On 30 July I visited one of the local parks in my area in hopes to get some photographs of the man-made falls. While my initial thought was there was no good compositions, I decided to go back and look at them again. I took numerous shots of this log in the water and decided that I liked this one because it seemed to lead the viewer from the shore to the falls with the log in the middle.
This photograph was taken on Cadillac Mountain in Maine. The view is NNW and you can see the Porcupine Islands and Bar Island. On the left side you can see Bar Harbor.
This photograph of the Shenandoah Mountains was taken on July 12 in the early morning. This was looking south from a hilltop on the north side of the South Fork Shenandoah River. You can see the steam rising from the valleys.
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.
The above photograph is from Skyline Drive in Virginia. Last year around this time my wife an I took a little trip to Charlottesville, VA for a few days. On our way back we drove through the Shenandoah NP for part of the way home. This photograph was from one of the overlooks along the route.
Photograph of some wind surfers in front of the Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse. This was in November 2018, and I don’t think the water was warm enough for my taste. The clouds and the kites provide a lead in to the light house in the middle.
Quick post as I had forgotten to prepare on earlier this week. The above photograph is from 2018 during a family trip to Rehobeth Beach. I decided that due to the midday sunlight this looked better as a B&W. Hope everyone likes it.
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.
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.
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!