Sep 2, 2015

Behind the Image of Cape Cod Mayflower Beach - Sunset Photography

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I spent a couple of nights in Dennis on Cape Cod last week and was able to shoot during sunset on Mayflower Beach. There were a couple of photographers in their beach chairs patiently waiting for the light. When I passed by we chatted it up and we agreed that it wouldn't be much of a sunset tonight because the sun was about to disappear behind the clouds. Minutes after sunset twilight kicked in and I walked out into the Cape Cod Bay to a large boulder I spotted. The rock turned out to be a nice anchor for the viewer and an interesting feature in the foreground of the composition. A split density filter saturated the evening colors of the sky and helped to balance the darker foreground against the bright sunset sky.

Aperture was set to f/22 providing a shutter speed of 6 seconds at ISO100. During post processing I removed dust spots, minimally adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final photography image of Cape Cod Mayflower Beach.
 
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Aug 28, 2015

Photography E-Book Release: Photo Guide to Successful Cityscape Photography

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Photography e-book finally released: "Photo Guide to Successful Cityscape Photography", loaded with photo tips, inspiration, how, when and where to capture the essence of your town. Take a look to read through a few pages to spike your appetite: "Photo Guide to Successful Cityscape Photography".


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Aug 27, 2015

Impressions from Maine Acadia National Park


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Boston Boating, Yachting and Sailing Photography

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Boston Harbor is always worth exploring photographically. There are multiple locations that make for great architecture and skyline photography. In example, Fan Pier is iconic for its pristine downtown waterfront skyline views; there are multiple locations in East Boston with astonishing skyline view of Boston. The last time I explored the busy harbor action with all its sailboats, ships, and yachts coming and leaving. I had a blast and will be back to capture more images of Boston boating, yachting and sailing!


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Aug 26, 2015

Cape Cod Sea Kayaks Outdoor Photography

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Last week I spend a couple days on Cape Cod and pursued some sunset photography at Paine’s Creek. It’s one of the most popular sunset spots on Cape Cod and parking comes not easy. What I didn’t expect was a beach filled with kayaks. Sea kayaking is a popular outdoor activity on the Cape and kayakers were paddling towards the beach during my sunset photography.  After setting up just in time, patiently waiting for paddlers to move out of the composition and capturing a beautiful evening sky I turned all my attention to sea kayaks that were stacked on racks along the beach. In this first picture I zoomed in on the rack of kayaks but kept part of the beach and a picturesque cloud formation for additional interest in the composition. The colorful paddling boats stand in nice contrast with the monotone of the twilight sky. In the second picture I moved a bit further out to capture a couple of racks stored with ocean kayaks. I incorporated a bit more beach and sky for the viewers to explore and step onto the beach within my photograph. Mosquitoes were a pest that night and got me pretty well. I am glad though I stayed around to take these outdoor adventure photos. The sky and cloud formation also turned beautifully and made for some additional peaceful Cape Cod Bay photography. 

During my routine post processing workflow I removed dust spots, straightened the horizon, minimally adjusted, lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final image of Cape Cod Kayaks

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Aug 25, 2015

New Publication with Visiting New England

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I released a new article on historic Boston Landmark Photography with photo tips and inspiring photos of Boston. Hope you get a chance to check it out and share - thanks!

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Juergen

Aug 24, 2015

Cape Cod Paine's Creek Landing and Beach

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In recent weeks I made multiple trips to Cape Cod and I am calling 2015 the summer of the Cape. This last trip brought me to Paine's Creek Landing and Beach where Stony Brook empties into the Cape Cod Bay. It's a favorite sunset spot in Brewster, MA for local and tourists alike. Parking is very limited but I lucked out that evening to find one left, just waiting for me. In this seascape photograph I incorporated the cordgrass in the foreground as it stands in beautiful contrast with the blue sky. I patiently waited for the clouds to move into the right spot that add the most appeal to the Cape Cod Photography picture.

Aperture was f/11 providing an exposure time of 1/6 of a second at ISO100. During post processing I removed dust spots and minimally adjusted contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final image of Paine's Creek.

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Juergen

Aug 21, 2015

Boston Sunrise Photography

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Memorial Drive is a great Boston sunrise photography spot. I often head over to the Cambridge site of the Charles River to capture the Back Bay skyline at twilight when its famous landmarks are illuminated by the night light. However, in the wee hours of the day Boston looks different this morning, the show started minutes before sunrise when the sky turned deep orange and continued after the sun hit the horizon. I equipped with a neutral density to lengthen the exposure time and create a milky water effect in the Charles River and an additional split ND filter to balance the harsh contrast between dark foreground and bright sky and captured multiple images of the sunrise light along the Charles River Skyline. A tripod is always an essential photo gear in long exposure photography and I choose a wide angle lens to capture some of scrubs in the foreground and the hues of the sky in the Charles River.

During routine post processing I removed unwanted dust spots, adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final Boston skyline photography image Peaceful Boston in Photoshop.

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Juergen

Aug 20, 2015

Historic Boston Photography: The Boston Fish Pier in the Seaport District

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Last week I photographed another Boston historic landmark, The Boston Fish Pier. This Boston waterfront landmark in the buzzing Seaport district is one of the oldest continuously working fish piers in the United States of America. The historic Boston Fish Pier is in operation since 1914 and is now owned by Massport since 1972. The Port of Boston waterfront landmark provides berthing space for regional fishermen and is home to the fish auction. To today fishing and fish processing remains its primary function and the facility houses companies dedicated to the processing and shipment of seafood. This Boston Photography image shows fishing boats docked at the Boston Fish Pier photographed minutes before sunrise.

Camera settings were similar f/11, 13 seconds at ISO100. During routine post processing steps I removed dust spots, minimally adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final photo of Boston Fish Pier.

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Juergen

Aug 19, 2015

Under the Boston Tobin We'll Be Havin' Some Fun

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A few days ago I made my way over to one of the most iconic Landmarks of Boston; the Tobin Bridge in Chelsea, Massachusetts. This impressive landmark spans from Chelsea into Boston and the remarkable bridge architecture always fascinated me. I photographed the vital artery into Boston from many angles and locations but never from right beneath. This was about to change on this clear night. The experience was exhilarating and upon arrival I immediately made my way down to the banks of the Mystic River. Equipped with my widest lens to ensure I capture the entire structure in front of me and part of the Boston skyline I started firing away to close in on the optimal light  at twilight. Taking Long Exposure Photography images requires a tripod and using the camera self-timer to minimize camera shake and blurriness of pictures. The green color of the bridge with its light stands out beautifully against the turquoise color of the night sky. The bustling Boston city lights to the left under the bridge and the historic Bunker Hill Monument landmark add additional interest to the photograph.  

Aperture in both photograph was set to f/11 providing a 20 to 25 second shutter speeds at ISO100 and ISO200. As I enjoy the challenge of nailing exposure in the camera and field I minimized my routine post processing workflow to small adjustments in lighting, contrast, color saturation before removing dust spots and sharpening one of my latest Boston photos “Under the Boston Tobin”.

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Juergen