Here’s a quick teaser of Crystal & Matt’s beautiful wedding, up in Cape Cod, MA. Full gallery will be coming soon!
“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore” -Vincent van Gogh
The shoreline of Connecticut is a fascinating area, filled with wonderful beaches, gorgeous homes, and a sense of community not often found in many other places. The draw to live here is strong; as is the knowledge in each residents’ mind that devastating storms are both possibility and reality. Hurricane (Super Storm) Sandy has brought yet another time of hardship upon Connecticut’s coastal communities. A little over a year ago, this very same area was hit hard by Tropical Storm Irene. Many in these surrounding communities had either just finished cleaning up & getting their lives back together, or were about to.
These photos were taken at Point Beach in Milford, CT — my new neighborhood. I’ll be moving here in a month or so and don’t know all of my new neighbors just yet. But the people I have met there are strong and they will rebuild; knowing full well that Mother Nature doesn’t care about terms like “20-year storm” or “Hundred Year Storm.” She brews up one of her tropical concoctions whenever she damn well pleases. And, we’ll all be ready when she serves it.
The photos below were taken on Monday, October 29 — well before Sandy made landfall. High tide was just about coming in and already the flooding had begun.
This past Saturday night, was peak time for the annual Orionid Meteor Shower. While I only saw one actual meteor go streaking by, it was still a beautiful night to sit outside and do a little star gazing — and grab a photo or two.
If I had to pick just one season, I’d have to say that Summer is my favorite. But, Autumn is a very close second. We’re hitting our “peak” color time for leaves here in Connecticut, which makes for some very scenic drives and wonderful photo backdrops. I was out for a drive yesterday afternoon and just couldn’t resist pulling over for this quick shot. Enjoy!
Here is my submission for the September Rock the Shot (www.rocktheshotforum.com) Pet Photo Challenge!
I had some fun with this shot, using my ‘nifty fifty’ and some enhanced natural light bounced off a reflector.
Alica, Alex and I had a fantastic time with these photos at Savin Rock, in West Haven, CT. We had a beautiful evening, a great sunset and just enough breeze to keep the mosquitoes away. Thanks Alicia & Alex to giving me the opportunity to do these photos for you. See you both soon & best of luck with your wedding plans!
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