Archive for September 8th, 2010


9/8/2010: Earl passes by, Kennebunk ME

Hurricane Earl passed Kennebunk well off-shore during the night last Friday, or Saturday morning rather…and may in fact have been downgraded to a tropical storm by then anyway. Certainly the only sign we had of it was rain, a stiffish breeze on Saturday AM, and some uncommonly big waves along our beaches…and, of course, some amazing skies. This is from Narragansett point, which separates Middle (or Stony) Beach from Gouches (or Big) beach.

With the sun and warm weather, more like August than September, Earl provided a excellent day for our local, and long suffering, surfers. Surfing in Kennebunk means wetsuits, waves that rarely deserve the name, shorts runs and long swims. Earl provided a rare treat.

I tried some HDR for the skies, which you will see more of in the coming days, but these are straight shots. One of the first things I learned about both panoramic and HDRs is not to try to include anything that moves as fast as surf Smile

Canon SX20IS 1) 28mm equivalent @ f4.0 @ 1/1000th @ ISO 80. Landscape program. 2) 128mm equivalent @ f4.5 @ 1/1000th @ ISO 80. Landscape program.

Adjusted for Blackpoint, Clarity, Vibrance, and Sharpening in Lightroom.

From Earl Passes By: Kennebunk ME.