I was alone on Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester, MA on December 3 hoping to photograph the Milky Way over Ipswich Bay. Instead, I captured the gentle waves, Annisquam light to stage right, and the glow of Newburyport’s abundant city lights on stage left. The exposure was 15 seconds. Click the image for a full-screen view. Feel free to contact me about purchasing signed prints or to license any of my photographs for commercial use.
Today I explored some favorite locations in Essex County, Massachusetts, chasing the afternoon light and a painterly effect. This view is from The Hamlin Reservation managed by The Trustees of Reservations. This wetland is drained by The Labor-In-Vain Creek. Love that name! The image maximizes tonal range by combining three separate exposures.
Just as I was thinking that the fall colors this year were not very vibrant, I ran into this.
This evening when I took two visitors from California for a walk through the Appleton Farms & Grass Rides in Ipswich, MA, one of them said, “this is paradise.”
[The Mouth of the Ipswich River]
the Mouth of the Ipswich River
On a winter day in early January when snow and ice usually blankets the North Atlantic shoreline, I spent an afternoon meandering around Ipswich Massachusetts, looking for dramatic afternoon light. This view of Castle Hill is from the tiny neighborhood of Little Neck, a hilly promontory covered with a mix of year-round and summer homes, each with a dramatic view of the sea and the river.