Friday was a hectic day for me with several chores that had to be done. I was on a four day mini-vacation from work and trying to catch up. In the late afternoon after checking the forecast I decided to head down to Beavertail Light to shoot sunset and then the night skies.
The sky was slightly misty with a wispy look to the clouds
as I proceeded to capture some sunset images. Then I moved to the other side of the lighthouse to wait for the magic of Blue Hour.
Slowly the clouds began to clear and the stars appear. I began to work the camera trying different setting and compositions. I wanted to include the lighthouse but tried to minimize the impact of the beacon on the images.
Several vehicles were also driving through the perimeter road which raised havoc with my long exposure attempts.
As usual I don’t like to quit once I get started. The night was cool and there was a great breeze off the water which kept the bugs at bay. Here are some of the images that resulted.
After checking the weather forecast for the weekend I decided to make the trip Friday to Portland Maine to shoot sunset and the city. My friend Rick Berk suggested that I try Kettle Cove in Cape Elizabeth for the best sunset images.
I made the mistake of traveling on the busiest time and weekend. It seemed to take forever to get where I wanted to go. I finally arrived and took the last parking place in the lot. The location was as good as advertised.
I took my equipment over to a grassy area with several benches and set up. There were several other people there to enjoy the sunset. I spent some time talking with a very lovely lady about my photography and shared some images that were from my previous work. It was great to share a conversation and the sunset with such a great lady. I hope that she enjoys the images that she suggested i capture.
As it became darker, I travelled down to Downtown Portland to shoot some city images. The streets were loaded with people enjoying the restaurant and bars. I found a parking garage that wasn’t full and drove up to the roof where I spent a couple of hours documenting the Friday night crowd.
Finally I drove over to Bug Light Park and shot some images across the Harbor. I looked at my watch and realized that It was much later than I thought so I shut down and headed home. I hope you enjoy the images that resulted.
Saturday afternoon I took my daughter Kellie and grandson Cole down to Pt. Judith in Narraganssett. Cole wanted to try fishing and I wanted to shoot the sunset. When we arrived we were surprised by the fishing area being fenced off for some reconstruction of the area to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy. It was a short walk on the public access path to the shoreline . I am looking forward to knee replacement surgery in June so my mobility is limited. While Cole and Kellie tried fishing, I managed to take a few images to share with you.
I currently have two images on exhibit in the Newport Public Library which were taken during our summer photo walks. The photo of the MGTD was taken near the Jane Picken’s Theater in Newport and the Wickford Harbor shot was taken in Wickford.
Additionally I have two works in the Newport Art Museum Photo Guild Exhibit at the Museum starting September 29. The image of the Nauset Light in Fog and the Misty Fjords taken in Ketchikan Alaska. I hope you can view these works in person.
It has been a while since I posted anything on this site. I would like to expalin the absence. I had to get my MacBook fixed, which involved a new and bigger hard drive. My back-up drive failed and I had to reload all my information by hand. It took about two weeks and it still is not all here.
This morning I drove to Conimicut Point Park to see if I could get a decent sunrise shot. It was about 25 degrees and there was patchy ice on the roads. The wind was calmer, however it was still pretty strong. Here are the results of my efforts.