Docked in Perkins Cove | Ogunquit

These dinghies sit docked in Perkins Cove ready for their owners to take them out to sea.

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Perkins Cove | Ogunquit, Maine

To our north, Maine enjoys a much longer coastline than we do here in New Hampshire.  That is a great thing, so I decided to travel up the coast with some family over the weekend to go for a wet walk on the Marginal Way.  We broke up our stroll with a delicious and traditional lobster-shack type meal in the warm interior of Barnacle Billy’s (complete with fire).  I had never came over to this side of Perkins Cove before – and sure enough, it was worth the visit.  I loved the foggy atmosphere and the absolutely classic coastal look with the various sailboats and fishing vessels.

Coastal Waves | New & Old

Today I’m featuring the same scene as shot by two very different cameras.  As you can see, the light was simply gorgeous in the late afternoon on Veterans’ Day at Perkins Cove in Ogunquit. The image above was taken with my uncle’s beloved Hasselblad camera, dating back to somewhere in the 1950s or 1960s.  This medium format camera is the dream of many photographers, and I’m lucky and thankful to have the opportunity to use it.  This image was one of my favorites from the first roll of color film I had developed – using one of the lovely Carl Zeiss lenses I’ve been shooting with and writing about lately.  Below, you can see another wave in the afternoon light as shot with my modern day dream of a digital camera, the Canon 5d Mark II.  It’s incredible what advancements can take place in technology, and despite all this – some people still prefer to stick to the tried and true….although at this point I think it’s safe to say that the majority of photographers are shooting on digital cameras. Now, if I could only get my hands on a digital Hasselblad!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!  Thanks for visiting, I always appreciate your feedback and support.  I’ve got an incredible amount to be thankful for this year, a wonderful family & new fiance, a great audience & community, and many milestones I’ve been thrilled and appreciative to record over the past year.  Cheers to all & I hope you have a great day filled with thanks for all the things big & small that fill your days.

The Marginal Way | Ogunquit, Maine

On a Veterans Day visit to Perkins Cove and the Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine, my brother and I were greeted with some fierce ocean waves and gorgeous sunlight.  The waves were so big in fact, that when I set up my tripod in the parking lot, as I was framing a shot with my eye in the viewfinder – I was actually soaked with the spray from the waves hitting the rock wall.  (Yes, soaked…so badly in fact that a couple walking by offered to get paper towels from their car to save my camera!)

The scenery didn’t lend itself to HDR imagery with the churning of the ocean, but the late day sunlight was so rich in color that I kept shooting and shooting with all the variety in the textures of the water and the coastline.  Plenty of shots from this trip…hope to get back during sunrise some day to catch the gorgeous morning sunlight as it reaches the east coast.