April 14, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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Gloucester Marine Railways is a Massachusetts shipyard that has served the fishing fleet of New England since before the Civil War. I've been going there to make photographs for a couple of years now and want to share it with other shooters.
There's plenty to see. Two marine railways can each haul a 450 ton vessel out of the water for maintenance. Currently, Gloucester's Schooner Adventure is on the ways. Be prepared to photograph rope, nets, old and new planks, giant chains, fresh and pealing paint, spars, anchors, reflections, scaffolding, rope tar, propellers, old and new tools, and maybe some shipyard workers.
Some instruction for those interested in: macro techniques, panoramas, HDR, outdoor flash, and composition essentials too. Maybe we'll sing a sea chantey!
The ship yard manager has told me that visitors and photographers are welcome...but please be careful. I recommend sturdy shoes.
Maybe we'll all grab lunch together right after shooting. We'll post our photographs here and on Google+.