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.
On Saturday Evening, I participated in a PSRI Field trip to the Galilee Docks to shoot various items of inetrest as well as Sunset. There were several ares to be explored and for the most part the Fisherman and assorted workers were very cooperative. I shot a few images on the docks as the boats were unloading their catches. Watching and learning how everything works. I captured some great shots and converted some to Black and White. Hopefully they will be as good as the color images they came from.
I find that the process helps me to forget my other cares as I concentrate on getting the most from my labors. I also went over to Pt. Judith Light to try some more night photography. The sky was spectacular with a brillant first quarter moon. I hope you enjoy the results.
In our many trips to Provincetown, we have passed the headquarters of Art’s Dune Tours several times. I have always wanted to wander out on the Dunes to capture some of the stunning images that must exist there. Finally I made reservations to take the Race Point Lighthouse tour. My wife and I started out with a great lunch at the Surfside Restaurant right on the Beach. Then we took a walk down the pier to check out the various small shops and venders. I found my friendly seagull perched on top of the Whale Watch office guarding the harbor. The fishing fleet was mostly in port. The tiem had finally arrived and we boarded an eight passenger dune buggy to begin our journey. As we began our tour, the guide took us to various points in the town and explained the historical background. We passed the Tea Party and the Girls all waved.
We then set out onto the dunes and after a bumpy ride arrived at Race Point Light.
It was like being on the dessert. The guide from the light took us on a tour of the keeper’s home as well as the lighthouse itself. The light was originally lit with whale oil and in some of the photos you can see the small whale oil house set off from the main house. The light is now powered by solar panels. The keeper’s house also has solar power and hot water. The Whistle House which contained the foghorn is now powered by a wind turbine. The view from the top was spectacular. The Keeper’s House has rooms to rent by the week and the Whistle House is available to rent by the month. There is a long waiting list for both. We cannot wait for our next Dune Tour maybe the Sunset Tour. We had a great time and learned a lot of the history and culture of Provincetown.
I travelled to Milford, CT on Saturday to take some images of the Town Green and the new walkway at Walnut and Silver Sands Beach. I walked about six miles retracing my old walking beat downtown and then walking the length of the boardwalk with camera and tripod. Here are some of the images I captured.
Saturday trip to Rockport, Mass. Weather was clear, but cloudy. Weekend tourists were everywhere.