Archive for the ‘Connecticut’ 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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Duck Moonbathing   2 comments

Caught this duck enjoying the moonlight over the salt marsh behind our house.


iPhone, slight edits in Snapseed

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). 


iPhone, edited with Snapseed

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.   


iPhone, edited in Snapseed

Morning Fog   Leave a comment

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

Our Neighbors   Leave a comment

We’re enjoying sharing our garden and neighborhood with these cute fellows:

Posted July 16, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Connecticut, Nature

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South Winds   Leave a comment

Weathervane in our neighboorhood:

iPhone, edited in Snapseed

Gone Fishing   Leave a comment

These ospreys living in the marshes behind our house enjoy fishing as much as the local fishermen:

 


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

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Dog Happiness…   Leave a comment

… is running across Clinton Beach at low tide at sunset:dog frolicking on Clinton Beach

Long exposure sunset   4 comments

Played around with a 10-stop neutral density filter at sunset and came up with this:

Canon 5D Mark II, EF 16-35mm
ISO 400
f/9
25 sec

Beach Impressions   1 comment

Shot at Clinton Beach:

 

iPhone, Hipstamatic app

Wishing I Was Outside   Leave a comment

That’s how our dog Mario must have felt when looking out of our kitchen window:

dog at window looking outside

 

iPhone, HDR conversion in Lightroom

Posted April 16, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Connecticut

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3 Views of a Pond Waterfall   4 comments

Captured while driving through the Connecticut countryside:

 

Canon Powershot G12

Forest Reflections   2 comments

Caught this scene on a recent hike through the Connecticut woods:

trees reflected in still pond surface

 

trees reflected in still pond surface

 

Canon Powershot G12

Hawk under the moon   Leave a comment

Saw this hawk looking for prey at sunrise behind our house. Here are two different takes on that scene, both shot with my iPhone, but one with the Hipstamatic app.

osprey and moon

 

Osprey and moon BW

 

Walk on snowy beach   2 comments

Here is our black lab Mario enjoying the empty (and icy) beach in the winter time:

Dog walking on snowy beach

Iphone, B&W conversion in Lightroom

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

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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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

Frosty leaves   Leave a comment

Captured these on a cold morning while walking our dog.  I love how the frost gives everything a bit of additional texture, which stands out especially strong when the light is low during sunrise.

frosty leaf

frosty leaves

Posted February 5, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Connecticut, Nature

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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.

tree with no leaves at sunrise

iPhone, adjustments in Adobe Lightroom

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

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Antique Village   Leave a comment

Not quite, I just used an antique filter to capture a neighbor’s house.

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iPhone, Hipstamatic

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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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

Bullseye   4 comments

Top of a pillar of the wooden bridge that connects to our town beach in Clinton, captured after the first frost of winter:

tree rings in black and white

 

iPhone, edited in Adobe Lightroom

Posted December 28, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Connecticut, Nature

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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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Bike break at sunset   Leave a comment

Someone had biked to our beach and parked their bike while enjoying the sunset.

bike at beach

 

Canon 5D Mark II, EF 16-35mm f/4
ISO 2500
f/7.1
1/400 sec

Posted December 21, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, Things

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Winter is here!   1 comment

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

clinton harbor in snow

 

snow bridge clinton harbor

 

 

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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Fall Sunrise   4 comments

One last shot of fall foliage before it all turns grey…

sunrise foliage

 

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 400
f/5.0
1/250 sec

Posted November 11, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, Landscapes, Nature

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Take-off at sunset   1 comment

Captured this seagull as it took off from its perch on a pier,  while kayaking in Clinton Harbor and looking straight at the sunset:

bird take off

 

Canon 7D, 200mm lens
ISO 200
f/5.6
1/5000 sec

Posted October 8, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Connecticut, 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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iphone, Hipstamatic

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

Summer Sunset at Low Tide   8 comments

Took our dog Mario out for a walk during low tide about an hour after sunset – and we had the entire beach to ourselves!

low tide sunset 1

Canon 5d Mark II, 40mm 2.8 lens
ISO 3200
f/2.8
1/20 sec

Posted July 8, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Connecticut, Landscapes, Nature

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Saturday morning at the bakery   4 comments

Captured at my favorite bakery in CT: G Cafe in Branford.

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Quality Work   1 comment

Hmm – not sure I’d want to take my car here for a tune-up:

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Faded factory doors   3 comments

I discovered these doors on an abandoned factory in New Haven. Loved the texture and faded colors. Click on any one to see them all in slideshow format.

 

 

iPhone, slight edits in Lightroom

Posted May 14, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Connecticut

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New England Cemetery   Leave a comment

More shots, this time in color, from the Madison cemetery, featuring many graves of Civil War soldiers. I posted some black&white pictures from here in an earlier post.



Canon 5D Mark II, EF 16-35mm F/4 USM

Posted March 26, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut

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Madison Cemetery   2 comments

This cemetery, started in 1691, has many old, beautifully-worn tombstones from the 1700 and 1800’s. Decided to experiment with my new ultra-wide lens to try some close-up angles and some wide angles.

 

Canon 5D Mark II, EF 16-35mm f/4 USM
edited in Nik Silver Efex 2

Saturday Morning Breakfast   Leave a comment

Here’s a shot of my breakfast at one of my favorite places, G Cafe in Branford. The goat cheese and spinach omelet with toasted fitness bread is very yummy.
Shot with my new ultra-wide lens, which is turning out to be a fun piece of equipment.

omelette and toast

Canon 5D Mark II, EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
ISO 500
f/4.5
1/50 sec

Posted March 19, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, Things

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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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Late Night at Union Station   3 comments

Caught these two while I was on my way back from New York and waiting for my connecting train at New Haven’s Union Station.

 

old man reading a paper

man sleeping on train

 

Canon G12
ISO 1000
f/3.5
1/25 sec

Tobacco Barns   1 comment

Found these barns near Bradley International Airport in Connecticut:

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Full Moon and Fresh Snow   2 comments

Captured this in Guilford, CT:

moon over snowy woods with house

 

Canon G12
ISO 2000
f/2.8
0.8 sec

Storm Brewing   1 comment

I loved this ominous sky. It never did rain:

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Posted February 5, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, Nature

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Winter Loneliness   8 comments

This lonely tree is in the marshland behind our house.

Lonely Tree in Clinton

Clinton Harbor   1 comment

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

Clinton Harbor

Holiday Greetings from Burma Shave   Leave a comment

I spotted this take on the classic 40’s roadside billboards from Burma Shave right here in Connecticut. Well done, whoever did this, and happy holidays!

To learn more about this iconic advertising campaign, check out the wikipedia page.

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Canon 5D Mark II, EF 70-200mm
ISO 400
f/8.0
1/100 sec

Hartford Factory   Leave a comment

This one is located just south of downtown Hartford:

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Posted December 16, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Connecticut

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