First come the obligatory pie shots. Both were shot with my 50mm lens on a Canon 6D. The top on was exposed with ambient light and the bottom one was exposed with ambient light and a Canon 270ex flash bounced off the wall for side lighting. I left my larger flash heads at home in favor of a smaller load.
At First Encounter Beach in Eastham, I captured what I can only describe as the most beautiful sunset I've ever seen. It was freezing cold and the wind was blowing, but the light was perfect. I had to jump up and down the whole time my photos were exposing to try and keep warm. Most of these shots were long exposures taken with a neutral density filter. Long exposures aren't a ton of fun when you're freezing, but we all know that pain is temporary and digital imaging is forever.
I try to remember to capture other scenes besides just catching the sun in the frame. I love the way the light hit the sand.
The birds flying by couldn't have been more perfect. I just barely got a couple of good shots as I fumbled to change settings and zoom in and out in the cold.
Then it was onto Coast Guard Beach for an eerie blue hour.
And finally, onto Nauset Light before it got completely dark.
One of my favorite photos from the trip is the one below of Nauset Light.
My family doesn't miss a morning trip to Hole in One for donuts and coffee.
A visit to our beloved town of Wellfleet brought us to a few shops for sales. I took a few photos around Uncle Tim's Bridge.
This bench by Mayo Beach looked awfully lonely.
In Orleans, it was fun watching the children and parents walk down the street caroling on their way to the annual Christmas Tree lighting.
My family loves crafts.
On the last day, we visited Fort Hill in the morning before we left and I took this photo of the Penman House.
Tools I used to create the photos this post: Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, Canon Speedlite 270ex - Discontinued, but you can buy the improved Canon Speedlite 270ex II