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.
It’s been several weeks since I posted photos, and for that I apologize. I had a lot of things to sort through following my father’s passing -still am, actually- and just needed to take a break from quite a few things.
One thing I did do during that time was pick up a new camera (well, new for me): a Canon 5D Mark IV. I did so last evening, but didn’t get a chance to get outside and test it due to some nasty weather in the area. Well, that and I wanted to watch The Empire Strikes Back for the thousandth time, but that’s beside the point.
So, this evening as I was heading home from the grocery store, I decided to test the camera out at a cemetery halfway between the house and store in Wakefield, MA. The following four images are the result of said tests. Suffice to say, I’m really liking this new purchase.
January 2020 will be the launch of a few new directions for me in terms of photography. I will share the news once the new year comes around.