Slowly but surely the warm season is starting to kick in. I got one random nice Thursday with nothing pressing to do, so out I went for a little walk through Greenlawn Cemetery in Salem, MA. Truly a wildlife treasure... I have better luck out there than most runs to Plum Island. Maybe just the fact it's a smaller area with full access to every corner of the grounds whereas Plum Island limits your wandering a bit.
In any event! It was a nice nature walk... always peaceful (as it should be and always remain).
Since I've done a fair share of night shots now, I've split the night photography gallery into location specific galleries... a bit more organized for it all. So with that little site update news out of the way, this was a random winter excursion on a freezing cold night. I think it was in the teens by the ocean... 3 am and even with two sets of gloves on, my hands were still numb trying to shoot. Clear night though, so had to give it a shot. Only bad thing is there's so much light pollution out there... and everywhere really around this area, but not a bad run overall.
So with a bit of urging from a special someone, I've broken winter hibernation and getting out on photo missions. So far the winter's been a blessing with very little snow, so I've been able to get out. This was just a quick run out to Halibut Point in Rockport, MA. Mainly was out to do some winter birding, but was a quiet day on that front... thus a landscape shoot it became. Not a bad day out aside from getting rained on.
Only a week behind with this entry... not bad! Did my last foliage shoot for the season and typically my last outing as the temps begin to cool down and the colorful foliage is all but gone. Time for my season of hibernation sans any random shooting inside I may get into. So this last run was to Walden Pond in Concord, MA... then to the Grist Mill around the Wayside Inn area of Sudbury, MA... and finally finished off the day with a quick stop to Greenlawn Cemetery in Salem, MA. Reasonable colors for the end of the season.... and another fun season of shooting it was from Spring to Fall.
Though it's been a while since I've made an entry, I've definitely been active in my shooting. First of the month I shot a wedding solo, so a lot of prep prior and then busy after preparing the final package. The wedding itself was a total blast, though... most fun I've had in a good long while.
So with that all finished, I made my way up to Franconia Notch in New Hampshire and had myself a little Fall Foliage tour! Started off hiking the trails of 'The Basin'... then made my way to Cannon Mountain for some high scenic views on what was the most beautiful day they'd seen up there in a long time. Upon descending the mountain, took a walk around Echo Lake... short drive over to Artists Bluff and hiked up to the top of that area... and finally capped it off around Profile Lake... close to the once home of the 'Man of the Mountain.' Great day overall! The drive up and back is always brutal, though.