Posts Tagged ‘atlantic’

Photo Friday: Braving the Waves

January 29, 2016

Today’s photo Friday is brought to you by Fort Williams; home of the Portland Headlight.  I took today’s pictures on a very cloudy day at Fort Williams, and the Waves put in a very good show for the camera.  Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here’s 5,000 words worth.

Photo Friday: Birthday at a landmark.

July 10, 2015

Last week was my birthday, and I was enjoying it at Fort Williams; the home of the Portland Headlight.  This is one of my favorite locations to shoot because it’s a true historical landmark, which was commissioned by George Washington, and the fact that it’s only a couple of miles from my home.

This site is so famous, and beautiful, that words pale in comparison, so I will just post the pictures.  I hope you enjoy them.

PHL from cliff walk

PHL with flags

PHL with flowers

Photo Friday: A new look at photographic cliché.

April 24, 2015

Here’s a subject I’ve been thinking about for a video, and I just posted it on NaturallyPhotographic on YouTube.  Thanks to Instagram, Twitter, and other equally prominent social media sites, many of the photographs we grew up loving have become common, and everyday; shots like sunrises, sunsets, and food.

With such a subject saturation, both amateurs and professional photographers have started to steer clear of subjects that could still have so much potential.  The question is, how can you take a photograph of, say, a sunrise, and still give it something special?  Today’s photograph is my response to that.  It is a simple answer that is more simple than it seems.  Introduce a new element that isn’t found in other photographs.

In my case, I chose to use The Spring Point Light sillouhetted against the sunrise, with a tanker floating nearby, waiting to enter Casco Bay.  This not only adds interesting elements, but it also gives you a sense of location, and time of day.

Before I start rambling, here is the link to my channel to see the video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2IaJTvV8u1BwIJbu3kc5oA Check it out, and here is the picture, I hope you all enjoy.

Spring Point 2

I even did the wide angle

Spring Point 1

Photo Friday: No Better Artist

February 6, 2015

One of the reasons; and I can say the main reason, I chose nature photography is that I have never seen a painting, sculpture, or the work of any artist that can come close to the beauty nature has given us.  Today’s photographs were taken at the marina behind our home.

During this time of the year, ice forms on the water, and with the rising and lowering of the tides, the ice breaks, and refreezes in very interesting patterns.  These patterns show a beautiful display of texture.

Here then are the two photographs I took this afternoon.

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Day 49: Moving On

February 11, 2012

Moving On

 

I stand on the shore

Right between

My family’s past

And my past,

And realize

I need to walk away

And move on.

Day 48: Persistence Pays

February 10, 2012

Persistence Pays

The bird lands on a branch

And calls to find a mate,

And hears no response.

He repeats this three more days

Then he hears a response

Starting from a distance,

And getting closer.