My First Posting: About Me and Image #1

Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing, off the Chatham, MA coast

My name is Justin Connor.  I have been taking pictures since I was 12 years old.  My father was an amateur photographer and I took after him, grabbing a camera whenever I could and taking shots.  I took some Photography classes in High School and even entertained trying to go to College for Photography.  In the end, I decided it was not a great career choice, and went to College for Physical Therapy.

My father gave me a Canon AE-1 for my high school graduation and I continued to do Photography as a hobby.  I continued to try to get out and take photos through College and after, even trying to take some portraits of my wife, but I quickly realized portrait photography was not my forte.  I have always been much better at Landscape Photography.  I have always been drawn to Waterfalls, for some reason, and until recently, nearly half of my portfolio was waterfall pictures.  My wife is drawn to Lighthouses, so I have developed a passion for photographing lighthouses.  I recently have begun taking Macro shots of flowers as well and have also concentrated on Sunrise and Sunset shots as well.

I really wish I could travel more in order to really get a chance to shoot some amazing places and things, but as a father of two, the traveling is limited.  I try to get out at least once a month to local places to practice and perfect my craft.  I have recently started going, with my family and some friends, to Cape Cod for a week in the summers.  That is where I took my favorite shot.

I had bought my Canon Rebel T3 for Christmas several months before the trip.  Yes, it took me until 2012 to finally go digital.  For some reason I was a film holdout (I have no idea why, maybe because I was born and raised and still live in Rochester, NY, the home of Kodak).  We were staying in Chatham, MA on the elbow of the cape and I was determined to get up early and take some sunrise shots.  I had already been at Lighthouse Beach for about 45 minutes and was considering wrapping it all up after getting a ton of great shots.  The bugs were driving me nuts.  I had the camera on a tripod and had been messing with some long exposure shots, when I saw this fishing boat coming down the channel, heading out to sea from the Fish Pier.  As it approached my position, I zoomed in and began taking shots.  This is what I got!!!

Canon Rebel T3

Focal Length:  300

f 5.6


Thanks for reading and visiting.  I will do my best to post new pics and charming banter about photography at least once a week.  Please follow if you like.  i have a few websites that I sell my images on, so please check those out as well!!!


  1. Hey Justin! Welcome to the blogging world. I absolutely love this photograph and your narrative is great! I hope you don’t mind if I share this post on my blog. You have an awesome eye! Can’t wait to see and hear more from you on your new blog! Have a great evening! 🙂


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