Seeing the Same Old Place for the First Time: Mt. Hope Farm, Bristol, Rhode Island

I’ve walked through Mt. Hope Farm so many times that I feel like the average person would be tired of walking the same path by now.

Seeing the same pond,
the same bay,
the same Cove Cabin.

The same geese,
the same open field,
the same view of Mt. Hope Bridge beyond Seal Island.

But one thing photography has taught me over the years is that you can really see the same place in so many different ways and that’s what keeps it interesting and that’s what keeps you coming back.

With photography- with art- we can extract some sort of meaning & significance to our everyday, ordinary surroundings and through that become more present and appreciative.

The photos below were taken last week on 02/20/2021.

Let’s take a warm winter morning walk at Mt. Hope Farm.


02/20/2021
Mt. Hope Farm
24mm


Mount Hope Farm -1745-

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Downtown Bristol, Rhode Island Street Photography: Documenting the end of 2020 with a 50mm lens.

Having used a 35 mm lens for the majority of my photography, having documented this small town that is Bristol, RI with an ultra wide lens for story telling experimentation, and having still the fifty- nifty go-to staple lens by my side, it would be a shame not to share the images taken with this lens which has produced some of my favourite photos.

First off,

Happy New Years everyone!

To start off 2021 I thought it’d be a good idea to address everyone who follows my blog and latest posts.

Thank you so, so much.

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Bristol Street Photogtaphy After Dark ( + Holiday photos!)

Hey there,

The other week I took to the streets of downtown Bristol after dark with my camera and trusty tripod. Taking photos at night is a much more technical process than day photography, but I found it to be a great learning experience and I enjoyed it immensely nonetheless.

-Photos taken sometime in late November/ early December, 2020.

– Bristol, Rhode Island

Following the evening light to Bristol Harbor

South R.I. 114
76 State Street, Nacho Mammas
Bristol House of Pizza: see menu
Judge Roy Bean Saloon: see menu
“closed for the season”

Quito’s Restaurant & Bar: see menu

Stone Harbour Marina

Happy Holidays

Bristol Common holiday decorations
” Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone” – Frosty

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Happy Holidays guys


Early Evening Winter Walk in Downtown Bristol, Rhode Island

Photos taken December 17, 2020

Bristol, RI

Second snowfall



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Bristol, Rhode Island

Like all of you, I spent both the winter season and spring cooped up at home social distancing, self-quarantining and losing partial sanity.

6 Principles For Life and Travel

If you love traveling and your enthusiasm for foreign cultures prompts you to buy a one-way ticket, chances are you follow a certain set of unspoken rules that I call: The Avid Traveler’s Code of Conduct

Boston Street Photography Part 4: Our City in Black & White Film

Photos taken late September, 2020

Canon ae-1 program

Kodak Tri-X 400 b&w film

Boston, Massachusetts


Brookeline

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Boston Street Photography Part 3: Exploring Boston on Colored Film

Hey guys, I took the commuter rail from Providence, RI to South Station in Boston, MA. With me I brought: Canon ae-1 program 35-104mm f/3.5 lens One roll of fujifilm superia xtra400 One roll of Tri-X 400 b&w (Part 4 coming soon) If you guys haven’t checked out the previous Boston Street Photography photo collections … Continue reading Boston Street Photography Part 3: Exploring Boston on Colored Film

Thoughts On the Canon AE-1 Program so far…

My thoughts on the Canon Ae-1 Program I picked up the other week! This article isn’t a review, or guide. It’s just some initial observations I had as I took this camera out for the first few times.

Boston Street Photography Part 3: Exploring Boston on Colored Film

Hey guys,

I took the commuter rail from Providence, RI to South Station in Boston, MA.

With me I brought:

  • Canon ae-1 program
  • 35-104mm f/3.5 lens
  • One roll of fujifilm superia xtra400
  • One roll of Tri-X 400 b&w (Part 4 coming soon)

If you guys haven’t checked out the previous Boston Street Photography photo collections see them here:

Part 1
Part 2


Photos taken late September, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts


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Clean Your Camera’s Sensor

Hey guys,

This article is a friendly reminder, from one photographer to another, to clean your camera’s sensor.

If you haven’t cleaned your sensor since you bought your camera the chances are your images have spots, smudges and blots.

Look how bad my sensor was a few weeks ago:

I was out shooting in Boston when I saw a bunch of lines and smudges in the sky. When I got home I imported my SD card and the majority of the photos were unusable.

I tried cleaning my sensor with what I had laying around the house only to make it 100% worse.

How to Clean your Camera’s Sensor Properly

Honestly, it doesn’t take much.

I should’ve cleaned my sensor forever ago. It literally takes 5 minutes.

Hopefully you don’t make the same mistake I did.

A DSLR sensor cleaning kit costs anywhere between $10-50 USD on Amazon. I bought a full frame kit that came with,

  1. swabs
  2. cleaner
  3. blower
  4. microfibre brush
  5. dry+wet cloths

It cost me like $17 dollars.

When buying your sensor cleaning kit, make sure you buy the right size swabs. It makes cleaning the sensor that much quicker.

To properly clean your sensor, go into your camera’s settings and click “manually clean sensor.”

Once it’s open tilt your camera down and use the blower to puff out any floating particles. Then, use the microfibre brush and lightly go over the sensor a few times. I like to repeat this atleast twice.

Now, the last part to properly clean your sensor is wetting ONE side of your swab with the cleaner and making sure to gently pass to the other side and back in one motion. It’s important to note to use the dry side of the swab to pass back over the sensor.

And that’s it.

Make sure you throw the swab away after using it. If you want to pass over it again use a new swab.

ahhh nice and clean.

Before/ After

If you bring your camera to a local shop for a cleaning it’ll cost you somewhere near $100. It’s not worth doing considering the materials are cheap and it should only take you 10 minutes tops to fully clean.

Even if your sensor isn’t as bad as mine was, I think its a good habit to start cleaning your camera sensor at least once every month or so.