Hello! Welcome back!
It's been far too long, but I've finally decided to revive my blog after about 2 years of neglect.
For the last couple of years I've mostly been focusing my efforts on my Instagram @SeanGoldPhotos, which I still will, but finally came to the conclusion that it wasn't enough to fully share my experiences as I'd like, and to the extent that I'm able to here. So, without further ado...
It's was 4am. I had just went to bed about 2 hours ago. I pop up anyways and go over my bag I hastily packed the night before. It looks good. I take my phone off the charger, my portable battery pack as well, and I'm out the door.
I meet up with my friends and after a small delay, we're on our way before the sun had even awoke.
It's about a 2 hour drive from where we left to Provincetown, and it's quite the gorgeous drive, especially in the early morning.
Our first stop after arriving was at Race Point Beach, where we saw some seals as well as a wild fox combing the beach. Can you see him in the grass in the photo below?
After that we went to check out more of the town and other beaches.
After exploring the main street and such for a little while, we decided to rent bicycles and explored more of the coast, ultimately ending up on a bike path through the sand dunes!
Later in the day, we took a water shuttle to the tip of the Cape, called Long Point. You can actually walk there, which I wanted to do, but we were tight on time, and turns out there's quite a bit of poison ivy along the way as well I was told after. Once there, after watching the seals play a bit and explored a little bit, I took my drone out and took to the skies for this next series of images. And be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to check out my video from this trip as well!
Well, thanks for checking out my blog, whether you're returning from before, or it's your first time, thank you! And I hope you'll follow along on my journey! I've got quite a backlog of things to post about! And I'll leave you with my drone video I made from this day! Enjoy!
Drone Views of Provincetown
Late last year I was fortunate enough to be able to visit the unique land that is Hong Kong.
This was one of my favorite, if not my most favorite views of the city. It's almost surreal to see these towering, giant buildings sprawling across the landscape, in every which way, and seemingly infinitely. To walk below them and between them, then to view them as a whole from above, as in this case from Victoria Peak.
This is the view from the mountain that is directly behind the city of Hong Kong, on Hong Kong island. You can get up it a few different ways, from buses to driving, but I ended up on the bit more pricey, and touristy, cable car that ascends the side of the mountain, offering incredible views along the way up, though you may have trouble seeing them if you're not in a seat and concentrating on not falling backwards when you go vertical on your ascension.
In hind sight, I wish I had visited this place at least once more, but it was a bit of a hassle to get to. Especially to photograph sunrise, but that would be even more difficult, and factoring in the giant 6 inch spiders I came across on the mountain, that's not really a place I want to be climbing in the morning darkness.
But if you do find yourself in Hong Kong, visiting Victoria Peak should be considered mandatory. There's no views quite like it.
- Sean Gold
Boston on Ice || Boston,MA
I know it's been a while since my last posting here, but I was trying out a new blog on Tumblr, which was going well, but I sort of missed this blog here, so I'm starting it up again!
So if you're in the New England area, Boston especially, you don't need me to tell you what a crazy winter it's been. A new record of snowfall in the course of 1 month, and 3rd snowiest winter in our history, so far!
Though difficult, I headed into Boston one night to check out the conditions, and made my way over to the Seaport, which was covered in snow!
Here's one of the images I made that night down by the harbor!
Boston on IceMy favorite view of Boston on a freezing winter night.
Shortly after the return from my trip to Israel, I picked up a new lens to add to my tool set! The main type of lens I had been missing was an Ultra Wide Angle, and it was time that I got one! So, I did....and it's amazing!
I recently took it out to Boston to test it out and see how it performed and what I could capture with it. I ended up going to one of my favorite locations in Boston by the Seaport, to see my favorite view of the Skyline. It was a rainy day out, which can be a hassle, but it also often makes for very dramatic conditions, from wet grounds and objects, to great clouds that reflect colorful sunset light and such!
So after a few hours waiting for sunset and then for twilight, here's one of the images I captured that evening! Enjoy! :)
"Just a little bit further, just a few more sets of steps." - That's what I kept murmuring to myself as I neared the end of my first few mile walk and then climb up The Mount of Olives, as the harsh and unforgiving Middle Eastern sun was beating down on me.
I made it to the top, scoped out my location, took my heavy bag off and just stared quietly into the distance, observing and taking in the moment, and imagining what I was about to create.
I watched as day turned to night, as it had for countless times throughout millenia on these walls I was looking across the way at, the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. It was a beautiful moment. I kept thinking of who else through history has watched this same sunset on these same walls. It was mind boggling.
After the sun finally set, and night began to set in, the day dreaming stopped and the tripod came out!
Here's my image from that night, well, besides the panorama I may post soon too ;) Enjoy!
A stunning view of The Old City of Jerusalem from atop the Mount of Olives. www.SeanGold.com