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.

What’s For Dinner

Nikon D7500, 18-140mm@140mm, 1/640 sec, f 5.6, ISO 250

While out taking pictures in the woods behind our development, I heard two Barred Owls. I followed the sound and was able to see one fly away and the other head into a tree, although I did not know which one. While looking for the owl I saw it fly out out from a tree not more than 30 ft from me. I followed it to this tree, and I was able to get a few pictures of it. Other than the ghost image of a tree branch in the lower right this is one of the better pictures I was able to get. If you look close you can see its dinner (mouse I think) in its mouth. I only which I had taken a longer zoom lens with me.

Nikon D7500, 18.0-140.0mm, @62mm, 1/400 sec, f/5, ISO 320

Another Photo from the river behind where I live. Picture was taken in early January, but the dead leaves are still on the tree. They have a gold color which seems to brighten the scene. Other than the vine running down the center, which may draw the viewer up and out of the scene I am pleased with this composition.

Cat Tails

Cat Tails
Nikon D7500, 18-140mm Lens at 140mm1/800 Sec, f/5.6, Iso 320

I’m a little late posting anything, but still trying to get into a regular routine. For this picture I was out behind the development that I live in and was just snapping some picts. None of them were that great, but I decided to try some processing in Lightroom, after I watched a video. This is what I came out with. The image is cropped to a 4×5, exposure increased, and contrast. I also did some local adjustments on the forward cat tail. I was pleased with the outcome as the original was flat.