Archive for the ‘outdoors’ 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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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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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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Backyard beauties   Leave a comment

Shot on iPhone,

Edited with Snapseed

Posted May 14, 2019 by Lutz Braum in Nature

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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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Sunrise on Mars   Leave a comment

Just kidding – it’s just a beach scene.

Posted April 19, 2019 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Nature

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Winter reflection   2 comments

iPhone, Hipstamatic app

Posted January 10, 2019 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Nature

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Loving leaves…   Leave a comment

… is easy when you’re not the one having to rake them…

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

iPhone, edited with Snapseed

Posted November 21, 2018 by Lutz Braum in Animals

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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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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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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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Morning Sky in Reston   Leave a comment

Captured while walking with Mario through the woods behind our house in the morning:


purple sky seen through bare trees

iPhone, slight edits in Lightroom

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

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Forest Fantasy   Leave a comment

Playing with a few new filters/lenses of the Hipstamatic app and a cut-off tree in our forest:

Posted March 25, 2018 by Lutz Braum in 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

Remnants of Fall   2 comments

Leftovers from fall play time on a neighbor’s front yard:

baseballs on lawn

 

iPhone

Posted December 23, 2017 by Lutz Braum in DC

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Fall sky   Leave a comment

As seen from our backyard porch. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Posted November 23, 2017 by Lutz Braum in DC, Landscapes, Nature

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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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Kids and the Solar Eclipse   Leave a comment

Captured these kids’ reactions to the eclipse shortly before totality, in Rexburg, Idaho:

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:

Sunset viewing   Leave a comment

Viewing the sunset from this bench is pure happiness:

bench in sunset light

iPhone, edited with Color Efex

Posted July 22, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Connecticut, Things

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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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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

Stormy Skies   Leave a comment

3 views of stormy weather while driving through the countryside.

Beach Impressions   1 comment

Shot at Clinton Beach:

 

iPhone, Hipstamatic app

Abandoned Amusement Park   Leave a comment

Captured at South of the Border truck stop. Sad that these rides were decommissioned, I’m sure at some point kids LOVED to stop here to enjoy the rides while parents got a break from the incessant ‘are we there yet?’ from the backseat. Click on any pic to see them in their full glory (i.e. slideshow format).

Country cemetery   Leave a comment

Came across this small country cemetery along route 301 while driving through North Carolina.

 

Canon 5D Mark II, 16-35mm

Posted May 6, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Travel, US

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Fresh produce?   Leave a comment

Found this abandoned produce stand near Enfield, NC:

 

Canon 5D Mark II, 16-35mm
ISO 125
f/7.1
1/800 sec

Storm Brewing   Leave a comment

Captured while driving through North Carolina:

storm brewing over countryside

 

Canon 5D Mark II, EF 16-35mm
ISO 125
f/8
1/800 sec

3 Views of a Pond Waterfall   4 comments

Captured while driving through the Connecticut countryside:

 

Canon Powershot G12

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:

single tree on beach

 

iPhone, edited with Snapseed

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

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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

 

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

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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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 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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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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Sunrise in Vermont   7 comments

Caught these horses at dawn in Stowe, Vermont.

foliage at dawn

Canon 5D Mark II, EF 24-70mm
ISO 125
f/13
1/80 sec

Posted October 29, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Landscapes, Panorama, 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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Vermont foliage   4 comments

Loving the colors of Vermont! A brief weekend excursion to Stowe, VT, offered many photo opportunities like these:

Vermont foliage 3

 

 

Vermont foliage 2

Vermont foliage 1

Canon 5 Mark II, EFL 24-70mm

Posted October 15, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Nature, US

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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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A visit to the Bois de Boulogne   4 comments

This lovely park contains wonderful distractions: lakes with row boats, a childrens’ amusement park, endless trails through sun-dappled woods, the new Louis Vuitton Foundation building, and much much more.

Posted August 27, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Europe, Landscapes, Travel

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