Fire Over the Bridge
On Saturday afternoon, some significant storms were moving through eastern Massachusetts, and it looked as though there could be potential for a nice sunset as the storm cleared out. Our plans for the night had kinda fallen apart, so I decided to head into Boston to see if the sunset would indeed materialize.
 
It certainly did. This is the bridge at the Boston Public Garden, and the sky behind was absolutely on fire. I had come to primarily shoot the city skyline, but the color was concentrated in the sky a little more to the west, so I quickly moved my position to get this shot. It was amazing how many people suddenly broke out their iPhones and iPads to get a shot of this incredible sky. Thankfully I was a bit better prepared than just my phone.

Solemn

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.


Passage

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.



Natural Bridge

I’m taking a break from the mill images today, and going back to an image I made this fall.  Most of the shots I captured of Moss Glen Falls in Vermont were wide-angle shots taking in the grandeur of the the entire waterfall, but I did manage to grab a few detail shots as well.  This log that had fallen over a section of the falls caught my eye, and I moved in close to get a tighter view.  I just love long-exposure waterfall shots, whether they’re intimate close-ups like this one, or broad sweeping views.  It’s just me and my best friend, Mr. B+W ND10.


Moss Glen Falls II

Today’s image is another shot from my visit to Moss Glen Falls in Granville, VT earlier this month.   I was so taken with the beauty of the falls and surrounding trees that I didn’t notice the swirling leaves in the water until I had the image on my computer.  I would’ve loved to focus some shots just on this effect, but I guess it’s one more reason to make another trip back there next year.


Moss Glen Falls

There are few things in the world of landscape photography as beautiful as a waterfall in autumn.  Especially beautiful are the waterfalls that are visible from the road and require almost no hiking to reach them.  Lazy photographers of the world unite!  🙂

Such is the case with Moss Glen Falls in Granville, VT.  You can see it from the road, and need only to walk a 100 yards or so along a wooden boardwalk to get a clear view.  Climbing over the fence is required to get compositions like this one, but it’s very easy to do here.  This is a very popular location for photographers and tourists, so I made sure to get there very early to both avoid other people, and to also avoid having sunlight washing out part of the falls.


Tied Up

Back to Ogunquit, ME for today’s post.  This is one of the many small boats in Perkins Cove that people use to get out to their moored lobster boats or sailboats from the docks.  Perkins Cove is a fantastic place to photograph in any season, time of day, or weather condition.  Boats, docks, lobstermen, restaurants and shops, etc., all provide great photo opportunities.

Although the boats were packed in tightly together, I wanted to focus on this one particular boat, and stylized the image to help create that focus.  I can’t explain why, but this has become one of my favorite images.



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.