Aug 28, 2015

Photography E-Book Release: Photo Guide to Successful Cityscape Photography

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Photography e-book finally released: "Photo Guide to Successful Cityscape Photography", loaded with photo tips, inspiration, how, when and where to capture the essence of your town. Take a look to read through a few pages to spike your appetite: "Photo Guide to Successful Cityscape Photography".


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Aug 27, 2015

Impressions from Maine Acadia National Park


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Boston Boating, Yachting and Sailing Photography

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Boston Harbor is always worth exploring photographically. There are multiple locations that make for great architecture and skyline photography. In example, Fan Pier is iconic for its pristine downtown waterfront skyline views; there are multiple locations in East Boston with astonishing skyline view of Boston. The last time I explored the busy harbor action with all its sailboats, ships, and yachts coming and leaving. I had a blast and will be back to capture more images of Boston boating, yachting and sailing!


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Aug 26, 2015

Cape Cod Sea Kayaks Outdoor Photography

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Last week I spend a couple days on Cape Cod and pursued some sunset photography at Paine’s Creek. It’s one of the most popular sunset spots on Cape Cod and parking comes not easy. What I didn’t expect was a beach filled with kayaks. Sea kayaking is a popular outdoor activity on the Cape and kayakers were paddling towards the beach during my sunset photography.  After setting up just in time, patiently waiting for paddlers to move out of the composition and capturing a beautiful evening sky I turned all my attention to sea kayaks that were stacked on racks along the beach. In this first picture I zoomed in on the rack of kayaks but kept part of the beach and a picturesque cloud formation for additional interest in the composition. The colorful paddling boats stand in nice contrast with the monotone of the twilight sky. In the second picture I moved a bit further out to capture a couple of racks stored with ocean kayaks. I incorporated a bit more beach and sky for the viewers to explore and step onto the beach within my photograph. Mosquitoes were a pest that night and got me pretty well. I am glad though I stayed around to take these outdoor adventure photos. The sky and cloud formation also turned beautifully and made for some additional peaceful Cape Cod Bay photography. 

During my routine post processing workflow I removed dust spots, straightened the horizon, minimally adjusted, lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final image of Cape Cod Kayaks

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Aug 25, 2015

New Publication with Visiting New England

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I released a new article on historic Boston Landmark Photography with photo tips and inspiring photos of Boston. Hope you get a chance to check it out and share - thanks!

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Aug 24, 2015

Cape Cod Paine's Creek Landing and Beach

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In recent weeks I made multiple trips to Cape Cod and I am calling 2015 the summer of the Cape. This last trip brought me to Paine's Creek Landing and Beach where Stony Brook empties into the Cape Cod Bay. It's a favorite sunset spot in Brewster, MA for local and tourists alike. Parking is very limited but I lucked out that evening to find one left, just waiting for me. In this seascape photograph I incorporated the cordgrass in the foreground as it stands in beautiful contrast with the blue sky. I patiently waited for the clouds to move into the right spot that add the most appeal to the Cape Cod Photography picture.

Aperture was f/11 providing an exposure time of 1/6 of a second at ISO100. During post processing I removed dust spots and minimally adjusted contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final image of Paine's Creek.

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Aug 21, 2015

Boston Sunrise Photography

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Memorial Drive is a great Boston sunrise photography spot. I often head over to the Cambridge site of the Charles River to capture the Back Bay skyline at twilight when its famous landmarks are illuminated by the night light. However, in the wee hours of the day Boston looks different this morning, the show started minutes before sunrise when the sky turned deep orange and continued after the sun hit the horizon. I equipped with a neutral density to lengthen the exposure time and create a milky water effect in the Charles River and an additional split ND filter to balance the harsh contrast between dark foreground and bright sky and captured multiple images of the sunrise light along the Charles River Skyline. A tripod is always an essential photo gear in long exposure photography and I choose a wide angle lens to capture some of scrubs in the foreground and the hues of the sky in the Charles River.

During routine post processing I removed unwanted dust spots, adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final Boston skyline photography image Peaceful Boston in Photoshop.

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Aug 20, 2015

Historic Boston Photography: The Boston Fish Pier in the Seaport District

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Last week I photographed another Boston historic landmark, The Boston Fish Pier. This Boston waterfront landmark in the buzzing Seaport district is one of the oldest continuously working fish piers in the United States of America. The historic Boston Fish Pier is in operation since 1914 and is now owned by Massport since 1972. The Port of Boston waterfront landmark provides berthing space for regional fishermen and is home to the fish auction. To today fishing and fish processing remains its primary function and the facility houses companies dedicated to the processing and shipment of seafood. This Boston Photography image shows fishing boats docked at the Boston Fish Pier photographed minutes before sunrise.

Camera settings were similar f/11, 13 seconds at ISO100. During routine post processing steps I removed dust spots, minimally adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final photo of Boston Fish Pier.

