On the north end of the Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands is Kilauea Point. Below are sundry images of the Kilauea Lighthouse in different lighting conditions and vantage points.
I have a rule. Always know the state of your camera. I went up to Cape Neddick, Maine just to get out in the fresh air. Below is an image of the Nubble Light. I wanted to play with a wide angle shot. It was pretty busy there and this seemed to be a good location to get a different image than what I usually shoot here.
Since it was a bright sunny day, I decided to try an old school technique from the film days. If you forgot your light meter, the saving grace was that on a sunny day, you could set the lens to f/16 and the shutter speed to 1/ASA number of the film. For example if the films ASA number is ASA 100, you set your shutter speed to 1/100 of a second. You will get a perfect exposure.
So since “I know” how my camera is set up, I’ll just put it in manual, set the aperture to f/16 and the shutter speed to 1/250 sec.
Well, that’s a bit blown out. So much for the Sunny Sixteen rule.
Wait a minute. Look at the metadata.
Doh! I violated my rule! I didn’t know the state of my camera! It was set at ISO 320, not 250!
Okay, let’s take the exposure down by 2/3rds of a stop. That’s better. That’s pretty close to what the shot looked like.
Now what the heck was I doing with my D600 set to ISO 300? Crap! It must have been set that way back when were were in Arizona.
New rule. Check over you gear so you can follow rule #1!
This is my 2000th post, but who’s counting?
Now I’ve become known for posting birds, bugs and boats, but this blog is much more than that. It is a personal challenge to come up with a photo or two that folks can come up here and maybe forget about their troubles for fifteen or twenty seconds.
I did some random walking about the blog to see what I posted that was out of the categories of birds, bugs and boats. Here is the Portland Head Light, one of the most photographed lighthouses, just ask anyone from Portland, they’ll tell you.
This is how we ride here in New England. This is in East Gloucester, Massachusetts with the Thacher Island twin lights in the background.
Now I don’t use magenta filters. They are not my speed. They don’t look natural. This is 100% Ma Nature illuminating Eastern Point Light in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Shooting the moon is always a challenge. Shooting an interesting shot of the moon is not as easy as it seems. Here is the full moon getting tangled in the rigging of the Frendship in Salem, Massachusetts.
And talk about being freaking lucky! I just happened to be at the right place at the right time to get this superperigee moon rising over Thacher Island in Rockport, Massachusetts.
Ah, the greasy pole competition. Every year at the end of June, the Italian community in Gloucester puts on Saint Peter’s fiesta. One of the sporting competitions is the Greasy Pole.
Every Halloween, (just about) I scour the historical burying grounds to find unique headstones.
One of the cool things that you can do here on Cape Ann is go out whaling. We’ve done that too.
I’ve taken you out leaf peeping in the fall.
But it isn’t all New England (or the Atlantic North East as I call it), I’ve taken you to far away, exotic places like China,…
and Boston’s North End.
We’ve checked out some really sweet rides like this one in Charlottetown, PEI.
Speaking of sweet rides, check out this Rolls. Every year at this time, I send out a query to everyone. I shot this photo of a film crew in Townsend, Vermont. I gave one of the production crew my card and asked him to send me the name of the film that they were shooting and I’d promote it. He said that he would and then stiffed me. It was supposed to be about some author or poet. Now I’ve been stuck with a mystery!
We’ve made big waves here at SMU.
I know that there are lots of folks out there peeping in every day. I’ve had stranger walk up to me on the street (or dock) and ask me, “Hey, are you Steve?” The coolest was when I we walking along the street between buildings where I work and a woman rolled down her window and shouted, “I love your blog!”. Anyway, my point is that it your participation, whether a commenter or a silent passer by, is greatly appreciated.
As always, thanks for stopping by my humble little blog. I’ve got to go now. It is Saturday and I need to get some content for the week.
On the eastern tip of Cape Ann is the helmet of East Gloucester. There you will find Eastern Point Light. This is the back side if the light, shot in a different style than I normally do.
Click the Lighthouse link on the right to see my other lighthouse images.
Be sure to visit Our World Tuesday.
Continuing with the photos from last Saturday morning, here are some images of the rollers pounding Dogbar Breakwater in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
These are the rollers coming in.
I was going to go up on this rock to take some pictures, but not this time! No way!
Again, a word of warning. Locals like Jay Albert, David Cox and I use telephoto lenses to get these shots. These waves are nothing to fool with!