The Clock at Sunset

I know that you’ve seen a lot of the North Church lately.  So have I.  I think that’s a good thing – this particular shot was fascinating to me…the perfect colors of the setting sun on a fall night, along with the subtle variations of the contrasting lighting on each side of the clocktower.  I really love this shot, as soon as I see it it strikes me as imposing…which isn’t always the case with a steeple/clocktower.  The image filling the frame along with the biting sharpness of the lines are all good elements, but what drove it home for me was the fact that each side of the structure had such different lighting – almost like the evil twin lurking on the other side of the clock (thanks to the perfectly placed setting sun).

As a bonus – check out the shot below of the headquarters for the New Hampshire Film Festival taking place in Portsmouth this weekend….at the Residence Inn at Portwalk Place.

New Hampshire Film Festival HQ at the Residence Inn

Moonrise at The Lake

Everyone loves a full moon.  When it begins to rise just over the horizon, it can look almost otherworldly and huge as it hovers over our landscapes.  We were lucky to have nearly a full moon when out west, but I almost equally love the tiny sliver of a crescent moon as the monthly cycle begins again.  It’s always a treat when the moon has been missing for a few days then out of nowhere you surprise yourself and catch the tiny slice somewhere in the sky.  I happened to notice the moon yesterday as it was rising and headed towards some interesting stuff to try and get a few good shots at Rockland Lake in New York.

These were also taken with the 100mm Hasselblad lens, and the shot below was interesting to me as the foreground elements are sharp as a tack while the background falls off into a nice soft texture.