Thursday, January 14, 2010

Chasing the light

I was up in Rockport on the east side of Cape Ann when I noticed the refractive colors forming in these clouds. This was an indication that I needed to get to the west side of the cape as quickly as possible.



No picture is worth getting into an accident for or if you get a ticket, you're not going to get your shot. So I efficiently made my way back to Gloucester, watching the colors develop. This was shot from Solomons Landing.



When I arrived, the colors were unbelievable as they reflected off of the bottom of the clouds. Shot through the USCG station property, two herring boats head out to sea.



By the time I made it over to the Man at the Wheel, the show was almost over.



I originally wanted to call my blog "Chasing the Light" but someone had already used it and shut it down. Sometimes that is what I feel like I'm doing...chasing the light.

20 comments:

Roy said...

You have a lot of success catching up with it Steve. Superb images.

Chris said...

Hi Steve,
These light landscape are beautiful. The blue and pink contrast is gorgeous... So you got a bit of good weather ;-)

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Sunsets like those are so rare they're worth the (efficient) chase. The photo of herring boats heading out to see - that sky - wow. Each photo tells a story. Lovely.

Chris Petrak said...

First photo has a compelling, almost magical quality - as in so many things, less is more.

Mojo said...

I've used that same title on at least one post myself. Because it's said that that's what photographers are always doing.

In this case? I think you caught it. These are breathtaking!

I am awed.

Kelly said...

....Steve, these are just gorgeous. The colors forming in the clouds on the first photo are cool along with the deep shadow...good eye! The third photo really gets me. I can't imagine what it was like in person!

Jay Albert said...

Great shots Steve! My problem is when "chasing the light" is what side of the cape to be on!Sometimes I'll look out the window,see an amazing sky then by the time I gathered my camera and find a location...poof, it's gone!

Barb said...

In my opinion, you chase it well, Steve. I love the last glimmer of light at Man at the Wheel best.

matthew houskeeper said...

Great work!
I think my favorite is the 3rd one down.

Light and Voices said...

As I scrolled down, I was anxious to see the next photograph. All took my breath away. These are beautiful landscape images that look like paintings. Nice work!
Joyce, IL, USA

Sylvia K said...

These are all absolutely breathtaking captures -- each one a little more beautiful than the last! Any one of these could indeed be a painting. I know what you mean by feeling like you're chasing the light. Have a great weekend, Steve.

Sylvia

A New England Life said...

This sure makes me miss Cape Ann. I'd really like to be there to watch the sunset. Beautiful.

eileeninmd said...

Steve, these are all gorgeous shots. The colors are just amazing. Great photos.

The Early Birder said...

Definitely worth chasing. Well done Steve.

Eve said...

Oh yeah Steve! So glad you were calm and mananged without incident! I know excatly what you're talking about and you really did catch it didn't you! I love the colors and the scenes. Nice work!

Cindy said...

Chasing the light... It's what photographers do best and you are a superb example of it. Great photos

Serendipity said...

Just fabulous!

Natural Moments said...

Very excellent skies! Your view of life is wonderful.

Jane said...

Beautiful shots Steve, I see the iridicence in the top one-does that indicate bad weather? I love the one with the boats. Thanks for sharing:)

Arija said...

All the shots are fabulous but the first one is like angel wings beating.

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