Photo Walk - A colorful old shipyard in Gloucester

  • 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+.


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  • helena

    good for you! i started at 8:30 in the morning and was ready to take a break. but i plan to go back because i agree, there was more to shoot!

    April 15, 2013

  • Pat

    I thought this was a fun place to shoot and was surprised that everyone left so quickly, but happened to find Barbara still there. I was there until at least 2:30 and then wandered around the Gloucester and Essex area, not returning home until 8PM and over 200 photos.

    April 15, 2013

  • Linda W.

    Sorry group not feeling well I have to bail today.

    April 14, 2013

  • Barbara D.

    This sounds like a terrific place for interesting photos. Looking forward to it!

    April 13, 2013

  • Andrea D.

    I'll still be in church...hopefully next camera is waiting

    April 12, 2013

  • Emily

    Would like to have joined you -- prior commitment.

    April 8, 2013

  • Kathy M.

    Looking forward to joining you on Sunday...

    April 5, 2013

  • peggy

    I will try to make the early morning time frame. Is it possible to pay at the time of the meeting?

    April 5, 2013

  • Lisa

    Thanks for setting up. Looking forward

    April 3, 2013

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