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Ship Yard Surprise | Limited Addition Fine Art Prints

Ship Yard Surprise | Limited Addition Fine Art Prints

PHOTO OF THE DAY – Ship Yard Surprise

On a trip over to Camden Maine I took many photos. A few sunsets a few photos of people in the streets. I took a portrait lighting class and shot many models male and female. We headed into the down town area for a day of street photography. We had the task of taking photos of ten people. They would be all strangers and we had to approach them and get them to let us photograph them. It was a bit scary but a lot of fun. Only one person said no thanks. We had a young couple follow us to another location to get shot of them in better light. We had a blast. About mid day we took a break and met down near the docks for a meeting and to check in with our progress. We had to wait for a few of the people in the group to make their way back to us. That is when I took a walk down the pier to the boats. I had my wide angle fish eye and my portrait lens. I set up my tripod and starting framing in all the boats. I would snap a few then move over a bit creating a different view and POV.  It was a great shooting day. I made a lot of photos that day.

ABOUT THIS PHOTO: The clouds were screaming shoot me shoot me. I took many photo of this boat and it’s sister boat. You may have seen that other photo named “Glass Ocean” here. There was no surprise about the photos that day. Well maybe there was a bit of one once I was back at the computer and saw all the clouds and the reflections on the water.  It was almost unreal to see them all loading on my screen. This is for sure one day I will not forget.

Image of a boat with an amazing reflection and clouds.

The clouds the bout or the sea, What do your eyes goto first?

Wishing Your Way To Summer | Nature Photo Prints

Wishing Your Way To Summer | Nature Photo Prints

PHOTO OF THE DAY – Wishing Your Way To Summer

Any dandelions in your yard yet? None here, but the are coming. Every year we get a ton. We live on land with about 3 acre of fields. We are blessed each year with many different flower type all session long. we get so many colors and varieties I am not sure what is my favorite, I guess all of them. Some days I will take time to walk the land and find some fresh growth. I forget I should be working in my wood shop at times and lose some of the day to snapping photos. I have a large amount of dandelion photos. I edit them in all different ways. Edited that show flowers with a silhouette in front of a sunset. From above with half the flower in the frame and the rest cut of the side. Many more flower prints to come.

ABOUT THIS PHOTO: This was one of those flowers I was not sure if I would keep. Once I tossed it in to Lightroom I knew I had a keeper. Just a light edit was made. The color of the sky and the blurry tree add to this one showing off the very fine details of the seeds and the fluff (Taraxacum) on the top. Look for more flower photos soon.

 

Great photo of a dandelion

Flower are every were on our land. Here is a dandelion I found last year.

 

We Heart Travel | Natural Landscape Photos

We Heart Travel | Natural Landscape Photos

PHOTO OF THE DAY- Travel who does not like to go on vacation? I don’t know of anyone that does not like to have some down time. At times the trip can be stressful can be unpredictable. Once at your destination all is well.  One of our best family trips was our trip to Purtio Rico. As a family we had so much fun together. Playing in the ocean seeing new landscapes so much different then our native New Hampshire. We say new animals, new foods and created new memories that will surely last a life time. One of the firsts days we were there we went to the beach. It was amazing. The water was so warm. The kids and I rain and dove in. We ate lunch and we had to hide from the rain. It rained hard that first day. So hard that some of the smaller roads on the way back to or home away from home were flooded and we had to find an alternate route back. Our host that put us up the time we spent in Purtio Rico drove us to many beaches when there. She took us on a day trip many hours form her home. We all boarded a small boat and then were dropped off on a small island. One the island there was much to see and much to photograph. One of the small beaches there had many tiny pieces of coral. It even had some huge pieces. Here is one of them.

 

ABOUT THIS PHOTO: I  was out exploring a bit shooting up the landscape. Taking photos from every angle from low and close to the water and far back in the tree line. The clouds screamed epic from every angle. One of the coolest things I found on the island was this huge piece of coral. At least I think it was. It might have been a rock with many holes in it. I think it was coral.  It was in the shape of a hart. It was magical. I stood it up so the heart would stand out ageist the blue sky and the green of the mountains. It is what we LOVE about travel.

Landscape photo of a beach in Purtio rico

Our family trip to Purtio Rico was one of the most memorable .

