Showing posts with label Lighthouse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lighthouse. Show all posts

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Kilauea Lighthouse

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.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summertime in Gloucester

The Privateer IV returns from a whale watching trip on a summer afternoon in Gloucester.

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

Monday, April 7, 2014

I have a rule.

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.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

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.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

Wait a minute. Look at the metadata. image

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.

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

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!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Winter Plum Island Light

©2014 Steve BorichevskyWhat I have for you today are three photos of the Plum Island light that were photographed on two different cloudy days. ©2014 Steve Borichevsky

©2014 Steve Borichevsky

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Forgotten Photo Friday, Annisqam Light

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a picture of Annisquam Light. This one was shot in August 2009.

Annisquam Light 8-16-2009 6-30-10 PM-2

And just a few minutes later, the scene totally changed.

Annisquam Light 8-16-2009 6-58-49 PM

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Forgotten Photo Friday, Portland Head Light

Deck the halls! We are well into December. Here is an image that I used in my 2014 New England calendar. I took it last January on a very cold afternoon.

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Scituate Light

There is a nice lighthouse down in Scituate, Massachusetts that I should go down and shoot again sometime.

Scituate Lighthouse 11-6-2010 2-08-45 PM

Scituate Lighthouse 11-6-2010 2-58-44 PM

Friday, October 11, 2013

Forgotten Photo Friday, Derby Wharf Light

Located in Maritime National Historic Sight in Salem, Massachusetts is the Derby Wharf Light. Here are a couple of images I took in September 2011.

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

Saturday, September 14, 2013


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,…


Nashville, Tennessee…

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.

Best regards,


Monday, September 9, 2013

On the Rocks, Eastern Point Light

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.

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

Click the Lighthouse link on the right to see my other lighthouse images.

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Forgotten Photo Friday, Gloucester Harbor

It’s like I live on a different planet. This time of year there is so much activity on Gloucester Harbor.

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Remember this video from July 2010?

Friday, April 12, 2013

Forgotten Photo Friday, Sometimes I miss The Fort

This photo was taken in April 2011. This was the old front yard. I’m telling you, we had a great view.

Tenpound Island 2011 April 02-001

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Dogbar Breakwater after the storm

Continuing with the photos from last Saturday morning, here are some images of the rollers pounding Dogbar Breakwater in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

These are the rollers coming in.

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

I was going to go up on this rock to take some pictures, but not this time! No way!

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

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!

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