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Month: June 2017

Ripples And Clouds

Ripples And Clouds

This shot was the precursor to the storm coming in. The wind was just picking up and I was standing on the beach with the camera on the tripod. I have pointed out how bad the weather here is. As I type this up a storm is coming in. You can’t set your clock by it but you do know a storm is going to hit as some point during the day as the humidity picks up. The winds come…

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Washington Monument

Washington Monument

I shot this one in February when the weather was warm and I was wandering the National Mall. Used my Sony A7R for this image along with what I consider the greatest landscape/travel lens the 24-240mm. For a lazy person like me that hates swapping out a lens it’s a one size fits all. The best part is you can go from wide to long and not really miss much. If you need to go wider you just back up…

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Light On A Storm

Light On A Storm

This was shot while the storm was doing its thing. In Fort Myers, it’s not uncommon to see strong sunlight while it is storming at the same time. This was taken with my Sigma 17-80mm which is an amazing lens. I did a lot of research while looking for a good video lens to use with the D5500. After a doing all the research I ended up with the Sigma Art lens which has image stabilization. It’s not constant aperture…

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Between Pillars

Between Pillars

Shot this between the Route 41 bridge supports while the sun was still out and the storm was moving in from the left. The weather here in Fort Myers, Florida has been unpredictable. Weather apps will say that there is no rain and suddenly there is a massive storm coming from nowhere. It has made planning a shoot impossible. You just don’t know what its going to happen. Editing this was straightforward. Used a few gradients and then into Photoshop….

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Photos In The Rain

Photos In The Rain

Shot this while I was out shooting in Fort Myers. The rain storm had passed but it was still raining when I saw these two ladies walk into the frame. When I took this photo I was hiding under a bridge out of the rain to see if it was a quick storm or if it was going to turn into a steady rain. I put on my 55-200 lens which for a budget lens is extremely sharp and well…

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Fall Colors

Fall Colors

Shot this at Brookside Gardens last fall. Just never got around to editing this. This was taken with my Sony RX10. I remember trying to setup the tripod for this shot. I got a small Manfrotto tabletop free with the camera so I figured I might as well use it. It’s a great little tripod that is great for setting up in small and tight places. I would not want to use it for anything heavy but for shots like…

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Follow The Rainbow

Follow The Rainbow

Saw this rainbow when I was heading out to shoot. I immediately stopped where I could and setup my camera for a few shots. When I took this a storm had already passed but a new one was building up. I didn’t expect a rainbow or anything. When I turned the corner to head to my shooting spot I saw the giant rainbow and knew I could stop and get a shot. Think this is my first rainbow picture. The…

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Fountain Fun

Fountain Fun

This was taken at Meadowlark Gardens in the early Spring when I was out wandering around with my camera. I have shot a similar image before of just the fountain. This time I just handheld the camera and watched the shutter speed. With the sunlight being as bright as it was it wasn’t a big deal to freeze the water coming off the fountain. The Nikon D5500 is one of those cameras you don’t really need a tripod with because…

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Spot of Blue

Spot of Blue

Took this during a break in the craptastic weather here in Fort Myers, Florida. It was my usual spot but the light and weather made this super interesting. This image wasn’t enhanced at all color wise. This is really what the sky looked like when I took the image. I was standing out on a pier with the wind gusting all around me. In fact, shortly after this was taken it started to piss down and I had to shove…

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Bridge On The James River

Bridge On The James River

I snapped this from a train as we were going over the James River just outside Richmond. I know this because the conductor announced it. I took a train to Florida as I needed to bring my car with me. This was the first overnight train journey I have ever taken. I have done trains to New York City but those were short journeys of 3 to 4 hours no more. It was an interesting journey. I had a private…

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