Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge located west of Boynton Beach in
Palm Beach County, FL and is an incredible nature area for viewing wildlife and landscape
Photography in Florida. I had the pleasure to visit the area the other week and was able to catch a sunset at this location - incredible!
I planted some dahlias before the rain arrived this weekend. A couple of flowers were in full bloom and I decided to take out the macro lens to capture nature's beauty on display. Overcast sky provided great conditions as it beautifully balances the light. Overcast sky acts as a giant softbox that evenly spreads the light across the floral and provides pristine conditions for Flower Photography.
Scored tickets to the NBA Eastern Conference semi final between the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards. The series is tied at 3:3 and winner in game 7 at the TD Garden will face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Eastern Conference final. The Garden will be fired up - go Celtics!
Wakodahatchee Wetlands west of Delray Beach in Palm Beach County is a pristine birding and bird photography location in South Florida. When I parked the car I heard a lot of bird voices coming from the area. I walked up the boardwalk and when I got my first glimpse of this treasure, I was just blown away by the amount of nesting Everglades Storks. While making my rounds along the boardwalk I good close looks of the nesting birds and many other species like Great Blue Herons, Green Herons, Egrets, Anhingas, Purple Gallinules and Tri-Colored Herons. What a great place for an outdoor adventure combined with fabulous nature photography opportunities.
My last photo adventure brought me to Jupiter Inlet Light. This historic landmark is located in Jupiter, Florida along the Loxahatchee River and north side of the inlet. I scouted DuBois Park as a photo location with potential for great pictures of the famous red lighthouse at sunset.
Upon arrival I worked my way closer to the Inlet Light until I reached the pier that provided fantastic views of the Jupiter Inlet Light. In this image I incorporated the coconut and palm trees as silhouettes in the foreground while the beautiful sunset hues framed the small lighthouse. The most tricky part was to wait for people watching the magic of the colorful sunset light to unfold. Patience paid of and I succeeded to capture a few images before the wonderful light faded away into the night.
Aperture was set to f/11 providing a shutter speed of 1 second at ISO100. 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 Jupiter Lighthouse.
We stayed a week at one of our favorite places in South Florida; the Parliament Inn in Delray Beach. Delray is a coastal town in Palm Beach County, approximately 40 minutes north of Fort Lauderdale. The Parliament Inn is a hidden paradise with well maintained apartments. The gardening and landscaping are spectacular and the outdoor pool area provide an relaxing environment to completely chill. The Atlantic Ocean and beach is only 5 minutes away by foot and makes for great sunrise and sunset adventures. The surrounding areas like Lotchahatchee Wildlife Refuge, Green Cay or Wakodahatchee Wetlands allow for plenty of nature and wildlife exploration in short driving distance. Can't wait to get back.
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.
Day ends at Skaket Beachhas 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 wallart print from my photography galleries. All artwork is for sale.
The art exhibit is organized by the Cape Cod Art Association and
runs from May8, 2017 through June 4, 2017.
Regular gallery hours: Monday through Saturday - 9AM until 4PM, Sunday 12PM until 4PM.
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.
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.
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.
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.