Burning rays from the sun, freezing temperatures down to -45, frequent snowstorms from September through June, merciless wind year in and year out, little or no topsoil. The top of Mt. Washington is considered to have one the harshest climates in the world. What can survive in this inhospitable place? Not much, you might think. Yet in this…[Read more]
Taking these pictures was a challenge. Driving mist, biting cold, and a strong wind conspired to make conditions on a windswept, rocky shore of New Brunswick, Canada as miserable as possible for photographers. But these gulls have not only survived these conditions, but also thrived in them.
I experimented with adding catchlights in the eyes of…[Read more]
It was a gorgeous day for hiking in the White Mountains. A light breeze was blowing, the sun was shining, and in the surrounding trees was the twitter of a multitude of birds singing for the sheer joy of life. As we neared the top of Mount Moosilauke, the weather-beaten trees became gradually smaller and smaller until they disappeared…[Read more]
@James, thanks for the idea of shooting while the sun’s out! Yes, it was overcast and snowing hard most of the time I was shooting.
Today happened to be one of those rare sunny days of winter, so I tried again.
Unfortunately, the snow isn’t quite so nice by now. The delicate texture of the snowflakes, so visible before, has been sanded down to…[Read more]
I saw the title: Pure.
We just had 15 inches of snow, so that’s all I had for subjects.
I thought, “This is just too easy.”
Hey @James, Thanks for the comments. Attached are two versions of 20181008_WCF_0353 with glows made up in GIMP, using some modifiable filters, Supernova and Gradient Flare.
Do I need to upload these to Dropbox as well?
20180528_EJF_9349.jpg was taken on a scenic outlook of the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island, NS.
It looks like…
Here are some more paths, roads and trails.
The last picture is not really a path, but the stormy feel reminded me of the words of “Teach me thy way, O Lord”. Verse two and the beginning of verse three have key words such as “sad at heart”, “hours of loneliness”, and “doubts and fears”. Then at the end of verse three we read that the Lord will…[Read more]
Two squirrels were under the bird feeders the other day, a red and a grey.
I got down to ground level by shooting out a basement window.
Any thoughts or critiques are appreciated!
Thanks James, for the comments.
I wonder where the softness you’re seeing comes from; maybe it’s the result of slight camera movement between frames?
I don’t think it’s out of focus.
What’s funny to me is that, upon examination, the softness, which is present in the .DNG file too, looks as though it comes from a denoiser. I didn’t use one, though.…[Read more]
Since today is Canadian Thanksgiving, I prepared for it last week by setting up this shot. It’s an HDR, compiled in Darktable from three shots each separated by two full stops.
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Lens: EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS
Focal length 171 mm
Speed (-2 stop): 1/1250 sec
Speed (0 stop): 1/320 sec
Speed (+2 stop):…[Read more]
Here are a couple other ideas. I realize that the first photographs are not toys, but they demonstrate organization vs. disorganization.
This is heavily edited in GIMP, as, in the original, the camera was in the middle of the picture.
Would you want the word ‘Nikon’ wiped out?
Here’s my attempt at it: four pictures compiled in GIMP 2.8; three of lightening and one of the lighthouse. The picture of the lighthouse was actually taken in the middle of the day, so I darkened it significantly.
Eliana Franzenburg, here’s a quick description of how I did it, in GIMP, (because it’s free software, although Photoshop or Affinity…[Read more]
Here’s a macro shot I was able to fix thanks to buddingphotographer‘s suggestions on chromatic aberrations. Any critiques are appreciated.
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.5-5.6 IS
One of my brothers suggested a close crop, but I only have 1700 px. I should have thought of taking some closeups.
I know this is a really late entry, but I finally managed to get a picture of a “stubborn” donkey. The truth is, she really isn’t stubborn and it was hard to make her look like it! 🙂
Thanks buddingphotographer, I think that will really help.
He seems to be really able to produce good results with that.
Good point, David Frazer. But “chromatic aberrations” only gives me an automated chromatic aberration correction. Sometimes, it does a good job, and other times it doesn’t.
Specifically, I was wondering about the TCA (Transversal Chromatic Aberration) red and blue sliders under the lens correction module, as shown in the screenshot. Is this…[Read more]
Does anyone know how to do an effective chromatic aberration correction? I’ve been trying to use Darktable’s “lens correction”, but the tool is really complex and I haven’t been able to make heads or tails out of it.
Any and all relatively educated answers are appreciated.
When I saw the request for “willfulness,” I immediately thought of one of my photos of our very stubborn calf! I’m attaching a few ideas for “obedience” too, though the first one doesn’t quite fit the criteria in that it contains a person. I thought of my “Horse Training 101” photo… 🙂 Then my sister suggested we go out together to take a new…[Read more]
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