Under the Boat House

Finally, daylight savings time is here, which means that I’ll now have enough daylight left afterwork to get to some of my favorite locations and take photos. I think this has been the longest drought in photography that I’ve had since picking up my camera – this winter has been harsh and I’ve been busy – the combination of the two has really hurt my ability to get out and take new photographs. I’m excited to change that this week!

Inspiration – Under the Boat House

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I grabbed this photograph last year while on a sunrise photo walk with my sister out in Quincy MA. It was a beautiful sunrise, one that I’ve featured here before, but I never did get around to editing this shot that I took from under one of the boat houses along the shore. I’m not sure if it didn’t speak to me at the time, or if I just overlooked it, but I stumbled across it today and wanted to give it a shot.

The edits that I applied were fairly straight forward with mostly adjustments to highlights and shadows as well as a bit of additional magenta to give that pink sunrise feel to the photograph. I wish I’d have framed it slightly different, but I was rushing along to grab as many different spots as I could before the sun made its way over the horizon.

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  1. steve priebe says

    John, I don’t think you’re unique in having those imposed dry spells. Winter can be a wonderful time for photography, but it can also close you down for periods of time. Here, we are experiencing our late winter, early spring blah time. Most of the the snow at lower elevations has melted and everything is brown. It’ll be at least a month before anything starts to turn green. Meanwhile, the snow in the mountains softens and refreezes and is much less interesting. There’s no sparkle left in it. The snow has fallen off the trees so we’re left with really dark trees and really bright snow; a challenge at best. And of course, all those beautiful mountain lakes are inaccessible and frozen. It’s tough finding a good subject. Then again, tonight we’re having a thunderblizzard. It’s weird being out in a howling blizzard with thunder and lightning all around. So, I expect you’ll make it back out and we’ll get to see some more of your great work.

  2. says

    Thanks for the encouragement Steve! I was actually able to find some time yesterday to get out – if only for a few minutes – which was just what I needed to do to remember how much I loved the world of photography – not to mention how much fun it was having something new in Lightroom to work on!

    Every now and then we’ll get thundersnow here in New England – it’s not common – but it’s truly one of the more bizarre things to experience.

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