The following are a series of pics I shot at sunrise on New Year’s Day at Fort Sewall in Marblehead, Massachusetts. I was up and out the door at five am, and was immediately embraced by the absolute silence that surrounded me from the moment I left my house right up to when I left Marblehead a few hours later. It was a terrific way to usher in the new year and decade, and the perfect way for me to start the next chapter of my life.
As we close out this year and…yikes…decade, I just wanted to thank everyone who has visited the blog and supported my photography. Traffic more than doubled over last year’s totals -the best year yet for the blog-, and I am very, very grateful for each and every one of you who did so and will continue to do so.
Here are a couple of more shots from my wandering around the North End and Seaport Districts the night of my birthday. I wanted to try and capture the noir feel of the films of the 1940s and 50s in the first shot. Probably getting someone to lie face down in the middle of the alley when I took the shot might have helped with that.
Here are a few additional pics taken last week while I was down on the Cape. The seagull, who I was calling “Fred” for some reason, kept following me around as I was trying to take pics on a beach in West Dennis. I didn’t have any food with me, so I think he was just a little lonely. That or he really wanted his picture taken, I’m not entirely sure.