Park Scene

Nikon D7500, 100-400mm @100mm, 1/400 sec., f/5.6, ISO 250

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.

Creek and Buildings

Nikon D60, 18.0-140.0mm @ 48mm, 1/100 sec., f/4.8, ISO 400

Nothing special this week, just a photograph I took in 2016 of the local creek and buildings leading into the city. Sometimes it is interesting to look back at some of my previous photographs and see if they have any value. Not sure about this one but I do like how you see the creek as it enters the underground passages that carry the excess water contrasted with the new townhouses.

Dry Stream

Nikon D7500, 18.0-140.0mm @105.0mm, 1/80 sec., f/5.6, ISO 400

Another photograph from 23 October. This one is of an area that I posted in June, Pond. I had been hoping to revisit it when the time and coloring were different. I had almost forgot about it, but as I was turning up the path I turned back to check it out. I’m glad I did because I think that the fog and partial fall coloring made it worthwhile.

Brandywine Falls 2

Nikon D60, 18.0-140.0mm @30.0mm, 1/125 sec., f/5.6, ISO 200

Another photograph of Brandywine Falls, only this time from the middle. I took numerous photographs of the falls and trail leading to it that day and as normal just getting to look at all those photographs. Not sure if my editing does this any good and I obviously blew out the highlights.

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.

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.