Another entry in the short series on Winter’s Beauty, as tomorrow’s temperature might be positively Spring-like!
This image goes back to 2010, as I decided to take a little detour during my daily commute. The sky was doing beautiful things, and it came to me that there might be an opportunity at Rocky Pond in Boylston, MA, to get something worth shooting.
Luckily, I had my tripod with me, as I wound up shooting a series of 5 shots around a mid-level exposure to combine them into this HDR image. This allowed me to get the drama in the clouds clearly translated into the image.
I hope that you enjoy this cold shot!
Shot with a Canon EOS 1D Mk III and a EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens. The middle exposure settings were 1/30 second at f/22 at 160 ISO, and 4 additional shots were taken at -2, -1, +1 and +2 EV (Exposure Value). The images were processed in Photomatix Pro.
I was nominated by a fellow blogger, Project Relish, for a 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge.
So for the next week, let’s see, if I can come up with some interesting nature images and pass the challenge onto some of my fellow bloggers.
Today’s image is from a wonderful experience that I had in 2010, when I had the privilege of walking with a wolf, Denahee. This was at an education-oriented wolf sanctuary not far from home.
Denahee walked with us through the woods and would wander off on her own from time to time, but always come right back to our group. At one point during the walk, she walked up beside me and leaned into me, which was an amazing moment of bonding.
This image was taken at about eye-height for Denahee, from a distance of approximately 5 feet. You can see that she is listening to the photographer in background.
This image was captured with my trusty Canon EOS 5D Mk II and 24-105 f/4L lens. Exposure settings were f/6.3 at 1/160 second at ISO 1250.
Post a #naturephoto every day and nominate another blogger for this challenge.
The challenge of nominating a fellow blogger… Michael of mlambertsphotography has a beautifully organized photography blog, which is well worth checking out! If Michael accepts the challenge, I look forward to the results!
Some weeks high-technology work can be soul-devouring to the point of leaving precious little time for any other creative expression. Given that I barely got time to escape the office this past week, I present to you an image of tulips to help us employees lift our spirits.
Please accept this with a promise that soon, not nearly soon enough, I will get additional time available to get some real photography in… Stay tuned for the announcement!
The image is not re-cropped, as I shoot mostly square with my iPhone 6S; it’s an aspect ratio that forces my eye to observe things just a little different.
What do you do when you can’t get away from it all?
Another entry in the short series on Winter’s Beauty that gives us in the northern hemisphere a chance to look back at the season that is giving way to warmer days.
This is another image from last year’s outing with John Slonina Photography along the northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire coast.
This was during the earlier part of the outing on Plum Island, Massachusetts. The wind was still blowing and the sun was well-filtered by the heavily overcast sky. As you might guess, I laid down in the snow to get this angle on the snow fence that is well buried.
Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III and a EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. Exposure settings were 1/25 second at f/5 at 125 ISO. A circular polarizing filter was used.
As Winter is losing its grip on New England, I thought it might be interesting to have a short series of images that show some of the beauty that the coldest season presents.
This was an image from last year’s outing with John Slonina Photography along the northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire coast. It was a blustery day with gray skies, but sufficient sunlight to make for wonderful photographic opportunities.
It’s not often that we get enough snow to stay on a beach, such as we see here; usually, wind and sea spray will clear the snow over a matter of days. This beach was beautifully presented with this snow, as nobody had traversed it yet; the dune fence and grasses provide some interest against the leaden sky above the ocean.
Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III and a EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. Exposure settings were 1/125 second at f/14 at 200 ISO. A circular polarizing filter was used.