Good morning, and I hope everyone had a nice weekend.  I thought for today I would try something I’m calling “find the one thing that annoys me about this image.”  This is another shot from my trip to a local farm last weekend.  I was really pleased with this image once I had processed it, but then one little thing started to bug me a bit.  Can you figure out what it is?

P.S.  If I get 50 different answers, I’m going to be a little concerned about my future as a photographer.  🙂

So after complaining last week about my lack of fall shooting opportunities, I was finally able to get out this past weekend to try and grab some autumn goodness.  Without much time to go too far, I went back to a local farm that I had discovered during the summer.   The leaves have been inconsistent this year, and I was unsure of what I might find.  Thankfully many of the trees have turned yellow and orange here, and I was also pleased to find that the old fences had been replaced by these new white ones.  I really like the contrast of the fencing against the bold colors in the trees and grass.  As there are still some trees that have yet to turn there, I hope to get back again next weekend to capture some more of this beautiful property.

Even though I’ve been shooting the lobster boats of Perkins Cove in Ogunquit for years, I always seem to be able to find a boat I’ve never seen, or a composition I hadn’t noticed before.  Now of course some of the images I’ve created here certainly resemble others, but I try to make sure that each one has at least something unique about it.  In this case, it was the bright green antennae on the Josie B that caught my eye.  This past weekend, the Josie B and her friends were just sitting there in the early morning light waiting for me to take their picture.  And as I’ve done many times before, I obliged.

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.

This is Pemaquid Light, a lighthouse in Maine famously known for the rocky cliffs that surround it.   While I took many shots with the rocks as part of the composition, I also took some shots like this which took a much simpler approach.  It was an incredible fall day with deep blue skies, and I thought the bright white of the fence and lighthouse would contrast nicely with the sky.

Have a great weekend!

Camera settings: ISO 200, f/13, 44mm, 1/500 second

For today’s post we go back to Martha’s Vineyard once again.  This is Edgartown Light, which I’ve shot countless times before.  One of the great things about this lighthouse is that it’s ok to shoot it countless times because it provides so many angles, compositions, points of view, etc.  You can shoot it tight, or use the many opportunities to create a wide angle shot with a foreground interest.  Or you can try some combination of these or anything else that works for you.  For this particular shot, I chose a mid-range shot using the water and the sky to frame the lighthouse.  The smooth streak in the middle of  the water is the current flowing through from the other side of the jetty.  Although the horizon is smack dab in the middle of the shot, I still think it works.

Camera settings: ISO 200, f/16, 70mm, 15 seconds

Quick post and run today.  This another shot from that glorious morning in Gloucester, MA.  Even though the sky was kinda washed out just a few minutes after the sun rose, it still cast warm beautiful light on the rocks and grass.  I was tempted to follow the road to see where it leads, but decided to leave that for my next visit.

Have a great weekend.

Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-70, f/11, 18mm, 3 brackets

Is there anything more peaceful than a warm fall sunrise looking out over a New England salt marsh?  Well… maybe sleeping in would have been, but then I wouldn’t have been able to get this shot.  This was taken in Gloucester, MA on the same morning as this image, but looking in the opposite direction.    There was no one around, and no sounds to be heard aside from the few birds that were nearby.  Bliss.

Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-70, f/11, 18mm, 1/20 second