What a pleasure it has been shooting a video artist profile of photographer, artist, author, teacher and mentor Cheryl Machat Dorskind. I have spent the last two months driving back and forth between New York City and Cheryl’s home in Westhampton, New York, shooting her in her studio and in her backyard, and accompanying her on professional portrait shoots, a photography boat safari, and random photography walks on the inland wetlands and the beach and marsh landscape of Eastern Long Island.

We spent late afternoon and early evening Tuesday on a pontoon cruising the coastal waters of Quantuck and Shinnecock Bays, connected by the Quogue Canal, taking pictures of herons, egrets and  ospeys, and the seagrass-covered inland wetlands where we spied these gorgeous swans when the sun was setting, the sky was slightly overcast, the light was lovely, and the crisp green grasses provided the perfect backdrop for the brilliant white feathers of the swans.

Heaven on Earth.

Heaven on Water.

The Swans of Remsenburg.