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Riverside Cemetery — Low Tide Discovery!

September 17, 2012
Boats and dock and low tide in the harbor next to Riverside Cemetery.

Low tide discovery

Exploring The Other Side of the Road

On a recent trip to Great Island Common in New Castle, New Hampshire, I traveled Rt. 1B south on my way back home. My intention was to shoot the Portsmouth Naval Prison from across the water and hopefully capture some great clouds and a fantastic reflection. Of course, this is New England so we are at the mercy of the ever-changing weather.

This trip was no exception as heavy cloud cover and a foggy mist took hold. The naval prison shot that I envisioned was not meant to be this day. That didn’t mean that there wasn’t another worthwhile shot nearby. I discovered as much by simply exploring the other side of the road.

Riverside Cemetery

Riverside Cemetery in New Castle, New Hampshire, is a quaint little cemetery right on the south side Rt. 1B. Surrounded by water, its location offers numerous panoramic views of diverse coastal scenes.

For me, a simple walk across the street onto the cemetery grounds lead to this discovery. Low tide leaves many things resting on the shoreline. These boats and dock seemed to be enjoying a cozy moment on this gloomy day.

A Spot of Color

What really caught my eye — besides the great position of my three main subjects — was the color of the wood on the back of the foreground boat. As you can see, it clearly stood out among the surroundings. I loved how the grain added to the visual story.

Tones and Texture

Despite the severely overcast day, the tones and textures before my eyes had all the makings of an interesting shot. To bring out the details, I opted to create a subtle HDR (High Dynamic Range) image. I do believe it accurately represents what my eyes saw that day.

Photo Info:

Camera:  Nikon D300
Lens:  Nikkor 18-300 mm
Exif Data:  ISO 500, 95 mm, f/7.1, 1/20 sec., 3-image HDR (-1, 0, +1 Exposure Bias)

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