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


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


I’m going to stay on Plum Island for today’s post with a shot I took a little further south from yesterday’s shot.  Not too much to say about this one.  I was really liking the subtle sunrise colors, and experimented with different shutter speeds to get the amount of motion in the waves that I wanted.  Now all I need to do is sell enough prints of this image to buy one of those houses.  🙂

Have a great weekend.

Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-70, f/16, 29mm, 2 seconds


For today’s post we go back to Plum Island in Newburyport.  During the summer months, docks are attached to these pilings for the various tour boats, but in the offseason, these steel structures sit like sentinels guarding the beach.  The evening I took these shots was lacking in color, but I think this look actually benefitted the scene.  I tried it in both color and black and white, and can’t seem to pick a favorite.

Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-70, f/16, 18mm, 6 seconds


Today’s post is another image of the Boston skyline taken from behind the federal courthouse.  It’s a similar vantage point to an image I posted here, but I wanted to try a different angle and thought the lamp post would make an interesting foreground subject.

Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-70, f/13, 18mm, 3 brackets