Black & White Panorama On Quincy Bay

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Quincy Bay © Paul Mozell 2009

Although I’ve lived in the Boston area for many years, this long, rocky beach, Wollaston Beach has escaped me. On my way home from a rather urban photo shoot in Quincy, Massachusetts, I had a strong urge to shoot at least one good landscape.

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End of Summer In Franconia Notch

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"The Basin" in Franconia Notch is formed by the headwaters of the Pemmigiwasett River

"The Basin" in Franconia Notch is formed by the headwaters of the Pemigiwasett River. This is a multiple exposure, each frame at a little more than one second.© Paul Mozell 2009

This weekend I returned to some favorite photographic and hiking haunts in Franconia Notch and found familiar themes and a few surprises, including earlier fall colors and a rugged volunteer trail crew. Continue reading

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Jennifer and Shawn

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The Wedding Dance

The Wedding Dance © Paul Mozell 2009

The constant heavy rain on this wedding day made the outdoor ceremony impossible, as well as the seaside venue for the couple’s portraits. But everyone made the best of it and this couple’s joy was evident every time they danced that night.

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Summer Woods

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© Paul Mozell 2009

Tall Trees

Tall Trees in Breakheart

Although it’s a mere 12 miles from Boston, the forest protected by Breakheart Reservation is lush and resplendent in late summer green.

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The Photographer Loves Trees

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© Paul Mozell 2009

Old Hollow Oak Tree

Old Hollow Oak Tree

As a certified tree hugger I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve been photographing trees since I first held a camera. I think it was the free-form sculpture of the 1960’s and 70’s that I saw at New York City’s museums and galleries that taught me to admire trees for their shape and form. On this sultry, hot, nearly unbearable day in Massachusetts, when a walk of about two miles in the The Appleton Farms Grass Rides (Ipswich, MA) was the most I could muster, I made just one photograph.

With bright sun, strong shadows, and burn-out highlights on the oily leaves of the Continue reading

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YMCA Ropes Course

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Copyright Paul Mozell 2009

Campers at the YMCA Camp Wakanda in Boxford, MA tackle the challenging ropes course

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Revealing The Covered Bridge: Pulling out the details of light and shadow

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© Paul Mozell 2009

Why do we love covered bridges? Perhaps for the same reasons we love watching the ocean or a crackling fireplace. I’ve been over the Albany Covered Bridge which crosses the Swift River, slicing through the White Mountain National Forest, a hundred times. On this day, accompanied by my 7 year old assistant Molly Mozell, I took a few moments to plant my tripod on the ancient wooden timbers of this landmark, and took about 5 bracketed exposures of the interior of the span.

The Albany Covered Bridge over the Swift River

The Albany Covered Bridge over the Swift River

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Mountain Streams: Another View

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Copyright Paul Mozell 2009

Pink Granite and Water

Pink Granite and Water

As a young child I loved playing beside the brooks and rivers where our family camped and hiked in the forests of New York and Jersey. When I discovered Eliot Porter and Ansel Adams as a teenager, those streams became one of my favorite subjects, and they remain so to this day. Continue reading

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Tri The Lake

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Competitors in the first Burbank YMCA Tri-The-Lake Triathlon had to wade a long distance into Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield, MA, before they could safely swim. Racers who continued to walk in the water, while others swam, had a slight advantage.

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A Gray Afternoon at Rockport, Massachusetts

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© Paul Mozell – article and photographs – all rights reserved

Even in a year when the New England spring has been unusually cool and gray, the coastal town of Rockport beckons my camera.

A peaceful sea wets the rocks of Halibut Point, Rockport, MA

Halibut Point, Rockport, MA

From July through September, downtown Rockport is usually packed with tourists who fill the art galleries and the ice cream shops on Bearskin Neck. Continue reading

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