• Tundra – Trying to “help me” shovel snow….
  • H Carlson Florist – Making your home special for the holidays…
  • Real estate photography  – twilight photography during the holidays…
  • Sights of the season – A winter tree in a winter sky…
  • Sights of the season – Cardinal in the Christmas tree…
  • Neighborhood Bling – Great neighborhood or downtown photography is a “must” for real estate agents…
  • Stormy Weather…The Hudson River during a tornado watch…
  • The Tribute In Light – Remembering the victims of 9/11/2001
  • Fire in the sky – Peekskill NY
  • The Hudson River & the Hudson Line….
  • Lighthouse Landing – Some things just look better in black and white
  • The GW Bridge – A Washington Heights landmark…
  • Vivid Sunset on the Hudson River – Sleep Hollow NY
  • Reflections of Independence Day – Old Glory in Mamaroneck NY
  • Lenten Contemplation…
  • Cardinal caught on camera…..

Ruthmarie Hicks

Westchester Photography - because sometimes words just aren't enough.


Recent Posts

A stitch in time – A wide-angle lens workaround for real estate photography…

A stitch in time – A wide-angle lens workaround for real estate photography…

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!The above is an example of a stitched photo.  It was the result of blending three separate shots.  I took it when construction on the new Tappan Zee Bridge was just starting and was trying […]

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Summer will come again…Riverfront Green Park – Peekskill NY

Summer will come again…Riverfront Green Park – Peekskill NY

Another day, another trip into the polar vortex.  At least we avoided the snow this time.  How cold is it?  Even my Siberian Huskies are not wanting to stay outside very long and this is supposed to be their kind of weather!  Jade and Tundra ran outside tonight, but they […]

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Had this feeling I was being watched….Dogs are so observant…

Had this feeling I was being watched….Dogs are so observant…

Everyone who knows me knows that I’m a sucker for dogs.  Total dog person here.  Many of the my readers have been treated (subjected) to numerous photos of my Siberian Huskies.  Usually dogs really take to me no matter what.  However, most dogs do have a protective nature with respect […]

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Scenes from winter – Philipsburg Manor

Scenes from winter – Philipsburg Manor

The famous Philipsburg Manor located right across the road from the Old Dutch Church and the Headless Horseman Bridge….Since the manor is part of the Historic Hudson Valley, we don’t think about it in  terms of the dead of winter.  But here it is covered in snow.  I generally think […]

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Winter….

Winter….

There is no other way to put it: this has been a very rough winter.  I know that I am ready for spring.  Managing the snow and ice with my three dogs has been nothing short of awful as everything is an icy slippery mess. But winter has a beauty […]

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Real Estate Photos – Post-processing and the “fun house” look…

Real Estate Photos – Post-processing and the “fun house” look…

Wide angle lenses are the stock and trade of a real estate photographer.  They are necessary to capture an entire room and they go places no point-and-shoot can.  But one thing that happens when you put even a point-and-shoot on wide angle is a thing called barrel distortion. It creates […]

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Twilight Photography – Giving a home or business that extra pop….

Twilight Photography – Giving a home or business that extra pop….

Twilight photography is becoming increasingly popular with listing agents and small business owners.   Listing agents with higher end homes are particularly interested in giving such listings the extra “pop”  that only sunset or twilight shots can offer.

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Marketing Matters – Video slide shows for real estate listings…

Marketing Matters – Video slide shows for real estate listings…

Our MLS (the Hudson Gateway MLS)  allows agents to link to a video or virtual tour  to each of their listings. Truth be told, it really amazes  how few listings on the HGMLS  take advantage of this feature.  This is such a simple thing  that can really enhance a listing […]

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Leave the editing to me!  The power of post-processing…

Leave the editing to me! The power of post-processing…

Having been a real estate agent for quite a number of years I know the true meaning of the words “a picture is worth a thousand words”.   As real estate has moved more and more online – those words are more important than ever.  If great photography can drive […]

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Twilight Photography adds a twist to winter real estate photography…

Twilight Photography adds a twist to winter real estate photography…

Let’s face it, taking exterior shots of homes and condo complexes for real estate photography is  challenge during the winter months. The trees are bare, if there isn’t a fresh coat of snow on the ground, you are stuck with grass that is a pure excuse for green, nothing is […]

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