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Morning Mist   Leave a comment

I love when the sun shines but fog is still hanging over the sound:

Fog over Sound

 

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 80
f/4.5
1/320
Color adjust with ColorEfex Pro

Posted April 12, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Panorama

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When is Spring Coming?   4 comments

Because I look forward to shooting green and colorful landscapes again. Until then, black&white will have to suffice.

Bare Tree

Canon 7D, EF 24-70mm f/2.8
ISO 125
f/8
1/1000 sec
B&W conversion with Silver Efex Pro

Winter Dusk   8 comments

Yesterday’s view while walking the dog:

Tree reflections at dusk

Canon G12 Powershot

Posted March 15, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes

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Old Winter Trees   Leave a comment

I love old pine trees in winter. These were captured in Stowe, VT and Big Sky, MT.

iphone Hipstamatic
lens: Lucifer IV
film: Blackeys B&W

Posted February 17, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Landscapes

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Orion watching over Big Sky   4 comments

The sky was dominated by Orion (the constellation, not the winter storm) during my last night at Big Sky, Montana.

Night Sky over Lone Mountain

Canon 7D, EF 24-70mm  f/2.8L
ISO 125
f/2.8
20 sec

Sunrise over Lone Mountain, Big Sky   Leave a comment

One last picture from an amazing trip to Montana:

Lone Mountain, Big Sky

Canon 7D
ISO 1250
f/8
1.0 sec
B&W conversion with Silver Efex Pro

Big Snow in Big Sky   1 comment

It was SO cold that the lifts couldn’t run because the back-up power runs on diesel, and the diesel fuel was too viscous to run through the engine. Had to wait until 11am when it was only -15 degrees!
Needless to say, I rarely removed my gloves to take pictures, but here are a few, shot with the iPhone app Hipstamatic.

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Posted February 6, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Landscapes, Travel, US

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Winter in Yellowstone   9 comments

Arrived in Montana and took a drive through parts of Yellowstone before arriving at Big Sky today. -15F (-26C)!

Family of Elk

This gang of elk didn’t mind the cold.

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Sleigh Ride in Stowe   2 comments

It was snowing heavily, but that didn’t deter these folks from enjoying a romantic sleigh ride through the forests of Stowe, VT.

Sleigh ride through heavy snow in Vermont

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 800
-2ev
f/8
1/100 sec
optimized with Nik Color Efex

Posted January 26, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, US

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Frosty Days   6 comments

The winter storm is providing some (but not many) photo opportunities, as I don’t venture far from home. Here are two shots from the neighborhood.

Clinton harbor in winter

Clinton Beach bench in winter.

 

 

Posted January 5, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Panorama, US

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Ghostly Cemetery   Leave a comment

A long exposure in the cemetery Pere Lachaise in Paris produced a nice effect that was well-suited for this melancholy place.

Pere Lachaise

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 200
f/8
1 sec

Badlands Drive   9 comments

From a trip across the country, after a storm in Badlands National Park, South Dakota.

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

Posted December 21, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Travel, US

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Windmills 250 Years Apart   1 comment

You come across all kinds of windmills in Belgium – old ones from the mid 1700s to new ones towering over the freeway.

Modern Windmill

Bruges Windmill

Georgia Country Roads   Leave a comment

Just a few sights I captured while driving through the Georgia countryside:

Water Tower in GA

Rail Road Car Graffiti

Canon Powershot G12

Posted December 4, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Things, Travel, US

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Fall Sunrise Panoramas   5 comments

Frost is starting to appear in the morning, making for some gorgeous sunrises over the field behind our house. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Posted November 28, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Panorama, US

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First Snow   3 comments

On our way to Vermont:

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Posted November 27, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Travel, US

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Dead Calm   3 comments

Long Island Sound at sunset, as viewed from our local beach. And if you haven’t seen ‘Dead Calm’ – I highly recommend this little claustrophobic thriller about a couple on a boat taking on a shipwrecked stranger.

Calm Sea on Long Island Sound

Canon EOS 7D, 10-22mm lens
ISO 100
f/11
1/50 sec

Posted November 21, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, US

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Sunset Walk   2 comments

Took the dog out for a walk around sunset and came home with some great photo material:

broken fence

Lone Tree

Sunset over the marsh

Canon 7D, 12-22mm

Virginia City, Montana   7 comments

My son and I visited this old mining town recently. Founded in 1863, it was the capital of the Territory of Montana for 10 years. During that time, miners extracted over $90M ($40B in today’s dollars) of gold in the area, and the city housed about 10,000 people. Now its population is down to 132.

