Park Scene

Nikon D7500, 100-400mm @100mm, 1/400 sec., f/5.6, ISO 250

Taken at a local park where I live. Initially I just passed on this photograph, but after looking at it some more I decided to see what I could do with it. So after some minor adjustments (exposure, crop, deletions), I came up with this. I like that the front of the photograph is in focus and that the rear is out of focus. I think the center plant moves you through the seen and the lack of focus in the back creates depth and curiosity about where the path leads. But I do find the tangle of branches in the lower right and the branches and leaves in the top right to be distractions.

Sandy

Nikon D7500, 18-140mm @90mm, 1/800 sec., f/7.1, ISO 400

So, started to review the photographs that I took while on vacation. I thought this one looked good, may have some others. It was taken at Jockey’s Ridge in NC on the Outer Banks. The original was in landscape format, but I cropped it to a 5×7 to focus on the center grass and show the different layers. While the dried plant was the subject, the dry sand pattern in front and the grass and sand behind it draw you though the photograph.

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.

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.