Plum Island and the Parker River Wildlife Refuge are havens for wildlife and landscape photography, but the southern end of the beach is also an abstract photographer’s dream.
The beach here is remarkably flat and exposed at low tide when the water has receded, revealing patterns and textures that are constantly changing. Learn to recognize interesting patterns and challenge yourself to see things differently.
For 11/23, Low tide is scheduled for 2:32 PM, with sunset at 4:14 PM. For 2/8, low tide is at 5:18 PM and sunset at 5:05 PM. After photographing abstracts on the beach we will look for opportunities to photograph the sunset over the marshes.
$5 entrance fee to the Wildlife Refuge is included for all registrants.
Importance of Lighting and Timing
D-SLR or Mirrorless camera
Stepladder for extra separation of foreground from background
Warm and waterproof clothes
Waterproof boots for walking in sand
Try Before you Buy
Standing and walking on grass, gravel paths, and pavement and especially sand. Chilly and windy conditions likely.
We will meet at the visitor’s center outside the main gate, and drive down to parking area #7.
After photographing abstracts on the beach we will look for opportunities to photograph the sunset over the marshes.
Erik is a freelance photographer who specializes in trees and natural landscapes. He is the current Education Coordinator at the Hyde Park Art Association, and he is a past President of the Boston Camera Club. He lives in Roslindale with his wife Julie and sons Carl and William. Although Erik enjoys photographing natural environments all over New England, his favorite destination is Boston’s Arnold Arboretum.
Erik’s work has appeared in Yankee Magazine, AMC’s Outdoors, Northern Woodlands, The Boston Globe, The Boston Metro, The Cape Cod Times, E the Environmental Magazine, and other publications. He has shown his fine art prints in galleries throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
Erik also has lectured and taught classes at the Arboretum, the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain, the Concord Art Association, the Hyde Park Art Association, and many different camera clubs throughout New England. You can visit him online at www.erikgehring.com