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cape cod / film no. 1

July 21, 2009













(my dad took this last one … the apple didn’t fall far from the tree, huh?)

well, i sure hope you are ready to see cape cod on film, because i have a lot to share! in addition to regular 35mm film, i shot my first roll of slide film, and i also have 3 rolls of medium format shots from my diana (which i hadn’t used in a while, and i really like the results). it’s going to be 100% summer around here for a while (i thought you’d be okay with that).

while i was at the beach, one of my favorite parts of the day was the late afternoon. we would return to the cottage after a hot and sunny day at one of the ocean beaches (where the water was quite chilly, but refreshing). the sun would be sinking lower in the sky, the tide was high, and the wind picked up in the bay, causing the water to become choppy. i’d walk down the stairs from the dunes (our house rested on top of a large one) and jump right into the warm water. the wind caused the waves to crash over my head and i’d swim out a bit, until the gold light from the sun reflected off of the water and i felt like i was miles away.

more film tomorrow!

  1. Ash permalink
    July 21, 2009 8:41 pm

    pure magic.
    keep them coming!

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  3. July 21, 2009 8:50 pm

    Wow. All of these shots are amazing,but that first one is really blowing me away! sounds like a great trip.

  4. July 21, 2009 8:53 pm

    oh, such beautiful photos. love 1 & 6.

  5. July 21, 2009 9:32 pm

    These are so evocative, Brian. It’s fully summer here, but these shots make me long for summer in Cape Cod. And I love the hammock shots.

  6. July 21, 2009 10:03 pm

    Oh, I’m ok with whatever you want to show us! That one with the prow of the deck, and the one with the rooftops and sky, practically bring tears to my eyes. But I’m a softy that way.

    Glad to have you back. These are wonderful…can’t wait to see them all. So glad for you to have had a restful vacation.

  7. July 21, 2009 10:50 pm

    hi brian. i’ve been enjoying your photography. i love this cape cod series. my grandpa used to have a cottage at the cape and we spent summers there when i was little. your images bring back lovely memories.

  8. July 21, 2009 11:07 pm

    What a fantastic description!

  9. July 22, 2009 12:51 am

    Brian, these kind of posts sould be forbidden here. I definitely don’t want to go to work today. Thank you !

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  11. July 22, 2009 4:02 am

    these make me very happy.

  12. July 22, 2009 4:13 am

    just beautiful. you capture summer so well. oh, and you make cap cod so tempting.

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  14. marthasnail permalink
    July 22, 2009 8:35 am

    these are so good. i’m all for summer overload. it’s been too cold this year in vermont. 62 yesterday. beautiful photos and that late afternoon swim sounds like perfection.

  15. haeshu permalink
    July 22, 2009 9:20 am

    i am pro 100% summer.

  16. Jean Prescott permalink
    July 22, 2009 10:51 am

    Oh, my goodness, Brian, what gorgeous photos. Can’t wait to see more. Loved, loved, loved that bit of prose, too…your description of late afternoon at the shore. I think we all did come from the sea, because we’re forever drawn back to it.

  17. July 22, 2009 12:07 pm

    Love the one with the signs and the film gives such a lovely tone to the photos. So glad I found your blog. I love your photography style.

  18. July 22, 2009 1:07 pm

    keep summer coming! i miss the cape like crazy. especially since my family will be there next week while i’m stuck on the west coast!

    can’t wait to see the diana results!

  19. July 22, 2009 2:05 pm

    i see a blurb book here.
    oh yes i do.

  20. July 22, 2009 4:29 pm

    oh yes. more more! we can take em!

  21. jacky permalink
    July 23, 2009 7:58 am

    wonderful pictures–again–atmosphere is captured perfectly. you lived a charmed life–live in my favorite borough (and my former home) and vacation in my favorite region. while i’m landlocked though, i can live vicariously through your photos. :)

  22. July 23, 2009 10:02 am

    I have a special place in my heart for hammocks.

  23. carla permalink
    August 1, 2009 9:01 pm

    wonderfull photos, though here in Portugal we have miles of beaches, your photos makes us want to meet the beatifull place that you have capture!

  24. Hailey permalink
    August 5, 2009 11:00 am


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