Pond

Nikon D7500, 55.0-200.0mm @55.0mm, 1/200 sec., f/4.0, ISO 250

Took this photograph a couple of weeks back while I was walking in a park near my home. When I initially looked at it I did not like it that much. I went back to the group of photographs I took that day, and made some adjustments to this one. I’m still not completely satisfied with it, not sure if it is too dark, but it is not as bad as I initially thought. I may revisit this scene in the future and try some other angles, exposures, etc.
If you look through the photograph you can see the Monocacy River in the back. There is a island to the right and as the summer progresses the stream that separates the island will mostly dry up, in some areas it has already done that, making it easy to get to the island. For now though this pond/puddle provides a nice reflection in the early morning.

Beech Mountain

Nikon D60, 18.0-140.0mm @34.0mm, 1/160 sec., f/8.0, ISO 200

Back again to Maine and 2017. This was taken while my family and I were hiking the Beech Mountain Loop Trail. I pretty sure this is Long Pond.
Last month I was reviewing pictures for a contest and this was on of the ones I selected to enter. Nice thing about the contest was that in made me go back and look at some older photographs, since one of the rules was that they needed to be taken before 3/1/2020. I picked this because I like the sharp blues and greens. I also like the way the trees framed Long Pond.

Finally Something New

Nikon D7500, 55.0-200.0mm @82.0mm, f/16, ISO 250

I was finally able to get out and take some photographs and try a few new things. The picture above is from the Monocacy River, which is by where I live. I had recently purchased a 10 stop ND filter and was finally able to try it out. The photograph is actually a composite of two photographs. The upper part was taken at an exposure of 1/100 sec to freeze the leaves on the trees as it was windy. The lower, water and tree trunk, were taken at an exposure of 8 seconds to blur the water. I then blended the two in Photoshop to get the final image. This was the first time I blended two photographs.

Cooperage

Kodak Six-20 Brownie Target Hawkeye, “Film”,

In a previous post, Something Different, I had posted about taking pictures with some old film cameras that I had inherited from family members. Today’s post is from one of those cameras, a Six-20 Brownie Target Hawkeye Box camera produced in the 1940’s. I took this in April and just got the developed film back this week. While not the greatest picture, I am happy that it actually worked. I have one more roll of 620 film, and am deciding whether I want to take more pictures with this camera or the Kodak Tourist II.

Schoodic Point

Nikon D60, 18-140mm @ 18mm, 1/320 sec, f/9.0, ISO 400

Had hoped to post a photograph that I took with my phone earlier this week, but after looking at it on the computer I did not get the same feeling I had when I took it. So back to Maine. This is from Schoodic Point, about the same area as the picture on the front of my blog. I probably said this before, but I took a lot of photographs on that trip, many of which I haven’t had time to look at. Enjoy!
Happy Mothers Day!