Back to Harris Street for some new perspectives thanks to the very shallow depth of field of a 35mm lens. This is a collection of tombstones near the edge of the cemetery facing Harris Street and very close to the jagged stone wall. I crouched down and composed this shot to include the foliage of two of the cherry blossom trees resplendent in pink-purple flowers and backlit by the golden glow of sunrise.
After arriving at the Harris Street cemetery on Friday, I quickly decided that the first tree had the fullest canopy and was also receiving the best light. I tried to capture the tree serving as a border between the cemetery with its ancient gravestones and the old houses making up historic downtown Marblehead just past its trunk. With the angle of the sun, I found my shadow kept appearing on the ground before me and ruining my compositions until I found this spot where I was able to crouch down and get the view I had envisioned.
This image of fog comes from an outing in July and a walk around Old Burial Hill. I arrived just as the sun dipped below the gazebo on top of the hill and used the structure and fog to help break up the light falling on Old Burial Hill.
Yesterday, I shared the first image from these incredible cherry trees at the Harris Street Cemetery. Today, I'll share the last image taken on Sunday as I headed back to my car. I had come across this particle tombstone before and found the inscription fascinating. As the sun had climbed up in the sky, I was able to get some great light coming off the face of the tombstone. I chose a wide open aperture to push the beautiful colors of the cherry blossoms into a bit of a blur in the background. In case you cannot make out the [...]