Sunday, August 24, 2008

Day trip from Gloucester to P-Town

As summer draws to a close, we thought that we should hop the P-Town ferry before she shuts down for the season. Provincetown gives a photographer a lot of opportunities for shooting. Yes, there is a flamboyant side of P-Town that is world famous, however it is a beautiful town with its Pilgrim Memorial icon and sea side atmosphere.

The ferry leaves Gloucester at 8:30 am and arrives in P-Town at 11:00. The return trip boards at 4:00 giving you about 5 hours if you’re on a day trip. This has you in town during the glaring sunlight hours, but there are still lots of fun things to photograph.

Here are three shots of Officer Thomas, the Provincetown dancing traffic policeman. Although he is very animated and fun to watch, he has no patience for drivers puttering at his intersection. “Hey, before Labor Day. Come on, let’s GO!” It’s more than being entertaining. In the middle of a busy intersection, you have to be the most eye catching thing or you could get hit.

Hey, before Labor Day. Come on, let’s GO! (c)2008 ShootingMyUniverse

You, go that way. (c)2008 ShootingMyUniverse

Thomas doing a dance in the intersection. (C)2008ShootingMyUniverse

Walking around the streets, you will see well groomed gardens. This flower is about eight inches in across.

The Wilder Side of P-Town

No, not THAT wilder side...This is a wildlife photo blog.

You can't see me! (c)2008 ShootingMyUniverse

I caught a little motion out of the corner of my eye. Then I couldn’t find him until he moved again. This little crab has tried to make himself look as uninteresting as possible.

Semipalmated Plover (c)2008 ShootingMyUniverse

This Semipalmated Plover was on the beach right in town.

More adventures on the way home.

The Laura crosses Stellwagen Bank and will stop to view whales encountered on the return trip. This humpback whale was photographed on the way back to Gloucester.

Humpback Whale encountered on the return trip. (c)2008 ShootingMyUniverse

Bring your binoculars. Although this was not a birding trip, I saw Cory’s Shearwaters, Manx Shearwaters, Greater Shearwaters, Laughing Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gulls, Ruddy Turnstone, Semipalmated Plover, Common Tern without any difficulty.


Tabib said...

My first time here.
Great photography blog.

Steve B said...

Hey, glad you stopped by, Tabib. Hope to hear from you again.

Mona said...

I didn't know capturing photographs like this was possible.
your site could become an addiction. BEAUTIFUL! Thank you!

Steve B said...

Thanks for stopping by, Mona. Glad you like the site. The best thing is that you can stop by for a minute each day. It isn't illegal, fattening nor will it send you to the poorhouse. Stop by again, the door is always open!

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