Monument Beach Polar Plunge 2015

The 18th Annual Monument Beach polar plunge.

The Monument Beach Polar Plunge happens annually on the first of the year with the main purpose being to raise money for the Bourne Food Pantry. I have been covering this event off and on for the past 9 years and this year looked to be the biggest turn out yet, I assume because it was actually a pretty nice day. I have seen them swim in frigid windy conditions as well as in light snow so with the right sun and light wind this year is was prime plunging weather. This year was also a bit different for me as this was the first time I was not shooting for the Enterprise. Instead I was shooting for CapeCodPulse.com and while I was shooting Monument Beach my fellow owners at CapeCodPulse Chris Kazarian and Sarah Murphy were shooting Cotuit and N.Falmouth plunges to see all of the photos be sure to check out the full gallery and story over on CapeCodPulse here. For the rest of my images click the more link below.

Eli

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to shoot my good friends Kim and Brewster’s son Eli for a christmas card. Portraits are something I have not shot a lot of but I really enjoy it whenever I have the chance. So with my “photo assistant” Rachel one Alien Bee strobe and a couple of lenses we made the photos below.

Four photos from tonight in Pocasset

Barlows Landing dinghy dock
Barlows Landing dinghy dock

Clouds and calm water came together again tonight for some good photo conditions. Started out at Barlows Landing in Pocasset for a shot of the dinghy dock and one of the moored boats with a view straight out the North Channel. Next headed over to Monument beach for a shot with one of the jetties and one with a very dark ominous sky.

Fall Aster Macros

Today while weed wacking I noticed an abundance of bees working on a fall aster in the garden. So I hurried to finish the work and grabbed my 7d and 100mm macro lens to capture some of the action. Among the bees were these very cool sparkling green headed bees.

Great White Egrets Everywhere

You never know what your going to see driving around the marshes of Cape Cod. Today I got to see and shoot something very cool a flock of Great White Egrets feeding in a tidal pool not more than 20 yards from me. Generally these birds are very skittish and in this same tidal pool will fly away once they see me shooting but for some reason today, maybe they felt safer with so many of them, they didn’t seem to even notice I was there.

Nantucket Flowers

IMG_3476 DONE WEBWhile on Nantucket Labor Day weekend we took a quick trip out to Sconset because I really wanted a photo of the iconic cottages (which I did get) but I was really surprised with all of the amazing flowers. Later in the day we stopped by Bartlett Farm which is where the sunflower and field of flowers photos were taken. I packed lite for the trip bringing only my 17-40 and 70-200 for lenses which made me look at the flowers much differently than I would of had I had my macro lens. Below are my top picks from the trip.

Nantucket Sunrise

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Well those of you who know me know that sunrise is something I very rarely see. Last weekend while visiting a friend on Nantucket was one of these rare occurrences. She was going to be up anyway due to work so we had her wake us up just before sunrise so we could all go check it out and I could get some photos. Above is what I ended up with.

We probably should have thought a bit more about our plan of attack the night before instead of just winging it first thing in the morning but after driving around for a bit we stumbled on this spot which was perfect. I wrapped my new Gobi Gorilla Pod around a fence post and shot away.