There are certain scenes that beg for the beautiful colors of sunrise or sunset, and then there are others that to me work much better under cloudy and gloomy skies.  Anytime we have overcast or foggy days in the summer, I like to head out to some of the local salt marshes to find locations like this one here in Essex, MA.

Oh yeah, and there’s also a really good clam shack right next to where I was standing when I grabbed this shot.  That just might have had something to do with my choice of location. Might have.


Just a quick post for today.  This is one side of the marked entrance for boats leading under a bridge over part of the salt marsh in Newbury, MA.  For whatever reason, this wooden structure jutting out into the water caught my eye, and I really like the minimalist composition here.  It was a foggy day which helped add to the mood I was trying to create.

House on the Marsh

If you’re a regular visitor to my blog, you may recognize this house as I’ve posted images of it several times in the past.  One of the great things about it is the fact that you can keep coming back in different seasons and weather conditions, and each time it will offer you a new way of photographing it.  For this image, it was a cloudy and somewhat overcast day, and I just really liked the serene feeling that this wonderful soft light provided.

Eastern Point Light

Bob, Mike and I arrived early at Eastern Point Lighthouse on Sunday in order to shoot the sunset before the super moon (which unfortunately never materialized due to clouds).  But before the sun actually set and lit up the sky as seen here, it was casting a really nice warm light on the other side of the lighthouse and the surrounding beach, etc.  I wasn’t sure about this shot when I looked at the camera’s LCD, but started to like it a lot once I got it on the computer.  So considering we never got to shoot the super moon, the trip to Eastern Point still turned out to be quite productive.


It’s been a while since I posted a lighthouse image, so here is a shot of Annisquam Light in Gloucester, MA.  One of my favorite things to shoot is a lighthouse at sunrise, and this beauty rarely disappoints.  It’s a simple structure, but is made so much better by the beach, rocks and grasses that surround it.  I only wish the parking situation there was better.  🙂

Have a great weekend.

Well the weatherman is saying that we may get a little taste of winter in the form of some snow today, so I thought I’d post a shot from warmer times.  I definitely need to keep going back to images like this one for the next several months because green grass won’t be seen around here for a while.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I’m certain I could come up with a lot more than that as I think about what it must have been like to be a lighthouse keeper when this house was first built near the turn of the century.  Our photographs have the power to tell a story, and this simple house probably has a lot of them.