I shoot almost all the time, especially in my home town of Gloucester, MA. It’s different than being on location for an assignment, both for the obvious reasons and because I have the luxury of shooting the same thing over and over until I get it. This image taken of Ice Floes in Walker Creek in the year 2000 is a good example. It’s right down the street from where I live. I must have shot this 20 different times in a month. I used the Fuji 617 Panorama camera and Tri-X 220 film (image size on this camera is true panorama: 2 1/4 x 6 3/4).
And since the East Coast was just blasted with 1-2 feet of snow, BEFORE Halloween, I thought it appropriate to upload this image. (We were spared by only getting rain and wind.)
This may sound extreme, but I “scouted” this location in Gloucester Harbor from my boat for a year. I was trying to find the correct angle and height of the tide that would let me stand on a rock with a tripod so I could line up the high water mark you see on the large granite bolder with the horizon, which, in this case is the city of Gloucester.