Jeez time to play some more catch up on the blog.
Once again I’ve let the blog languish without updates for way too long (over two months!) So here are some of the photo highlights to get all caught up.
There that takes care of the month of May. I’ll put together a couple more updates for June and July.
Here are some more photos from the last week.
This is the beach at the end of the Anton Larsen trail. Tessa and I made the hike and were pretty tired by this point. The whole trail has matting down on it so it is fairly easy to hike but Tessa didn’t like the matting.
I made a trip up to the top of Pillar Mountain for sunset last week. This was an attempt to get the wind farm in motion while I was taking pictures. I used my neutral density filter and did a multiple exposure HDR merge to get this result.
Last week I went out with the tripod and took some long exposure high dynamic range photos up on Anton Larson Road.
That very same night I went and got a shot at the Aurora for the first time. These are my first photos of the Aurora ever:
Still a few more updates to come but I’m almost all caught up.
And another new post for me today.
Saturday morning was quite foggy and a bit wet but Tessa and I braved the mist, huge puddles, and the nasty black Kodiak mud to get out for a short walk. We ended up walking from our apartment on down along Spruce Cape RD for a little ways then turning around. We ended the fun morning trying to get Tessa washed off in the bathtub and get the mud out of her fur. I did of course lug the Nikon around and took some photos.
I went to a meetup today for the first time in a long time. We went to the Carillon Center in Clearwater or St. Petersburg. I’m not exactly sure what city it was in.
I reworked a couple of photos I didn’t think I was going to keep. I actually went back to Lightroom and found I can get much the same photo styling that I got out of Capture One. I’m pretty happy with how these came out.
I made another trip to the Botanical Gardens with a friend today. I’ve been there quite a few times but it is always different when you are someplace with a friend who is into photography too. Here are a few of my pictures from today.
This purple flower was at the Walsingham gate of the gardens. I took it with my Fujifilm X-Pro1 and the 35mm f/1.4 lens in “Macro” mode. Of course it isn’t a true macro lens but this was probably as close as I could get with it.
I finally got out and took some pictures after a few week of lethargy. Today’s camera was the Nikon 1 J2 with the 18.5mm f/1.8 lens. I hadn’t used it in a while and figured I’d give it a shot again and see how it would work out for me. I left a little too late to get in on the early morning light but I made do.
Here is the observation tower itself. I tried it out in color and wow the sky turned out way too blue so again I ran it through Silver Efex with the underexposure preset to tone everything down a bit.