Sunday, January 31, 2016

Winter Hike to Smith Pond

On this warm overcast January morning I made the trek up to the second water fall just below Smoth Pond. There was still some moving water which I think is abnormal for this time of year.

View from 2/3 of the way up. Looking at Shaker Village and Mascoma Lake.

View of falls using 35mm lens with 3 exposures using 10 stop ND filter.

ISO 100. 135mm, f/16 1/6 sec.

ISO 100, 200mm, f/16, 1/20 sec.

ISO 100, 80mm, f/22, 1/8 sec.

Threee exposures at f/22, 80mm, ISO 100.


Infrared shot using older Nikon D50 with Hoya filter at 35mm, f/5.0, 13 sec.

Some hungry porcupines.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Dartmouth Hockey

Thank you Lebanon Rec. Department for the Dartmouth Mens Hockey Tickets. I have not been in a long time and it was the kid’s first game. Tried some shots in B&W for the “nostalgic” feel and also to hide some the imperfections of shooting through the plexi-glass.

Friday, January 29, 2016

My first Stab at Infrared Photography

I decided to try out my new Hoya R72 Infrared Filter a few weeks ago on Shaker Hill. The filter lets in very little light and is equivalent to a 8-10 stop Neutral Density filter. Most of these exposures were around 20-30 seconds long with an aperature of around f/8.

An infrared filter only passes light above 750nm. Infrared light is between 750-1000nm and we can only see around the 750 level, but the camera sensor can see it all. It can lead to some interesting photos with a lot of creative input.

Winter conditions are not always the best because an infrared image works best with a lot of greenery and blue skies. There is not much of that in the middle of January, but I had to give it a try.

This is what the RAW image looks like.

After simple white balance changes.

White balance changes and reversing the RED and Blue color channels.