With Mother Nature taking us back to January-like weather this week, I thought I’d post an image from warmer times. This was taken on a beautiful summer morning in 2012 in Gloucester, MA. I remember thinking that I couldn’t recall ever seeing the ocean so calm as it was on that morning.
This is the fish shack at the Maritime Gloucester Center. There’s so much to explore there, and it also boasts views of the U.S. Coast Guard Station, Ten Pound Island, Rocky Neck, the State Fish Pier, as well as a variety of ships around Gloucester Harbor. On this day, I was focusing mostly on finding things right on the main dock to shoot as opposed to the wide angle views of the surrounding area (although I’ll certainly be back to do that as well). This shack was full of character and detail, and I thought the bouys hanging on the wall made a nice focal point for the shot.
It’s been a while since I created a poster from one of my images, but this one seemed to be a good candidate. There are certain images that can benefit from this format while others do not, and it’s usually the simpler ones that work best. For this shot, I was drawn to the glass-like water and the early morning light that lit the buoy. This poster format may not be for everyone, but every so often I like to create one to add a little variety to my photography. I hope you like it.
Today’s post is another image from my trip up to Rockport, MA in late November. As it was my first time there, I was trying a variety of different angles and perspectives on Motif #1, the famous fishing shack you see in the background. When I was done, I came home and started reviewing the shots to see how I did. I immediately processed the shots I thought were keepers, and left the majority of them for another time.
So I was revisiting these shots the other day, and when I saw this one, I was so glad I had hung on to the non-keepers. I immediately saw something in the original files this time around which I hadn’t seen before, and processed it with that vision in mind. You hear it all the time, but there’s definitely something to be said about coming back to images a while after you shoot them. You’re almost guaranteed to see something different the second or third time around.
Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-70, f/13, 29mm, 3 brackets
This is another shot from my time at Motif #1 last weekend. After capturing a variety of angles on the fishing shack and surrounding harbor, I moved in close for some detail shots. Buoys hanging on a wall are just quintessential New England fishing village, and I can’t seem to get enough of these types of images.
Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-70, f/4.5, 45mm, 1/25 sec