Mooring line tumbles out of a basket onboard a rowing dory at the Gloucester Maritime Center.
A knarly tree stands guard over a snow laden field in Annisquam, MA.
Work punts tied up at a dock in Rockport, MA.
A small work boat sits tied up at a wharf at Smith Cove in Gloucester, MA at high tide.
I recently went out with my Leica M-P 240 and made some shots with my 1958 35mm Summaron f3.5 SM. I used my external optical viewfinder as it gave me more of that old time feel. I even shot at ISO 400 to give the experience a Tri-X feel. It was a lot of fun and brought me back to my roots shooting with my M3.
In Gloucester, MA every year we have a schooner festival. It’s a unique experience and I am lucky enough to be able to climb on board one of them whenever I want. This year I chose to shoot only in B&W mode on my Leica with my father’s old Leica/Schneider 21mm Super Angulon from 1963. In color this lens has a heavy magenta vignette so I tend to use it only in B&W. A couple of years ago I had a CLA done on it and the optics are stunning.
I had wanted to photograph this church located in the small town of Peru,Massachusetts for several years. The problem had always been a matter of light, and the fact that I didn’t get by there very often. This day, however, my companion and I had left Shelburne Falls, earlier than usual which put us in Peru at just the right time.
I worked for a bit trying to photograph the building without including the wires, but it just wasn’t possible, and in the end decided that they were part of the true image and could be included without ruining it.
Olympus OMD EM1 with 12-40mm f2.8 zoom.
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