Photograph of some wind surfers in front of the Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse. This was in November 2018, and I don’t think the water was warm enough for my taste. The clouds and the kites provide a lead in to the light house in the middle.
Quick post as I had forgotten to prepare on earlier this week. The above photograph is from 2018 during a family trip to Rehobeth Beach. I decided that due to the midday sunlight this looked better as a B&W. Hope everyone likes it.
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.
Quick photograph from last Sunday. Took an early walk along the path near my home. Saw these daisies and thought they may make a nice composition.
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.
This is a photograph I took in 2018 during the same hike as my Waterfalls post. If you look in the top center you can see the waterfalls from the previous post. The rocks and the tree stump guide your eyes back towards the falls, but they also provide a nice focal point.
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.
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.
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!
Took this photograph on 13 March, while walking on the path behind where I live. I was looking for Spring colors and there were a lot of these yellow flowers along the river. Probably could have brought down the exposure a little as I did blow out the highlights on the flower petals.