Archive for the ‘nature’ Tag

Out the window   Leave a comment

Not many photo opportunities when you’re quarantined, except the view out the window. But what a nice view it is:

Posted April 26, 2020 by Lutz Braum in DC, Landscapes, Nature

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The last leaf…   Leave a comment

…of fall is hanging on for dear life:

iPhone, edited with Hipstamatic

Posted December 1, 2019 by Lutz Braum in DC, Nature

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Fall is here   Leave a comment

Well, at least on my blog. The woods around our house have looked like this for a while now:

Posted November 17, 2019 by Lutz Braum in DC, Landscapes, Nature

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Driving Miss Tally   Leave a comment

We spent the last few days driving across the plains from Denver to Virginia with our new dog, Tally. There wasn’t much to photograph while driving:

iPhone, edited in Snapseed

Morning over the Flatirons   Leave a comment

Here’s another shot – this one more panoramic.

Posted June 24, 2019 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Nature, Panorama, US

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Flatiron view   3 comments

Enjoying the view on a beautiful morning in Boulder, CO.

iPhone, edited with Snapseed

Posted June 23, 2019 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Nature, Panorama, US

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Sunrise glow   5 comments

Morning light captured on Hilton Head.

Captured with iPhone, edited with Snapseed

Posted April 21, 2019 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, US

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21 Cormorans   Leave a comment

Captured with iPhone, edited with Snapseed

Posted April 20, 2019 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Nature

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Beach approach   6 comments

On Hilton Head:

Posted April 14, 2019 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Nature, US

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End of Fall   Leave a comment

Fall is almost gone, just a few leaves remain (for me to take).

iPhone, unedited

Posted November 13, 2018 by Lutz Braum in Nature

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First fall colors   3 comments

Captured on Halloween, behind our house. No retouching necessary. 🙂

Posted October 31, 2018 by Lutz Braum in DC, Landscapes, Nature

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Morning Meadow   Leave a comment

Captured during a morning walk across a meadow.

Grass on meadow

Posted September 23, 2018 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Nature, US

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Verdant Vermont   Leave a comment

Enjoying the last of Vermont’s summer color before returning to work.

iPhone, edited with Snapseed

Posted August 19, 2018 by Lutz Braum in Nature, US

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Spiderwebs   3 comments

Captured these webs on today’s morning walk in Vermont.

iPhone, edited with Snapseed

Posted August 15, 2018 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Landscapes, Macro, Nature

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A quiet spot in Vermont   2 comments

Loved coming across this little pond with a small dock and bench to relax on.

Posted August 13, 2018 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Landscapes, Nature, US

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Cherry Blossom Time!   Leave a comment

Walked to the Mall after work on Friday and captured these photos. A wonderful time to be in DC, except this year it’s unseasonably cold. Nevertheless, the water’s edge was packed with tourists (i.e. camera-toting) and locals (i.e. picnicking).


Cherry blossoms and the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC

 

Cherry blossoms and the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC

Posted April 9, 2018 by Lutz Braum in DC, Landscapes, Nature

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Mushroom terraces   Leave a comment

What one can find in a wet forest if you keep your eyes close to the ground:

mushrooms on a tree in forest

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Posted March 10, 2018 by Lutz Braum in Macro, Nature

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Frost Drops and Stalactites   Leave a comment

Captured these leaves with frozen drops of rain on a recent walk in the neighborhood, using my umbrella to ensure a uniform background. The second shot reminded me of stalactites in a cave.


Canon 5D Mark II, EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens

Spirals   Leave a comment

I love how nature creates wonderful geometry:

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Posted November 26, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Macro, Nature

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Fall Mushrooms   1 comment

Found in our neighborhood.

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Posted November 19, 2017 by Lutz Braum in DC, Nature

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Morning/Evening Flares   2 comments

Captured the morning flare in DC and I thought I would contrast it with a photo I shot in CT a few months ago.

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Posted November 18, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, DC, Landscapes, Nature

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Leaves make the best resting spot   Leave a comment

Our dog Mario is enjoying the fall in VA:


iPhone, edited with Snapseed

Posted November 12, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Animals, DC, Nature, Uncategorized

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Fall colors are here!   Leave a comment

Captured while walking our dog in the neighborhood.

iPhone, edited with Tadaa

Posted November 4, 2017 by Lutz Braum in DC, Landscapes, Nature

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Yellowstone Trees   Leave a comment

Captured these while driving through Yellowstone National Park last weekend:

Posted September 17, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Nature, Travel, US

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Colors and Geysers of Yellowstone   4 comments

Spent a lovely day in Yellowstone National Park the day before the solar eclipse to see some of the more iconic sights near Old Faithful. Click on any pic to see them in slideshow format:

Posted September 6, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Nature, Travel, US

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Eclipse reactions   2 comments

Captured these scenes in Rexburg, Idaho moments before the total eclipse (Aug 21, 2017). These reactions paled in comparison to the reactions during totality, but I was too busy enjoying that moment to take pictures.



Posted August 26, 2017 by Lutz Braum in People, US

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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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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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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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Shell Skeleton   3 comments

To me, the whorl of these shell interiors looked like the tip of a Neolithic whaling harpoon or the spike of a magical railroad. What does it remind you of?

Posted July 9, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Things

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Neighborhood charms   Leave a comment

Summer blossoms in our neighborhood.


iPhone, edited in Snapseed

Posted June 24, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, Nature

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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

Squabs Leaving the Nest   Leave a comment

Here are later pictures of the two squabs that were raised this Spring in our backyard, on top of our outdoor speaker. Based on the hair on their heads, I called them Scruffy and Baldy.

Two dove squabs


Two dove chicks

This is Scruffy after having left the nest, finding its bearings in our backyard:

young dove on ground

Baldy had already claimed the top of the fence as his perch:

young dove on fence

While mom was supervising their progress from the top of a nearby shed:

Dove and weathervane

 

Canon 5d Mark II, 100mm EFL macro lens

Posted June 11, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Connecticut

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Shell Still Life   Leave a comment

Beach finds, cleaned up and given the glamor shot treatment:

Posted June 6, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Nature, Things

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Craters on Mars!   Leave a comment

Actually, they are barnacles on a shell, but if you squint a little it could pass for an astounding astronomical photograph…

Posted May 31, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Nature

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Stormy Skies   Leave a comment

3 views of stormy weather while driving through the countryside.

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.

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Osprey and moon BW

 

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

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.

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frosty leaves

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

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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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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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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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Mario and Stella   Leave a comment

Mario, our black lab, enjoying a fall afternoon with a new friend.

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Canon 5D Mark II, EF 85mm/1.8USM
ISO 100
f/1.8
1/320 sec

Posted December 3, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Black&White

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Fall Sunrise   4 comments

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

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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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Roots of Vermont   4 comments

I discovered lots of interesting gnarled trees and their roots hugging the boulders strewn around Smuggler’s Notch near Stowe. Click on any picture to see them in slideshow format.

Canon 5d Mark II, EFL 16-24mm
B&W conversion in Adobe Lightroom

 

Posted October 21, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Nature, US

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A walk in the Vermont woods   Leave a comment

More scenes from our brief visit to Vermont:

horse and carriage

 

lantern in the woods

foliage and sky

Posted October 16, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Nature, US

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