Category Archives: Water & Sky

Photo: The Maine Coast


BELFAST, Maine — The following photos were shot in an around this community, primarily along the Passagassawakeag River and the shoreline of Penobscot Bay.

I’ve been playing around with contrast and B&W images, shooting only natural light, and these were shot generally with that in mind.

Seaweed and rocks.

Rocks and shells.

Rocks on a beach below a cliff.

Seaweed along a rocky shore.

Shells and rocks.

Cliff.

Rocks on a beach beneath a cliff.

Cliff.

Water through pine branches.

Duck in evening tide.

Seagull.

Mother duck and ducklings.

Seagull landing on utility pole.

Gull.

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Photo: Florida Coast & Clouds


 

Florida Coast & Clouds, 2008. Photo by John-Henry Doucette.

 

I shot this on a flight back from Florida in 2008. Just snapping away out the window, but I like the image. Kind of pretty and creepy. A friend called it scary, but it isn’t quite that too me. That light reflecting draws my eye away from the clouds. So scary isn’t the right word to me.

This was right after Vox Optima got a Canon Rebel XTi for my usual work camera. It’s a basic camera that has served us well. When I got it, I was shooting everything I could to get a feel for it. It tends to saturate everything, but I like that heavy color feel. I shot outdoors with it today, and it worked great – or as great as I can work it, anyways. A useful camera, but I’ve been thinking about the next one lately.

For indoors stuff, I’ve been thinking about getting something that lets more light in. A lot more light in, really. I like natural light, but sometimes the Rebel isn’t quite there for someone with my technical limitations. Any suggestions are welcome.

We’ve never really done anything with this image, so it wasn’t particularly useful for my job other than as practice for the much more useful image I hope to shoot someday. Not that there’s anything wrong with shooting something pretty. Or a little creepy, even.

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Photo: Sunset Through Boat Window


Sunset through a rainy boat window, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, 2009. Saturated image. Photo by John Doucette.

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Photo: Snow Dog


Our dog, Murphy, enjoying the biggest snow our area of Virginia has seen since the 1980s.

Photo: Sky Above Parking Garage


Reflection above the top level of a parking garage in Norfolk, Va., 2009. Photo by John Doucette.

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Photo: Chesapeake Bay Near Virginia Beach


Chesapeake Bay near Virginia Beach, Va., 2009. Photo by John Doucette/Vox Optima LLC.

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