Welcome. Edgartown News was born from the simple fact that I have ink and Dektol in my veins and I need to write and photograph more than I need air or food, and from my love for this little town where I grew up and raised my family, the town I have left a few times but can't quite shake for good. Here you will find wanderings and musings, photographs and commentary; the people, places, and happenings - past and present - of a small island town: my home town.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Chamba!

This is one of my more fortuitous street portraits of late. I say fortuitous because yesterday as I was heading out for a late afternoonwalk with my family I discovered that my camera battery was dead (very unusual for me as I am very organized in this department) so decided to make a short stop at home to pick up a fresh battery, all while thinking, "I don't know why I'm bothering, it's so late and will be dark soon and there's nobody much around, anyway," but I'm so glad I did because two blocks later I ran into this gentleman standing on the corner of North Summer and Main. I literally stopped in my tracks and blurted, "Oh, you're so wonderful, please allow me to take your picture, and don't move or change a thing," instructions that he followed very well, I might add.

I learned that his name is Chamba.





Chamba, North Water Street, Edgartown Street Photography






Chamba, North Water Street, Edgartown Street Photography


These are a conch pots, I think, though they don't look quite like the conch pots I'm familiar with.





Chamba, North Water Street, Edgartown Street Photography


I was recently asked, "What's special about taking pictures at twilight?" The question was in reference to my particular combination of camera and lens (5DMKII and 50/1.4), but this photo is as good an answer as any. In short, twilight is a magical in between time when it is dark enough for lights (including celestial objects) to twinkle, but still light enough for the sky, the subject matter, and silhouettes to be seen.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Paul Schultz, December 29

Today was Paul's penultimate day working for The Trustees of Reservations. He retires at the end of tomorrow's work day. Congratulations, Paul, and best wishes for a happy and healthy retirement.



Paul Schultz, Trustees of Reservations



Some of Paul's responsibilities while working for the trustees over the past twenty years (and nine months) included patrolling the desolate outback of Chappaquiddick's shores as well as tending the Cape Pogue Lighthouse, activities he loved (more photos and related story, here).



Paul Schultz, Trustees of Reservations, Cape Pogue Light




Paul Schultz, Trustees of Reservations, Cape Pogue Light



Paul Schultz, Trustees of Reservations, Cape Pogue Light



Paul Schultz, Trustees of Reservations, Cape Pogue Light

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Twilight, December 28



Edgartown Harbor, Twilight, Johnny Hoy




Edgartown Harbor, Twilight, Johnny Hoy



Edgartown Harbor, Twilight, Johnny Hoy



Edgartown Harbor, Twilight, Johnny Hoy



Edgartown Harbor, Twilight, Johnny Hoy



Edgartown Harbor, Twilight, Johnny Hoy



Edgartown Harbor, Twilight, Johnny Hoy



Edgartown Harbor, Twilight, Johnny Hoy



Edgartown Harbor, Twilight, Johnny Hoy



Edgartown Harbor, Twilight, Johnny Hoy



Edgartown Harbor, Twilight, Johnny Hoy



Edgartown Harbor, Twilight, Johnny Hoy



Edgartown Harbor, Twilight, Johnny Hoy

South Beach, This Morning

I spent a wonderful early-morning hour out at South Beach this morning. I knew it was going to be good when I saw the white water towering above the beach as I approached from Herring Creek Road.



South Beach, Edgartown






South Beach, Edgartown



South Beach, Edgartown



South Beach, Edgartown



South Beach, Edgartown



South Beach, Edgartown



South Beach, Edgartown



South Beach, Edgartown



South Beach, Edgartown



South Beach, Edgartown



South Beach, Edgartown



South Beach, Edgartown






South Beach, Edgartown



South Beach, Edgartown



South Beach, Edgartown



South Beach, Edgartown



South Beach, Edgartown






South Beach, Edgartown



South Beach, Edgartown

Monday, December 5, 2011

December, Downtown

Taken with my phone (uploaded to computer first, as loading to Blogger directly does not yield good results, though uploading directly to G+ does work very well - still sussing all of this out)




downtown edgartown, phone photos
Ursula Prada and Lenny Jason




downtown edgartown, phone photos
Arno Ewing, wrapping it up after a day's fishing.


downtown edgartown, phone photos
Arno


downtown edgartown, phone photos



downtown edgartown, phone photos



downtown edgartown, phone photos



downtown edgartown, phone photos
A December rose.