Tag Archives: Salt Island
My grandmother was fond of saying “the early bird catches the worm.” I assumed she said that because I adored getting up early to eat breakfast with my grandfather before he left for work. In a large family with siblings and cousins, I had him all to myself in those day break hours. Having developed a passion and love for wild creatures and wild places, I understand better what she meant. She and my grandfather built a summer home for their family in a beautiful, natural seashore setting and both she and my parents packed our home with books and magazines about nature. Now I see her design…
Wednesday morning at day break, beautiful scene, beautiful creatures by the sea’s edge
Thatcher Island (Twin Lights) and Salt Island off of Good Harbor Beach, as seen from what I call Split Rock Boulder.
Stills from my B-roll. Click images to view larger.
One of the most gorgeous, interesting, and enjoyable aspects of filmmaking I find is shooting B-roll. I am swamped with design work, organizing lecture programs, and hoping to finish the edits on my Black Swallowtail film very soon, but there is no better time of year to shoot B-roll for my Monarch film than autumn in Gloucester; the light is simply stunning, and what I like to refer to as “atmospheric.”
B-roll further tells the story in a beautifully subtle, and alternatively not so subtle, manner and gives the project a sense of place. While filming and waiting, for example, for birds to take flight (whether swans or homies) I have my still camera readily available.
The most extraordinarily beautiful things occur spontaneously. I feel so very fortunate to see, and in turn share, the natural world through the camera lens. Only several weeks ago while filming a spider’s web in a tree, capturing the filaments of silky webbing dancing in the light of the setting sun (with the pinky schooner Ardelle and the Dog Bar Breakwater in the background), the web’s maker came cavorting through the scene with a capture of her own!
joey – these are some of the museum photos of the "bride 13" filming on salt island. a,b,c are from the treasure chest left to the museum by gloucester high history teacher myrtle cameron. d&e are from a photo album page with about 15 snapshots of the cast and crew and assorted rubberneckers on good harbor. no idea who took the pics, but i’m delighted they did.
infamous fred buck, down cellah at the cape ann museum…
Just another reason to go visit the Cape Ann Museum. I’m telling you, if you have a question about something that happened here in Gloucester in the past chances are you can find some really cool stuff with some extremely helpful folks ready willing and able to assist you in your quest!
Great Job Jerry!
Jerry found the last Rock that was released on Cape Ann this past weekend.
Jerry was in Town visiting His Grandmother, Linda Morse.
Thanks for the great Photo Linda!