January 6, 2014

The House


After being held hostage by a snowstorm and blisteringly cold temperatures that cursed the area after New Year’s Day, I took advantage of yesterday’s balmy 40 degree, sunny weather and went shooting.  Plum Island was the plan.

Plum Island is a mile-long island situated at the mouth of the Merrimack River, just off the coast of Newburyport, Massachusetts. It is a busy little beach community in the summer, but very quiet in the winter.

My main goal was to find a spot to play with my Olympus OM-D EM-1 and the 10 stop ND filter. I was really curious as to how it would perform. And I am pleased to report that it performed swimmingly, even if the only subject I could find was less than compelling!

The image above was another reason I wanted to go. I’ve seen shots of this house before and wanted to go and shoot it for myself. The recent snowfall helped provide the leading lines. And I was happy to get some great clouds.

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