Archive for the ‘Clinton’ Tag

Sunrise/Moonset with flock of birds   2 comments

Morning walk scenery – the benefits of Mario waking me up at 5:30 for his morning walk…


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Posted August 17, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, Landscapes, Nature

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Gaggle at Dawn   Leave a comment

This gaggle of geese was enjoying the morning calm of sunrise over the Hammock River (until I came along). 


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Posted August 9, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Connecticut, Nature

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Sunset Swing   Leave a comment

Someone enjoying the view of our town beach from their personal hammock.   


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Morning Fog   Leave a comment

Caught this serene scene of the saltwater marshes of Clinton while walking the dog through the morning fog:

Fishing at sunset   7 comments

A quiet Sunday afternoon at Clinton Beach – hopefully the start of the warm weather season. 


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Posted June 4, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, Landscapes, Panorama

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Beach Impressions   1 comment

Shot at Clinton Beach:

 

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Flying towards sunset   Leave a comment

Captured last night at Clinton Beach:

 

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Posted May 19, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, Landscapes

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Unreal Beach Scene   Leave a comment

I used Snapseed’s new double exposure feature to create this scene, which combines two different views from the Clinton town beach:

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iPhone, edited with Snapseed

Posted April 7, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, Landscapes, Panorama

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Venus over evening calm   Leave a comment

Lovely sunset yesterday with Venus the only thing visible in the sky.

Iphone, edited in Snapseed

Posted February 21, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, Landscapes

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Lonely tree at sunrise   Leave a comment

This tree feels so lost and lonesome to me every time I walk past it while I’m taking the dog out. Captured in the marsh near Clinton Harbor.

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Posted January 15, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, Landscapes, Nature

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Hawk hunting at dawn   3 comments

Captured this Red-tailed Hawk as he was surveying the field behind our house for his breakfast during sunrise. The other images were shot after I followed him to a tree that allowed me to get closer.

Osprey sunrise

Osprey looking right

Osprey looking forward

And this is the one when he finally had enough:

Osprey getting away

Posted January 14, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Connecticut, Nature

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Happy New Year!   1 comment

May your 2017 be as bright and lovely as this sunset (view over Clinton Harbor).

winter sunset over Clinton Harbor

 

Canon 5D Mark II, EF 16-35mm
ISO 100
f/18
1/30 sec

Posted January 2, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, Landscapes, Panorama

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Fall Sunset   4 comments

Captured on Clinton beach using a long exposure:

sunset at beach

 

Canon 5D Mark II, EF 16-35 f/4
ISO 250
f/10
30 sec

Posted December 25, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, Landscapes, Panorama

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Winter is here!   1 comment

First snow in CT produced some nice photo ops right in our backyard:

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Posted December 18, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, Landscapes, Nature

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Sunburst over Connecticut   Leave a comment

Winter sunset at Clinton Beach.

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Canon 5D Mark II, EF 16-35mm f/4
ISO 250
f/22
1/40 sec

Posted December 17, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, Landscapes, Nature, Panorama

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Outdoor painting   2 comments

Our little harbor often attracts landscape painters – and I enjoy including them in my landscape photography:

painter under large tree

 

Canon 7D, EF-S 10-22mm
ISO 100
f/8
1/100 sec
3 exposure HDR

Posted December 10, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, Landscapes

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Blue Heron, Walking   8 comments

Came across this poem by Julie Bruck in a recent edition of the New Yorker, which matched the photos I took just the day before:

 

Not one of Mr. Balanchine’s soloists had feet this articulate,
the long bones explicitly spread, then retracted,
even more finely detailed than Leonardo’s plans for his flying machines.
And all this for a stroll, a secondary function,
not the greatdramatic spread and shadow of those pterodactyl wings.
This walking seems determined less by bird volition or
calculations of the small yellow eye
than by an accident of breeze, pushing the bird on a diagonal,
the great feet executing their tendus and lifts in the slowest of increments,
hesitation made exquisitely dimensional,
as if the feet thought themselves through each minute contribution to propulsion,
these outsized apprehenders of grasses and stone, snatchers of mouse and vole,
these mindless magnificents that any time now
will trail their risen bird like useless bits of leather.
Don’t show me your soul, Balanchine used to say, I want to see your foot.

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Posted September 18, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Connecticut, Nature

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I spy a few herons   1 comment

Spotted a few herons that, uncharacteristically, sat in a tree (do you see them in the first picture?) rather than stalking their prey in the muddy marsh below.

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Fortunately they stayed there until I got close enough to take these shots:

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Canon 7D, 200mm w/2x converter
ISO 400
f/5.6
1/500 sec

Posted September 10, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Landscapes, Nature

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Summer is here!   Leave a comment

And the kayak slots at Clinton Beach are packed!

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Posted July 10, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut

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Old-fashioned Gas Station   2 comments

This gas station sits at the outskirts of our little town, and doesn’t seem to get much traffic, but it keeps hanging in there, off the beaten path and not far from large-brand gas stations.

gas station at night

Canon 5D Mark II, EF 16-35mm f/4 USM
ISO 800
f/4.0
1/30 sec

Josiah Kelsey House   1 comment

This house, built in 1760, is located on Main Street of our little town of Clinton. Unfortunately it’s in terrible shape and I always hope, when I pass it, that someone will take pity and restore it to its former splendor.

old New England home

Canon 5D Mark II, EF 16-35mm f/4 USM
ISO 100
f/6.3
1/500 sec

Posted March 16, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Connecticut

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Clinton Harbor   1 comment

A black&white shot of our little town’s harbor in the winter.

