Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Thanksgiving on Cape Cod

Since my aunt lives on Cape Cod, me and several other members of my family went out there for Thanksgiving.  It may have been cold outside, but that doesn't mean there weren't gorgeous sights to photograph!

I didn't take a ton of shots with my fisheye but I got an interesting one at Mayo Beach in Wellfleet.  It's one of those shots you have to look at closely to realize it's a fisheye.  The trick is to put the horizon right in the center.

Mayo Beach Fisheye


Another fisheye shot...this decorative window at the Wellfleet Marketplace was begging for the fisheye treatment.

Wellfleet Marketplace

Here are a few more shots I got at Mayo Beach when the light was beautiful:

Mayo Beach

Shelling at Mayo Beach

Mayo Beach in the Late Afternoon

This boat welcomes visitors into Wellfleet.

Welcome to Wellfleet

The Fort Hill area in Eastham looked gorgeous at Sunset.

View from Fort Hill Overlook

Here is the Edward Penniman House, on Fort Hill. The arch is made of none other than whale jaw bones.

Edward Penniman House

Cape Cod has a lot of windmills! Here is one in Eastham.

Eastham Windmill

I captured this sunset photo in the freezing cold.  It was two exposures blended later in Photoshop.  For both, I used a neutral density filter and a polarizer filter to capture the motion of the clouds.

Sunset at First Encounter Beach

Another day we went shopping in Brewster.  The Brewster Store had some neat miniatures and shadow boxes.

The Miniature Brewster Store

The Miniature School and Post Office

Just next to the Brewster Store is this church.

First Parish Brewster Church

Lemon Tree Village Shops in Brewster had all sorts of statues and gargoyles.

Lemon Tree Village


A Tiny Turtle Reading

We took a trip to Lieutenant Island, off the coast of Wellfleet on the bay, where my family used to stay when I was younger. The light was really gorgeous!

Lieutenant Island

The Bridge to Lieutenant Island

Low Tide on Lieutenant Island

Approaching Lieutenant Island

So there you have it, some highlights from Cape Cod.  I'll be out there again later this month with more photos to share!

Tools I used to create the photos this post: Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, Canon 24-105mm f/4L F/4.0L IS EF USM AF Lens, Manfrotto 190XDB Tripod, Manfrotto 496RC2 Ball Head, B+W 77mm 3.0 ND 110 Filter, B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Filter, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, Zenitar MC 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye, Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM LensAdobe Photoshop CS6

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