Apr 17, 2017

Boston Night Photography - How, Where and When: North End Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park

Boston Photography Galleries

Friday night I traveled to Boston and explored the skyline opportunities from the Commercial Wharf in the North End. There are limited views directly from the wharf but the view in front of Joe's American Bar and Grill is great. 

Equipped with my Canon wide-angle lens I was able to incorporate the waterfront and parts of the Boston Marriott Long Wharf hotel as well as the colorful gazebo at Christopher Columbus Park into the composition. The background is dominated by the historic Custom House and beautiful Market Place Center building. Upon arrival I set up and patiently waited for the magic of twilight to appear. It still amazes me when the short moment of perfect balance between city lights and night light occurs and transforms the urban scenery into a magical scenery. 

Aperture was set to f/11 providing a shutter speed of 13 seconds at ISO400. During post processing I followed my routine  work flow where I removed unwanted dust spots, adjusted lighting, color saturation and contrast before sharpening the final image of Boston North End Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park.

Good light and happy photo making!

Juergen

Apr 15, 2017

Accepted into the Fine Art Exhibit "All Cape Cod" organized by the Cape Cod Art Association

Cape Cod Bay sunset photo from Skaket Beach

Day ends at Skaket Beach has been accepted into the fine art exhibition as part of the Cape Cod Art Association's 2016 exhibit "All Cape Cod". The art exhibition features a selected number of artists including my beautifully framed photography wall art print from my photography galleries. All artwork is for sale.

The art exhibit is organized by the Cape Cod Art Association and runs from May 8, 2017 through June 4, 2017.

Regular gallery hours: Monday through Saturday - 9AM until 4PM, Sunday 12PM until 4PM.

The beautifully galleries of the Cape Cod Art Association are located at: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630.

Good light and happy photo making!

Juergen

Apr 14, 2017

Sunrise at Beavertail State Park Rhode Island

Sunrise at Beavertail State Park Rhode Island

Experiencing a beautiful sunrise to me is always a worth-while and magical outdoor adventure. I love the quietude that comes with it and it even gets better when I am able to convey the moment in a photograph. No difference at today's sunrise at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Arriving on time was key as I was not familiar with the location and needed to carefully explore this Rhode Island nature jewel. After slip sliding in the dark across the obstacle course of rocks and stepping into a few tide pools that awarded me wet feet and shoes, I eventually arrived at this final seascape photography composition. It was right in time for daybreak. Glad I didn't miss the moment although it was a close call. 

During post processing I brought back shadows and adjusted highlights. I then adjusted brightness and contrast, lighting and color saturation before removing dust spots and imperfections and sharpening the final Ocean State photography image. 

Let me know if you have any questions regarding filters and camera setting - happy to answer those.
 
Good light and happy photo making!


Juergen

Apr 10, 2017

Sunrise Photography at the Claiborne Pell Bridge in Newport, Rhode Island

 Newport Bridge

After photographing Hazard Rock in Narragansett last week I returned back for some more sunrise photography. I envisioned a picture of the Claiborne Pell Bridge aka as the Newport Bridge. The suspension bridge spans Narragansett Bay connecting the city of Newport on Aquidneck Island and the town of Jamestown on Conanicut Island. It turned out to be a stunning sunrise that made for pristine photography condition. On my way there I got a bit lost and did not find the location I had my eyes on at first. Since sunrise was quickly approaching I decided to pull over on Bay View Drive and enjoy the magic. There were basically no other cars around which it was ok to park that way on the sidewalk. 

I quickly set up tripod and camera. Equipped with a Canon Mark IV and a Canon 28-70mm I went to work. In this image composition I opted to incorporate a bolder in the foreground which serves as an anchor for the viewer. The strong contrast between the dark rock and the bright morning sky also added more interest to the photograph. I used a spit ND filter to balance the light in the front of my camera and the magical sky.