Renting Tilt-Shift Lens | Fine Art Photography

Renting Tilt-Shift Lens | Fine Art Photography

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Renting Tilt-Shift Lens

Last year I headed to the coast of Maine for a class. I was able to rent a Tilt-shift lens for my camera. They are an amazing lens. With moving parts that do what it says. It can tilt the angle of view and create an effect with blurring around the edge of the frame of the photo. It gives the viewer the feeling like the photo has been edited in such a way to give this look, but it is all done with the lens. I feel almost any photo could be turned into a fine art photo with the use of this lens. If you are new to photography or want to learn a bit more about what a Tilt- shift lens is check this Wikipedia page.

 

ABOUT THIS PHOTO: This was shot across Camden harbor. I was just playing with the lens and loved the way this looked with the Church steeple in focus and the rest of the city looking blurry and out of focus.

Photos of a Maine city using  title shift lens

The Effect here is from a tilt-shift lens.

Daytona Beach Landscape | Limited Addition Fine Art Photography

Daytona Beach Landscape | Limited Addition Fine Art Photography

PHOTO OF THE DAY- Daytona Beach Landscape

For a few years our family has made the trip to Florida making the trip via car and RV. We head to Walt Disney World for a few of the days. The Kids love the rides and I have learned to love them too. I think The Aerosmith ride, The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. It very fast roller coaster with a few loops and high speed. The music is blasting as you make your way to a concerts staring Aerosmith. On the trip I take many photos of the parks and the landscape of Florida. We have also made a tradition of stopping at Daytona Beach on the why home. It is a great way to close out our time in Florida and a great start to a long drive back north. Ever time we have gone over to Daytona the weather has been great. Like most trips to the beach it is breezy and wet. The kids always say they are not go into get wet, yet they end up running in the water and then we need to find a place to change before the next leg of the trip. This day was no different.

ABOUT THIS PHOTO

This was taken with a 15-50 mm lens on its widest setting, trying to capture as much of the beach as I could. I think it looks great in Black & White. The seagulls and the pilers make this photo what it is. They are the a main subject and really let you know your at the ocean.  The one solo flying gull adds to the drama of the clouds and ties it all together. Prints are available for purchase in many sizes from 8×12 prints up to 36X48 canvas prints. I am offering this fine art print in a limited addition canvas print. There will be only 25 canvas printed they are 20″x 30″ and will be hand signed but me. The price is $250+$10 shipping. Contact me today to take advantage of this limited addition sale.

Photo of the ocean with seagulls and all wooden pillars showing the clouds

This Daytona beach landscape make me want to travel more.

ONE WAY TO TYLER STREET, BOSTON MA

ONE WAY TO TYLER STREET, BOSTON MA

PHOTO OF THE DAY: ONE WAY TO TYLER STREET, BOSTON MA

Walking around the city is like well walking around a city so much to see so much to take in. Lights, sounds, smells and beauty. In some place there is beauty all around, but we are to busy to blinded by the hustle and bustle of all that city. Tall buildings helicopters. One way to truly embrace and enjoy the city for me anyway. Is to look for that small part of a scene that is worth saving is worth capturing and invoking thought. I do this with my camera. I use the lens and its narrow view to focus in on an area and close out the noise. I do this so well at times I might be walking in to traffic and not even realize it. It could be a bad thing.

ABOUT THIS PHOTO: Walking around “China Town” in Boston , Ma with my son one day. We had parked the car and walked and walked. I think we walked every street back and forth in China Town. We had some food at a small local spot. We visited a few of the shops. This photo I thought was very busy. The windows in the background reflecting the other buildings. The signs shouting orders and giving directions. The side of the streets were full of parked cars. People were moving about in and out of buildings, cars and walk ways. I had my photo and we moved on. I only wish I knew what the little flag says. It is a poster or advert for the the China Town Tourism fund. The next time you are in a city stop and look up. You just might find something you never saw before.

