Meadow Garden

Nikon D7500, Nikon 16.0-80.0mm @80mm, 1/800 sec., f/7.1, ISO 200

Another photograph from our trip to Longwood Gardens. This of the Meadow Garden. While this is good I feel that there might be a better composition. I would also prefer that the 3 people were not there. I tried to remove them with Photoshop, but I need to practice a little more.

Orchid

Nikon D7500, Nikon 16.0-80.0mm @80mm, 1/500 sec., f/5.6, ISO 200

Took a trip to Longwood Gardens in PA a few weeks ago and just fell in love with all the orchids. Probably should have written the names down, but too late now. Here is what I felt was one of my better compositions that day.

Swamp

Nikon D7500, Nikon 18.0-140.0mm @18mm, 1/80 sec., f/4.5, ISO 400

Yes, it has been a while since I posted and I am finally getting around to looking at some photographs I recently took. The one above is a pond/swamp in Fort Clinch State Park on Amelia Island in Florida. This was taken while we were hiking the Willow Pond Nature Trail. Although we didn’t see any alligators here, we did see one later as we got closer to the end. At first, it looked like a log, but looking closer, it was an alligator.

Marsh Lands

Nikon D7500, Nikon 18.0-140.0mm @56mm, 1/250 sec., f/10, ISO 200

Saw this group of trees in the Hunting Island State Park, SC a few weeks ago. Kept looking for a position where I could get a nice foreground leading to the trees and still capture the opening in the clouds. I wasn’t able to get the opening where I want it, but I liked the water that seems to lead you to trees. The image was taken in the evening and I was facing east.

A Tree

Nikon D7500, Nikon 16.0-80.0mm @32mm, 1/2000 sec., f/3.5, ISO 100

Took this while walking the dog at one of the local parks. There are numerous trees in this open space and I liked the way this one was lit on one side. It is still winter here and the grass has not yet turned green, but the trees in the background and the clouds in the sky add to the feeling on a cool winter day.

Frozen

Nikon D7500, 100mm-400mm @100mm, 1/2000 sec., f/8.0, ISO 400

Finally got out to take some photographs this past week. Saw this scene and thought it may be an okay shot. I’ve taken others of the same area during fall and summer and from a different position. Wish I had taken the time to move about and try another perspective. Well there is still some winter left, might get another shot.

Cooperage, only in color

Ricoh Diacord G (Film), 1/200 sec., f/11.0, Kodak Portra 160, ISO 160

It’s been a while since I posted, a new year and already I’m off to a slow start. As previously mentioned in this blog I have a few film cameras and hope to take more photographs with them. The photograph above was taken with one of them. It is the first roll of color film that I have shot with this camera. The scene is of a building in the development where I live and I had previously photographed the same building in B&W film.