I read your blog everyday and I never thank God for the beauty of Cape Ann and her people.Your pic’s are awesome and I was wonderin’ what camera you use and did you just start shooting or have you done it forever? Thank you for your humor,wit and devotion to Glousta.I love this stinkin’ island !!!!!!
For most of the pictures I use a Sony H3. It is not as good as a DSLR like a Nikon D40 which my wife has but it is a nice compromise of smallish size with a ten times optical zoom. It wouldn’t be practical for me to lug a big camera around and at least half of the shots I take are of the spontaneous kind which wouldn’t happen if my camera wasn’t on my person when something took place.
I’ve been shooting for a couple of years but in no way do I consider myself a professional. About half the shots I take are with the automatic settings unless I know there is something I want to mess with and I’ll make a manual adjustment.
There are many far greater photographers than me who have blogs like Steve B, Jay Albert, Jim Barber, Sharon Lowe, and Mark Teiwes. What I think I bring to the local blogging world is a combination of journalistic flair, and I’m not intimidated to get in someone’s grill with my camera. I like pictures of boats as I take my fair share of them and I like pictures of the harbor but the work I like the most is the personal shots of people doing something or up close that can tell a story. I’m in sort of a unique situation because I know so many diverse people between the restaurateurs, fishermen, and artisans around town and I’m also sort of a tech geek so when you put all that together I think it makes for a semi-interesting blog.