Norton Point Shack

Norton Point was closed to drive-on traffic this 4th of July due to the nesting of the Plovers so the usually busy guard shack was abandoned.

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This was taken with my iPhone 7 Plus which I find to be an outstanding point and shoot camera.  I did a little B&W editing on my phone so what you see is 100% produced on the iPhone.

Beach Feet

My favorite feet on my favorite beach.

My favorite feet on my favorite beach.

A Shiny Pebble

We are descendants of the creatures that picked the shiny pebbles from the river.  We love to touch, experience and be part of a community.  I love this example of a shiny pebble.  The owner of this small shop has created an icon that is experiential, differentiates and tells a story about what you are likely to encounter in the community that he has created inside.

 

Winter Street Bike

Winter Street Bike

I spoke with the owner a bit before I asked him if I could photograph his bike and he told me that dozens of people take pictures of it every day during the summer.  Many of those people also wander in to experience his shop – to experience him and how he sees his world.  So, a story extended to the street is no doubt adding value to the people that walk by and the shopkeeper that is attracting new customers.

Light Houses of Martha’s Vineyard

One of my favorite experiences on Martha’s Vineyard is always a visit to the lighthouses of the island.  There is something magical and powerful about a lighthouse and their enduring strength that resists everything that Mother Nature throws at it in order to guide sailors safely home. These are two of my favorites.

 

Edgartown Lighthouse Black and White by Ron Boire

Edgartown Lighthouse on Martha’s Vineyard

 

Gay Head Cliffs Lighthouse by Ron Boire

The lighthouse at Gay Head on Aquinnah, Martha’s Vineyard

 

The lighthouse at Gay Head is in danger of collapsing into the sea.  This image shows the erosion of the Gay Head Cliffs as it approaches the lighthouse.  The cost to move the lighthouse is estimated at three million dollars and we only have two or three years to move it until it is unsafe to do the work.  This CBS News story is a good overview of the lighthouse and the process to move it.

 

Edgartown Harbor Storm – iPhone Art

Taken from the harbor on my iPhone while on a sailing trip around the island. The power and size of the storm is obvious when you compare the size of the un-landed tornado in the top right third of the image with the Edgartown Lighthouse below and to the left of it (its the little white speck).

Edgartown Harbor

Faith – Norton Point

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There is nothing like black and white on the beach.

Nobska Point lighthouse – cape cod

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I have wanted a shot of the Nobska Point Lighthouse from the bay side for some time but never really had good light at the right time of the day. This shot was taken a little after 12PM on a day with good light and low humidity with my Canon 5D Mk3 and EF70-200 using a 2x converter @ 400mm effective. I shot three images at roughly -2, 0 and +2 exposure because while the light was good there still was quite a range of shadows and highlights that I wanted to capture. It was a bit of a challenge shooting this from a moving boat and then getting the images aligned without ghosting. I processed in HDR using HDR Efex Pro 2 and pushed structure and saturation a bit more than normal. Finally, I took out some visitors that were sitting on the hill in front of the lighthouse using Photoshop. The sailboat in the foreground was an unexpected bonus. All in all a fun shot.