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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

Monday, August 17, 2020

Summer Moonrise Scituate MA

 Hi all. Hope everything is well in your world. I wanted to share with you another photo I took about two weeks ago when I was photographing the moon rise in Scituate. In a previous blog post, I mentioned that I was having a difficult time getting a correct exposure that evening. I was looking back at the photos I took that night and found this one that I'm fairly happy with.

Happy Monday! I hope you enjoy your week and stay safe and healthy. 

Monday, August 10, 2020

Hull Gut MA

 Happy Monday. I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Weather was nice here in Southern New England, and I hope you had nice weather as well. Mr S and I took a ride to Hull yesterday to Hull Gut. We were fortunate to be there to watch a huge tanker go by.

Hull Gut is a narrow channel about 1/2 mile wide and 35 feet deep between Pemberton Point in Hull and Peddock's Island just offshore. It's a place we like to frequent, to enjoy the fresh air and watch the boats go by. It's also a good place to go fishing (or to watch the people fishing) 

A police boat followed the tanker through the gut. You can see it here as it passed by Peddock's Island.

A lovely Summer Sunday! Stay safe and well my friends. xxoo

Thursday, August 6, 2020


Hope you are doing well today. It's been a long six months since we began dealing with Covid. Wherever you are, just hang in there!!!!!

I went over to my friend's deck the other day (wearing mask of course) to photograph the hummingbirds who visit her plants. It was a lovely peaceful afternoon. Here's a few photos I made:

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Scituate Harbor Moonrise

It was a gorgeous evening to be out at the sea shore last evening. I went to Scituate Harbor (MA) to photograph the near full moon rising.

It was a very calm evening with little to no wind.......the calm before the storm as Tropical Storm Isaias is due to hit us today. We are not expecting severe weather here along the coast as the storm has taken a bit more of a Westerly track but there will be some rain and winds and some high surf. 

I was struggling with my exposures as the moon was rising and was trying all sorts of different settings to get a look that I liked. This next image was taken in the dark, though by looking at it, you would never know. I love how the moon rise mimics a sunrise in this shot. (ISO 1250, f8, 13 second exposure)

As we walked the beach back to our cars, I remembered this area of grass and boulders and decided to stop at this spot to make a few photos using the grass and boulders as a forefront interest, using a flashlight to light paint the grass. The clouds were really beginning to take over at this point, and I was pretty happy with the way this came out as well. 

I hope everyone stays safe during this storm and as always, hope you are safe and healthy during these difficult times. xxoo