PITTSFIELD AFTER DARK


Friday night I went to Pittsfield Massachusetts to visit with my younger brother Pete and see what I could capture with my cameras. We went to a restaurant called Otto’s for dinner.
I could not believe the size of the Otto Special Hamburgers we were served. It was one of the best sandwiches I have ever had. 
After dinner my brother took me around the city and we took images of the various cityscapes that presented themselves. The Capitol Theater had been restored and recently reopened as a Senior Center. Several other locations had been restored and the City presented itself well. I was led to the alley way by Pete and took several shots with different lighting. All in all it was a great night and I am looking forward to going back soon.


BRISTOL HARBOR AFTER DARK

I have been slacking lately, so I decided to travel to Colt State Park in Bristol RI to do some night photography. Finding the Park locked up tight I went to Plan B and set up near the Yacht Club. The moon was bright and the sky was clear to help me capture these images of the Harbor as well as the Yacht Club. It felt good to be back on the road again doing what I enjoy.

BEAVERTAIL NIGHT SKIES

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.

PROVIDENCE RIVERWALK SUNSET

Saturday night I returned to the Providence Riverwalk Bridge to photograph sunset. The new pedestrian bridge was loaded with people having a great time. Families and dog walkers, couples out for a walk, and photographers looking to shoot the sunset. Two Providence Police Officers were located at the entrance to the walkway to keep the scooters and bicyclists from riding into the crowds. There was a small musical group playing on the patio and everyone was having a great time.
The attraction was bringing more people into downtown Providence to eat at the restaurants and shop at the mall.
Several people were asking about the restaurants and pubs in the area. Visitors from out of town are great for the economy of the City.
This addition can only add to the appeal of Waterfire and
other cultural events. This will bring in more visitors and money into the State.
The following images were captured showing the crowds and the beauty of the Bridge. I will definitely return as the rest of the area is opened up.

NEWBURYPORT SUNRISE

Saturday morning 2:30 am and once again I am heading to shoot sunrise. Newburyport MA was my target because it has been a long time since I visited . It is a great summertime location and beautiful area. It was a little cool and very dark when I arrived , but the clouds promised a great platform for a sunrise. Setting up my equipment I was surprised by the many early morning walkers and jobs looking to share the experience. Several dog walkers stopped by to offer encouragement for my efforts.
I had trouble selecting images as each was more beautiful than the next. I hope you enjoy my choices.