I’m going to go to the different beaches here on Nantucket over the next couple of weeks to see how they are faring this winter. I started with a trip out to Smith’s Point. It was very windy and very cold out there today but the sky was a bright blue and the sand was free of footprints and tire tracks. The erosion fence seems to be doing it’s job, collecting sand into mini-dunes.

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22 Responses to Winter on Smith’s Point

  1. frankdejol says:

    Interesting report from Smith’s Point and excellent black and white shots.

  2. Martie says:

    Nice shots. Really goes to show how well the snow fence works out there on the beach. I keep meaning to take a walk out there with my camera of course. Been busy looking for deer antlers.

  3. Sharon says:

    Thanks Frank and Martie. I looked at Madaket beach also – it’s pretty grim looking, not much beach at the end of the road. I heard it is a similar situation at Cisco. We need the give and take of sand to give back a bit.

    Sharon

  4. Derrick says:

    Those shadows in both images are just delightful. They are so much stronger in the B/W than in color I think! Nicely done.

  5. Sharon says:

    Thanks Derrick. The sun is so low in the sky this time of year. I like the shadows it casts.

    Sharon

  6. Peaceful and lovely light.

  7. DomLortha says:

    Beautiful. i think it works so well in BW. Great eye!
    have a nice day.

  8. Sharon says:

    Thank you, Ciel and Dom!

    Sharon

  9. I like the parallel lines in the second photograph and how they echo in the fence, shadow, and the beach.

  10. Sharon says:

    Thank you, David. I would like to have explored more compositions but you have to be very careful not to get on the dunes they are trying so hard to build-up.

    Sharon

  11. Claude says:

    Very nice B&W images, and you picked the right time of day to get long shadows… My preference for the second one, with the ridges of sand that parallel the fence and the sea. Did you consider cropping the first one on the left and at the bottom, to bring the focus more on the fence on the right and its shadow?

  12. Sharon says:

    Thank you, Claude. I think your crop suggestion is worth having a look at. I’m not satisfied with the composition.

    Sharon

  13. fabrizio says:

    your blak and white is really aweome Sharon, perfect interpretation of depth and natural light, really compliments, nice day

  14. Sharon says:

    Thank you, Fabrizio!

    Sharon

  15. pj says:

    Beautiful B/W work. The patterns and textures in the sand are superb.

  16. Sharon says:

    Thank you, PJ. All that wind really helped with the sand patterns. I’ve heard that the winds you have in Montana can be fierce!

    Sharon

  17. Fabian says:

    A very nice black and white. The structure of the sand is very interesting

  18. Sharon says:

    Thank you, Fabian.

    Sharon

  19. Barry says:

    Nice shots, Sharon. Love the concentricity of lines in the 2nd! Beautifully seen.

  20. Sharon says:

    Thank you, Barry! I always enjoy your dune shots.

    Sharon

  21. Great winter images, really like the patterns. Just love the moods you create with your compositions.

  22. Sharon says:

    Thank you, John. I appreciate that.

    Sharon

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