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The quiet of the Cape

Posted by Teresa Hanafin  August 4, 2008 02:00 PM

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"Becalmed" by Ken Dorman

If you like photos that convey the solitude of the Cape's quiet corners, then you'll love Ken Dorman's shots, taken with a Canon 5D. The photo above was taken at Short Wharf Creek in Yarmouth in September of 2007 with a 28-105mm, 5-4.5 lens, set at 105mm. Other settings: f/6.3, 1/400 sec., ISO 200.

The following month, he returned and got a similar shot, from a slightly different angle:

"Waiting" by Ken Dorman

He used the same 28-105mm lens, set at 105mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec., ISO100.

Even his action shots convey a sense of isolation...

"Hitching a Ride" by Ken Dorman

Ken took this shot in May in front of the Chatham Coast Guard Station, looking down and out on the water and beach. This time, he had a 70-200mm, IS 2.8 lens on his Canon 5D at a focal length of 200mm. Other settings: f/3.2, 1/250 sec., ISO 100.

Here are a few more of Ken's photos to enjoy. If his photos inspire you to enter one of your own in our August "At the beach" contest, read more here about how to submit.

"Walking the Beach at Low Tide" by Ken Dorman
Taken in the area of Short Wharf Creek in Yarmouth in June.
17-35mm 2.8 lens set at 17mm. f/20, 1/80, ISO 160.

"Glasses" by Ken Dorman
Ken got this shot at Cold Storage Beach in East Dennis last September. Can you find the glasses?
17-35mm 2.8 lens.

"Foggy Day" by Ken Dorman
Another photo from the area of Short Wharf Creek in Yarmouth.
17-35mm 2.8 lens set at 35mm, f/18, 1/80, ISO 160.

"Short Wharf" by Ken Dorman
This is what remains of Short Wharf at Short Wharf Creek in Yarmouth. Barnstable's Sandy Neck Beach and Beach Point are visible in the background.
Ken took this shot in May with a 70-200mm IS 2.8 lens set at 70mm, f/22, 1/60 sec, ISO 250.

"Sandy Neck Lighthouse" by Ken Dorman
Sandy Neck Light with its newly renovated light room as seen from Millway Beach at Barnstable Harbor last December.
70-200mm 2.8 IS lens set at 300mm, f/20, 1/200 sec, ISO 320.

"High and Dry" by Ken Dorman
Sights along the shore of Barnstable Harbor, taken around noon last September.
17-35mm lens, 1/500 sec, ISO 200.

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