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GET UP EARLY!

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Schoodic Lake in central Maine

Get up early! Do it for a few reasons.  I haven’t got up early in a while so when I did this past week on a couple of mornings I realized a few things.  I realized how much I missed the peace and quiet before the ‘world’ gets going.  It was so nice to be up and out the door before dawn and off towards the ocean.  It was refreshing, soothing and invigorating all at the same time! As a photographer I would argue that early is the best light of the whole day. Yeah sunsets are nice (real nice usually) but a sunrise can’t be beat.  At the beach the other morning were other photographers, joggers, walkers and just folks who drove up to the beach to see a sunrise.  All of that was happening while you may have been sleeping.  Get up early!

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West Beach in Beverly, MA

And of course when you’re up early you should have your tripod.  The light before sunrise will be dim so you want the best image you can get.  Bring along a neutral density filter for when the sun starts rising and the light is much brighter as you may want to get that slow’mo look to the water if your at the beach.  I adjust my ISO to get the ‘look’ I want usually trying to keep my aperture around f8 if possible.  Sometimes I may go up to ISO 800 to get the slow’mo look I like (most folks wouldn’t think so if you’re using an ND filter!). I may drift my ISO down to 100 or 50 when it starts getting more lighter.

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Essex, MA

See what I mean? I stopped by these boats on my way home. Look how peaceful it was! So, ‘Get Up Early’ if you want to get great images. Oh, and don’t forget to take a moment……and just admire the view yourself!

Sunrise, blue sky, clouds, sunrise, Atlantic, Acadia National Park, New England

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Sunrise over the Atlantic at Acadia National Park

 

Where’s The Snow?

PRNWR, New England, Winter, snow, pink house, sunrise, Newburyport

Where’s the snow?  This photograph above was taken a year ago in February 2015 one of our snowiest winters ever.  Snow around ‘The Pink House’ must have been knee deep.  Going there at sunrise was great to capture a different perspective on the often photographed building in Newburyport, MA.
This year 2016 El Nino is huge apparently so the weather patterns have changed all around the US.  Here’s the ‘Pink House’ this year February 2016.  Kind of looks like late spring to me!  Oh well.  Here’s hoping for some more snow…before it’s too late!

PRNWR, New England, Winter, snow, pink house, sunrise, Newburyport

 

Back From The Smokys!

The Dogwoods of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are just great to photograph and arguably one of my favorite subjects while there.  Simple yet brilliant against the new green grass and leaves of spring.  Hard to beat!  Photographers will use every lens in their bag from wide angles to macros to long telephotos.

Dogwood, Smokys, trees, Spring

The many streams, cabins, scenics, wildlife, sunrises and sunset keep a photographer very busy! But I like it! Worth the trip for someone wanting to see one of our country’s most visited National Parks!

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Already planning next year’s photo workshop there…it’s that good: www.nephotoworkshops.com

My Best Camera

My Best camera?  Actually there are many that I have had or do have today.  I used to always say oh yeah I’m a photographer and I always want to get the best shot I can under any and all circumstances.
Lynn, MA, Shore, Coast, New England

http://www.robertmringphotography.com/photo/big-rock/

But you know what?  I don’t always have my camera or any camera with me.  My cell phone? Yikes! Do I really want to use my cell phone to get shots like this ‘Big Rock’? Ah, no.  I have a few great cameras.  They range from 16 megapixels to 36 megapixels.  I don’t have them with me all of the time.  Maybe I should.  I splurged and got myself a small point’n shoot to have in my jacket pocket.  And you know what?  Without it I could never have got an image like the one above or the one here:

Lynn, MA, Walkway, Shore, New England

 http://www.robertmringphotography.com/photo/shore-walkway/

So, I know you know this but it bears repeating:

The Best camera you have as a Photographer (you did say you’re a photographer, right?!) is the one you have with you!  If you can – have one with you….always……

www.robertmringphotography.com

www.nephotoworkshops.com