Boat Meadow Beach
My Favorite Barn 6
On my way home yesterday, the sunset was so pretty. Normally, I LOVE a beautiful sunset but not when I don't have my camera! I decided to stop and shoot this barn with my cell phone, which normally takes darn good pictures. In order to shoot it, I have to pull over in a rather precarious place. There's really no way to get off the road and inevitably, I get honked at. Yesterday was no exception. I got one shot off before a truck came screaming up from behind me and laid on it's horn for about 10 seconds! I nearly dropped the phone out the car window! The things we do for a picture!
Anyway, the sunset was much prettier than this shows. The pretty part of the sky was off to the right but I couldn't move the barn to line up with the clouds so this is what you get -an hour of fun in lightroom and On1...If I still knew how to share a link (thank you smugmug :/ ) I'd post the original too.
West Island Fire Tower in the Winter
Along the eastern seaboard, Fire Towers were erected by the Army Corps of Engineers during WWII to watch for enemy fire on our ships.
Olympus EM 1
12mm, f/13, 1/200, ISO 200
Not the best quality image but...
This building is about to collapse. It sits right on the edge of the railroad tracks and I'm sure, in it's day, did quite a business. I've enjoyed shooting it over the years, though now it feels apropos given my line of work in commercial plumbing. So many letters have now fallen or are covered. The train tracks are still functioning and the MBTA screams by there 20-25 times a day as well as freight trains. It's amazing it's still standing with all that rumbling .
Here's a picture I took of it a year or two ago.....OR NOT! I hate that I can no longer copy/paste a URL here anymore. The new smugmug has got me pretty frustrated. I don't like it.
The Burrage at Sunset
Murdock Street, Middleboro, Ma.
This was growing along the edge of the street, somewhat in silhouette against the setting sun, way across the cow pasture.
Sunset at Tubb Meadow Nature Preserve
I usually tend to be more of a sunRISE person but lately, the sunsets have been gorgeous. This was the view of the Nemasket River just after sunset. There was a little river otter swimming around too but because of the low light and necessary slow shutter speed, he was all blurry. So I had to lop him out of the scene.
Middleboro/Lakeville town line
Sunset on the Nemasket River, Middleboro, Ma
Beautiful sunset last night. It was a pleasure making "the trip back" from Lakeville. I stopped at a few of my old favorite shooting spots along the way.
Old Bridge St. Lakeville; Ma
I am really enjoying my camera after work these days. This is a zinnia in my little garden that I planted just off the patio. It's certainly not a large flower garden but it sure has given me a lot of enjoyment!
I have a few downy wood peckers that frequent my feeders. I like their behavior in that they stay for a while.
One of my favorite things is getting home from work and sitting out back watching Mother Nature's free show -from the best seat in the house!
This scene is all about the light.
Sunset at Gray's Beach
Happy Father's Day!
Well, the Smoker Craft is in! We took it out for sunset last night. I had fun trying to shoot lily pads that were bobbing by us in the colorful wake.
This was shot just as the sun was setting. I love the way the marsh grasses are illuminated when the sun hits them sideways.
It turned into a gorgeous day yesterday. I spent the whole day outside, ending with a ride down the Cape. Though the sky lacked clouds, the beautiful shades of pink, purple and orange more than made up for it.
This was taken at Long Beach in Plymouth. I don't know this young couple. They just caught my attention, silhouetted against the dusk sky.
This was taken on the shore of Pocksha Pond at sunset. The very last rays of light and these weeds were illuminated so nicely. I took a few purposely blurred ones so I could try working this effect with it.
An iphone shot
Edited in the Snapseed app
I really like the boats in this scene. Luckily, I can return here again whenever I want. The water was so calm, which isn't usually the case. Because of the distance to the boats and the low light, I really needed my good camera. I didn't have the heart to trash the image, though.
I shot this a couple of weeks ago and HDR processed it right away. I didn't like it so I never posted it anywhere. I came across it again yesterday and decided it was worthy of a re-do. I like this version much better so, here ya go! Happy Sunday!!
West Falmouth, Ma
I went to another new place for sunset. I like these little harbors and inlets tucked away on the side roads. This is a 3 shot HDR, despite not having a a tripod. I used one of the pilings on the pier to steady the shots. I almost didn't post this because it bugs me to no end that the flagpole itself was not straight!
Paine's Creek, Cape Cod
Winter sunset at low tide
Sandwich Beach Marsh
No stellar sunset last night so I just had fun with the low light and rich sky color. Happy VD!
Gray's Beach Yarmouth, MA
Very pretty sunset on Cape Cod last night. I'm really learning my way around there pretty well!
Also, after seeing all the beautiful colors in Vandana, Dianne Wards and fotomom's microwaved CD pics, I did that yesterday too. After the fifth one, I video taped the microwave process. I'll photograph them today when the sun comes out. I can't wait! Color in February!!!
I went down the Cape to the Sandwich Boardwalk for some late afternoon light yesterday and ended up shooting right through a gorgeous sunset. The sky in this image isn't even the nice sky!
The very end of Plymouth Beach
Hundreds of plovers and terns doing their crazy sunset thing.