White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sunset at Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA



I lucked out this evening. I was downtown for an outdoor concert on the waterfront in Plymouth. It had been a perfect summer day and as the sun lowered in the western sky, the light breeze from the south was enough to align every boat tethered to a buoy to rotate perfectly perpendicular to the sun's position. This made the hulls shine in brilliance. (Click on an image for a higher resolution version if your device supports that action).



It is 78 degrees F outside, clear, and low humidity.  This is my personal perfect weather condition.



A lone kayaker?



Nope, kayaking through the harbor was popular this evening.



As the sun lowered behind the trees and buildings, this lone patch of light magically illuminated the bow of this docked boat.



Just a few minutes later as the sun set, I am sitting outside immediately adjacent to the harbor  under the clear warm summer sky, listening to live music. Later, a blazing orange moon rose over the harbor and Rocky Hill area of Manomet. 

I was not inclined this evening to get any up close and personal images of the band. Nevertheless, I was struck by a comment made at the microphone by the band. They perform about 200 shows a year. That's about four every week. Imagine that as a way to make a living: hundreds of nights on the road, driving from venue to venue, unloading, setting up, performing, breaking down, repeat. It makes the freshness and liveness of their music all the more sweet knowing that.  

They were the Adam Ezra Group performing at the Project Arts Summer Concert Series and they were so fine! Right here in "America's Hometown" - Plymouth.


Monday, August 14, 2017

"A Broadway Musical Review II," Priscilla Beach Theatre, Priscilla Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA



Priscilla Beach Theatre's (PBT) 2017 Resident Company recently presented their second Broadway Musical Review this summer featuring tunes from such classic favorites as "The Producers," "Hairspray," "Waitress," "Annie," "The Lion King," and "Grease," to name a few. These talented young men and women actors, actresses, singers, dancers, musicians, and performers lit up the stage and the evening with their talents and creativity.



The event was hosted and produced by Michael Caizzi, currently in one of the lead roles in the ongoing sold-out run of "The Producers" on PBT's Barn Stage.



The wonderful music was made possible through the stellar talent of accompanist Nathan Urdangen.

The following images are in order of occurrence through the evening. (Click on an image for a slightly higher resolution version if your device supports that action.)







































































































The talent and joy these young people share in song, dance, and performance is always a special treat to local patrons of PBT.  (And of course the artists love the opportunity to showcase their skills).

Note to photographically inclined readers: There was no dress rehearsal for this event and I couldn't get close to the stage during the public performance. These images were captured from the balcony with a Canon 6D full frame body and a Canon 70-300mm lens (Thanks, Amy). Good news and bad - the heads fill the frame but the images tend to be soft and flat. I always prefer to be up close to the stage and use a much shorter, faster focal length lens. Regardless of where I stand, just getting to see them and hear them live while I captured moments is always wonderful!


Friday, August 11, 2017

More Signs of Summer, Amy's Garden, White Horse Beach, Manomet, Cedarville, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA



I thought the blue thistle days in Amy's garden were over but, I sure was wrong. (Click on an image to view a higher resolution version if your device supports that action).













The humans aren't the only ones who like the thistle.








Yes, that green muck (algae bloom) still covers a good bit of the pond.  The good news is that as you approach the shoreline, thousands of frogs who are perched on the surface all jump into the water at the same time. The very same frogs that provide the nightly serenade.



The birds and critters ate most of Amy's garden blueberries so we went elsewhere for pickin'. (Thanks, Louise!)



There was something defective in the process, though. It took a really long time to accumulate the berries in the container.  It seems that most were detoured into my mouth instead.



Even perfect summer days must end and, as the sun sets at White Horse Beach........



.....the almost full moon rises in the opposite sky over Manomet Point.......



......and the golden glow covers our world to welcome another warm summer night.  Frank Sinatra's "Summer Wind" at this link if you are so inclined?


Thursday, August 10, 2017

"The Princess and the Pea," Dress Rehearsal, Priscilla Beach Theatre, Priscilla Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA


Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT) recently opened the fourth young people's show of the 2017 summer workshop season with two performances of "The Princess and the Pea."

"King Pendleton and Queen Pandora are in search of the perfect match for their son.  A story with many princesses, mattresses, and a mysterious late night visitor." (Source: PBT)

Owners, Guardians, and Producers: Bob and Sandy Malone
Director: Kasia Gneiser
Production Manager: Joshua Patino
Stage Manager: Justin Baret
Lighting Designer: Ellie Rogers
Production Designer: Amanda Childs

The following images were captured during the final dress rehearsal and are in order of occurrence in the performance. (Click on an image to view a higher resolution version if your device supports that action).











































































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