Snowday Cinemagraph

I’ve been wanting to play around with making a cinemagraph for a while and was looking into picking up Flixel but decided to experiment in photoshop. luckily we had a giant snowstorm pass through which provided the perfect opportunity. I dusted off the ol’ 7D for the job as it was wet as hell outside and didn’t want to compromise the primary gear. I don’t shoot much video so after a quick refresher I convinced the inimitable Fabricio Rodriguez to take center stage in the middle of clearfield street under a well placed street light. Looked purdy and we shot about ten seconds of footage which was all we needed to complete the process. Took one pass at this PHLEARN tutorial and produced this result. Thanks Mr. Nace. 

snowy day cinemagraph in Philly

Christmas Sunset in Truro

Christmas out in Truro on Cape Cod is always unpredictable when it comes to weather. We’ve seen flurries, blizzards, squalls, drizzles and this year summer. Temperatures peaked close to 70 and by 4pm I was able to lure everyone down to Corn Hill Beach to witness this extraordinary sunset.

Christmas Day Sunset

Christmas Day Sunset

Christmas Day Sunset

Christmas Day Sunset

Christmas Day Sunset

Christmas Day Sunset

Christmas Day Sunset

Christmas Day Sunset

Christmas Day Sunset

Christmas Day Sunset

winter cape scapes | 13 variations on a cape cod scene

Took a wander a few days before christmas through the estuary adjacent to corn hill beach in truro out on cape cod. it’s a lovely place. the thoroughfare in which you can travel is dependent on the tides as is the scenery. because of the low winter sun and the rapidly shifting clouds the light was erratic and i either had a bright and cheery moment to capture or a dark and dreary one. which do you prefer?

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Rather Long Cape Cod Gallery

The outer cape (wellfleet, truro and provincetown) has a certain romantic majesty that for me never seems to fade. This may have something to do with the occasional day dream I have of working as a lowly deck hand aboard an 18th century whaling ship. I’ve made the trek out to Truro countless times over the better part of the the past decade to visit Tasha’s (my wife’s) family and each time I come away feeling humbled for having the privilege of experiencing such a monumentally magical land (and sea) scape. so here’s a rather long gallery featuring eighty photos from my latest trip which took place this past late August/ early September.

 

 

Peace Rock

I Spent the day at Peace Rock in Hamburg, PA with a lovely group of friends. I didn’t want to bring out the top level gear as I knew I’d be swimming most of the time and leaving thousand’s of dollars of camera equipment on the sandy shores while I swam around seemed unsettling. So I decided to dust off the trusty ol’ 7D and I’m quite happy I did. Been relying on the 5D MK III for quite some time but sometimes you need the high frame rate to catch all the craziness that unfolds around you. It was 40 feet from the top of the rock to the river below and despite having jumped 15+ times this old dude put me to shame with this one rad dive. Well done sir. I will never have the guts to join your ranks.

I loaded up the photos into iMovie and put this little clip together. Sound effects added for your viewing pleasure.

Daring old man does handstand drive off of the 40 foot cliff, Peace Rock, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Daring old man does handstand drive off of the 40 foot cliff, Peace Rock, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Daring old man does handstand drive off of the 40 foot cliff, Peace Rock, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Daring old man does handstand drive off of the 40 foot cliff, Peace Rock, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Daring old man does handstand drive off of the 40 foot cliff, Peace Rock, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Daring old man does handstand drive off of the 40 foot cliff, Peace Rock, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Daring old man does handstand drive off of the 40 foot cliff, Peace Rock, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Daring old man does handstand drive off of the 40 foot cliff, Peace Rock, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Daring old man does handstand drive off of the 40 foot cliff, Peace Rock, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Daring old man does handstand drive off of the 40 foot cliff, Peace Rock, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Daring old man does handstand drive off of the 40 foot cliff, Peace Rock, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Daring old man does handstand drive off of the 40 foot cliff, Peace Rock, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Daring old man does handstand drive off of the 40 foot cliff, Peace Rock, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Daring old man does handstand drive off of the 40 foot cliff, Peace Rock, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Daring old man does handstand drive off of the 40 foot cliff, Peace Rock, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Daring old man does handstand drive off of the 40 foot cliff, Peace Rock, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Daring old man does handstand drive off of the 40 foot cliff, Peace Rock, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Daring old man does handstand drive off of the 40 foot cliff, Peace Rock, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Daring old man does handstand drive off of the 40 foot cliff, Peace Rock, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Daring old man does handstand drive off of the 40 foot cliff, Peace Rock, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Daring old man does handstand drive off of the 40 foot cliff, Peace Rock, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Daring old man does handstand drive off of the 40 foot cliff, Peace Rock, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Daring old man does handstand drive off of the 40 foot cliff, Peace Rock, in Hamburg, Pennsylvania.

Bad day to live in a van down by the river

After days of heavy rain the Schuylkill River breached its banks along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia stranding motorists and opening up the road to more worthy sea faring creatures. After days of heavy rain the Schuylkill River breached its banks along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia stranding motorists and opening up the road to more worthy sea faring creatures. After days of heavy rain the Schuylkill River breached its banks along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia stranding motorists and opening up the road to more worthy sea faring creatures. After days of heavy rain the Schuylkill River breached its banks along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia stranding motorists and opening up the road to more worthy sea faring creatures. After days of heavy rain the Schuylkill River breached its banks along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia stranding motorists and opening up the road to more worthy sea faring creatures. After days of heavy rain the Schuylkill River breached its banks along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia stranding motorists and opening up the road to more worthy sea faring creatures. After days of heavy rain the Schuylkill River breached its banks along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia stranding motorists and opening up the road to more worthy sea faring creatures. After days of heavy rain the Schuylkill River breached its banks along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia stranding motorists and opening up the road to more worthy sea faring creatures. After days of heavy rain the Schuylkill River breached its banks along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia stranding motorists and opening up the road to more worthy sea faring creatures. After days of heavy rain the Schuylkill River breached its banks along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia stranding motorists and opening up the road to more worthy sea faring creatures. After days of heavy rain the Schuylkill River breached its banks along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia stranding motorists and opening up the road to more worthy sea faring creatures. After days of heavy rain the Schuylkill River breached its banks along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia stranding motorists and opening up the road to more worthy sea faring creatures.

glimpse of virginia

spent the weekend in amherst/lynchburg virginia. took some pretty pictures.

VCCA

Weathering The Storm

sunny sunny sunny RAIN.  hell of a storm hit suddenly today. had a blast holding up in the lobby of this office building.