New Photo Tuesday 5-9-17

This is a single shot photo (as are all of mine). I don't take several shots and layer them. Doing that is certainly part of the art form, but 1. I don't know how to do that, and 2. I like to shoot you what I saw. I don't create things, I witness them. This gull (and a few others) were flying around me and I shot this one handed, while waving at the bird with my left - I shot with my right. I used a 20mm wide angle lens - so this bird was about 12 inches off my nose. Yeah- it was a little too close - but at least I got the shot...

The Dory. This is an archive shot from a couple of years ago that I just love. The storm clouds were rolling in, and I loved the thought of this dory, waiting for the tide to lift it afloat. I love old fisherman's boats - they're so classically New England...

I shot this last Wednesday. It had been so long since the weather cooperated with my shooting availability- I had to take an afternoon to just get out and do it. I've rarely been to Fort Foster in Kittery, but I can tell you - I'll be going more often. What a beautiful place! I love to shoot the motion of ocean waves because I always think you can feel the ocean when you see it that way. All you have to do is lower your aperture, and your ISO, so you can leave the shutter open longer. That's what captures the motion of the wave. Here, I shot it at 1/6th of a second. And if you look close in the back right corner- You can see the tip of Whaleback Light...

I shot this in Plymouth Vermont, at The Calvin Coolidge Estate in the Fall of last year. What a beautiful place. I love old churches, and on this rainy day - this one was empty. Perfect. I loved how the curved wood was so meticulously cared for. The foliage in the windows just made the shot even better. Photography is - for me and many others I know that shoot- a spiritual thing. Sounds strange, maybe - but it is. It's taking a moment to appreciate the things around you that are a part of something much larger than you are. 

If you're looking for something to take you away from everyday life, and give you a little added "therapy" of some "me time" - you should try it. I'm always willing to answer any questions you might have about it, so feel free to email me if you'd like!

Thanks for looking


Greg Kretschmar

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