I’m honestly not sure what I was originally trying to create here, but ended up with this image which I like quite a bit.  This is the part of the exterior of the New England Aquarium, specifically the IMAX Theater building, and the image was taken during the Kelby Photowalk this past fall.

After trying some full view shots that just weren’t working, I got in close to play with the interesting patterns on the exterior, and ended up with this kinda abstract shot.  Because it was night and I was so close to the building, a 30 second exposure was needed.  Which worked out great because the movement in the clouds ended up adding some additional interest.


I thought I’d try an abstract shot for today’s post.  This is the side of a rusted silo at a barn I stumbled across a few weeks ago.  I was originally trying to get a broad sweeping view of the run-down farm, but nothing was really working.  So instead I went in tight on all the colors and textures of the rust, and this was my favorite shot.

Good morning and happy Friday.  Towards the end of September I was at the beach at Plum Island on one of those warm fall days.  It was the middle of the day, so I decided to play around with some close-up and abstract wave images.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Have a great weekend.



Well it’s fall in New England, and regrettably I haven’t been able to get out and shoot.  At all.  So I’m dipping into the archives for an autumn image from a few years ago.  I was going through an experimental phase with camera movement when I captured this impressionistic view of the fall colors.  Definitely not my normal thing, but I kinda like the way this one turned out.  Not sure I can say the same thing about most of my other attempts at this, but I remember it being fun trying.

For today’s post I thought I’d try more of an abstract image instead of my more typical stuff.  This building is in downtown Boston, and I’ve arguably driven/walked past it thousands of times without giving it much thought.  The other day, however, I was in my car at a red light, and looked up at what was a really unique perspective on the building.  Thankfully I had my camera on the front seat, and I was able to grab a few shots out the window before the light turned green.  I opted for a darker, more textural look for this shot, as it seemed to fit the image well.  And by the way, I seriously considered calling the post “Jenga,” as the way the beams are structured reminded me of the game.

Camera Settings: ISO 400, f/11, 70mm, 1/100 second

I thought I’d post something a bit different today.  This is a crop from a much larger image where the clouds were really the only appealing part of the shot.  They had such a nice watercolor feel to them that I thought they warranted their own post here on the blog.  Of course had I known how the image was going to turn out, I would have slapped on the telephoto lens so I could’ve obtained more detail instead of needing so much cropping.  Oh well… lesson learned.   This isn’t the typical type of image for me, and I’d be interested in your thoughts on this one.  Thanks.

Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-70, f/4.5, 70mm, 1/1250 second

Anytime I find myself shooting near a harbor, I always look for opportunities to capture a boat’s reflection in the water.  What I really like is the potential of these scenes.  Depending on how calm or rough the water is, as well as the time of day, the colors of the boat hulls reflecting on the water create a different perspective every time.  If I went back to the same boat at the same time the next day, I’d be willing to bet that I’d come back with a different image.

This is another shot of Marblehead Light, and is a closer and more abstract view of the tower than my original post about it here.  It’s just such an interesting structure with so many photo possibilities.  I need to get back there sometime soon to try some new things.

Between a busy schedule and what seems like an unusual amount of rain recently, I’ve been unable to get out yet to take advantage of the beauty of fall in New England.   I’m still hopeful that I’ll be able to get some shooting in over the coming weeks, but for now I’ll post a picture from last fall.  This is more of an abstract shot and is a reflection of the fall colors in a flowing stream.  Looking for the more intimate details in the autumn landscape is something I want to spend more time doing this season, and I hope to get some good stuff to share soon.