 

Down town buildings tower above street signs in this image

Signs scream orders every place you look. Do you like to

SUNSET IN A BOSTON SUBURB

SUNSET IN A BOSTON SUBURB

I live in New Hampshire. It is almost a three hour drive to the city of Boston, MA. we go there a few times every year. Most times it is to the airport for a trip to far off lands. That is what we were doing on this trip. The flight to Puerto Rico was the next morning. We most times book our flights so that we can wake up early drive down to the airport and get to the flight in the mid afternoon. This flight was a very early flight I think it was at 6 AM so it worked out for us to travel down the night before and stay nearby the airport making it easy and quick to get in, in the morning. As we wanted for some food to be delivered I noticed the sunsetting from our room window. I knew I had a very short time to get down to the rivers edge before the sun was gone and the photo op was too.  I had to find a a way to get past the fence that was separated our hotel form the water front area. I had to walk over some closed, abandoned rail road tracks to get near the water. It seems to be a spot that held a dock or pier of some kind. The post were all but rotted away. The light was getting more amazing by the minute. I set up my tripod and starting framing up some shots.
ABOUT THIS PHOTO:  I took many photos but this one is one of the keepers. I took 3 bracketed photos at different exposers.  Then blending them together in Photomatix. Creating the HDR effect you see here. I like this photo for the many elements it holds. We have the city of Boston, the great windmill with office or factory building next to it and of courses the epic sunset tying it all together.  The tripod was a must have for this type of shot.

 

Joe Marin

Sunset photo looking towards city of Boston MA looking over the Chelsea River

It was so fun to capture this great sunset shot. I had to explore a bit to get to this spot. Totally worth it.

DREAMS COME TRUE IN PUERTO RICO |Travel Photographer Joe Martin

DREAMS COME TRUE IN PUERTO RICO |Travel Photographer Joe Martin

PHOTO OF THE DAY-DREAMS COME TRUE IN PUERTO RICO

Dreams came true all vacation long when in Puerto Rico. One of those dreams was my daughters. This dream turned out to be a photographers dream as well. She always wanted to try paddle boarding. It just so happed that the person we stayed with on this trip had some friends that were big on paddle boarding, so big in fact that they made and sold paddle boards. We were in luck on the day we went to Crash Boat beach. The weather was terrible when we got there. We all were ready to give up and leave when the clouds broke and we had the best beach day ever. Tiffany was in heaven on the board . She picked it up so fast. I am not sure if she fell off once. I on the other hand had a hard time of it. I just could not stand up. I was told after that the boards we had been using were designed for people of a smaller size. Meaning a person my size 6′ 185 lbs needed a longer board to hold them. I was in the water more then on the board. That was fine. I did what I do most time at the beach, took loads of photos.
I took so many photo here birds and waves wide angle with the fish-eye lens and many of the family playing in the water.

ABOUT THIS PHOTO: Tiffany was so at home on the board she mad easy look easy. This shot was a bit underexposed do to the sun being behind my subject and blasting me in the camera lens. Once I imported the photos into Lightroom I was off and running. Dropping the shadows even more to give it this silhouette feel. The water was made a bit crisper by upping the clarity a bit. She looks like she is just gliding on the water with ease, and she was.

 

silhouette photo of a girl paddle boarding on the ocean

Tiffany our daughter loves this spot. Paddle boarding is her thing.

 

Leading Lines To Freedom

Leading Lines To Freedom

 

PHOTO OF THE DAY- Leading Lines To Freedom

One more photo taken in Puerto Rico. This time we see this dirt road that follows the photographic term known as “leading lines” this effect draws the viewers eyes in and makes one wonder what is just beyond the view of sight. In this case what is even more intriguing is that at the end of this road we see the ocean adding to the mystery. I like this photo for a few reasons. One is that it beings me back to this day at Dirty Beach. This spot is about half way up the road form the beach and to an over look that you can see out to th open ocean on one side and back onto Dirty Beach on the other. I also love the colors. There is a few shades of green and as many of blues. You can see the gray in the sky the water and the grass. So much going on here. Please let me know what it is that you like about the photo. Is anything missing> What might have you don’t to make it even better? Just comment below and let me know. It is the best way to learn IMO. Is to have others share there views on an image.

 

Joe Martin

 

Dirt road in Puerto Rico leading into what looks like the ocean

Puerto Rico has some amazing sights. This is one of them.

Far and Away

Far and Away

PHOTO OF THE DAY – FAR AND AWAY

Amazing landscape scene in this seasonal photo taken in New Hampshire last fall. The color is amazing this time year. From my point of view it was hard to even pick a spot to point the camera they were all amazing and so full of foliage. I took many others and even a pano photo from this place. It will be some time before I make it back in to my archives and edit the rest. The one thing about always shooting landscapes is you always have so many images to pick and chose from. Finding that one form the shoot that is just a bit better then the rest. If you have a moment head over to my on-line gallery and view some of my other works. The images in my gallery are all available for purchase as well. Thanks again for viewing sharing and liking my work. Comments are also always so nice to receive.

