Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Weekend Hike in The Lot

A two mile hike in Boston Lot falling through the snow trying to cross a marsh with a beautiful sunset at the end. I was amazed at how many birds were in the air. Picture number 4 is a frozen feather stuck in the ice on the side of a large boulder.


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Some Fun with Mylar

I picked up two inexpensive toys that every photographer should have: a roll of reflective mylar and and a reversing ring. Mylar is great for reflective photography. It works better than a mirror because the reflective coating of a mirror is on the other side of the glass which causes a double image. You can also bend mylar and get unique effects like the elongated rose below. With the train I added the lights in Photoshop. The last two images were taken with my 35mm prime lens mounted in reverse on the camera using a reversing ring. It turns any prime lens into a macro lens for under ten bucks.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

10 Stopping

I finally got a 10 stop ND Filter. A ND Filter filters out light. When using a 10 stop ND Filter you need to extend the exposure time by 1000. The first shot of the the merging of the White River into the Connecticut River was  229.0 seconds long with a f25 aperture. The second shot with a wider aperture of f16 was only 121.0 seconds. With an a ND filter you are able to do things like take daytime shots that look like it is at night, remove people from a shot, and interesting effects with moving objects like water or clouds.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Luray Caverns

We visited Luray Caverns in Virginia on the way home from Florida. What a place…it was just breathtaking. The first shot is actually a reflection.


Winter Walks

Back from vacation and back to exploring around the Upper Valley. Here are some shots from three afternoons of snowshoeing.