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.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Idyllic Dawn


This pastoral scene was the highlight of my lupine photography tour in June.   We woke well before dawn and headed to a previously scouted location with the hopes of witnessing a glorious sunrise.   Mother nature delivered!
The panoramic image is tone mapped for greater detail in the sky and the foreground lupines.   I intentionally included the barn and old truck on the left side of the image.   They add a touch of Yankee New England to the scene.  I wistfully wished that I could have found a better vantage of St. Matthews Chapel in the distance.   Only the top of the steeple was visible above the tree line.   This was one of the best sunrise scenes that I have viewed this year.   I was thrilled to share it with all of the tour participants who joined me!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fall Photo Tour to Acadia National Park 2015



I am happy to announce that I will be leading a photo tour for the South Shore Science Center to Acadia National Park.   The tour will be from October 16-18, 2015.   We will visit many of the highlights of this fantastic island right at the peak of the foliage season.

During the three day tour we will be among the first people to see (and photograph) the sunrise in the United States.   We will stay in historic Bar Harbor, photograph iconic Otter Cliffs and we will visit a quaint fishing village at sunset.   Acadia is a beautiful land with an undeniable
charm.   Photographing Acadia is always a highlight of my year!   I hope you will join me to see why.

The price for the tour is $375, which includes all transportation, lodging and park entry fees.    We will be joined by author and naturalist John Galluzzo, who will help us appreciate and understand our natural surroundings.

For more information, please visit the South Shore Science Center's website here:
http://southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org/event/photographing-acadia-national-park-2/

To sign up please call the South Shore Science Center at 781-659-2559.

The image accompanying this post was made at 10:30PM on July 3, 2015.   The moon was nearly full and lit the landscape beautifully.   It rose to the east and looked a lot like the rising sun in Acadia National Park.   Fortunately, it wasn't so bright that it washed out all of the stars.

Sitting in solitude on the rocks along the Ocean Path was an amazingly tranquil experience.   A few cars and bicyclists passed by, but otherwise it was just the ocean waves and I that witnessed this stunning scene.  Spending time alone along a beautiful shoreline is a fantastic way to find solace in nature.


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