First Rays of Sunshine   5 comments

Even in Black&White I love the sunrise behind our house, the rays gradually invading the bedroom.

Blackandwhite sunrise

Canon 7D, 10-22mm
ISO 100
f/10
1/200 sec

Montana Fall Vistas   3 comments

I spent a day last weekend in Montana with my son and we spent the entire day taking pictures. Here’s the first batch, of the scenery while driving from Bozeman to Virginia City.

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Canon 7D, 12-20mm lens, adjusted with Nik HDR Efex Pro

Posted October 26, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Panorama, Travel, US

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Postcard from Clinton Beach   7 comments


Late summer is the best time to visit our little corner of the earth:

Clinton Beach at Sunset

Canon 7D, EF-S 10-22mm
ISO 100
f/9
HDR, processed in Nik Color Efex

Posted October 18, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Panorama, US

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World Wide Photo Walk – Guilford, CT   4 comments

On Saturday I participated in Scott Kelby’s World Wide Photo Walk by joining one of thousands of group, this one located in Guilford, CT. We spent a couple hours on the shore taking pictures and exchanging photo tips, and enjoyed ourselves despite the overcast weather. Which means it’s a good time for black&white pictures. Click on any picture to see them as a full-screen slide show.

No Lifeguard on Duty   1 comment

Our local beach at the end of the day, after everyone has left. I love it when we have it all to ourselves!

Clinton Beach

iphone Hipstamatic
film:Sussex
lens: Doris

A Good Spot for Solitude   6 comments

“If you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

This bench overlooks our local beach and is my favorite spot to spend time alone.

Bench

Canon EOS 7D, 10-22mm lens
ISO 100
f/11
1/15 sec
Nik Color Efex vintage film filter

Posted August 11, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Panorama, US

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AT-AT Walkers Attack Holland!   2 comments

Actually, these were locks that control the flow in one of the many canals in the Netherlands. But from afar, I was reminded of the AT-AT Walkers from Star Wars (original below):

Locks in Holland

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at-at walker

Night on Clinton Beach   4 comments

It was such a beautiful night after a day of 90 degrees that I went to the beach at midnight, only to finally look at my watch and realize I had spent 2 hours taking pictures and playing around with my flashlight.

Life guard chairs under the stars

Clinton Marina

Fun with my flashlight

Canon 7D
ISO 3200
f/9
30 sec

Postcard from Bruges   2 comments

After a day of overcast skies, the sun finally managed to get through in the late afternoon, for a beautiful view of one of the many canals in this beautiful city.

Bruges Canal in Sunlight

Canon 7D
ISO 100
f/11
1/160 sec

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Above the Clouds   4 comments

Some dramatic storm clouds were forming while I flew from Connecticut to Seattle:

Clouds from airplaneiphone, Hipstamatic

Clouds from aboveiphone, edited with Snapseed

Monet it Ain’t   2 comments

But it was fun playing around with some color filters to enhance the water lilies I photographed yesterday.

Water Lilies Green

Water Lilies Blue Green

Water Lilies Infrared

Posted June 2, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes

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Contemplating the Sunset   3 comments

Overlooking Hammonasset Beach, CT:

Sunset over Hammonasset Beach

Canon Powershot G12

Posted May 27, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, US

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Mystic Seaport Vistas   3 comments

A weekend visit to Mystic Seaport in Connecticut on a beautiful spring day:

Mystic Seaport Boat House

Evening Light   8 comments

The light is getting more and more beautiful in the evenings here in Connecticut. Soon the temperature will cooperate, too.

