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.

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.