Tuesday, June 26, 2012
After some much needed rain, there was a great rainbow that I took the time to drive off from the highway to try and get a shot of it. Then the rain came back and hasn't really left.
A brief display of color as the sun set behind a summer storm.
This is a manual blend of two images - it probably could have been done with one image because the dynamic range wasn't that large but I did a slight focus correction and wanted to capture that in the blend.
Thank you for looking!
Comments, critiques, and suggestions are always welcome.
Exposure: 3.2 seconds and 2 seconds (sky)
Focal length: 28mm
Canon 5D MarkII
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Manfrotto 055CXPRO4 tripod with Acratech GP Ballhead
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in New Castle, NH, during a sunset cruise run by Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses (www.portsmouthharborlighthouse.org)
This Cumulo-nimbus producing a thunderstorm was really exploding over Cornish / Hiram Maine this afternoon.
Some of these storms that passed through the area dropped almost an inch of rain in twenty minutes or less.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
I was kayaking today when I came upon a loon family. We hung out for a while!
This shot shows a baby riding on the back on an adult. The partner was coming back after a spin around the territory, and they were calling to each other when this one reared back to stretch! The baby got pretty violently bucked, but I was happy that this frame came out sharp!
Monday, June 18, 2012
The Bullring Water Tub on Rt-117 in Denmark, kept full year round via a pipe inserted into a natural spring fed brook just above the Bullring.
West Pond, Parsonsfield, Maine.
Found several of these Leopard Moths around the entry this morning, picked this one off from a twig wreath it was clinging to and placed it on a leaf.
A fallen leaf dangles precariously near the edge of a railing over the Middlesex Canal in Billerica, MA.
One of the things I'm really loving about my new camera is it's "Manual Focus Assist" feature. If you enable it then the view switches to 7x magnification as soon as you touch the focus ring in manual focus mode. Combined with the Electronic Viewfinder it makes manual focus a joy.
I'm also really loving the image quality and focal length of the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 (equivalent field of view to a 90mm lens on a full frame sensor).