Monthly Archives: August 2015

Chasing Sunsets

Now he’s chasing sunsets? Always have!

sunset, new england, massachusetts

There’s nothing more fun and exciting for a photographer to be chasing sunsets! I’ve done it many times and can expect to do it a lot more. This pond is near my house and it faces Westerly so it’s a perfect spot. That’s especially true if there’s no wind and the surface is nice and smooth because then you can get reflections too! Lots of fun. Lots of images. Changing skies. Changing reflections. In a short time.

So, even if you don’t have a pond or lake or ocean near your house…find one! Make it yours! Scout it out for sunsets. Knowing a location at its very best is an important thing for a photographer to do. The more times you go back to a spot the better you’ll be prepared and ready for the next time when conditions aren’t what you had hoped for. Being ready & flexible are important attributes for one to be a great photographer. Ok, go get it….

 

 

‘CHASING’ STORMS…

Storm, newburyport, new england, coast, lighning

I never used to ‘chase’ thunder & lightning storms for the lightning.  I’ve simply admired & enjoyed the crazy clouds that are part of these storms.  But, now that I’m able to use a device to capture lightning with my camera…..well that changes everything!
I just have to be monitoring the weather, checking radar, being ready to go and getting into position somewhere there is an open space to see what’s coming. I’ve been soaked as has the camera so hand towels and my yellow slicker at the ready is a must.

I’m gonna kind of miss Summer when these storms no longer pass by….