It’s Only Waves

The last shot I took at Pemaquid Point on my last day in Maine. I set my hat down next to my bag as I composed this one and realized back at the car that I hadn’t come back with it. Me and the hat have been through a lot, so it was a run back to the rocks to retrieve it. And one last view of the amazing sea…

 

The surf at Pemaquid Point in early morning light

Light Falls Around The Bend

Our first stop on the way out to Maine was Letchworth State Park in western New York. This park runs along the Genesee River for roughly 17 miles. What drew me here was the three main falls that occur on the river here in the park. This photo is the Middle Falls, taken from downriver. The falls are lit up at nighttime, and I liked how the glow from the lit falls continued downriver.

 

Nighttime photo of The Middle Falls along the Genesee River in Letchworth State Park in New York

Stata Sundog

Give me some unique architecture – the crazier, the better- and I can spend hours photographing it. This place, in particular – The Stata Center, on MIT’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts is about as wild as it gets. Designed by Frank Gehry and opened up in 2004, this by far has been my favorite Gehry building to photograph… so far.

 

On this day, my brother and I were lucky enough to have this sundog overhead of us as we photographed this complex.

 

Stata Center- Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

Photo Details:

 

Camera: Canon 5D Mark II

Lens: Canon EF8-15mm f/4L FISHEYE USM

Settings: 6 bracketed shots @ f/16, 14mm Focal Length, ISO 100

5 bracketed shots were combined (I tossed the brightest exposure) in Photomatix to bring out the dynamic range. I used NIK Color EFX Pro to work the contrast and boost the colors in prep for NIK’s Silver EFX Pro conversion to black and white. Sharpening and Noise Reduction were applied last and final crop in Lightroom.