24-27 September 2015
Thursday evening we had an orientation meeting and then went to Chatham Fish Pier to photograph the sunset.
Friday morning was back to Chatham fish Pier for 6:15am to get situated and wait for the sun to rise. Friday afternoon we went to Point of Rocks to get pictures of a yellow dory at low tide. There was just enough water around the dory to get a nice reflection in the late afternoon light. Then, on to Paine’s Creek in time for sunset, where we experienced a sun-bow while waiting for the sun to get low in the sky.
Saturday sunrise was all about Captain Mike in his red dory. As the sun came up over the trees at the Orleans Yacht club it beautifully lit Mike and the marsh grasses behind him. Besides Captain Mike being a fisherman and rower, he is a wood carver and we had a tour of his gallery. Throughout Cape Cod, his six foot whales can be seen on the front of people’s houses.
In the middle of the day on Friday and Saturday we had lessons using Lightroom and Photoshop on how to improve our landscape images. Betty also showed us how to replace a sky, and how to use HDR to name a few subjects. Betty was very knowledgeable and patient with our questions.
Saturday evening we made the long sandy hike to Stage Harbor Lighthouse in time to get the super moon and reflections of the sunset in the windows. The vantage point on the dunes allowed for shooting the lighthouse and the sunset.
Sunday morning we shot the Stage Harbor Lighthouse from across the Oyster River. The wind was calm and we got some nice reflections in the water.
The whole experience of Betty Wiley’s workshop was magical. She ordered perfect weather for us, and brought us to beautiful places at the right time. She also introduced us to some interesting people. Her workshop was far more than shooting pictures.
Text and images by Leslie Jean.