Witt’s End

It's Not About Stories People Tell, It's About …

Amazing what you come across when doing a bit of cleanup, the intention of which is to toss out things you haven’t needed, or thought of, for a long time. This is even more so when it comes to cleaning photo files. Below is just one example.

A couple years ago I wrote about the great photo opportunity presented by the lighthouse on the Annisquam River in Annisquam, Massachusetts. At that time, I noted that to get the best shot would require a combination of low tide, clear weather, and night sky. Odds of those three things happening at the same time were about the same as, well, I was going to make a reference to Cleveland sports teams, but I’ll resist the urge.

So whoda thunk it would actually happen last fall while we were visiting our favorite spot on the east coast of America—Annisquam on Cape Ann. I’ll spare you the drama of having to scramble over boulders the size of automobiles in the dark carrying my weight in photo gear, barking coyotes and a bit of trespassing, to say nothing of pilot error like realizing tripod legs sink in wet sand and forgetting that people run their dogs on the beach after dark, to show you the image. A star trail, with a few photo bombs by airplanes. I’ve got a few other ideas for that spot that, hopefully, I’ll remember to show the pictures of in the future. Stay tuned.

Lighthouse on Annisquam River, Cape Ann, Massachusetts

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