Well I just got back from a beautiful long weekend with my wife on Martha’s Vineyard to celebrate our 10th anniversary. We had fantastic weather and without the kids with us, we ate, drank and slept like it was our job. It’s where we got married, and we try to visit whenever we can. I’ve actually been visiting or living on the Vineyard since early high school, but I still love going there and I of course always try to get out and shoot when I can.
So while my wife slept in Sunday morning, I was up before sunrise and out the door. This shot is of the ferry terminal in Oak Bluffs. It’s one of several on the island, and on a normal summer day it would have been full of people, cars and ferries coming and going. As it’s now considered offseason on the island, it had recently closed leaving only the Vineyard Haven terminal open. I got there a little before 7 am, and had the whole place to myself. This is a single exposure with some minor Lightroom adjustments. I decided to try more of a cinematic crop for this image, and I think it works well for the composition. I also like the way it looks in B&W which I posted below. I’ll have more shots to share from my trip as soon as I get around to processing them all.
By the way, I’m suffering again this morning from another episode of NDSS. That’s Next Day Sunrise Syndrom. While the light was nice yesterday morning when I took this shot, it was virtually cloudless and kinda boring. Today however, I witnessed an absolutely beautiful sunrise with just incredible colors that would have looked amazing as a backdrop for this shot. Unfortunately, I was veiwing it through the window on the train to work. This seems to happen to me all the time. Is it just me?