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Boating season is over   2 comments

Captured in Clinton Harbor:

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Last Fall Sunset   2 comments

Just one week later, all the leaves were gone. Good bye foliage, welcome stick season!

And happy Thanksgiving, everybody!  
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Posted November 26, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, Landscapes, Nature

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Bridge to Nowhere   1 comment

Found this abandoned dock in the marshlands of Clinton, CT:

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Canon 5d Mark II, 24-70mm lens
ISO 100
f/2.8
1/2000 sec
adjusted in Analog Color Efex 2

Posted November 21, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, Landscapes

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Heron Stalking at Sunset   4 comments

This heron was stalking his prey during a beautiful sunset in our local marina:

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Canon 7D, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L
ISO 100
f/7.1
1/400 sec

Old Railroad Bridge   3 comments

I pass this bridge every day, but with the fall foliage at peak, I finally decided to stop and take a few pictures.

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Canon 5D Mark II
ISO 100
f/11
1/80 sec

Posted November 14, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Connecticut

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Fall Moonrise   Leave a comment

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Canon 5D Mark II, 24-70mm lens
ISO 100
f/5.0
1/125 sec

Posted November 12, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, Landscapes, Nature

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Let the raking begin   1 comment

This is when beautiful fall turns into a lot of work:

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Canon 5D Mark II, 24-70mm lens
ISO 100
f/2.8
1/800 sec

Posted November 11, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, Landscapes, Nature

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Fall Morning   1 comment

Sunrise in early November in Connecticut. 

  
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Posted November 8, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, Landscapes, Nature

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Summer Fireworks   1 comment

Clinton had its first ever summer fireworks, and it was a BIG one. Here are some of my favorite shots. Click on any picture to see them all in slideshow format.

Canon 7D, EF 24-70mm
ISO 320
f/8
5 sec

Posted August 30, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Things

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Summer Solitude   Leave a comment

Captured at our local town beach. 

  
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Posted August 13, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Panorama, US

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Lobster Landing   6 comments

A favorite summer destination here in Clinton, CT:

Lobster restaurant

Posted August 1, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, US

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American Sunset   2 comments

Captured during today’s sunset. 

  
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Posted April 23, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes

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Apple Tree and Bench   1 comment

Bench in Snow

 

Canon 7D, EF-S 10-22mm
ISO 200
10mm
f/3.5
1/1600 sec

Edited in Silver Efex Pro

Frozen Beach   1 comment

I got a taste of what it must feel like to cross the Arctic ice when I walked across the frozen bay of our little town beach (for 2 minutes). The tides caused much of the ice to break in unusual formations, as seen in the second picture.

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Posted March 4, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Nature

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Clinton Harbor   1 comment

Located in Long Island Sound, Clinton Harbor provides a serene place to keep your boat ( I decided to post a picture that doesn’t feature snow and ice.)Clinton Harbor

Posted February 28, 2015 by Lutz Braum in US

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Frozen Docks   1 comment

The cold winter finally has frozen Clinton Harbor. I braved the cold this morning to capture the scene at sunrise.

Frozen Dock 1

 

Canon 7D, EF24-70mm f/2.8L
ISO 125
f/6.3
1/100 sec

Abandoned Playground   2 comments

Well, it’s abandoned at least until summer returns. For now, the only sounds you hear are the cries from seagulls.

Beach Playground

 

iphone, adjustments with Nik Analog Efex Pro

Posted February 8, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Panorama, US

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Ice floes in Long Island Sound   1 comment

The temperatures have been low enough that the salt water of Long Island Sound can freeze, and pile up on our town beach. Click on any photo to see them in slideshow mode.

Nostalgic Walk through Clinton   Leave a comment

Caught these impressions of a bygone era in our neighborhood:

Posted November 8, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Macro, US

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Sunset Reflections   5 comments

Clinton Harbor on a fall evening:

Sunset Reflections

Posted October 24, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, US

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Summer is Gone   1 comment

And so are the lifeguards on Clinton Town Beach:

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Posted October 22, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Panorama

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Fall Walk   Leave a comment

Some impressions I captured on today’s walk through the neighborhood.

Posted October 19, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Macro, Nature

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Last Day on the Beach   Leave a comment

These kids were enjoying the last sunny day of summer on our local beach.

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Posted October 12, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, People

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Quiet Fishing Moment   2 comments

Someone is enjoying the calm of sunset to do a little fishing in our neighborhood.

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iphone, Hipstamatic

Summer Cottage in Evening Light   3 comments

This cottage is on the beach in Clinton and a party was just getting started after the sun had set.

Cottage at night

Stranded at Low Tide   Leave a comment

This boat drifted out of the shipping lane into our local harbor, and got stranded. It laid there for several hours before the tide was high enough again for it to straighten out and continue its journey.

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iphone, Hipstamatic

How old is this picture?   Leave a comment

Trying out some new filters that Google just added to its Nik Efex collection. Here’s a wet plate filter used on a beach picture I took a few months ago.

Beach in fog

Kite Surfing Acrobatics on Memorial Day   Leave a comment

These guys took advantage of the nice breeze in the afternoon, and I took advantage of the setting sun’s light to capture their acrobatics from the beach. Great way to conclude a relaxing holiday weekend. Click on any picture to view them in large format slide show.

Canon 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8L with 2x converter
Adjusted in Color Efex Pro 4.

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