Mr. Memory! I went out this morning for a sunrise shoot at the beach at Deer Island by Boston Harbor, a spot I’d scoped out the day before. I was there at 5.00am today and realized immediately my mistake of not bringing bug spray. Those little buggers were biting like crazy, both the tiny sand … More Bite Me!
Hi there! Last night I really wanted to get out and take some shots at sunset. There is snow everywhere and is bitterly cold in Massachusetts but I was ready to get some fresh air having been cooped up all day. All the lakes are frozen and covered in snow which makes for less impressive … More Flare Battle
It’s a snow day in Boston. I’m looking out of the window and there is a blizzard with 18inches of snow on the way. I always wonder how to get out from the house to capture nice scenes before the places are trampled. Yesterday, however, the temperatures rose to a balmy 20F so I got … More West Beach in Winter
Brrrr. It’s really cold right now in Massachusetts so that means a couple of things; keep the water trickling through the taps to avoid having a $500 plumber bill to replace burst pipes and more importantly some nice quiet, peaceful shooting time. Fortunately Santa knew exactly what to bring me so now I am wearing … More A Long Cold Snap in New England
I live in Arlington, MA, which is on the outskirts of Boston. Suburbia. Close by we have many lakes and ponds but there is one, Horn Pond, which seems to garner a lot of attention. Joggers in the morning, people taking elderly relatives out to see the ducks and geese and of course, photographers. Those … More Persistence and Serendipity
Summer is almost over and the fall season is fast approaching and I can’t wait. Foliage colors are superb in New England. I have not been out so much recently as summer is not too exciting unless there is a good sunrise or sunset forecast which there was a couple of days ago for Cape … More Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Yesterday morning was like a beginning scene out of Breaking Bad. Summer sunrises mean an early start so I was out by Lo Presti Park across the harbor from Boston at 4.30am. I noticed a skunk next to me frantically trying to get a plastic cup off its head, not something you see everyday. I … More Strange Morning
It’s funny to think when you look for an interesting foreground element that there may be more history behind it than you would have imagined. I wanted to photograph the remains of the old pier at West Beach in Massachusetts. I was hoping to get a misty, long exposure but I hadn’t been to the … More Relic
Where has spring gone? After a week of rain in New England I was looking forward to a good sunrise or sunset. When I looked out of the window yesterday there were dark clouds but it held some promise. I was leaving it late but I got dressed , grabbed my bag and set … More At Last!