These were shot in California on our last trip. Although not very skittish, they are not very cooperative. In true chickadee fashion, they are always on the move making a living and don’t have time to pose. Nevertheless, they are a real treat. Enjoy!
I think that the success of a photographer stems from showing people something that they have never seen before or at least in a way that they have never seen it. So when I go to Eastern Point Lighthouse, where there have been hundreds of photos taken and I also have take a couple-few myself, how can I make it look new and exciting?
Saturday morning we had an exceptionally low tide. This gave me a chance to walk out and get the seaweed in the foreground. Shooting in the morning like this means the light is coming from behind the lighthouse and casting glint off of the seaweed. Oh well, let’s be brave and make he shot.
Looking up the grassy slope to the light tower showing the contrast and textures makes a fun shot. Toss in a human for scale and you get the picture.
I think that the shot through the tree was the surprise shot, and my favorite for the morning. It breaks a lot of rules but that’s what makes it work.
None of these shots would work in any other season than summer. How can I say that? I’ve tried them in other seasons before!
This is Eastern Point, ever changing with the seasons yet always the same. I hope you enjoyed the shots. Feel free to have a look at my other Eastern Point Light shots for comparison.
I went over to Eastern Point this morning to see if I could get out on the breakwater before the parking lot filled up. The 26 foot Barker broke her mooring and crashed into the breakwater. Her hull was breached and she went under.
The salvage crew patched her hull and fitted her with air bladders. It's off to the shipyard with her. I’m sure she will be shipshape in no time. Let's hope so!
This is my mother-in-law’s potting shed that doubles as an art studio. She had morning doves nest in a basket hanging under the eves. This is one of the babies waiting for mom and dad to come back with some food.
You can tell he is a youngster because his tail is a little short and he still is erupting his feathers. Those pin feathers must itch!
His face has not filled out just yet. Here it is panting to help regulate his temperature.
Last Saturday was the Blackburn Challenge, a 22 mile rowing race for oar and paddle boats that started at Pavilion Beach in Gloucester, sends the rowers and paddlers around Cape Ann and back to Gloucester.
After the race, this young man is taking a turn in his dad’s kayak. I struck up a conversation with his mom. She said that he really wants to take it out by himself but dad is right standing right behind him, keeping him safe.
While I was driving home today, I spied a set of flags flying over at the State Fish Pier. Under them I could see the yardarms of a square rigger. I went home and grabbed my gear and headed out. When I arrived, I bumped into an old acquaintance, the Kalmar Nyckel out of Wilmington, Delaware. Visit my earlier Kalmar Nyckel post for links to her website and to learn more.
I understand that the Kalmar Nyckel will be in Gloucester Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before she sails for her next port.
Gloucester has good deal of wonderful architecture. Pleasant street has some interesting buildings and homes. I like to walk up here every once in a while. The first photo was shot on Saturday morning as the fog was burning off.
On Sunday, we woke up to a clear blue sky. This is one of my favorite brick buildings in town. It looks like it has had several uses in the past. Now the first floor holds upscale art galleries.
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