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.
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.
Had hoped to capture some photographs of the “ring of fire” when the sun rose, but was not successful. I was able to get this picture of the glow from the sun as it came over the trees. You can just see the tops of the trees lighting up and the glow on the bottom of the clouds.
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.