Standing Silent

It’s been several days since my last blog post as my new job has been keeping me quite busy.  But I’m back today with a shot from the archives that I rediscovered the other day.

This was from a fall visit to Ogunquit, Maine a few years back.  Anyone who has ever visited this wonderful coastal community knows that the shoreline all along the Marginal Way is filled with scenes like this one.  The endless array of photo opportunities here is one of the reasons that I keep coming back time and again.


Rudder

Just a quick post for today.  I’ve photographed Perkins Cove in Ogunquit countless times, and decided to try some more intimate detail shots the last time I was up there this past summer.  This is the rudder of a small sailboat that was moored in the harbor.  The boat itself was difficult to isolate due to all the other boats around it, so I focused on this one small detail instead.


Moonrise

My trip to Ogunquit a few weeks ago was quite the full day.  I started with a sunrise shoot along the Marginal Way, helped teach a photography workshop during the afternoon, and then ended the day with a photo walk with workshop participants to Perkins Cove and back at sunset.  It was exhausting, but a lot of fun.  I also came home with a few images I like, which is always a nice thing.

This was one of the last images I took that day and shows the full moon rising over the Atlantic and the cliffs of the Marginal Way.  And yes, the moon was this red color due to some haze in the atmosphere as it rose above the horizon.  I chose a telephoto lens to compress the scene and get the moon as big as possible in the shot.   It was a beautiful way to end the day.



Peaceful Cove

Today’s image was taken along the Marginal Way in Ogunquit, ME.  As I mentioned the other day, Bob Lussier and I were there last week to help a friend teach a photography workshop.  It started in the afternoon, but I decided to head up early to do some sunrise shooting and spend the whole day.  I was once again treated with another cloudless sunrise, so I decided to minimize the sky as much as possible, and play with some long exposures of the gentle waves over the rocks.


Wishing Stones

While the easiest reaction when seeing these towers of rocks and stones is to think that of aliens were here, it was pointed out to us that these are actually called wishing stones.  You’ll see them sporadically along parts of the Marginal Way in Ogunquit, ME, that is until you come across this one particular section where there are literally hundreds of these towers.  So many I was sure I would inadvertantly knock one over just by walking around.

Bob Lussier and I were in Ogunquit earlier this week to help a friend teach a photography workshop, and these structures were the perfect place to discuss composition, depth of field, etc. with the workshop participants.  We of course had to grab some shots for ourselves too, and this is one of my favorites.  We were shooting these during the middle of the day, so a black & white conversion seemed appropriate.

Make a wish.


Benched

Another B&W image for today, although this comes from way deep in the archives.  This bench sits along the Marginal Way, a beautiful mile long walking path along the cliffs and ocean in Ogunquit, ME.  It’s one of many benches along this famed path, and you can see some others in the background of this image.  It’s an incredible place to photograph, or to just walk and enjoy.  Sunrises here are amazing, and the waves are almost always breaking hard against the cliffs.  It’s definitely one of my favorite photo locations.



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.


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I’m very excited to share my first photography book titled “Ogunquit, from the beach to the cove.”  I’ve been creating images of Ogunquit, Maine for a while now, and finally had a library of images that I felt would make a good travel photo book about this wonderful place.  I originally created this book for my parents who have a true love for Ogunquit, and now want to share it with my friends (that’s you) as well.  To see a full screen preview of the book, just click on the icon at the bottom with the four arrows.  And for more information about it, you can click the link at the bottom right.

As this is my first attempt at a travel photography book, I would love to get your feedback and thoughts on it – good, bad, and everything in between.  Thanks so much.