Summer Nights :: CT
These last few weeks have been full of pretty incredible storms. It has been a great learning experience for me. Obviously, safety is the number one concern with lightning shows. Once you take the basic precautions, though, it’s interesting to focus on the absolute beauty that comes along with this powerful display.
This shot was taken in Bolton, CT at the heritage farm. f/2.8, 137 sec, ISO 100, 11 mm
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This image was a long exposure, of a stand of trees bathed in some tasty golden light, while moving the camera vertically. As you can tell by the silly-string looking wisps, I do not have the steadiest hand for slow-panning. In this case, it turned out alright though. haha
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The settings, for those who like that technical stuff: f/11, sec, 135mm, iso 100
Unfolding :: OR
Wahclella Falls in Oregon is pretty nice. 🙂 In fact, the Columbia River Gorge in general is pretty nice!
The Plunge :: VT
“Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The settings: 1 sec, f/9, 10 mm, ISO 100
The Rush :: PA
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Dance With The Devil :: NY
Back to your regularly scheduled waterfall photos! haha I’m starting to think that perhaps I should mix things up a bit. I’ll try to grab some mountain or tree or beach shots soon, mmmkay? In the meantime, enjoy this little gem from Ithaca’s Treman Park. 🙂
I opted for Black and White for this one for a few reasons. First, it was taken before the leaves really started to turn beautiful shades of autumn…so the scene had that awkward, in between, non-harmonious color scheme. Also, if you read my tips on Seeing In Black and White, you’ll know that shapes and repeating patterns usually convert to monochrome well. In this case, the fallen log and the waterfall shapes complimented each other perfectly, while simultaneously creating a nice line into the frame.
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Oh…and before I forget…the photo info: f/11, iso 100, 0.8 sec, 10 mm
Autumn’s First Blush :: PA
The leaves have been really slow to turn this year. This was taken in Pennsylvania the last weekend of September, and as you can see, there is barely any color in the trees! Mama Nature is being quite the trickster this year.
TIP: This shot was taken with a circular polarizer to give the foliage a lush feel and to cut down in the reflections on top of the water. It also cuts the amount of light hitting the sensor, allowing me to use a longer exposure to capture the movement of the water and leafy vortex. 🙂
The settings, for those of you interested in such things! : iso 100, f/14, 6 sec, 12 mm
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