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It’s been a while since I updated this blog. I didn’t get a chance to shoot very much during the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013. I’m taking a ridiculous courseload this semester in order to graduate this May, working almost every weekend up at Big Sky Resort, and trying to find the time to work out and do my classwork on top of that. I did get the chance to spend some time in Florida visiting my family over the Christmas holiday, which was great. It was nice to spend some time in a warm climate and nice to see all my family who live down there.
I did get a chance to hike out to Race Point Lighthouse on New Years Eve. Race Point is one of three lighthouses stuck out on sandy dunes at the very tip of Cape Cod. It was a cold, windy hike out through the sand to get to the lighthouse, but we were rewarded with a nice sunset to end 2012. I came away with two images from the trip and checked one more Cape Cod lighthouse off my list.
We had an extremely busy and hectic July 4th week here on Cape Cod. The holiday fell smack dab in the middle of the week this year. Usually we have one hugely busy, crowded weekend, but this year we’ve had a hugely busy weekend, followed by a hugely busy, crowded week. Good for businesses, I suppose.
At any rate, Monday, July 2 I drove out to Orleans to shoot the fireworks display over Rock Harbor. Lucked out big time on parking and managed to avoid the mile plus walk that most people endured. We watched a beautiful sunset over Cape Cod Bay and the fireworks started about 15 minutes after the sky got dark. I struggled a little bit with exposing these shots. I didn’t have a cable release so I was triggering (with a 2 second delay) various exposures ranging from 2″ to 10″. It seemed like whenever I went with a longer exposure, a huge burst of bright explosions would blow out the entire image. Whenever I went with a shorter explosion, everything would be too dim. Fireworks are tricky. If you’re interested in a print of any of these images, you can use the buttons at the bottom of this post to check out the various options.