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Saturday, October 7th, 2023 | 6:00am - 8:00am

Where We Will Meet

Parking Lot, Hot Chocolate Sparrow

Where The Walk Will End

Breakfast at the Hot Chocolate Sparrow

About This Walk

For the early risers who’d like to get in a couple of Photowalks today, we’ll meeting in the parking lot of the Hot Chocolate Sparrow at 6am and carpool down to Nauset Beach (about a 5 minute drive). On the outer forearm of Cape Cod looking directly east, we’ll either have a spectacular sunrise at 6:44am, with some blue hour possibilities in advance, or a moody socked in fog with mysterious waves and birds and fisherpersons. Once the sun has risen a bit and we’ve gotten what we came for, we’ll head back to the Hot Chocolate Sparrow for a hot drink and breakfast. You’ll be on your way to your next Photowalk by mid-morning!

I’ve been coming to the Cape since I was 5, but finally moved here full-time a year ago. I led this walk a few years ago (got a foggy morning but some good pics) and have led a few in DC where I lived for 40+ years. I’ve taught photography and Adobe Creative Cloud apps at the high school and college levels, and am teaching a Street Photography class and a Studio Lighting Portrait workshop at the Cape Cod Art Center in Barnstable this fall.

See what others shot at Nauset Beach last SaturdayOctober 10th, 2023

Here’s a link to a shared Dropbox folder that you can dump any interesting images into for others to see. I’ve put a few up to start the process. Creative editing a plus!

Remember to submit contest imagesOctober 9th, 2023

Hopefully you can find the instructions on the Kelby Photowalk website. Also a reminder about the Click Conference in Hyannis on Sat. Nov. 4, here’s the link if you’re interested:

And finally I’m offering a Studio Lighting class at the Cape Cod Art Center on Saturday, Oct. 21… here’s the link to that:

Thanks again for coming out Saturday, sorry the sun didn’t cooperate but breakfast was good and I hope that you got at least a few keepers. And a bad day on the beach beats a good day at work!

24 Hours until Sunrise!October 6th, 2023

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning at the Hot Chocolate Sparrow at 6:00am. Be open to serendipity, because you never know what Cape Cod weather will offer us in the way of photographic opportunities. I was at Nauset during Hurricane Lee and the images were awesome!

Given the forecast, having an umbrella, and your camera in a plastic bag with a cutout for the end of the lens (secured with a rubber band) would be a good idea. A tripod to hold the camera steady for long water exposures is helpful, as are neutral density filters to slow down shutter speeds. Happy to talk more about these tomorrow morning as our small but mighty group assembles.

Get to bed early tonight!


Five days until our Sunrise Photowalk!October 3rd, 2023

Welcome and thanks for joining me on Saturday morning for our Kelby Worldwide Photowalk. October on the Cape is always interesting, and while there’s no guarantee of a postcard sunrise we can still create amazing images. In fact, that’s part of the fun for me!

We’ll meet in the parking lot behind the Hot Chocolate Sparrow, I’ll be the guy with white hair. Since the Sparrow doesn’t open until 6:30 you should bring your own hot beverage to start the day. We’ll return to the Sparrow for breakfast once we’re done shooting.

When everyone has arrived we’ll head down to Nauset Beach, a five-minute drive. We can carpool or you can take your own car. If you’re running late you can head straight there as we’ll leave the parking lot no later than 6:15 to catch the blue (gray?) hour a bit before the actual sunrise. The forecast as of this morning (Tuesday) looks like there may be rain, but cutting a hole in a plastic bag and using a rubber band around the lens will keep your camera dry if it does. I’ve also often shot while holding an umbrella in one hand. And remember that bad weather makes good pictures, I was in NY City last Friday for the floods and got some decent images.

There are some videos and ads on the official Photowalk webpage that you might find interesting if you haven’t looked in a while. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. My cell number is 301-922-3538. Texts are best as I have a Robokiller that blocks unknown phone calls.

I look forward to meeting you Saturday!

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