When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. Ansel Adams

Joseph Balson Photography

Distant Boat

Very distant actually. It's just a dot on the horizon.

Sea monster

Lonely walk on the beach under the rain


Shot on Kodak Tri-X 400 pushed to 3200. Nikon F3, Nikkor 50mm F/1.4. Scanned on Epson V750.

Mute Swan - Cygnus olor

Corsican mountains

Alone in the forest

Alone in the forest

The glade

Corsican sky

The storm is coming

Dead wood

Corsican sunrise

Corsican sunrise

Corsican mountains


Won People's Choice in German Shepherd Dogs In Action Only Photo Challenge on Viewbug, May, 2016 Won People's Choice in Jumping Animals Photo Challenge on Viewbug, January, 2016 Won photo of the week, Animals - Dogs,Week of 7/16/17, Pixoto. Won photo of the day, Animals - Dogs, Day of 7/20/17, Pixoto. Won 1st place in the Photocrowd "Dogs" photo contest, August 2018. Won finalist #2 in the Photocrowd "German shepherds" photo contest, April 2018. Won Contest Finalist in Moving Fast And Quick Photo Contest, October 2019.


Won Featured on Viewbug, May, 2016


Won Staff Winter Selection 2015 on Viewbug, December, 2015


Won People's Choice in Dogs having fun! Photo Challenge on Viewbug, February, 2019 Won Community Choice Award on Viewbug, November, 2018 Won Contest Finalist in Dogs at Play Photo Contest on Viewbug, June, 2017 Won Member Selection Award on Viewbug, December, 2016 Won Featured on Viewbug, November, 2016 Won Contest Finalist in Moving Subjects Photo Contest on Viewbug, August, 2016

Best friends

Won Contest Finalist in Special Moments Photo Contest on Viewbug, February, 2019 Won Featured on Viewbug, April, 2017 Won photo of the day, Black & White, Day of 7/19/17, Pixoto. Finalist #2 in You and your pet photo challenge, May 2018, Pixoto. Finalist #3 in the Photocrowd "Dogs do maek best friends" photo contest, June 2018.

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