Dec 31, 2016

Best of 2016 New England Photography - Happy & Healthy New Year!

Intentional Camera-Movement Jesup Path Birch Trees in Maine Acadia National Park.

Abstract fall foliage reflection at Lake Waban, Wellesley.

Early morning workout on the Charles River in Boston.

Boston as seen from Piers Park in East Boston.

Blue Hour Boston skyline panorama photo featuring new and familiar landmarks.

Cape Cod Bay sunset.

Dahlia from the Thuya Garden in Maine.

Sunrise at Lake Cochituate in Wayland.

Lake Cochituate fall foliage and sunrise reflection.

Backyard leaf macro with rain drop.

Sunset at Somes Pond on Mount Desert Island.

Starry night at Nauset Lighthouse on Cape Cod.

Sunset across Frenchman Bay with Cadillac Mountain as seen from Schoodic Peninsula.

Steep cliffs on Schoodic Peninsula painted in warm hues at the end of the day.

Backyard Tiger Liy.

Thuya Garden in Northeast Harbor, Maine.

Sunrise at Manchester by the Sea on Cape Ann.

Great Blue Heron and South Natick Sargent Footbridge in South Natick, Massachusetts.

Peak autumn colors in Southborough, central Mass.

Trees surrounded by fall foliage peak colors.

Sunset at lake Waban, Wellesley College, MA.

Which one is your favorite? Feel free to share, like and comment - Happy New Year at all!

Good light and happy photo making!


Dec 26, 2016

Blue Hour Boston Panorama Skyline Photography - How, When and Where?

Magical Boston skyline panorama night photography
Boston panorama night photography: f/11, 20 seconds at ISO100

The Boston Charles River skyline always offers plenty of photo opportunities. The Back Bay and Beacon Hill neighborhoods features some of the most prominent Boston landmarks; Prudential Center, new and old John Hancock Tower, Massachusetts State House, Sheraton Hotel to name only a few. The mixture of modern and historic architecture is what I love to photograph the most. In this Boston skyline panorama photography image I stitched multiple photographs to arrive at the final blue hour photo. It represents the latest city view along the Charles River with all its latest architecture additions. The river waters were quiet calm and made for decent reflections of the city lights. At twilight the colors and the city lights are in balance for a few minutes that provide ample lighting and makes for great times to photograph cities.

During my routine digital post processing steps I cleaned the image of unwanted dust spots and image imperfections. Furthermore I adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final photo of Blue Hour Boston. This image provides sufficient resolution to be printed very large or be utilized in wall murals - feel free to Contact Me with your project specifics.

Good light and happy photo making!


Dec 22, 2016

Massachusetts Sunrise Photography at Lake Cochituate

Stunning New England nature and landscape photography

Photographing locally is one of my favorite things to do. There are so many photo opportunities at our doorsteps that we sometimes like to overlook. There are plenty of Macro Photography subjects like insects or flowers. There is your local village or if you lucky like me Boston is really close by and provides endless inspiration. There are local parks, sanctuary or lakes that make for great Nature Photography. Taking photos at your door steps provides easy access and keeps travel expenses low. Your photography is not heavily impacted by unfavorable weather conditions as we easily can re-schedule for the next day when conditions are more favorable. In recent weeks I explored the nearby Lake Cochituate in Wayland, MA. I went to a spot that is located right off Route 9 and only a few minutes away from my house. Sunrise was the last time I visited and let me tell you it was a real stunner. Ones the sun surpassed the horizon the tree tops were painted in beautiful hues. The cloud cover added its own drama to the image while the immediately foreground of the lake was covered with fallen leaves. The stillness of the morning made for a great reflection of autumn colors and colorful sky. I used a polarizing filter to boost colors and saturation while overcoming the high contrast between the foreground and brighter sky by placing a split neutral density filter mainly across the sky. During the digital post processing steps I removed unwanted imperfection and dust spots before adjusting lighting, contrast, color saturation and sharpening the final photography image of Massachusetts Sunrise.

Good light and happy photo making!


Dec 20, 2016

Abstract Nature Photography of Dappled Dreams

Finding and photographing abstraction in nature is always very enticing. When I am out and about I often look for various forms, shapes and colors that work naturally within an abstract Nature Photography composition. This autumn I encountered a fall foliage reflection in Lake Waban. The foliage was painted by the early sunset light in warm hues and beautifully reflected in the lake. The lily pads throughout the picture provided some visual anchor and clues for the viewer. Equipped with my Canon 5d Mark IV and a Canon 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens set at 200mm I isolated a small section of the fall foliage reflection. The narrow composition allowed to mainly focus on the red tree foliage reflection while the darker top third of the picture provided some interesting contrast.

During post processing I removed unwanted dust spots and image imperfection before making minor adjustments to lighting, contrast, vibrancy and color saturation. The final step involved sharpening the final image of Dappled Dreams.

Good light and happy photo making!


Dec 12, 2016

Amazing Wellesley Lake Waban Sunset

Lake Waban is an idyllic small lake on the border of Natick and Wellesley. Parking is limited and keeps the crowds in check. It is popular with runners, walkers and dog walking. The other week when the fall foliage was winding down I went to the lake for sunset photography. The partly cloudy sky looked promising and I envisioned a sky being on fire. After photographing Wellesley College covered in autumn hues and reflected in Lake Waban I made my way over to the sunset spot I had in mind. This sunset turned out to be a stunner. As I imagined the orange and red clouds exploded around the time the sun sunk behind the horizon. I followed my routine digital post-processing steps but had to scale back color saturation a little bit since the sky colors were so intense.  

Good light and happy photo making!