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The Good Life... strives to see the world for the beauty it can offer. The impact of a scene is best when it is both visual and emotional.
This may remain one of my favorite photos of all time. I was driving back from sunrise pictures elsewhere and jammed the brakes after I glanced to my right while passing over this small bridge. Luckily, there's no traffic at 5:30 a.m., so I reversed and stood on the bridge for a couple of minutes snapping pictures. I tried to touch it up in ways that would look like a painting, which seemed more befitting this image. - Main Street, Harwich/Dennis town line, Cape Cod
Little Drummer Boy Park's Windmill partially blocks the sun
The rising sun beyond the windmill at Brewster, MA's Little Drummer Boy Park led me to jam the brakes, whip into the park, and stalk the windmill in search of the best angle. The sunrise waits for no one, so I snapped off a series of photos and hoped for the best. When I later reviewed my shots, I was happy with my brakes and photo.
Morning sun begins melting the fog off a cranberry bog
Evening sun sets behind a farm's fence
Old houses are so full of character, sometimes more so when they're a little worn down. But there's a tipping point at which they begin to no longer be salvageable. It then becomes forlornly beautiful to observe the slow motion implosion of a house or a barn. Yesterday's drive around central New England happened to take me past houses at all three stages, in order, which left me pulled over on the side of the road, appreciating the silence and wishing I could know the history of this collapsing barn.
I took this picture thinking it would be interesting to see how it worked, with the sun rising between the split fence post and on the other side of the harbor. It turned out that the camera focused on the close-up wood grain instead of the sun and objects farther away. For some reason, it also captured the colors in a way not at all the way they appeared. So, in short, the picture was technically filled with errors and should've been discarded. But the glitches also turned it into one of the more interesting photos I took this summer - a happy accident!
One morning, a storm was finishing and rolling out southward to the open sea, just as dawn was breaking. In Chatham, Cape Cod, the fishing fleet headed out regardless. Despite the low light, the conditions were incredibly interesting and led to a battle between photographing and just watching - in the end, it was a tie and I enjoyed allowing time for both.
This sunrise, again at one of my favorite spots, is one of the best I've seen in a long time. Aside of snapping a couple of photos, I sat quietly, sipping my coffee and taking in the view as the only person on the beach. - Corporation Beach, Dennis, Cape Cod
This sunrise had the perfect combination of clouds and blue sky, combined with a dead low tide and not a soul around. It allowed me to explore different positions and angles. This is one of my favorites because of the low vantage point combined with the perpendicular lines of sand and tide. - Corporation Beach, Dennis, Cape Cod