2-11-14 Weekly Travel Theme: Yellow (Iteration Department)

Today’s Daily Prompt from WordPress is: “Describe the one decision in your life where you wish you could get a “do-over.” 

Now I read that and thought to myself “the one decision?” I had more than one decision I wished I could do-over when I was twelve. I think I probably reached the greatest number somewhere in my 30′s and it has been slowly decreasing since than but I can still reel off ten or more without even needing to think.

Then they add: “Photographers, artists, poets: show us ITERATION.” 

This makes me ask if they are saying that photographers and poets are not artists…?

I am in a mood today.

Anyway here is my second iteration on Ailsa’s theme of yellow. You can find the first here.

Today, I decided to go for a very pale unsaturated yellow: the sun reflecting off the non frozen parts of the Hudson in late afternoon.

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I shot these two pictures with the same white balance, the same aperture, ISO and shutter speed within a minute of each other. The only change is from a 300mm zoom to an 180mm zoom and yet there is a noticeable color shift in the quality of the yellow. Being a rationalist believer in the scientific method I am not really sure why I find this surprising as it is pretty basic physics/optics but I do, indeed I do.

Here are some other yellows for your consideration.

http://thechangingpalette.com/2014/02/07/travel-theme-yellow/

http://nwframeofmind.com/2014/02/07/travel-theme-yellow/

http://jinancitydailyphoto.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/travel-theme-yellow/

http://artoandpauliinaphotography.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/travel-theme-yellow/

http://alexandraroman.com/2014/02/08/travel-theme-yellow/

http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/yellow-in-my-neighborhood/

http://giuliabernini.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/travel-theme-yellow/

http://hamburgundmeehr.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/travel-theme-yellow/

http://2geeks3knots.com/2014/02/09/a-day-at-the-beach/

http://prettypacked.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/the-yellow-brick-man/

1-1-14 The Calendar Flips

“I said,
“Constantly in the darkness
Where’s that at?
If you want me I’ll be in the bar”

Joni Mitchell

2014. A new year. All is right with the world. Everything is coming up roses…

or not.

Hope that you all had a great new year’s eve and day whether partying with 600 of your closest friends, a small intimate gathering, or just a quiet evening avoiding all the celebrants.

We had an extraordinary twilight to kick off 2014.

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12-29-13 Travel Theme: Bird #2

I thought I would jump back into birding which is Ailsa’s theme of the week (well birds). My first go at it is here.

I have been learning the new Canon Mark III 5D I won in a raffle at Photo Plus Expo and thought I would take it down to the river. Lots of birds out and about. I also thought I would do some serious work in Lightroom afterwards with one image.

I really like the camera. I need to learn it a bit better before I take it out and do a shoot out between it and the Nikon D800 but that is for 2014.

Meanwhile here are some birds. The first shot is just to set the scene:

Birds130194Then the straight from the camera shot…

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and the Lightroom worked shot.

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Travel Theme: Birds | Northwest Frame of Mind

Lyrebird | morselsandscraps

Travel theme: Birds | deep dish life

travel theme: birds | myguiltypleasures

Travel theme: Birds | lyndamichele

Travel theme: Birds | travels with toby

Travel theme: Birds | Ritva’s Art – Photography

Travel Theme: Birds | Foto Challenge

12-3-13 Traveling Down The Theme Sky-2

The sky was on fire
When I walked to the mill
To take up the slack in the line
I thought of my friends
And the troubles they’ve had
To keep me from thinking of mine

Don’t let us get sick
Don’t let us get old
Don’t let us get stupid, all right?
Just make us be brave
And make us play nice
And let us be together tonight

Warren Zevon

Ailsa choose sky.

You didn’t think I could let sky go with only one shot, did you?

A different view of the Saugerties‘ sunset then I have shown before…

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Some other views from Ailsa’s theme:

Travel theme: Sky « Jag gör världen vackrare

Travel Theme: Sky | hemadamani

travel theme: sky | It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see – Thoreau

Travel theme – sky | jansideas

Sky | pdjpix

A ferry Sky; Meditations on Black Friday | through the luminary lens

Travel Theme: Sky | Emerald Sky Photography

10-27-13 Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon – Hudson River iPhone Edition

I had a long post about the Boro Walk planned for today but our internet is awful (Thanks Time-Warner Cable! You truly suck), so I am going in a different direction. Taken from our friends, Roy, Anne and Eva’s house this evening. Classic horizon.

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A few other views:

  1. Cerknica Lake Horizons | piran café
  2. 26: Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Family, Photos, Food & Craft
  3. Horizon |By: Valentina Cirasola | Author and Designer | Valentina Expressions
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | A Convergence of Vision
  5. 2013 Road Trip Photos #17: Open Sea, Infinite Horizon | Midlife Crisis Crossover
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Foto de Moto
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | ozone.thunderstorms.gunpowder.
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon |
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge – Horizon | Tvor Travels
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Widya’s world
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Random Escapade

10-3-13 Travel Theme Relaxing

This is my second go at Ailsa’s theme of Relaxing. I do hope you check out her blog “Where’s my backpack?. She is an inveterate traveler and has seen some amazing views.  My first attempt is here.

Now some of you may think I am nuts but I find it very relaxing to go up on the George Washington Bridge: the northern crossroads from New England to the mid-Atlantic; The Cross Bronx Expressway; I-95 and look at the river and listen to the traffic go by (sometimes) or not go by (rush hour).

Anyway, I took this picture a few minutes before the shot that was exhibited at Photoville.  I shot this from the bike and pedestrian way leading up to the Bridge.

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Here are a few new arrivals with their interpretations.

Travel Theme: Relaxing | Rant and Roam

Relaxing: Ailsa’s Weekly Travel Theme | The Rider

Travel theme: Relaxing | The Plexi Pixie

Travel Theme: Relaxing | tahira’s shenanigans

Travel Theme: Relaxation | travelling bag

Travel theme: Relaxing | Sonel’s Corner

Travel Theme: Relaxing | Geophilia Photography