Life’s a Beach

Hampton BeachToday I was able to spend the day at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.  There was overcast for most of the day so I didn’t have the best conditions to shoot in, but I thought it would be a good excuse to dust off my DSLR and take some shots outside of the kitchen.  


I noticed about halfway through taking shots of seagulls and waves just how important it is to keep an eye on things like exposure and aperture.  A good dozen of my pictures ended up being  completely washed out. Luckily I noticed it in time to still be able to get some good shots on the beach. Here are some highlights from the day.

seagull1A curious seagull coming up to check me out.  I’m still not sure if he was interested in the camera, or just thought I would have some food for him.

IMG_1523I had lunch at Markey’s lobster pool in Seabrook. The scallops here are always fresh and delicious. The back deck here has a good view of the salt marches that flood when the beach is at high tide.

StriperHere is a  striped bass feeding on what was left of the bread from my scallop roll. They like to swim inland to scavenge for human food. Apparently they really have a thing for fried seafood.


About TheHighlandChef

I see “The Highland Chef” as an extension of myself. The name came along from combining two defining features of myself: Being Scottish, and an aspiring Chef. I grew up in the third generation of a family living in America that is still heavily influenced by Scottish culture. I am a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute with degrees in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Restaurant Management. Through my experience with NECI I have worked in some excellent hotels both in the New England area and Scotland. I have found that in the world of cooking there is always something new to be discovered.
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