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Aug 19, 2015

Under the Boston Tobin We'll Be Havin' Some Fun

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A few days ago I made my way over to one of the most iconic Landmarks of Boston; the Tobin Bridge in Chelsea, Massachusetts. This impressive landmark spans from Chelsea into Boston and the remarkable bridge architecture always fascinated me. I photographed the vital artery into Boston from many angles and locations but never from right beneath. This was about to change on this clear night. The experience was exhilarating and upon arrival I immediately made my way down to the banks of the Mystic River. Equipped with my widest lens to ensure I capture the entire structure in front of me and part of the Boston skyline I started firing away to close in on the optimal light  at twilight. Taking Long Exposure Photography images requires a tripod and using the camera self-timer to minimize camera shake and blurriness of pictures. The green color of the bridge with its light stands out beautifully against the turquoise color of the night sky. The bustling Boston city lights to the left under the bridge and the historic Bunker Hill Monument landmark add additional interest to the photograph.  

Aperture in both photograph was set to f/11 providing a 20 to 25 second shutter speeds at ISO100 and ISO200. As I enjoy the challenge of nailing exposure in the camera and field I minimized my routine post processing workflow to small adjustments in lighting, contrast, color saturation before removing dust spots and sharpening one of my latest Boston photos “Under the Boston Tobin”.

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Aug 18, 2015

Boston South Station in Red, White and Blue

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This Boston Night Photography image shows another historic Boston landmark: Boston South Station. The architectural marvel is a busy bus and train station built in 1899. The Train station replaced several terminals located in downtown Boston. In the evening the station shows a patriotic display and is illuminated in red, white, and blue. I had this urban scene on my bucket list for many years and finally made my way over to capture it last week. I out most of the traffic because it is distracting and not adding much to the composition. Instead I focused on the patriotic colors and the unique architecture of the building. Upon arrival I tried different perspectives and finally succeeded while the evening twilight was about to fade away.

Camera settings were similar f/20, 20 seconds at ISO100. During routine post processing steps I removed dust spots, minimally adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final photo of Boston South Station

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Aug 17, 2015

The Beauty of Boston Storrow Drive Rush Hour Traffic

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Storrow Drive in Boston is well known for its congested traffic during the morning and evening rush hour. The other day I went out to use the traffic as a computational feature. During long exposure photography head and rear lights of cars turn into beautiful streams of white and red. Effectively used, these light streaks lead the viewer into and through the picture to the main subject. In both Boston Photography Images the main focus is on the Charles River skyline while the sea of red and white guides towards the Boston skyline.

Camera settings were similar f/18, 20 to 25 seconds at ISO200. During routine post processing steps I removed dust spots, minimally adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final photos of Storrow Drive traffic with the Boston Back Bay skyline.

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Aug 9, 2015

Quote of the Day ~ 221 of 365

“I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical.” ~ Trent Parke

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Aug 8, 2015

Quote of the Day ~ 220 of 365

“Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world.” ~ Bruno Barbey

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Aug 7, 2015

Quote of the Day ~ 219 of 365

“I love photographing. It’s that simple.” ~ Stuart Franklin 
 
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Aug 6, 2015

Boston Red Sox And Fenway Park Collage

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These 2 photo collages represent the Zeitgeist of Boston Fenway Park and the Red Sox American League baseball team featuring scenes like sweeping panoramic views of the iconic ballpark and its famous baseball field, seating areas of the historic blue wooden seats, the press box and premium hospitality suites, the illuminated Prudential Center with its supporting Go Sox message and interior features of the famous ball field like a Red Sox vintage wall mural and sign.

All baseball images in both photo collages are also available as single canvas, metal, acrylic or standard photo print from my Sport Photography gallery. Prints might be purchased as matted, matted and framed or print only fine art prints.

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Quote of the Day ~ 218 of 365

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer and often the supreme disappointment.” ~ Ansel Adams
 
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Aug 5, 2015

New England Lighthouses – Picturesque and Iconic

In recent weeks I seized the opportunities to photograph some of Maine's most iconic lighthouses in ample light. New England lighthouses are often located in dramatic and scenic seascape locations. 

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Some are easy to reach while others take a certain amount of exploration and effort to set up tripod and gear to take home a spectacular composition of the coastal scenery. The 3 coastal scenes of lighthouses in these photo portraits are Pemaquid Point Lighthouse in the Boothbay area, Bass Harbor Head Light in Acadia National Park and Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse near York Beach – enjoy! 

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Quote of the Day ~ 217 of 365

“The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.” ~ Susan Sontag 
 
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Aug 4, 2015

Quote of the Day ~ 216 of 365

“I fell in love with taking pictures, with wandering around finding things. To me it feels like a kind of performance. The picture is a document of that performance.” ~ Alec Soth 
 
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Aug 3, 2015

Becoming a Ghost – Boston 2024

Although I always saw both points of the Boston 2024 Olympic bid discussion I always thought the positive outweigh the negative. This was a unique opportunity and great one for Boston, the greatest sport town in America and the people of New England, to make another splash in the sports world but there it goes. I had a dream – Boston 2024. I still dream – Boston 2028!

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Quote of the Day ~ 215 of 365

“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” ~ Alfred Stieglitz
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Boston Skyline Photography from Malone Park in Chelsea, MA

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This is one of my latest panorama photography images of the Boston Skyline. The famous cityscape view was photographed from Malone Park in Chelsea, Massachusetts featuring parts of the Boston financial and Back Bay area, Chelsea and Charlestown neighborhoods, architectural landmarks such as the Bunker Hill Bridge, Mystic River Bridge, Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower renamed now as 200 Clarendon.

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Quote of the Day ~ 213 of 365

”Best wide-angle lens? Two steps backward. Look for the ‘ah-ha’.” ~ Ernst Haas

 
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