DNA Photography | An Eight-Hour Tour

An Eight-Hour Tour

June 06, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Our party about to set sail on the Nor'Easter (Kennebunk, Maine).

What are our lives but a collection of fleeing memories that exist in brief moments? Our mind is a powerful tool but it can only be taxed with a limited amount of information and sadly some of our joyous memories are simply reduced to a single thought or detail; while the other finite strands of the moment are lost due to our hectic and complicated lives.

 

This is one reason why I love being a photographer with DNA Photography. I am able to go to weddings and capture moments that most-likely become lost in a tidal wave of sensory overload and when the white cap of a married couples’ big day finally comes to rest, only bits and pieces of their day are retained. This is why people hire photographers for weddings, birthday parties, sporting events amongst a number of other life happenings. They want to be reminded. They want time to be frozen and captured in a way that allows them a chance to go back to a precise moment and relive it over and over again. Often a person may had been completely unaware of something that was photographed and by viewing the frozen moments of time they are able to visit a happening that he or she had completely missed out on.

The point of all of this is not to get super philosophical on my readers but to bring their awareness to a new level. Memories and the people in our lives are all we have and they both should be valued more than their weight in gold.

This is why I am often found with a camera by my side. I do not want to miss a major occurrence in my life. I use technology to assist my needs of documenting my life and the people’s lives around me. Sometimes I do that with my Nikon, sometimes with my Sony A6000 and rarely am I forced to capture my memories with my very dated Blackberry un-smart phone. Surely I have my preferences on what I prefer to shoot with, but if I am traveling without a means to capture a moments then I have put myself in a position to potentially forget something.

Recently I hit the open seas with a crew of men embarking on a bachelor party. We set out to go 20 miles off shore to catch ourselves a trophy fish. Not wanting to subject my expensive full-frame camera to that salty atmosphere I brought my mirrorless camera to capture the day as it unfolded. There were others there with their phones as well taking photos…and by the end of the trip we had a great collection of photos that summed up the day nicely.

When Stephanie and I recently got engaged in Central Park, it was an iPhone photo that stood out as my favorite of the day. You never really know when a photo will need to be snapped!  

Photo Credit: LT

I want to give a shout out to Captain Mike and the amazing crew of the Nor’Easter Fishing Charter out of Kennebunk Maine. He brought us safely out to Jeffery’s Ledge where the seas were kind and the fish were plentiful. Here are just a few captures (photos not fish) of our trip.

 

With this crew it is never to early to start!

 



Through the looking glass...Windex please!

Our Junior Captain.

 

Caught Cusk.

Enough Haddock to go around.

 



Never let go Todd!

Nothing but smiles!

 

Taking a break from reeling in all the fish.

 

Off shore shenanigans.

 



First Mate counting the catch.

Fish heads...fish heads...rolly polly...

 

Captain Mike filleting our catch.

 



Sea Mates. Last days of freedom for the man on the left!

Our ocean wake.



Our Motley Crew! 
 


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