Spring

Nikon D7500, 18.0-140.0mm @90mm, 1/320 sec., f/5.6, ISO 200

Been a while since I posted, but wanted to post something newer than January. So I actually got off my butt and and got out a few weeks ago. Most of the trees and plants were somewhere between just starting to come out and already done. As the time of the day was mid afternoon I choose to look for compositions that either were side or backlit.

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.

White Flowers

Nikon D7500, 18.0-140.0mm @140.00mm, 1/500 sec., f/9.0, ISO 250

Had hoped to post something newer this week. I got some new photographs that I took this past week, but have not gotten a chance to look at them. So decided to use this one from September. Not a flower person so not sure what type of flowers they are, but as it was almost fall and these were still in bloom I couldn’t resist taking a shot.

Marsh Grass

Nikon D7500, 18.0-140.0mm @18.0mm, 1/320 sec., f/11.0, ISO 200

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.

Shenandoah Mtns. B&W

Ricoh Diacord G (Film), 1/250 sec., f/8.0, Ilford HP5 Plus ISO 400

Another photograph taken with one of the film cameras I have inherited. This is photograph was taken on 12 July 2020, the same day and location as “Mountain Morning” was. I did do some adjustments to the exposure and contrast in Lightroom. The camera is a Ricoh Diacord G TLR and uses 120 film. I’ve taken a few rolls with the camera and have become quite happy with most of the results. I’m looking forward to taking some color photographs with it in the future.

Water Logged

Nikon D7500, 16.0-80.0mm @46.0mm, 1/8 sec., f/8.0, ISO 250

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.

Humming Bird

Nikon D60, 55.0-200.0mm @200.0mm, 1/80 sec., f/5.6, ISO 800

We have a few bird feeders in our back yard, and recently two Humming Birds have been visiting. I finally got out the camera to take a few photographs of them. As it was getting late the light was not the best, so I had to up the ISO to hand hold the camera. This is one of the better photographs I took of one of them at the feeder.

Finally Something New

Nikon D7500, 55.0-200.0mm @82.0mm, f/16, ISO 250

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.

Schoodic Point

Nikon D60, 18-140mm @ 18mm, 1/320 sec, f/9.0, ISO 400

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!