Nov 29, 2020

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Mar 29, 2020

Full Moon Rise over Rhode Island Newport Bridge


Capturing a full moon rise over The Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge, also or better known as the Newport Bridge, had been on my bucket list for many years. Following some research on the subject, it seemed to be a good time last time around. The moon was predicted to rise between one of the arches and then continue above this iconic New England bridge in Rhode Island. So I decided to go! Upon arrival I started setting up tripod and 100-400 mm with a 1.4x teleconverter. As forecast the moon beautifully rose between the arch and above but the brightness was lacking. Ones brightness became acceptable it was above the bridge. I quickly improvised and moved set up around to create a symmetrical composition of the rectangular Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge with its triangle suspensions and the round full moon atop. Later on, I moved further around to capture other perspective and eventually changed to a wide-angle lens to capture the entire bridge with a bright full moon on top while the sunset light was still painting this Rhode Island scenery in beautiful warm hues. 

The focal length was 435mm and an aperture setting of f/32 provided a shutter speed of 1/25 seconds at ISO100. During post-processing I applied noise reduction and mainly adjusted brightness, contrast, and color saturation, before removing image imperfection and sharpening the final digital photography image of Full Moon over Rhode Island Newport Bridge.

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Mar 28, 2020

Full Moon over Motif Number One in Rockport Massachusetts on Cape Ann

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Motif Number One in Rockport, MA on Cape Ann is an exceptional photo subject year-round. I love visiting this iconic landmark and spot north of Boston. The historic red fishing shack at Bearskin Neck on Bradley Wharf always stands out against the beautiful contrast of the warm hues of sunrise or sunset skies. My last visit brought me here at sunset and I was eager to capture another full moon rising across this picturesque working New England harbor and its fishing boat fleet. Temperatures were low, but not too bad compared to my last Motif Number One Full Moon adventure here. Upon arrival I first explored the views of Motif Number 1 from Bradley Wharf, the setting sun painted the harbor scenery in beautiful light. I used the time at hand to capture some more intimate shots of dinghies while also taking photos of the harbor. Ones it was time I worked my way over to the old boat ramp in Rockport. Research unveiled that the moon was going to rise right next to Motif #1. Three more photographers did their research as well and we shared doing the same thing while chatting it up a bit. Equipped with a Canon 100-400mm lens and a 1.4x telezomm converter I got to work. Cloud cover was a bit of a hurdle but also ended up being a blessing. The late night illuminated the scenery and clouds popped at the horizon in beautiful colors. The full moon showed no shyness that night and slowly but surely became more and more visible between the clouds. Ones bright and shiny, I was able to sneak in a bunch of moon photos before it disappeared between the clouds. Great night for nature and New England Full Moon Photography, so glad I made it out!

Focal lens was at 100mm while an aperture setting of f/11 provided a shutter speed of 1/25 seconds at ISO100. During post-processing I applied noise reduction and mainly adjusted brightness, contrast, and saturation, removed unwanted dust spots and image imperfection before sharpening the final digital photography image of Full Moon over Rockport Harbor and Motif Number One.


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Dec 19, 2019

Visiting Indian Well State Park during Connecticut Fall Foliage Season

This past New England Fall Foliage season I traveled to Connecticut exploring Indian Well State Park. It's a recreational area along the west bank of Lake Housatonic near Shelton, CT. It also features Indian Well Falls, a 15-foot horsetail waterfalls with a beautiful pool at bottom. This Connecticut waterfall is only a short walk from the parking area and easy to reach, right up my sleeves.

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Fall foliage was still at peak or past peak with some leaf drop apparent. My Canon 16-35mm wide-angle lens allowed me to incorporate the circular gorge and pool while also adding some bright autumn colors at the top of the waterfall. A polarizing filter eliminated glare on the rocks and boosted color saturation. The filter also extended exposure times by approximately one stop allowing for a more pronounced silky water effect. On my way out and back to the car I explored the rushing cascades downstream of this stunning New England waterfall. This second photography image shows Indian Hole Brook with its surrounding environment, providing a good feel of the entire scenery around this Connecticut State Park.

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In the last photograph, I looked for more Intimate Compositions of the flowing waters and fallen leaves. There was a very photogenic area of moos covered rocks that were in beautiful contrast with orange leaves. I loved photographing here and spent a decent amount of time here trying different perspectives and compositions, could have photographed all day here. 

