Rowboat on Salt Pond

GPS: 41.834936 -69.973278 SALT POND Salt Pond is located in Eastham, Massachusetts. It’s actually a “kettle pond”, which means a depression in the earth created when the glaciers of the last ice age receded some 18,000 years ago. It was originally a freshwater pond, but over time, the ocean broke through the barrier, turning it […]

Nauset Lighthouse

GPS: 41.860238 -69.952836 EASTHAM Eastham is located in Barnstable County on Cape Cod, with a population of around 5,000 residents. The area was originally settled by the Nauset tribe, which explains why the name Nauset appears frequently in both business and place names around the area. The town is discussed in some detail in Henry […]

Race Point Light

GPS: 42.062001 -70.244716 PROVINCETOWN Provincetown is the flamboyant little town that sits on the extreme northern tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. A small coastal resort town with a year-round population of some 3000 residents, Provincetown can grow to 60,000 people with¬†tourists and seasonal residents¬†over the summer months. Provincetown is forever preserved in our colonial history […]

Jetty No More

Old wooden pier at Falmouth Heights

GPS: 41.530851 -70.645598 FALMOUTH Falmouth is located on Upper Cape Cod in Massachusetts. At over 30,000 residents, it’s the largest municipality on the Cape behind Barnstable. The island of Martha’s Vineyard is close to its southern shore, just across the narrow Vineyard Sound. The town was first settled by English colonists in 1660, named after […]

Autumn at Bell’s Neck

Color at marsh on Cape Cod

GPS: 41.680301 -70.111653 CAPE COD MARSHES Foliage on Cape Cod? You bet. In autumn, the Cape offers up much more than just sandy beaches. And a lot of the action happens around marshes. In the years of settlers, the forests on the Cape were cleared to near extinction — Henry David Thoreau wrote about it […]

Moon over Wood End

Full moon rising over Wood End Light

GPS: 42.021218 -70.193485 WOOD END LIGHTHOUSE Wood End Lighthouse sits on the elbow of the sandbar surrounding Provincetown Harbor in Massachusetts. The little lighthouse is secluded from the crowds, its primary access involving a walk across a fairly long and strenuous breakwater. Given its outlying location, there are no obstructions to disrupt its photogenic charm. […]

Fluff and Ripples

Moody sunset at First Encounter Beach

GPS: 41.821938 -70.003862 First Encounter Beach is in Eastham, Massachusetts, on the boundary of Cape Cod National Seashore. It looks west onto Cape Cod Bay, making it ideal for sunset. The beach also has historic significance. It was here that a hunting expedition of Mayflower pilgrims first encountered the Nauset Indians in 1621, hence its […]

Boathouse Reflection

GPS: 41.833936 -69.968890 I love a good reflection — it more than doubles the appeal of a scene. And I also love to photograph on Cape Cod during the off-season when the tourists have gone home. This image was made at Salt Pond in Eastham, Massachusetts, on a cold December morn. The pond is a […]

Pink Marsh

GPS: 41.818624 -69.959440 Cape Cod has many salt marshes. Centuries ago, these grasslands witnessed grazing cattle and salt production. Although the marshes have since receded, those that remain can make darn good photographic subjects. I travel to Cape Cod regularly for photography. One of the marshes I visit frequently is Nauset Marsh in Eastham, Massachusetts. […]

Glacial Remnants

GPS: 41.610332 -70.651945 Although I was raised far from the coast, ocean scenes and bodies of water are among my all-time favorite subjects to photograph. I love the unpredictable moodiness of tides and the impact of long exposures on the water surface. This image was made on Cape Cod, on a small peninsula bearing the […]

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