Joe Martin

Landscape photograph view across a New England mountain range in the fall full of color

What a site to see here in New Hampshire. The fall is truly amazing .

BOATS, BUILDINGS AND BRIGHT LIGHTS

BOATS, BUILDINGS AND BRIGHT LIGHTS

PHOTO OF THE DAY- BOATS, BUILDINGS AND BRIGHT LIGHTS

Bostons Logan airport has many faces. If you are flying in out or driving by on the high you get a perspective of the airport that is not viewable from the other location. After years of renovations I hope they are done adding building and roads inside Logan. Being that it is the closest major airport to our home in New Hampshire we have travel in and out of it many times. On a recent trip to drop my family off on their way to the UK for a 10 day trip I took a little trip of mine own.
I knew if I just drop around I would find the waters edge and I was glad I did.  I found this spot in the back of a parking lot behind a small restaurant in the town of Revere which is right next to the city of Boston. I set up my tripod and blasted away in the direction of the airport knowing I would pull some eye candy from the card one home. Here is one of a few shots I pulled from the card. This one is another 3 shot HDR photo I built in Photomatix and then finished up in Lightroom. I ending up liking this soft look so I added some noise reduction and dropped the clarity to almost add a look of a water color painting. Hope you enjoy.

 

Joe Martin

 

Photo of Logan airport form across the water at sunset

One of the many faces of Bostons, Logan Airport

 

 

Paddle Not Needed

Paddle Not Needed

PHOTO OF THE DAY- PADDLE NOT NEEDED

This is the space were all you need is a canoe and someone you love. Just drifting in the water all day. This photo shows the early fall colors in New England. With the sky and the reflection off the water. It is truly what a day dream would look like. Do you just want to sit and float all day? This and all my images are available for purchase. Just imagine walking out to your sitting room and getting to view this scene when ever you wanted.  Just click the photo to be taken to my print shop maybe there is another image that speaks to you or as a gift to someone you know.

New England foliage reflecting of the water in this very colorful photo

Want to going fishing in this watering hole?

 

 

In Search of The Aurora

In Search of The Aurora

PHOTO OF THE DAY – IN SEARCH OF THE AURORA

 

In the winter of 2013 was one of the largest solar flairs to date. The week of the sun flair were wild reports of the chance to view the northern lights also called the aurora borealis. I am lucky enough to live in a location were there is a good chance of viewing such an amazing sight.  un-lucky for me it was not in the cards on the nights I had gone out. I spent tow late almost over nights out in the cold not just cold but really cold. At the time I took this photo it was 3 degrees. There must have been 10 or us out just hoping to capture the lights. We started to leave the location around 4 AM and I was soon to follow. I was happy to have this great shot to bring home but was hoping for the color to be there that night. Maybe net time. I took this shot looking away toward the south as the sky looked amazing. It is hard to see this at night, but the trick is to take a long exposure photo and then look at it on the back of the cameras LCD screen. I hope to some day be able to view and photograph the lights. It was for sure existing to be there with all so hoping to see them. Better luck next time.

Purple sky over a melting  pond at night

Purple sky over a melting pond at night

TOP OF THE MORNING

TOP OF THE MORNING

PHOTO OF THE DAY: TOP OF THE MORNING

Here is another nature photo from our trip to Puerto Rico. We were out all day at the beach a great location named Dirty Beach. See my post about it to find out why it is called such a name. This spot was at the top of a rolling hill on the way down to the cost. The clouds were just amazing I had to have the driver pull to the side so I could just spend a few minutes taking this one. I am very happy with how this turned out. I hope you are too. Please let me know what you think in the comments below. As always thanks for stopping by my site. As always all of my fine art prints are available for purchase  in many sizes and on many mediums from archival paper to ready to hang wall canvas. Click an image to goto my print site or contact me for custom orders.

Joe Martin

 

Image of a grass covered field as it heads down to the oceans edge.

Capturing this hill top view was a great way to start a day at the beach.

