Bennett Gallery & Framing: Blog en-us (C) Bennett Gallery & Framing [email protected] (Bennett Gallery & Framing) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:59:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:59:00 GMT Bennett Gallery & Framing: Blog 120 90 "Harbor Reflection"  

"Buoy Reflection," Provincetown, MA Spending the week of July 4th in Provincetown allowed me to examine the coastal community in a more thorough and unique way.  Days spent on picturesque Macmillian Pier gave me the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, live in one of the most eclectic towns in the U.S. and to become friends with many talented local Cape Cod artists.  I rented an artist shanty on the pier and sold my photography to locals and tourists alike.  But, the real excitement came when I captured the sunlight off this blue and white boat.  My eye kept being drawn to the reflection, the deep blue and rich white, and the gold highlights from the sun.  Each evening I waited for the right opportunity to catch the reflection off the boat and a few days in, I finally found it.  A few exposures later I knew I captured an intriguing and interesting composition:  Harbor Reflection.   

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"Reflection," Martha's Vineyard, MA

Do you ever arrive to a new location and become awestruck by it's surroundings?  Do you wonder to yourself what and where you should start shooting because the area is so breathtaking?  There were myriad scenes to choose from on the weekend of March 5th.  I'd been spending it with my beautiful girlfriend at the Harbor View Hotel located in historic Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, and our view from our hotel was picturesque.  Martha's Vineyard is one of the two most famous islands located just south of Cape Cod in Nantucket Sound. The other one is Nantucket. Martha's Vineyard is where millionaires buy summer homes, and Nantucket is where billionaires buy them. Does that give you an illustration of the historic homes found there? "The Vineyard," is where the movie JAWS was filmed.  It's where a few presidents vacation.  It's where thousands of tourists from around the globe flock to in the summer.  We happened to visit in the off-season, when most shops are closed and only a few restaurants remain opened. You might think this a perfect time to have the island all to yourself, and it is. However, the day before, one of our adventures included a Saturday matinee of Zootopia, where we found every child on the island that day. Two seats remained open in the theater that day.  The rest were occupied by moms, dads, and their kids. The crackling of candy wrappers and slurping of drinks almost drowned out the narration of previews. Even though we spent the afternoon with every child and mom on Martha's Vineyard, I'd highly recommend the heart-warming, fun-filled animated Disney flick if you're in need of some euphoria. Along with the happiness I was feeling from spending the weekend on the Vineyard with my girlfriend, and viewing Zootopia, my photographer's delight was fulfilled the next morning. The view was spectacular.  I needed a sunrise photo of Edgartown Lighthouse before leaving the island.  So, we both rolled out of bed the next morning, offering each other grimacing glares through our weary eyes, because of the early hour.  You could see the first light peaking over the horizon.  We made our way out the front door of the Harbor View Hotel and down the steps, across the road and to the path, which led to the lighthouse.  After a few captures, and increasing golden light, I noticed a seagull stretch its wings, caw loudly, and approach the lighthouse.  The bird positioned her silhouette just to the left of the lighthouse, as the golden light saturated the morning sky to produce a warm and pleasing backdrop.  With one snap of my Canon T6i digital rebel I captured a favorite photo of mine:  "Reflection," Martha's Vineyard, MA.    

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"Seconds before the storm" "Seconds Before the Storm," Gray's Beach, Yarmouthport, MA As I saw the ominous storm clouds slowly approaching the shore I grabbed my SLR camera and made my way to an iconic Cape Cod landmark: Gray's Beach boardwalk in Yarmouthport, MA.  The wind was gusting pretty heavily at the time, as the massive storm cloud to the left, hovered over the water.  I could sense the rain was coming, but snapped this photo right before the downpour.   

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