Water, Water Everywhere….

Landscapes, Weather

I’m fortunate to live in an area of New Jersey where I have access to several beautiful bodies of water that are conducive to spectacular photographic opportunities. If I don’t want to go to the beach I have the Manasquan Reservoir as a more than formidable location for dramatic sunrise or sunsets.

On many a summer evening I can be seen often glancing over to the western sky looking for a late afternoon storm making it’s way across the state. On this given afternoon I could see the late summer weather pattern getting ready to create something dramatic. I grabbed my gear and made the 7 minute ride to the reservoir to capture the scene below.

Once again, the reservoir did not disappoint……

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This shot looks incredible on Canon and Red River photo papers so contact me if you have interest in purchasing this or any other piece of art.

Thanks for stopping by!

Something I’ve not Done Much of…

Landscapes, Nature

Panorama’s are a genre of photography that I’ve attempted very little. It’s probably evident in the photo below but I gave it a try anyway.

The sky last night was just too awesome not to shoot. I shoot this with my camera in landscape orientation and now wish I’d turned it vertical. Incorporating more of the lake and pier(which is absent in this shot) would have made this even better. Well, there’s always next time right? That might be tonight!

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As always, thanks for stopping by!

Hey, Quick… Pull Over!

Landscapes, Lighting, Nature

So we were returning home from a July 4th weekend party when suddenly the skies started to light up. We were making our way through Allaire State Park and I remembered a favorite spot that might have some foreground interest to further enhance this emerging sky. Sure enough the horses were out grazing and all I had to do was position one or some of them firmly in the scene.

After several attempts I came up with this….

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A beautiful shot, a result of being in the right place at the right time!

As always, prints are for sale!

Suddenly the sky exploded…

Coastal Scenes

By our second day we started to get acclimated to our surroundings in Hilton Head and decided to take a ride over to another beautiful area of the island called Shelter  Cove.

Shelter Cove is a marina accompanied by shops, eateries, and entertainment. The entertainment came in the form of one man bands and child entertainers. Each at different areas of the marina.

This shot comes as we walked to the far west end of the cove. Boats would come and go from this area of the marina.

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The weather, as it was all week,  was hot and very humid. Each day there was a chance of late afternoon thunder showers. Conditions like this are usually favorable to great sunsets.

Patience was the key to this shot, I must have taken a dozen shots of this scene with different perspectives, waiting for the sun to set behind the clouds. We started to head back to the car when my daughter shouted to turn around. Within moments the westerly sky exploded with color!


Here’s a fantastic photographer with a gallery in Charleston.

Chris Botti and John Mayer, great combo, here.






Wednesday is Opposite Day…

Beach Scenes

So I visited my chiropractor this morning and had a few minutes to take some shot at the beach in Belmar (New Jersey). This has become my go to spot for beach pictures this summer.

Just like most shorelines, Belmar has an inlet to get to the marina where boats of all sizes are moored. An active spot usually, yet on this particular day it was quiet from a boat traffic standpoint. Beach goers, on the other hand, were converging at the waters edge to beat the heat.

These shots are showing opposite sides of the inlet and you can see the action pretty clearly, whether it be sunbathers, fisherman, surfers or just sightseers, like me.

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Another scorcher day in store for tomorrow so maybe another trip to Belmar will be needed.

Is Photography Art?

Art

Seems to be one of those questions with no definitive answer. I’ll just say this…”You can turn a photograph into art but you can’t turn art into a photograph.”

Photograph:

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Art:

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Hopefully The Last….

Landscapes

_MG_9714…. of the winter shots for the year. Although this weekend is a washout I know that spring is around the corner for my daffodils have made an appearance. Soon it will be the forsythia and then off we go. Looking forward to the warmer weather!