Monday, February 10, 2014

Gooseberry Neck Macro Workshop

Feather on the beach
Sunday, February 9 I held a macro workshop far Allens Pond Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary. It was held on Gooseberry Neck in Westport Massachusetts. I had four participants, who skills range from novice to experienced. Their cameras range from a point-and-shoot, a bridge camera, a mirrorless camera and a DSLR. I had chosen the time and date so we would be working the shoreline with an outgoing tide.




We worked our way up the east side of the beach and found numerous subjects to photograph both as close-ups and macro subjects. I help people with this settings and explained about some of the natural history of the area and the subjects that we found.
Rock Lines 
Bay scallop shell and an arc clam shell - Also known as a blood clam or a cockle, even though it is not related to the true cockles

The beach was loaded with shells, mainly slipper shells but a number of other varieties

Seaweed floating in the water as the tide moves the seaweed

Seaweed floating in the water as the tide moves the seaweed- another view

After Gooseberry and prior to going to lunch at the Stone Barn, we stopped at the sanctuary and went down to the beach. The main reason was that three of the participants are not from the area and I want to the show warm and explain what was available the year-round to see and photograph.

We finished the workshop at the Stone Barn, where we had lunch and hot coffee. I then presented a program on macro photography and since the group was interested another program on bird photography.

A great time was had by everybody in the group actually is looking forward to another workshop.