There are certain colors that you seem to only see in the summertime in New England, and the colors of the clouds at sunset are a perfect example. Incredible pastels can light up the sky when the sun rises or sets. On this particular night, the sunset I was hoping for didn’t materialize at my original destination. So I decided to jump back in the car and head to the salt marsh house in Essex to see if the post-sunset sky would have anything to offer. And as you can see, it certainly did. The 500+ mosquitos and gnats per square inch was a steep price to pay for this shot, but definitely worth it.
So… after a somewhat lengthy separation and some time apart, my camera and I have decided to resolve our issues and get back together.
It really has been quite some time since my last blog post, stemming from a long drawn-out winter, a new job, and a busy family. But I managed to get out of the house this weekend to finally do some shooting, and I convinced my friend Bob Lussier to join me for an afternoon of shooting up on the north shore. We started in Rockport, and ended up in Essex where this image was taken. It was a very windy and cloudy afternoon, which always makes for some nice long exposure photography. Our much needed shooting was then followed by some much needed fried clams. A great afternoon to get a jump start on the upcoming summer season.
Feels good to be back.
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.
Well we survived Nemo this weekend… all 28+ inches of it. Aside from a driving ban for a day and a half, and some sore muscles from shoveling, it was a great snow storm. Huddling by the fire watching movies. Wondering if the power would go out as the snow kept piling up. I loved every minute of it. And watching my kids sled and make snow forts reminded me of the blizzard of ’78 when I was their age. I loved every minute of it then too.
Once the driving ban was lifted, I made a few quick trips around to see what some of my favorite locations looked like buried in snow. Unfortunately it was difficult stopping anywhere as the roads were more narrow than usual, and many parking areas were not cleared. I did grab a few shots, however, including this one of the salt marsh in Essex, MA. It’s strange to see it frozen, when it’s typically flowing with water among green grass like in this image. I guess it’s a different kind of beautiful in the winter.