Clear air, bright sunlight, and moderate temperatures add up to a walk on a Cape Cod beach in March. The bright sun created sharp shadows and provided me an ideal scene for a black and white treatment.
One of my favorite places in the whole world is this isolated lighthouse on Cape Cod. I made a quick trip in March to visit my aunt and cousin and had a great afternoon to photograph. I had not been out to the lighthouse in several years so I decided to give it a shot. It was a bit of a tedious walk for about a mile of sand on my bum legs but well worth it.
After looking at a print of this I decided that it was still not right. I wanted it to be a little brighter and the wires bothered me. I recently downloaded the public beta version of Lightroom 5, which had as a new feature an advanced editing or “healing” brush. So I thought I would give it a try. It is a truly impressive tool. That will be worth the price of the upgrade when it the final version is released.
The Shepherdstown, West Virginia Library is housed in a small free-standing building that literally sits in the middle of a street. In front of the building there is an amazing tree. I’ve often thought I should photograph it but it was not a few days ago that I motivated myself out the door with a camera. I decided that I would try it in infrared with my converted Nikon D200.
To get this angle I had to stand in the middle of the street and at one point I became aware of a car stopped behind me … waiting for me to get out of the way. I turned and there was a Shepherdstown police cruiser. I sheepishly jumped out of the way and he gave me a “knowing smile” and went on. I guess they are used to it.
The exhibit of photographs of the Adam Stephen House has been moved from the Triple Brick Museum to the Martinsburg Public Library at King and Queen Streets in Martinsburg.
Twenty framed prints of images selected from my book about the Adam Stephen House are on display through the end of June.
The book is available for viewing in the library and is available for purchase at the Adam Stephen House during their weekend hours. The book, which retails for $19.95, is also available at the Convention and Visitors Bureau Visitors’ Center and at the George Washington Trail visitors’ center at the Caperton train station. Or if you can’t get into town and you would like a copy it can be ordered online here.