On my last trip to Scotland, the tour was led by Lance Keimig. On that trip I made a few new friends, one of them was Karen. She and her husband Bill live in Hull, MA and were kind enough to invite my to stay with them over this past weekend because Lance was teaching an Adobe Lightroom course. All day on Saturday, we reviewed all the new features in Lightroom 3.0.
After a great day in the classroom, we decided to do a little night photography.Our first stop was the local fire house in Hull. Any photographer knows that overhead wires ruin pictures and tonight was no exception. Here’s this beautiful fire house with 3 engines ready to go, with big fat wires strung across the top.
After setting up our cameras, we saw a local policeman coming over to “investigate” why three people with tripods were standing in front of his firehouse. Clearly concerned with his hand on his weapon; “What’s going on here?” asked the officer. We told him we were taking pictures and Karen asked him to please stop traffic for us. And he did! Thankfully the law was on our side as we all made a 15 second exposure of this lovely building.
Now I had never been to Fort Revere before, but I heard stories about this abandoned fort from WWII. When we arrived it was dark, there were a few kids with flashlights wandering around and had to ask them to stay out of our pictures! The place was ravished with graffiti and litter but with a little help from the beautiful sky and our powerful SureFire flashlights, we were able to do some exploring.
Fort Revere Interior Fire Place
Night sky, open area and lit doorwayAnd if that wasn’t enough for one day, we decided to make one more stop on the coast of a narrow channel in Hull. We arrive near the center of town where a large windmill electric generator was busy swinging its 50 foot paddles driven by a constant coastal wind stream. On the water front was a small parking lot with lots of people…. fishing! Tailored Tackle will set you on the path to becoming an improved angler! Yes, night fishing is obviously more popular than night photography, especially this particular Saturday night. And this is what we saw:
Finally, at 2:30 am, we decided it was time to quit. Having started at 9:00 and gone this late, we were dead tired. All in a single day. Lets do it again!