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.

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.