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.
Another photograph from Assateague Island National Seashore, this is on the marsh side. I was interested in capturing the yellow-orange of the marsh grass and the patterns formed by the grass and water. May have pushed the saturation a bit too far.
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.
This is a photograph I took in 2018 during the same hike as my Waterfalls post. If you look in the top center you can see the waterfalls from the previous post. The rocks and the tree stump guide your eyes back towards the falls, but they also provide a nice focal point.
In a previous post, Something Different, I had posted about taking pictures with some old film cameras that I had inherited from family members. Today’s post is from one of those cameras, a Six-20 Brownie Target Hawkeye Box camera produced in the 1940’s. I took this in April and just got the developed film back this week. While not the greatest picture, I am happy that it actually worked. I have one more roll of 620 film, and am deciding whether I want to take more pictures with this camera or the Kodak Tourist II.
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!
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.
In the past few years I have acquired some old film cameras from relatives. Initially I was just going to try to sell them, but found that most of them were not that valuable. So recently, last 2-3 months, I’ve done some research into taking photos on film. One of the cameras that I had was a Ricoh Diacord G TLR and since it was a format that I was not used to I chose it to try first. The first roll of film was a learning experience, with both film and camera. While I had cleaned both sides of the lens, the pictures that came back were blurry and not very focused. I did some more research and found out that the area between the front and back optics also needed to be cleaned. After cleaning the lens again and reading the cameras manual, I had also made some errors in using the camera. The picture above is from the second roll that I took. Much of the problems I had from the first roll have vanished, and now I just have to work on composition and exposure.
Second post another Pict. from our visit to Maine 2 years ago. I have over 2000 pictures and I am just getting around to looking at them.
So what am I doing. Thought it may be nice to create a blog to showcase some of my photos and maybe get some feed back. I’ve been interested in Photography since I was in High School and have had numerous cameras. I’ve recently become interested in taking Landscape Photos, which this site will primarily be, but I may put in some others. I also suspect as I become more adept at this I will change things around a little.
So here is my first photo. It was taken a few years back while I was on vacation in Maine with my family. Took this while we were hiking the Beech Mountain TrailSo here is my first photo. It was taken a feww years back while I was on vacation in Maine with my family. Took this while we were hiking the Beech Mountain Trail.