Thursday, July 31, 2014


Well you have seen Brent’s photos from our visit to Sunapee on Saturday. Here are some of my shots.

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Yard Shots

I was not feeling too well today, so I stayed close to home. Here are some yard shots. All taken with my 40mm Macro lens.

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The End of a Bridge

On a recent bike ride I took some “undercarriage” shots of the old Route 4 bridge that is soon to be replaced. It has seen better days. It is too bad that we need to use salt on the roads. It is obvious that this what destroyed this old bridge.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hanover Center Old Timer’s Fair

Here are some belated photos from the Old Timer’s Fair on the Hanover Center Green from the last weekend in June. It was fun, especially for the younger generation.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

ND Filter Part 2

Here is a shot of the Shaker Bridge before the rain came. Stood in the middle of the river in three feet of water. I forgot my watch, so I had to count out 10 minutes.

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Rotor and Old Mill

Visited an old mill today. I was mesmerized by an old GE and Westinghouse generator rotor.


ND Filter-13 Stop

I was able to try out some pretty powerful ND Filters. A ND (Neutral Density Filter) reduces the intensity of all wavelengths or colors equally. I stacked two filters together which equals to a drop of 13 f/stops. There was a learning curve. First, you must use an eyepiece shield to block your viewfinder. Light will filter in on long exposures and create a band of color across your image. I also learned that you cannot stack more than three filters. If you do, you will pick-up the filter ring in the image. Also, on long exposures, hot pixels will show on the image (it will look like dust). There are elaborate ways to get rid of this, but I used Photoshop and Lightroom to remove most of it.

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This image above shows what happen if you do not block your eyepiece.

Taken at Wadleigh State Park. This image exposure length is 485 seconds. There were
kids playing in the water, but because of the long exposure they do not show up.

The wilder Dam. This image is 605 seconds long. All of the images were ISO 100 and f/22.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Balch Hill-Hanover, NH

On Saturday we took the short hike up to Balch Hill in Hanover. It was a beautiful day. Took some macro shots which came out pretty good, even with the wind blowing at a good clip.