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.

Bleakness of Winter

Nikon D7500, 35.00mm, 1/125 sec., f/9.0, ISO 200

Another one from a few weeks ago when I went out with a prime lens to see what I could photograph. Not that nice of a day, but that is normal for winter around here. Typically we don’t have a lot of snow and we normally left with the dull browns and grays. The blue/gray of the sky gives you an idea of what the overall temperature in the scene, and I avoided warming it up in Lightroom so I could capture the cold late afternoon. Finally, As you eye moves from the bottom center towards the top you can see the flock of Mallards that were hanging about.

Hills

Nikon D60, 18.0-140.00mm @24mm, 1/200 sec., f/18, ISO 400

Oops, looks like I forgot to post last week. Which is a shame as I was on a streak of posting every Sunday for over a year. To try to get the streak going again. Here is another photograph from 2019 taken on the Skyline Drive in the summer. This was actually taken before the photograph in an earlier post taken the same day.

Last Leaves

Nikon D7500, 35.0mm, 1/500 sec., f/1.8, ISO 200

So last week, or maybe the week before, I decided to just use a prime lens and see what I could get. Since I only own one prime lens the choice was easy. I wish finding a subject was that easy though. I believe I took 47 photographs, and, at least for now, I think this was the best of them. It was at then end of my walk and this set of leaves caught my eye. I opened the lens to the maximum aperture to achieve the low depth of field, and cropped the final edit to a square. I reduced the saturation around the leaves to bring the out a little.

Fallen Tree

Nikon D7500, 16.0-80.0mm @34.0 mm, 1/60 sec., f/5.6, ISO 400

Took a walk on the path near my house last week in hopes of finding a nice composition. As the weather was overcast and we are in the middle of winter, I decided to look for some unusual tree formations. While this tree is obviously dead, the way it had fallen over and was propped up by its branches.

Balloon Ride

Nikon D60, 18.0-140.0mm @100.0mm, 1/100 sec., f/20, ISO 200

In 2016 we took a balloon ride near where we live. One of the cool things was that there was another balloon flying with us. While going through old photographs looking for something to post I came upon this one. I cropped it into a 1×1 format and made some adjustments to the photograph and came up with this. The picture was taken around 8:30 am on 15 October. You can see the fog and the some of the fall colors.

Sunset Over Man of War Harbor

Fujifilm FinePix XP130, 25.00mm, 1/180 sec., f/4.9, ISO 100

Photograph from July 2018 in the Florida Keys. I was down there with my son’s Scout Troop and we were staying on a sailboat as part of our Seabase adventure. Took this photograph at sunset from the sailboat anchored just west of Fleming Key near Key West. The photograph was taken with a point and shoot.