Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Back from Cape Cod
So I'm back.
And I've got 640 pictures of my week in Cape Cod ... yes, it's a bit much, but the thing is with Cape Cod, that EVERYWHERE you look are great photo subjects. I've never been in any place like that where you just want to shoot everything! Okay, maybe Moscow was that way, but that was just because it was new and exotic, and I knew I'd never go back ... but I've been to Cape Cod multiple times, I've seen a great deal there. But still, I never fail to find something worth taking. A lot of it is the light, which is just amazing. Every photographer loves that "Golden Hour" in the early morning or the late afternoon, when the light takes on a golden hue, but in Cape Cod, that period lasts for HOURS. It's also the neat insertion of color ... on a beach, you'll see a spray of roses or beach plums ... on cottage after cottage, with cedar shingles bleached gray by the sun and elements, you'll find window boxes with intensely colorful flowers, and in front, some of the most beautiful hydrangeas you'll ever find.
In short, Cape Cod is a visual delight. And frankly, I could have taken thousands of more photos. I just didn't have the time, my wife would have killed me, and frankly, I didn't want to spend every minute looking through my lens ... I wanted to have VACATION.
The weather was flawless ... blue skies, great clouds, sunshine, temperatures in the low to mid 70s, low humidity. It could NOT have been any better. And we just went around, sightseeing, going to art galleries and antique shops, eating a lot of seafood, taking in a lot of sunsets like the one above, shot at Corporation Street Beach in Dennis, with the sun setting over Cape Cod Bay), walking on a lot of beaches, and eating a lot of ice cream. That's pretty much all there is to do there ... and it's more than enough.
So now I'm sorting through the pictures (and many of the 640 are actually multiple exposures, as I was expermenting with my camera's settings), and trying to pick out the good ones, which I'll start posting here. Sorry if you want intense variety on this website, but for the next week or weeks, I'll be posting mostly Cape Cod landscape pictures, because that's what I've taken, and that's what I enjoy, and it's my friggin' blog!