Just a few sights I captured while driving through the Georgia countryside:
Canon Powershot G12
Frost is starting to appear in the morning, making for some gorgeous sunrises over the field behind our house. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
On a recent business trip to St. Louis I took advantage of sunrise to take some pictures on historic St. Charles’ Main Street. Click on any picture to see them in slideshow format.
Found this gem near Virginia City, an old mining town in Montana:
Canon 7D, 10-22mm EF-S
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.
Canon EOS 7D, 10-22mm lens
These birds were heading to the sunset – wish I could have flown along:
Canon PowerShot G12
processed with Nik Color Efex
Took the dog out for a walk around sunset and came home with some great photo material:
Canon 7D, 12-22mm
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.
This mushroom looked to me like a sun umbrella for tiny creatures.
Canon 7D, EF 70-200mm
Found this ‘little’ abandoned machine in a field by the side of the road near Bozeman, Montana. Click on any picture to see them in large slideshow format.
Even in Black&White I love the sunrise behind our house, the rays gradually invading the bedroom.
Canon 7D, 10-22mm
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.
Canon 7D, 12-20mm lens, adjusted with Nik HDR Efex Pro
Canon 7D, EF-S 10-22mm
HDR, processed in Nik Color Efex
I love going to the Sounders games in Seattle: 40,000+ fans, standing room only, flags flying, choruses echoing through the stadium, fireworks, and some pretty good soccer, too.
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.
The dad seemed to enjoy the video more than his young son. Still, they were glued to the iphone for quite a while, oblivious to the rest of the world.
lens: John S.
film: Ina’s 1969
This is the second batch of photos I took at the abandoned Winchester Rifle factory in New Haven. A sunny day provided excellent lighting inside. Click on any picture to see them in slide show format.
Here is the previous post about the factory’s exterior.
I spent some time taking pictures at the old and abandoned Winchester Rifle factory in New Haven. Here’s the first batch – the outside. Click on any image to start a slide show.
I took pictures in an old factory today, using it as a giant studio. Got to practice with lighting quite a bit. That’s why I look so pleased.
Canon 7D, EFS 10-22mm
This lady clearly enjoyed checking the menu items at a local bookstore cafe.
edited with Snapseed
Found this Dunkin Donuts totally deserted at night, but still open. Seemed like a good location for a horror movie scene.
Canon 7D, EF 24-70mm
This little Robin had built her nest in a bush on the side of her house, guarding two blue eggs. Then one day there was only one egg, and the Robin never returned.
Canon EOS 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8
This scene reminded me of a Vermeer, who was an expert at taking a mundane subject (girl filling a jug, woman doing needlepoint) and making it look absolutely stunning. Caught in a local Mexican restaurant (which explains the skull in the background).
Our local beach at the end of the day, after everyone has left. I love it when we have it all to ourselves!
My son and his buddy after finishing the Spartan Sprint in Washougal, WA. One hour and forty minutes of running, jumping, and crawling through mud! I did this race with them as a last hurrah before they go to college in a few weeks.
B&W conversion with Nik Silver Efex
“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.
Canon EOS 7D, 10-22mm lens
Nik Color Efex vintage film filter
I’ve seen my share of antique stores in the US and Europe, and the Clinton Antique Center is at the top of MY list. Every time I walk in I lose myself for hours. The selection is excellent and changes quite frequently, so there are always new discoveries.
Click on any of these to see them in slide show view:
Canon 7D, 10-22mm lens
Edited with HDR Efex Pro
78 E. Main Street, Clinton, CT 06413
Google maps location
That’s what the bumper sticker says on the fuel tank. And it looks like this Harley Davidson has seen quite a bit of road in its lifetime. Photographed in Branford, CT.
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.
A quick trip to Boston only provided one photo opportunity, of puffy clouds reflecting in the John Hancock Building. This is part 2 of a series, the first entry coming from Oregon and posted earlier here.
lens: Lucifer IV
film: Black Keys B+W
I was lucky enough to catch the one day when Horseshoe Crabs come to our town beach to mate. There were at least 15 pairs of these ‘living fossils’ (so-called by Charles Darwin because they look just like their fossilized ancestors) horsing around (pardon the pun) in the shallow water.
Camera: Canon EOS 7D, 100mm macro lens
I came across this peaceful scene on a recent early morning while walking the dog:
Canon EOS 7D, 70-200mm
When the Clam Castle in Madison, CT is open, it must be summer time:
Location (Google Maps)
Mystic Seaport in Connecticut presented great opportunities to practice indoor photography using HDR to capture all details:
camera: Canon 7D
location in google maps: http://goo.gl/maps/IdxBg
Found this on the Seaside Sanatorium grounds in Waterford, CT:
Canon EOS 7D, 70-200mm
The light is getting more and more beautiful in the evenings here in Connecticut. Soon the temperature will cooperate, too.
lens: John S
film: Ina 1935
Well, it’s creepy enough to be haunted, although I only saw signs of teenage transgressions (i.e. graffiti) when I visited the Seaside Sanatorium in Waterford, CT. It was built in the 1930s as a convalescent home for young children suffering from Tuberculosis, and shut down in the 1990s.
Here are a few more shots, in addition to the previous post. Click on any image to see them in slide show format.
That’s the eerie graffiti I found in an old abandoned sanatorium on the Connecticut seaside. Which one do you like better: color or black&white?
Canon EOS 7D, 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
Covered a lot of territory in DC over the weekend, here are some miscellaneous impressions:
iphone & Hipstamatic app
Sat in Madison Park yesterday before lunch, and enjoyed an impromptu trumpet concerto while enjoying the warm weather and the view of the Flatiron Building, one of my favorite buildings in the world.
iphone, Hipstamatic app
I discovered an abandoned factory building in Bridgeport, CT, that offered some good opportunities for HDR photography and playing around with various filters.
Here are a few more shots – click on any one of them to see them in slideshow format.
I enjoyed the challenge of taking pictures of the memorials on Washington, DC’s Mall that are different from the millions of pictures taken there every day.
Click on any picture to start the slide show.