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Friday, September 18, 2020

Fort Revere Park, Hull MA

 A few nights ago, I went on a little local socially distanced and mask wearing photography trip with some friends from my camera club. We first went to the Forts in Hull, which is a very historical site. The remains of the forts date back to the American Revolution.

Exterior of one of the forts:


Through the years, the interior walls and ceilings of the forts have been filled with graffiti. One of my best friends, Diane:


My good friend David:


The forts are a great place for light painting photography. (Notice my ride home in the lower left corner of this next image) :-)


Nature will find a way to show her beauty, even along an old and abandoned building.


From here, we went down the road to Hull Gut to photograph the sunset.



It was really great to be out shooting with friends again. 

Stay safe and healthy my friends. ooxx


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Being Together

 Words For Wednesday 9/16/2020



Kindness is realizing that we are all in this together. 

Stay safe and healthy my friends. xxoo


Friday, September 11, 2020

My Pretty Little Ballerina

It's amazing how quickly time is passing. My oldest grandchild Ryleigh is turning 7 years old. How did that time go by so quickly? She amazes me all the time with her kind heart, her humor, her compassion for others, her innocence, and her love of life. She started first grade yesterday and my heart beams with pride but also my heart hurts with worry for her health and safety, and for the health and safety of all of the students and teachers.


Ryleigh's ballet recital was postponed this Spring due to covid. She recently was given her costume, so we went to the beach one evening for a photography shoot. This girl rocked it, and I believe she had more fun doing the photo shoot than she would have had at her recital. 




Look at these leaps!






How can you resist not running into the water when you're at the beach? So much fun.


Our final image of the night as we were losing daylight.


Praying she stays safe and also want all of you to stay safe and healthy as well. xxoo

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Evening Boston Photos

 The other night I went to the roof of the Boston Museum of Science Parking Garage (who would have thought? ) to take some evening photos of the city.

There was a gorgeous sunset to the West which illuminated the skyline and the clouds above the skyline in a gorgeous shade of pink.



At one point, I took out my 150-600 mm lens to isolate the Prudential Building and the surrounding buildings, as well as the T train going over the bridge.



There was an almost full moon that evening which rose over the Northeast sky. Due to the limitation I had in shooting from this direction, this was the best composition I could make including the moon in an image.



But........I walked across to the other side of the parking lot, and could also get this vantage point of the moon. 



From another angle, the Zakim Bridge could be seen. 



It was a fun evening shooting the city.

Stay safe and well my friends.





Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Blow A Kiss

 


I love this flower. I saw it and knew she was blowing me a kiss! During these covid 19 days, that's what I do with my grandbabies. I'd much rather give them a kiss, but when I blow them a kiss and they catch it, my heart melts.
Stay safe and healthy my friends. xxoo




Monday, August 24, 2020

Nobska Beach and Lighthouse Falmouth MA

 A few days ago I took a ride down to Falmouth (a town located on Cape Cod MA) to photograph the sunset. Luckily, Mother Nature provided a brilliant sunset sky.





I decided to do some landscape panning as the sky was really lighting up after the sun set in some pretty deep and vibrant incredible colors. Landscape panning is a technique in which I lowered my shutter to a slow shutter speed. In this instance, I used a shutter speed of 0.6seconds, and as I pressed the shutter I slowly "panned" the camera sideways to give a soft blur to the image.


After I finished taking a series of shots on the beach, I walked up to the lighthouse. (Nobska Lighthouse)


Here is a night shot of the lighthouse. Unfortunately, there is some construction going on at the location and it was disappointing to see the orange fencing on the stairway and the small barrier fencing in the forefront. But it's just another reason to go back! It's only an hour and 15 minute drive from my home.


Hope you are staying safe and healthy my friends. xxoo




Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Words For Wednesday 8/19/2020

 From one of my all time favorite songs by one of my all time favorite singers:



"Smell the sea and feel the sky.
Let your soul and spirit fly."
----Van Morrison