Celebrating Morning Light

The easy part about taking morning pics in the winter is that you can sleep in a little longer. The tough part about taking morning shots in the winter is that it is winter. It’s often cold and wet.

Sometimes you need a little luck. Sometimes your car roof comes in handy.

(Anything But) Crisp and Cool

Last weekend it was crisp and cool, so much so, fog formed over the warmer water.

Flax Pond, Yarmouth, MA

The image of this gentle glide over the surface of Flax Pond is particularly acute today because of the downpours from the slow moving warm front.

Well Before Sunrise

One morning this past week I went to Linnell Landing Beach to take some long exposure photos. It was an interesting time but could have been more adventurous.

I had heard a pack of coyotes before getting there and saw two cross the road as I approached the beach. Given the time and location, I wasn’t surprised at all. I set up my tripod in the darkness and began shooting. It was eerily quiet. I sensed a presence nearby. After the first photo appeared I learned that the tide was out. As the second and third photos processed, I observed the sound of water trickling through stones as it does in the many small tidal streams. Soon after I heard a distinctive sound of something stepping on the stones.

I turned the tripod towards the direction of those steps in hopes of capturing what I presumed was nearby coyote. I didn’t get any coyote photos but was able to get some interesting images of Cape Cod Bay.