Saturday, August 13, 2016

Two Duxbury Beach Workshops Next Week!

Next week I will lead two workshops for the Mass Audubon North River Sanctuary.    We will photograph beautiful Duxbury Beach at sunset on Thursday August 18 from 7-9PM.   We will photograph Powder Point Bridge during the golden hour and a little into the blue hour.   This will be a fantastic evening!  

On Saturday, August 20th, we will photograph the sunrise on the outer beach, from 5:15-7:15 am.   Getting out early will help us see the best light of the day and we will have one of the most popular destinations in Massachusetts all to ourselves!

To sign up for these workshops, please call the Mass Audubon North River Sanctuary at 781 837 9400.   The cost for each workshop is $15 for members and $20 for non members.   You can sign up for one or join me for both!

The image accompanying this post is one of my favorites from Duxbury Beach.   It was made on a cold spring morning after a big Nor'easter pulled off the coast.   I was hoping for big churning waves and a beautiful sunrise.   The torn up lobster buoys were a bonus!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Photography on the Wing 2016

 
Bird photography is one of the most rewarding, interesting, and exhilarating types of photography.   It is also one of the fastest growing types of photography.   More and more photographers are trying their hand at bird photography every year.   Are you ready to give it a try?   Join me at my next bird photography workshop!

I will be offering a two part bird photography workshop in conjunction with the North River Sanctuary of the Massachusetts Audubon Society.   Part one will be on Thursday, April 28 from 7-8:30PM at the North River Sanctuary in Marshfield.   During part one, we will discuss the basics of bird photography including ethics, equipment, photography techniques, bird behavior and how to locate our feathered friends.

Part two will be on Saturday April 30, from 7-9AM at the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield.  During part two, we will practice the techniques we learned in part one.   Daniel Webster features a variety of birds and habitats and it is truly a beautiful landscape.  With a little patience and a lot of practice, we will be able to make some beautiful avian images.

The two part workshop is geared towards beginner and intermediate bird photographers, but all are welcome!  The fee for the workshop will be $15 for Audubon members and $20 for non members.  You can find out more info and sign up here: http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=5:startDate=1461729600:endDate=1461988800:whoTags[]=audience_adult:program_code=45471

http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=5:startDate=1461729600:endDate=1461988800:whoTags[]=audience_adult:program_code=45472
 
 or by calling 781 837 9400.

This snowy owl glided across a dune to escape a more dominant snowy coming to claim its territory.   The two owls had been fighting over a narrow strip of land for most of the winter.   The owl in this image had been keeping an eye to the north where its adversary sat on a high perch.   After a half hour, I was quite surprised when the owl flew in my general direction.    As soon as the owl passed me, it was followed by the dominant owl.   The two chased each other over the ocean and out of sight.    Seeing this owl so close was an amazing way to start my day!   As always, I urge you to be respectful of snowy owls when photographing them. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Turkeys Celebrating Christmas in Falmouth


On Sunday, unseasonably warm temperatures inspired a flock of turkeys to perform their spring mating dance on Main Street in Falmouth!   Five male and three female turkeys created their own version of Cape traffic as they posed for a Christmas card photo.   Locals stopped their cars as the turkeys strutted down the center of the road.  The male turkeys used the pavement to scrape their wings making a pleasing mating call.   Every so often, they exclaimed a group gobble gobble.   All of this happened amid the beautiful Christmas splendor of downtown Falmouth.   Many people used their cell phones to make images of this unique scene.

Choir Practice






Monday, October 19, 2015

Three Fall Photography Workshops


I will be leading three fall photography workshops for the Mass Audubon North River Sanctuary over the next three Thursdays.   The first workshop will be  on Thursday 10/22/15 from 4:30-6:30PM at Webb State Park in Weymouth.   The second workshop will be on Thursday 10/29/15 4:30-6:30PM at Turkey Hill in Hingham.   The third workshop will be on Thursday 11/5/15from 4-6PM at Burial Hill in Plymouth.   Please call the North River Sanctuary at 781 837 9400 to sign up.   For more information, please visit this link: http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:keywords=artclass:program_code=41294

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Final Call for Acadia


This is the final call for my 2015 fall photograohy tour to Acadia National Park.   There are still a few spots left.   Acadia is my favorite destination in New England.   We will be there October 16-18, 2015.  We will see the park highlights and a few hidden gems.   The foliage will be close to peak.   It will be a fantastic weekend that you won't want to miss!

The price of the tour includes lodging, ground transportation from the South Shore Science Center and photo instruction.   All of that is included for only $375!   In addition, author, historian and naturalist John Galluzzo will be joining us for the tour.   His fantastic insight and humor have made him a favorite tour guide for many people over the years.

To sign up, please call the South Shore Science Center at 781 659 2559 or visit this link: http://southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org/event/photographing-acadia-national-park-2/

This image was created along the Shore Path in Bar Harbor.   The two sailing ships were greeted by a beautiful sunrise.   Downeast Maine has a long tradition of sailing vessels and Bar Harbor is home to some stunning windjammers!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

It's Not Too Late!


There are a few spots left for my fall photography tour to Acadia National Park.   Acadia is my favorite destination in New England.   We will be there October 16-18, 2015.  We will see the park highlights and a few hidden gems.   The foliage will be close to peak.   It will be a fantastic weekend that you won't want to miss!

The price of the tour includes lodging, ground transportation from the South Shore Science Center and photo instruction.   All of that is included for only $375!   In addition, author, historian and naturalist John Galluzzo will be joining us for the tour.   His fantastic insight and humor have made him a favorite tour guide for many people over the years.

To sign up, please call the South Shore Science Center at 781 659 2559 or visit this link: http://southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org/event/photographing-acadia-national-park-2/

The image accompanying this post was made in late June.   The doe was making its way through a beautiful field of wildflowers.   I pulled my car to the side of the road and spent a half hour observing this wonderful scene.   Acadia has a no hunting policy, which has led to a very high deer population.   Deer are one of the most commonly sighted animals in and around the park.   This doe was just outside of the park in a local farm field.   I am still stunned at how surreal the scene was.    It was as if I stumbled onto a movie set!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Lightning Bug Review - Fireworks over New England


Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to test and review the Lightning Bug made by MK Controls.   This interesting device detects infrared light a split second before fireworks and lightning are visible to the human eye.   This control allows you to make images that you might otherwise miss.   You can read my entire review and see more images on the Hunt's blog here: http://wbhunt.com/blog/fireworks-over-new-england-with-the-amazing-lightning-bug/

The image accompanying this blog post was made with the Lightning Bug in June at the Lobster Boat Races in Bass Harbor, ME.   We will be visiting Bass Harbor during my upcoming photo tour of Acadia National Park.   Bass Harbor is a classic working fishing village in Downeast Maine.   We will make many beautiful images of lobster boats and the surrounding scenery.   In addition to Bass Harbor, we will photograph all of the highlights of Acadia and a few off the beaten path locations.   This three day tour is from October 16-18, 2015.   The price for the tour includes lodging, photo instruction and ground transportation from the South Shore Science Center in Norwell, MA.  All of that is included for only $375!    To sign up, please call the South Shore Science Center at 781 659 2559.
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