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On the End and at the Beginning . . .

It has always struck me as humorously ironic that Montauk is referred to as the End.  Like some medieval pontiff that insisted the sun and the planets must revolve around the Earth, Montauk must have been given its moniker by some Manhattan-centric denizen who believed the Earth revolved around the Big Apple.  The truth is that a New York day begins on the easternmost point of Long Island at the famous George Washington-commissioned lighthouse.  

Metaphorically-speaking though, I do like the echoes from thoughts passed down through the millenia: that the End is merely the Beginning.  That works especially well for me today and what  better way to commemorate that than with the first images recorded with my new FIFTY (yes, count'em) megapixel Canon 5DSr.  Not only is the quality of each image stunning but these photos can be output to a very large size and that is a very attractive option to have in the toolkit.  

And so as the weather turned auspiciously inviting, it seemed perfectly appropriate to rise early, drive East, and follow the path to the ocean's edge in order to document a beautiful new day just as the sun was rising gloriously over the horizon.

Of course, I couldn't resist exposing a panorama as well (with gratitude for the wave that crashed in right on cue).

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Ric Kallaher

Ric is: • a Professional Portrait Photographer specializing in working with small business owners towards enhancing their B2B online goals via executive portraits as well as images that tell the story of a business with on-site photography of facilities &/or product photography ; • an experienced Events Photographer who spectacularly documents high end awards shows and high-society special events, especially in regard to the People of Advertising, Media, Arts and Culture. • an insightful image-maker with a detailed eye who helps interior designers bring their work to life. • an award-winning wedding photographer who helps couples document their special day. Ric's Photographic Mission: To artfully create strong, provocative & transcendent visual records of meaningful relationships & significant moments. Additionally, Ric is a trained actor and experienced music producer who has often been heard applying his voice over talents to ongoing advertising campaigns. He has been the voice on national campaigns for the likes of SuperValu Grocery Stores, Texaco, Kendall Motor Oil, Campbell's Soups and more. He has even appeared ON-camera in an ad for Comedy Central as a scream therapist. His is represented by Ann Wright Reps.