Park Scene

Nikon D7500, 100-400mm @100mm, 1/400 sec., f/5.6, ISO 250

Taken at a local park where I live. Initially I just passed on this photograph, but after looking at it some more I decided to see what I could do with it. So after some minor adjustments (exposure, crop, deletions), I came up with this. I like that the front of the photograph is in focus and that the rear is out of focus. I think the center plant moves you through the seen and the lack of focus in the back creates depth and curiosity about where the path leads. But I do find the tangle of branches in the lower right and the branches and leaves in the top right to be distractions.

Sandy

Nikon D7500, 18-140mm @90mm, 1/800 sec., f/7.1, ISO 400

So, started to review the photographs that I took while on vacation. I thought this one looked good, may have some others. It was taken at Jockey’s Ridge in NC on the Outer Banks. The original was in landscape format, but I cropped it to a 5×7 to focus on the center grass and show the different layers. While the dried plant was the subject, the dry sand pattern in front and the grass and sand behind it draw you though the photograph.

Just Buzzing Along

Nikon D7500, 100-400mm @480mm, 1/400 sec., f/8, ISO 250

We went to the beach for a vacation two weeks ago and I had visions of great beach photographs to post, but it rain half the time we were there, so I didn’t take many photographs. So instead I present another photograph from the same day as Heron and The Couple posts. When I took this I was about 6 ft away and when I opened the image on my computer I was amazed at how good this came out. Again, I am very pleased with this lens.

Heron

Nikon D7500, 100-400mm @270mm, 1/400 sec., f/6.0, ISO 720

So I got a new toy, lens, and had to try it out. So last night I went to my local park hoping to get some photographs and I caught this guy in a tree over the creek. In addition to trying out the lens I wanted to see how far I could push the ISO on my camera. Typically I would not shoot at this high of an ISO, but because I did not have a tripod, I had to keep a high shutter speed to avoid the blur from not being able to hold the lens steady. Overall I was impressed with the sharpness and the low noise.

Spring

Nikon D7500, 18.0-140.0mm @90mm, 1/320 sec., f/5.6, ISO 200

Been a while since I posted, but wanted to post something newer than January. So I actually got off my butt and and got out a few weeks ago. Most of the trees and plants were somewhere between just starting to come out and already done. As the time of the day was mid afternoon I choose to look for compositions that either were side or backlit.

Roots

Nikon D7500, 35.0mm, 1/500 sec., f/22, ISO 200

Been a while since I posted. I took this back in January when I was using a prime lens. This caught my eye when I was going back over photographs. Not sure if this one tree or multiple trees sharing the same place. Looking forward to photographing later this year with leaves and maybe a wider lens opening.

Creek and Buildings

Nikon D60, 18.0-140.0mm @ 48mm, 1/100 sec., f/4.8, ISO 400

Nothing special this week, just a photograph I took in 2016 of the local creek and buildings leading into the city. Sometimes it is interesting to look back at some of my previous photographs and see if they have any value. Not sure about this one but I do like how you see the creek as it enters the underground passages that carry the excess water contrasted with the new townhouses.