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Fine Art Photography Northport NY Resident Author Writer

Northport is a historic maritime village on the northern shore of Long Island in Suffolk County, New York, United States. Initially designated Great Cow Harbour by 17th-century English colonists, the area was officially renamed Northport in 1837. In 1894, in an effort to localize governance, the community incorporated as a village. Northport is known for its Victorian Era village center, still bearing trolley rails from a long since discontinued streetcar line which would transport village residents to the Long Island Rail Road station in East Northport. The village Main Street runs from the Village Green along the harbor-front to the former hamlet of Vernon Valley which has since been subsumed by the neighboring community of East Northport. As of 2010, the village has a population of approximately 7,401.

- From Wikipedia • The Free Encyclopedia

So that’s the "official" low down on Northport, NY. My assessment of this quaint village runs just a tad deeper. You see, I have lived here for the better part of my adult life, buying my very first home (right on Main Street) in 1979. With the exception of one brief hiatus (of less than one year) I have lived here ever since. It is a wonderful little community whose social and cultural scenes revolve around the village park and dock at the foot of Main Street. The image you are looking at here is a beautiful view of the municipal village dock. It is rare to see this dock without any people on it. In fact I created this picture before dawn on Christmas morning a few years back; perhaps the only time I’ve ever seen this structure without a number of people strolling on it. This is the dock located at the foot of Main Street on Northport Harbor. As you leave the harbor one crosses Northport Bay, then Huntington Bay where you head out into the Long Island Sound, the large body of water between Long Island and the state of Connecticut. The town dock is a popular destination for visiting boats from Connecticut and the village welcomes them with many restaurants, pubs, art galleries and gift shops. To capture this picture I set my Nikon DSLR camera, fitted with a Nikkor lens, on a tripod next to my pick up truck and used the headlights of the truck to illuminate the length of the pier. Color balancing for the tungsten lights of the truck, and the ones on the dock, yielded a deep blue color in the sky and the water which was just starting to be illuminated by the rising sun. After capture I processed the image using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop software on my Apple MacBook Pro laptop computer. Like all of the other images seen here on my web site this image, "After Hours", is available for acquisition directly from my studio or through any of the fine art photography galleries that offer my works. The images you see here on my web site are just a small sample of my stock photography library (all of which is available for sale or lease) and I am available to discuss and undertake any creative project assignment that you may have in mind.