During post processing I brought back shadows and adjusted highlights. I then dialed up contrast, lighting and color saturation before removing dust spots and imperfections before sharpening the final image of The Claiborne Pell Bridge.

Good light and happy photo making!


Juergen

Apr 1, 2017

Accepted into The Fine Art of Photography Juried Exhibition at the Plymouth Center for the Arts

The Fine Art of Photography Plymouth, MA

Happy to announce that my photography images "I Got my Red Dress on Tonight" and "Somes Pond" were selected into The Fine Art of Photography juried exhibition at the Plymouth Center for the Arts. The exhibit features many photo artists from around the country and overseas showcasing their inspiring and beautiful photographs. 

Opening reception with awards ceremony, live music, refreshments and cash bar will be on May 7th, 2-5 pm - hope to meet and see you there! Please contact me with any Questions or for directions.


Good light and happy photo making!


Juergen

Mar 23, 2017

Creative Photo Adventure: Boston Financial Waterfront District and Boston Harbor Skyline Photography


Fan Pier was always one of my favorite photo locations. The views of the Boston Harbor and the Financial Waterfront District skyline is just one of the best and most exiting The Hub has to offer. It was no difference on my very last visit at this prime skyline photography location. I arrived well before sunset because the weather forecast predicted partial cloudy skies and I was after a photograph that included some sky fire. At sunset the sky turned magical. The clouds were moving fast into the frame from the far upper right but the beautiful red and orange hues were fading slowly but surely. Luckily I was well prepared, equipped and ready to go. A ND filter provided a longer exposure time that created motion blur in the clouds and the harbor water. A split density ND filter balanced the light between the darker foreground and the brighter sunset sky. Aperture was set at f/16 making for a 25 seconds exposure at ISO100. The wide-angle was at 19mm. During my routing digital photography post processing steps I adjusted lighting, contrast, color saturation and removed image imperfections before sharpening the final image of Boston Harbor and Financial Waterfront District.

Good light and happy photo making!


Juergen

Mar 20, 2017

Creative Photo Adventures: "Atlantic Glow" - Maine Seascape Photography

Maine Acadia National Park Photos

Sunrise and sunset are some of my favorite times to explore nature with my camera. The bold colors in the skies combined with a picturesque landscape or beautiful seascape scenery makes for great creative adventures. I captured this sea-view at an undisclosed area in Maine Acadia National Park during the wee hours of the day. I arrived on time before the magic unfolded allowing for setting up at a location that I scouted the day before. The wide-angle lens setting was at 24mm. The aperture for this nature photography image was adjusted to f/22 providing a 1 second exposure time at ISO100. A split neutral density filter balances the darker foreground against the super bright sunrise light. In post I brought back the shadows and tones downed the highlights, adjusted brightness, contrast and saturation before removing dust spots and imperfections. In the final step I sharpened the seascape photo of Atlantic Dawn.     

Good light and happy photo making!


Juergen

Mar 15, 2017

Creative Photo Adventures: Boston Full Worm Moon Skyline Photography

Boston moon rise photography image

Last Sunday night, I experienced a full worm moon rise over Boston and its iconic skyline. I adventured out despite the freezing temperatures, bracing the cold and envisioning a perfect evening to capture this Astronomical Phenomena. Weather forecast called for clear skies and moonrise was predicted for 7pm, only minutes after sunset. I figured the moon would become visible during twilight and make for a beautiful Boston skyline photography composition addition. Based on my research and a bit of scouting I picked the Mass Avenue Bridge as my photo location and best option to capture my vision. Mother Nature didn't let me down. At the blue hour the full moon rose between the office building and across downtown Boston, perfectly to the right of the newly constructed Millennium Tower. In this second photograph I chose a wider view to include the familiar Prudential Center and the John Hancock Tower. The moon appears much smaller due to the wider lens. The moonlight and skyline was beautifully reflected in the Boston Charles River in this Long Exposure Photography image. 

Boston skyline with full worm moon

Good light and happy photo making!


Juergen