Sunrise

Nikon D7500, 16.0-80.0mm @46mm, 1/60 sec., f/7.1, ISO 250

As mentioned in my last post we spent the second week of July out near the Shenandoah Mtns. The photograph above was taken on our last morning there. I was looking to capture the sunlight coming through the trees at sunrise. The sun was already risen and past the “golden hour”, but because of the mountains I was still able to capture some of the nice light. I also wanted to capture it coming through the trees.

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.

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!

Sunrise Acadia NP

Nikon D60, 18.0-140.0mm @ 35mm, 1/400 sec, f10, ISO 20

Yet, another photograph from Acadia National Park from our family vacation in 2017. This one is from Cadillac Mountain and it was taken after sunrise, 8:10 am, and was looking easterly. You can see that Egg Rock Lighthouse and Schoodic Point are directly in front. I like how the grass is back lit and while I missed the golden hour, there is still an overall warm tone to the photograph. I hope to get back there some day and actually plan out my photographs, maybe be on Cadillac Mountain when the sun does come up. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Waterfalls

Nikon D7500, 18.0-140.0 mm f3.5-5.6, 5.0 sec, @f/29, ISO 100

Took this picture the same day as my previous post “Rocks and Water“. I wanted to post something newer, but I haven’t gotten a chance to get out to take any photographs lately. So I’m going through older shots and trying out new Lightroom and Photoshop processing. This was another long exposure 5 sec. I lightened the falls and tried to take down the surrounding rocks. Hope everyone likes it.

Rocks and Water

Nikon D7500, 18.0-140.0mm f3.5-5.6 @ 42mm, 4 sec, f18, ISO 100

This picture is from 2018 and I was out experimenting with long exposures. It was taken Cunningham Falls Stat Park in MD just down stream from the falls. I did take a few more but this is my favorite from the day. I liked the gold coloring in the upper left corner and how the the exposure was just long enough to smooth out the water going over the rocks.