Sky and Sea, Water and Tree

Sky and Sea, Water and Tree

PHOTO OF THE DAY : SKY and SEA, WATER and TREE

Dirty Beach is the name of this beautiful location. Yup you guessed it in Puerto Rico. This is the spot to come to if you travel to PR. The name Dirty Beach was giving to this spot because the tide drags a large amount of seed weed up on the shore line.  The locals gave it its name so the tourists would steer clear the true name of this dream location is La Playuela. It must work as there was almost no one there on the two days we went. I was in photography heaven. You can not see it from here but on the end of that point directly in the middle of the photo there is a natural rock arch. I did walk around the beach and into the arch. The photo of the arch can be seen here. Thanks so much for visiting my page. A big thanks to all that shared or like my photos. Please leave a comment below I love to hear form you guys.

A photo from Dirty Beach in Puerto Rico

Sky and sea water and tree

Upside Down Mountain

Upside Down Mountain

PHOTO OF THE DAY: UPSIDE DOWN MOUNTAIN

 

Meet Mt. Chocorua. It is right down the street from our home in New Hampshire. It is one of he most photographed locations in New Hampshire. I think you can see why once you see it. This was in early fall and the lake was giving the best reflection. I shot many photos this day and will post more over the next few weeks. The bridge in the center of this photo is a great spot with one more small lake to grab a reflection of the mountain on.

 

Photo of Mt Chocorua reflecting of the lake.

The sky and the water really make this photo what it is.

Life in the Country

Life in the Country

PHOTO OF THE DAY: LIFE IN THE COUNTRY

 

On a return trip from upstate New York our pug Buddha had to use the restroom. As I pulled off the exit I saw this great old iron bridge. I tried to find it via my internal compass. As I was closing in on the bridge thinking I will find it. We drop paste what looked like and turned out to be a castle. This castle turned out to be a restaurant.  As we let the dog walked in the woods near by I snapped some photos and created this one. I was happy the clouds were playing nice. Nothing worse then finding a great location and having a gray or totally blue sky. With the small patch of flowers the sky and the green of the trees I was able to display the beauty of this old stone barn and silo. It was a great find. I never did make it to the bridge that day. Maybe next time.

Fine art photo of a Wide shot of a barn the field next to it and the beautiful sky in this

We found a caste and a barn

 

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Sowing Seeds

Sowing Seeds

PHOTO OF THE DAY : SOWING SEEDS

Driving the country side at sunset is a great way to snap up a few photos. This picture is not at sunset but it was on the way down. It was taken looking in to Maine from New Hampshire. Loved the clouds and they are what made me stop.

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Nature photo looking across a farmed field

Looking north into Maine

 

 

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Days Gone Past

Days Gone Past

Photo of the day : Days Gone Past

On the way home form a family photo shoot I turned off at exit 6 in to the town Manchester. I knew a bit about the town and had been there in the past. I was just looking to grab a few shots of the river and the old brick mill buildings in the fall before heading home. Well from one of the bridges I was able to capture this photo of some of the old mills now turned in to office and apartment buildings. This buildings were built in the very early 1800’s

I Love how the river is sweeping around to reveal the bridge and other buildings on the opposite side of the river. With just a hint of color in the trees letting you know it is early fall in New Hampshire.

Joe Martin

Looking down the Merrimack River in to Manchester NH

Looking down the Merrimack River in to Manchester NH

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Flashback to Puerto Rico ~ With Fine Art Photography

Flashback to Puerto Rico ~ With Fine Art Photography

Finding a lot gem is one of the best parts of working in fine art photography. With so many photos in my catalog and the amount that get added each month it is hard to keep up. Some days I will go back into older folders and select a portrait session or a vacation our family took. I then go into my post photo working mind set and begin to cull out the bad shots and mark some of the keepers to edit. Here or just two prints I have discovered this past week. The are both created using my Canon 60D set on a tripod. I then used my bracketing exposure setting to capture three photos of these scenes all set to be two exposures higher then the first. This way you get all the dynamic range in the field of view.  The photos start off in Lightroom and our exported to Photomatix. A popular HDR software. With just a few slider adjustments I am read to save and then bring them back into Lightroom for the few final adjustments. Have you ever wanted to add some art to your home or office? Maybe I have some fine art photos for your walls. Click one of the photos below or follow this link to my online print shop.

Beautiful fine art landscape photograph of the ocean in Puerto Rico

Beautiful fine art landscape photograph of the ocean in Puerto Rico

Fine art photograph of a large peice of brain coral. Taken on a trip to Puerto Rico

Fine art photograph of a large peice of brain coral. Taken on a trip to Puerto Rico

 

 

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