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Melancholy sunset   4 comments

A wintry sunset over our little town beach:

Canon 5d Mark II EF 16-35mm
ISO 200
f/22
30 sec

Big Sky Sunset   Leave a comment

Caught this on the one sunny day that we were here, viewed from our living room window. What a gorgeous part of the country!

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Canon 7D, EF24-70mm
ISO 200
f/8
1/400 sec
HDR, black&white conversion in Lightroom

Frozen beach frolic   Leave a comment

Our dog Mario enjoyed the first snow of the year, especially on the beach at low tide:

iPhone, Hipstamatic app

Thorny close-ups   4 comments

I  played around with macro photography to get some close-ups of this wintry remnant of a thistle in our backyard. Click on any picture to see them in slideshow format.

Canon 5D Mark II, 100mm macro lens

Posted January 28, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro

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Winter morning walk   4 comments

Walking the dog at the same early, but now darker, time (6:30), and during a recent snowfall, provided new perspectives:

 

tree stump in winter

 

street lamp in winter

 


The Hammocks in winter

 

iPhone, Hipstamatic app

Museum Abstractions   Leave a comment

Staircase, pedestrian tunnel, and roof at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Posted December 4, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Black&White, US

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Fall is here   1 comment

As evidenced by the lovely chestnuts I find on my walks.


iPhone, edited with Snapseed

Posted October 2, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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Mario reigns on the beach   1 comment

Captured our dog Mario on the beach using the iPhone Hipstamatic app:

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Factory on the horizon   Leave a comment

Captured this factory in New Haven while crossing the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge:

 

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iPhone, edited with Snapseed

Prayer at LaGuardia   2 comments

Captured these cab drivers taking a prayer break before resuming their shift, under a freeway ramp.

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New York street scenes   1 comment

A few impressions from my latest trip into NYC:



iPhone, Hipstamatic

A clap made visible   1 comment

Before…


And after…

iPhone, minor edits in Snapseed

Posted September 7, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Black&White, Nature

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Crooked Paris   2 comments

So many streets in Paris feature buildings that seem to lean against each other, each one at a different angle.

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Posted August 28, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Black&White, Europe

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Playing with pinhole photography   2 comments

Shot these with the Hipstamatic pinhole lens – works great on small objects!

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iphone, Hipstamatic app

Posted July 3, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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Nature’s Camouflage¬†   Leave a comment

Can you spot the toad in the forest?


iPhone Hipstamatic 

TGIF   2 comments

Caught on the Friday afternoon train out of Grand Central Terminal in New York. ¬†I liked the contrast of posture and attire, yet they both evoke the same question:”Are we there yet?” as they wait to get to their destination and start their weekend.


iPhone, edited with Snapseed

Stormy Vermont Scene   Leave a comment

Captured on the way to Stowe, VT:

barn in stormy weather

Canon 5D Mark II, EF 16-35mm
ISO 200
f/8
1/60 sec

Vermont Vietnam Veteran Memorial   Leave a comment

I always drive by here on my way to Stowe, VT. This time I decided to take some pictures:

Canon 5D Mark II, EF 16-35mm

Posted May 4, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Black&White, US

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Morning Calm   1 comment

Captured while walking the dog early in the morning. 

  
iPhone, Hipstamatic

Closed for Refreshments   2 comments

Refreshment stand on the Mall in Washington, DC:

Refreshment stand

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 1600
f/7.1
0.8 sec
B&W conversion in Lightroom

New View of Washington Monument   1 comment

New view because the National Museum of African American History and Culture is now on the Mall, adding some interesting lines to Washington, DC’s architecture.

Washington Monument and African American Museum

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 100
f/8
1/250 sec

Car Wash   1 comment

Abandoned car wash in rural Pennsylvania:

Car wash

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 100
f/7.1
1/400 sec

Chicago Skyline   1 comment

Shot during a visit to Chicago a while back:

Chicago Millenium Park

Canon 7D, EF 12-22mm
ISO 100
f/5.6
1/100 sec

 

Tobacco Barns   1 comment

Found these barns near Bradley International Airport in Connecticut:

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Fashion Shoot   Leave a comment

Well, not so much a shoot as just a few shots of my son. But I liked how glamorous this one turned out when adjusted to black&white.

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Canon Mark II, EFL 24-70mm
ISO 100
f/2.8
1/2000 sec
adjusted in Lightroom and Color Efex

Posted December 12, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, People

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Bark   2 comments

Walking through the Vermont woods, I was struck by the beautiful birch tree bark everywhere. Click on any picture to see them as full screen slideshow.

 

Canon 5D Mark II, EFL 24-70mm f/2.8

Posted December 4, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Nature, US

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Have Airstream, will travel   7 comments

Found this old battered and slightly crumpled Airstream trailer on a vacant lot in Vermont. What places this thing must have seen!

   
 
iPhone, Hipstamatic

Posted November 29, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Things, US

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Still Life of Milk Weed and Bug   Leave a comment

No need for further description:

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Canon 5D Mark II, 24-70mm lens
ISO 100
f/2.8
1/2000 sec

Summer Storm   3 comments

Off the CT coastline.

CT Summer Storm

 

Canon 7D, HDR capture

Still life with shell   1 comment

Found on Sanibel Island.

Shell with twigs

 

 

Canon PowerShot G12
ISO 320
f/4.5
1/80 sec
slight adjustments in Silver Efex 2

Beach treasure   1 comment

Found on Sanibel Island. 

  
iPhone, Hipstamatic

Abstract Overpass   Leave a comment

I loved the lines of this intersection as we drove past it. Shot out the window with my iPhone, I had to be quick to capture the angle, as my wife wasn’t about to stop driving just so I could adjust the settings.

Posted April 12, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Black&White

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Girl with an iPhone   Leave a comment

Phones provide great lighting, don’t they?

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Posted March 18, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, People

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Coffee Shop Gossip   1 comment

Overheard in a Coffee Shop:
“Going to the bathroom has become such an undertaking.”
“If they’d both come over, they’d kill each other.”
“He’s got the worst facial hair, it’s like vomit.”

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Beautiful Big Sky   Leave a comment

Every time I come here the views take my breath away.

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Captured with iphone and Hipstamatic app.

Serenity   1 comment

This bench, in the evening light, looked like a perfect spot to relax and contemplate the good life. The B&W pic was taken with Hipstamatic, the color was edited with Snapseed.

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Posted August 23, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Landscapes, US

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A stolen kiss   1 comment

I don’t think these two really cared whether anyone noticed. Caught on a viewing platform of New York’s High Line.

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Posted June 24, 2012 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, New York, People

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