8-15-14 Weekly Travel Photo Challenge Theme: Silhouette On The Horizon

Ailsa’s Theme is: Horizons

The WP Weekly Photo Challenge is: Silhouettes. (WP’s real challenge this week is their unexplainable “fix” to the posting screen but that is another post.)

August 23, Duck Harbor, Wellfleet MA

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Other views on the horizon in silhouette

http://brokenlightcollective.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/new-beginnings/

http://musingsfrommyid.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/silhouette/

http://pointssouth.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/travel-theme-horizons/

http://mytropicalhome.wordpress.com/2014/08/16/travel-theme-horizons/

http://swordfishradio.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/in-the-blue/

http://castelsarrasin.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/weekly-photo-challenge-silhouette/

http://situnis.com/wpc-silhouette/

http://deepdishlife.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/travel-theme-horizon/

http://homethatwebuilt.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/travel-theme-horizons/

http://traveltalesoflife.com/2014/08/15/10-best-locations-in-the-world-to-watch-a-sunset/

http://theplayground.me/2014/08/15/yikes-its-been-a-while/

http://chrisbreebaart.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/weekly-photo-challenge-silhouette-beach/

 

 

7-26-14: Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

The challenge is something you love. It doesn’t actually have to be anything to do with summer but, why not.  This is from Wellfleet, Massachusetts, a place I truly love.

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Other loves:

http://fakeormistake.net/2014/07/10/summer-levitation/

http://mittenedhands.com/2014/07/25/summer-joy/

http://varietyoflight.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/weekly-photo-challenge-summer-lovin/

http://varietyoflight.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/weekly-photo-challenge-summer-lovin/

http://justanothernatureenthusiast.org/2014/07/25/summer-lovin-weekly-photo-challenge/

http://alienorajt.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/summer-lovin/

http://cxianliu.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/a-yellow-rose/

http://notbikiniready.wordpress.com/2014/07/20/crock-pot-jambalaya/

http://sophiesophrosyne.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/monteriggioni/

http://kleesbutterfly.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/summer-lovin-the-deep-blue-sea/

 

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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