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Clinton Beach at sunset

iphone, Hipstamatic
lens: John S
film: Ina 1935

Posted May 3, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, US

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Morning Mist   Leave a comment

A misty morning greeted me while walking the dog:

Morning Mist

Canon EOS 7D
ISO 320
f/4.5
1/60 sec

DC Impressions   Leave a comment

Covered a lot of territory in DC over the weekend, here are some miscellaneous impressions:

iphone & Hipstamatic app

Cherry Blossom Season   2 comments

A brief trip to Washington, DC, gave me a chance to see the famous Cherry Blossom Season:

Jefferson Memorial and Cherry Blossoms

Jefferson Memorial

Cherry Blossoms in Washington

Cherry Blossoms and Washington Memorial

Martin Luther King Memorial

Moonrise over Mt. Rainier   Leave a comment

I was lucky to be flying to Seattle at the right time and sitting on the right side of the plane:

Mt Rainier Moonrise

Posted April 13, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, US

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Giant Winter Tree   1 comment

This tree has a commanding presence in our neighborhood. Can’t wait for the leaves to return this spring.

 

Winter Tree

iphone Hipstamatic, adjusted with Snapseed

Posted April 4, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes

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Winter Wonderland along the Highway   1 comment

Winter wonderland along I-89  in Vermont:

Snow covered tree along highway

Canon EOS 7D, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L
ISO 100
F/14
1/60 sec

Posted April 2, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Panorama

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Good Morning, Frost   3 comments

I can handle the cold when it’s nice and sunny (because you get nice pictures like these at sunrise):

Frosted Branches

Canon EOS 7D, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro
ISO 100
f/3.2
1/400 sec

Posted March 30, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Macro

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Magical Sunset   Leave a comment

I love how the clouds disperse the sun’s rays late in the afternoon on overcast days:

Sunset over Clinton Marina

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 100
f/8

Posted March 25, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Panorama, US

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Winter be damned!   Leave a comment

After so many posts of frozen flowers, icy ponds, snowy trees and wind-swept beaches, I decided I HAD to post something sunny and warm. Here’s our beach in the summer – a far cry from the empty and icy beach it is now. Can’t wait for summer!

Summer beach

iphone
ISO 64
f/2.4
1/200 sec

Posted March 21, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Panorama, US

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Last Glimpse of a Beautiful Winter   6 comments

A few shots from my last day of skiing, using my iPhone:


Snow-covered Tree in Vermont

Snow-covered Trees in Vermont

 

Last ski run of the day:Last Ski Run of the Day

 

Goodbye, Lovely Vermont   1 comment

Tomorrow ends my last winter visit to Stowe, VT. Haven’t taken too many pictures lately because I feel like I’ve exhausted the possibilities, and because skiing has taken precedence. But here are a few that I liked from this week:

Footsteps in the snow

Stowe Panorama

Pine Tree from above

Frozen Waterfall

 

Rock Stars   Leave a comment

I wanted to give these boulders the glamour treatment, using HDR and some filters. I shot these on an overcast day on Hammonasset Beach in Connecticut. (Maybe I should call them ‘Boulder Stars’…)

Hammonasset Boulder 1

Hammonasset Boulder 2

Canon Powershot G12, multiple exposures processed with Nik HDR Efex Pro and Color Efex Pro.

Posted March 9, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Things, US

The Oldest Ski Patrol in the US   Leave a comment

Is on Mt. Mansfield, near Stowe, VT. Here’s what it looked like on a recent winter day:

Mt Mansfield Vermont

Posted March 8, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Travel, US

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Skylark and Nemo   1 comment

Our dog LOVED all the snow that came down as a result of storm Nemo:

Skylark and Nemo

Posted February 27, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Landscapes

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Sunset in the Forest   3 comments

Fresh snow, a setting sun, plus some fiddling with various filters, and voila: a different take on the typical sunset.

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Sunset in the Forest

Posted February 24, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, US

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Scenic Montana   6 comments

 These were taken along the Pintler Veterans Memorial Scenic Highway in Montana, connecting Anaconda and Phillipsburg:

Silver Lake

Old Shed

Butte Anaconda Vintage Train

Abandoned Shed

Canon Powershot G12

Ghost Town in Montana   1 comment

I’m off to Montana, and thus took a look again at pictures that I took 2 years ago in Elkhorn, Montana, an abandoned mining town. I finally have the software (Nik Color Efex) to turn somewhat bland snapshots into much more interesting photographs.

Elkhorn Mining Town Car

Elkhorn Montana Interior

Elkhorn Montana Chimney

Elkhorn Montana Building Interior

Elkhorn Mining Town Heater

 

Elkhorn Mining Town Car

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