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Looking for more inspiration? Watch me on the iconic WCVB-TV (Channel 5)’s CHRONICLE Waterfall Road Trip show.

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Dec 12, 2019

New Hampshire White Steeple Wonalancet Union Chapel Photography Artwork


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Fall in New England is a great time to explore and always get my blood stream going. One of New England's most iconic and scenic fall scenes is the white steeple Wonalancet Union Chapel. This place of worship is located in the town of Tamworth, NH, at the foot of the famous New Hampshire White Mountains. It is also the final resting place of Arthur and Kate Walden.

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On my visit during this year's New England fall foliage season I encountered the charming Wonalancet Union Chapel surrounded by beautiful autumn colors. The fall colors were peaking and provided a perfect backdrop while the field in front of the church was a great foreground element to lead viewers into the frame and towards the white steeple building. 

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Dec 5, 2019

2019 New England Fall Foliage Photography Favorites


Chasing New England fall foliage and peak colors is something I look forward to all year long. I usually start making photography plans shortly after leaves have dropped and a season comes to an end. This years 2019 New England fall foliage season was spectacular and I made several trips up north, south and west, visiting New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Unfortunately, I had to ditch Maine and Vermont this year but hope to visit during next years autumn season. This blog showcase some of my favorites from 2019. Enjoy!

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Aug 22, 2019

Cape Cod Sandwich Boardwalk Sunrise Reflection Photography

The other day I visited the iconic wooden boardwalk in Sandwich, MA on Cape Cod. The weather forecast predicted partly cloudy skies which I was hoping would set the clouds on fire. Due to a very foggy start at this famous location, the sky fire never really materialized. At some point during the morning, however, the sky broke open for a few moments allowing to capture some beautiful sunrise light in the sky. The waters below the boardwalk were very quite at low tide, making for a great reflection of this wooden Cape Cod landmark.


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Aug 19, 2019

Hidden Cape Cod gem: Quissett Harbor in Falmouth

The other day I explored Quissett Harbor in Falmouth, MA. It's a hidden Cape Cod gem providing many photography opportunities from boat close ups to beautiful harbor scenery.

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Aug 1, 2019

Maine Sunburst at Nubble Light on Cape Neddick

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Cape Neddick is home to one of New England's most scenic lighthouses, Nubble Light. This Maine lighthouse towers on top of a giant rock formation atop the twirling Atlantic Ocean. I love visiting and photographing this iconic landmark and usually do so at sunrise. The other week I set my alarm clock for 3 am and traveled up north to catch the first light here. The morning did not disappoint, light and cloud cover was great making for excellent photo conditions. Upon arrival I checked out new perspectives and views of the lighthouse. For this one I incorporated some of the rocks as foreground features while patiently waiting for the sun to rise across the horizon and paint the sky in beautiful hues.  

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Jul 30, 2019

New England Milky Way Photography on Cape Cod


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Visiting and photographing Cape Cod and the Islands is always a lot of fun, but unbeatable fun with Tom Gaitley, a fellow member of the New England Photography Guild. During our last visit, we stopped at Nauset Beach Light to pursue a starry night and milky way shot. Nauset Light is an iconic New England Lighthouse, located in the town of Eastham near Coastguard Beach along the National Seashore. 

After arrival on location at about 10 pm, we immediately started scouting for interesting compositions of the lighthouse with the milky way location in mind. After a few test shots at high ISO settings to finalize focus and composition, I dialed in my initial camera settings. While patiently waiting for the milky way to rise into the desired position, I took multiple test shots, making adjustments and working my way towards the final milky way camera settings. Blowing out the night sky milky way and the bright Fresnel was a major concern, so I used a piece of paper that I positioned in front of my lens periodically during the long exposure time. Covering the lens with a cloth, your hand or a piece of paper allows less light in certain areas of the night sky and for more contrast between sky and milky way. Tom taught me that trick while on this iconic Massachusetts lighthouse location and I wouldn't have gotten away with this image if he hadn't. So many thanks to him, and also to spark my inspiration and desire to capture more night milky way photography images in the future. The final camera settings were f/2.8, 25 seconds at ISO1600. 

Back home, I post-processed the final image Milky Way over Nausett Light in lightroom and photoshop which may a topic for a future blog post.

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