A day on the Cape


Cape Cod dunes

If you are not familiar, Cape Cod is a long, curling peninsula that juts into the Atlantic ocean, and is part of the state of Massachusetts. It is rich in history, scenery and is one of the most popular vacation destinations on the east coast of the United States.

Best known for it’s numerous sandy beaches, dunes and lighthouses, it is a photographer’s dream. We’re spending a few days on the Cape and, of course, I’ve brought along my gear so I could capture and share some of what the Cape has to offer. But in an effort to bring you the traditional scenes, I’ve tried to be on the lookout for some images that you don’t automatically associate with the beach. These were all taken within our first 24 hours on the Cape, and unless noted otherwise, are captured with a Nikon D90 dslr and 18-200 zoom lens.

20120708-192603.jpgSetting up for the day, 8am

Hydrangea and bunny


Mourning Dove

And finally a double exposure taken with my iPhone, I call “Beach–House”.


A note about workflow: attempting to travel light (for a change), I’ve left my laptop, card reader, mouse, etc. at home, and brought only my iPad, the Apple Camera Connection kit to read from the SD cards, and iPhoto for iPad for software. It’s certainly more convenient but there are trade-offs in terms of functionality. iPhoto was used for cropping, sharpening, increasing saturation, etc. I’m also using iCloud for backup. Thoughts on the process will follow, and your thoughts on the finished products are greatly appreciated.

Weather permitting, watch for more Cape scenes in the days to follow.


About Ed Spadoni

www.2GuysPhoto.com "Thoughts and opinions, resources and experiences… for emerging photographers everywhere."
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2 Responses to A day on the Cape

  1. Fred says:

    So why are my eyes deceiving me? On the “Cohabitation” photo it seems that all the foot prints are raised …. so I kind of feel like I am looking at this from under the sand! Intriguing … five times I’ve gone back to look at …. blinking my eyes, squinting …. but always sensing that the walkers are above me … weird.

    Nice iconic Cape shots

    • Ed Spadoni says:

      Thanks Fred. I boosted the contrast on that shot and then converted to B&W, so that may be why it seems a bit unnatural. I was trying to go for something between a photo and a sketch.


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