opening reception at the wonderful Rene Soto Gallery in Norwalk with the walls filled with the art of so many amazing local artists and some from as far away as Guatemala.  I had two of my photos hanging in the exhibit.  Sunday afternoon was the opening of the Rowayton Art Center’s “Marine and Coastal 2018” Exhibit where I had one of my photos being shown.

This week I’ve shipped out my photographs to Australia, Maui and Washington, D.C. and am preparing my inventory for my solo show at Pour Me Coffee & Wine Cafe in Danbury which will run from July 9 to September 14.  I’m going to have an opening reception on July 25, 5-7pm, which will coincide with Pour Me’s weekly Wine Wednesdays where you can enjoy a flatbread pizza, two glasses of wine, local beer or kambucha for just $15.  I’ll be there to talk about my work and answer any questions.



See the ocean in Costa Rica working its magic

March 2, 2018

I’ve just come back from shooting in Costa Rica. My second trip in the last 5 months.  Besides the fact that I absolutely love the Country, it is the place where I shot all the natural images you see in my Gallery.  I always walk on the black beach an hour before low tide and spend a couple of hours standing in the water waiting for the receding tide to pull the images out of the sand.  Sometimes I’m lucky to find an image away from the water that has already settled with no human, dog or horse tracks in it, although that doesn’t happen often.  When I’m shooting it’s usually between 90 and 100 degrees which makes it difficult to use my Canon D6 without it overheating from the heat and sun.  So, I use my iPhone which I can keep in a cool pack and which takes less of a beating between the heat and the salt.  I shoot each image in natural mode,  black and white and with a blue filter so I have a choice of color for each when printing.

I’m always accompanied by my canine friend who I call “Mama”.  She’s always there to greet me on each visit and follows me everywhere.  At night she sleeps on the deck of my casita and is so cheery in the morning.  Her English is not very good but she has learned over the years to keep her distance when I’m shooting.  She waits patiently away from me until I’ve finished.  She’s figured it out.  Not bad for a local beach dog.


Nancy Breakstone and a dog in Costa Rica


Some people have found it difficult to understand how I find these images so on my last trip I took a video of how the images form naturally.  I didn’t shoot this particular image but thought it was a good way for you to see how the ocean works its magic in the sand.  Enjoy.