Oct 31, 2014

The Basin and Rushing Cascades


New England fall foliage is slowly coming to an end. One of my first photo destinations this autumn season were the White Mountains in New Hampshire and in particular the Basin near Lincoln, NH. Parking is conveniently located off Route 93 North and the Basin is reached via a very easy walk. Most of the way is paved and offers handicapped accessible viewing. In thousands of years Mother Nature with the help of rushing water has eroded the rock into a smooth, circular cave like formation which provides plenty of fantastic photo opportunities. Make sure to walk around and explore the many different angles and perspective to make it your own. There are also plenty of small waterfalls and cascades further upstream that make for fabulous Scenic New England Photography.

Both images in this latest photo blog post were post processed in the digital photography lab where I removed dust spots, minimally adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation, before sharpening the final pictures. Apertures for the First Picture above was set to f/29, providing an exposure time of 1 second at ISO100. The settings in below My New England image were f/22 at ISO100 resulting in a shutter speed of 2.5 seconds.

Good light and happy photo making!

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Oct 29, 2014

Rockport, Motif #1 and Bearskin Neck on Cape Ann, Massachusetts


The beautiful seaside village of Rockport, Massachusetts on Cape Ann is most famous for its red fishing shack. This historic landmark is known throughout New England as Motif #1, so called because it is the most often painted building in America. It is located on a small pier off Bearskin Neck. Bearskin Neck hosts many local stores, restaurants, cafes and art galleries. 


This morning I shared the harbor of Rockport with a few fishermen that were leaving the harbor in their quest for the catch of the day. They tested my patience as they were leaving the harbor in their fishing boats and ruining the reflection of this red shack. Luckily the light had not passed and the shack was still sun lit by the warm sunrise light when I was able to capture this iconic New England tourist and local favorite.

Once I was able to capture my vision of the red fishing shack in a photograph I went on to photograph some nautical details and a bunch of dinghies that were beautifully moored. Equipped with along telephoto zoom lens I was able to isolate the dinghies from other boats in the harbor waters. The morning light provided the warm hues of the golden hour that always makes for special Photography. A polarizing filter minimized glare and saturated colors a bit further. The same can be said for the buoys. 

All Massachusetts Northshore images in this photo blog post were post processed in the digital photography lab where I removed dust spots, minimally adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation, before sharpening the final pictures.

Good Light and happy photo making!


Oct 27, 2014

Boston Night Photography


On a late summer night  in August I went to in East Boston, MA which I consider one of the best photography locations for photographing the Boston Skyline. This photo location stands out to me because the views of downtown and the Boston Harbor are one of the best in the city. In a particular area there are also wood pilings from an old pier in the harbor waters that lend themselves for great foreground features adding interest and depth to a cityscape photograph. Effectively used in a composition the pilings also invite viewers into the picture and lead them through the image. The beautiful sunset clouds were racing through the frame and the sky finally cleared towards the end of the day; right in time for twilight. Equipped with a Canon 24-70 mm lens I patiently waited for the twilight to arrive. Twilight is one of my most favorite times of the day and I love when the city lights and twilight are in an undeniable balance providing exceptional photography results.

An ISO 200 setting combined with an aperture of f/11 provided a desired shutter speed of 20 seconds for this Boston Skyline Photography image. During post processing I removed dust spots, minimally adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final image of Boston One of a Kind.

Good Light and happy photo making!


Oct 22, 2014

Covered Bridges in New England


New England is famous for its covered bridges and they make for excellent photography subjects. Some are easy to photograph while others are more challenging. The easiest are the ones in a scenic, non-obstructive environment setting, the hardest ones are in a more urban, difficult to isolate environment. Especially autumn makes for great New England Covered Bridge photography as the backdrop is often submerged in abundant fall colors. Join me on this virtual road trip:







Looking for some more photo tips on the topic:
11 Fall Foliage Photography Tips

12 Bridge Photography Tips

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Oct 20, 2014

Autumn in Boston


Boston is a great destination for tourists and photographers alike. The largest city north of New York City on the East coast of the United States of America offers so many sites to explore and there is really no best time to visit. New England is famous for its abundant fall foliage season and autumn with its vibrant colors is one of my most favorite times of the year. I look forward to it year-round and it is way to short. Autumn in Boston is particular special as the historic sites and city skyline is submerged into a carpet of colorful and plentiful colors of fall. Hope you had the chance to experience fall foliage in Boston and New England at some point or you have plans to do so - I am sure its worth a visit!









Good light and happy photo making!

New Photography Artwork - Summer & Autumn


It has been a very busy summer and now fall foliage season that resulted in a ton of new photography artwork releases - hope you find the time to take a look & share with your friends:

Boston Skyline Photography
Photos from New England
Flower Fine Art Photography
Abstract Flower photography
Cape Cod Photos
Sailing & Boating Photography
New Photography







Oct 19, 2014

Better Photography Tip 15 of 15

Photo Tip #15: Forget almost all of the above and try Intentional Camera Movement.


ICM can be lots of fun and very rewarding.


Good light and happy photo making!

Better Photography Tip 14 of 15

Photo Tip #14: Save on the camera body and instead invest the savings in a higher quality lens and/or tripod.


Good light and happy photo making!

Oct 18, 2014

Better Photography Tip 13 of 15

Photo Tip #13: Sharpen your photo image during digital post processing to achieve appropriate sharpness in your pictures.


Good light and happy photo making!

Better Photography Tip 12 of 15

Photo Tip #12: Check your photo pictures on the camera screen using the magnifying feature. If sharpness and photography image quality is unsatisfying, keep shooting to ensure you get the sharp, high quality photography picture you aim for.

Good light and happy photo making!