Archive for the ‘winter’ Tag

Winter Sculpture Walk   Leave a comment

Took my team to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden for some creative inspiration – glad we picked a 60-degree winter day!

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

Icicles in the air   Leave a comment

It’s just cold enough that the rain freezes instantaneously – time to bundle up in front of the fireplace and not leave the house!

Posted February 4, 2018 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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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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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

Icicles!   2 comments

Found while walking around the neighborhood, shot using the new Hipstamatic Bucktown pack (black&white and infrared). Click on any pic to see them in slideshow format.

 

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

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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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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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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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

Winter Loneliness   8 comments

This lonely tree is in the marshland behind our house.

Lonely Tree in Clinton

Night Sky over Gotham   3 comments

Seems utterly plausible that Batman could swoop through this scene, doesn’t it?

Gotham Night Sky

Canon Powershot G12
edited with Nik Silver Efex 2

Final Four Prep   1 comment

In a New Haven neighborhood.

Basketball in the Parking Lot

 

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 800
f/8
1/100 sec

Posted April 5, 2015 by Lutz Braum in People, US

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Still Life of Weeds   4 comments

If I only knew what this is called, that so profusely grows in the field behind our house…

wild weed 1

 

wild weed 2

Ice Sculptures   Leave a comment

Created by mother nature:

Posted March 16, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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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

Ice Stalactites   Leave a comment

Posted March 11, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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Global Warming?   5 comments

No – it’s just the sun that’s melting the ice and snow around our house – finally!

ice melt

 

Canon 7D, EF100mm f/2.8 Macro
ISO 100
f/2.8
1/2500 sec

Posted March 8, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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Quiet Spot Under the Apple Tree   2 comments

This lovely spot outside our house is even quieter in winter, when the snow smothers all sounds.

Bench under apple tree in the snow

 

Canon 7D, EF10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
ISO 200
f/4.5
1/1250 sec

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.

frozen beach 1

frozen beach 2

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

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Ice Floes on the Beach   3 comments

These ice flows were waiting for high tide to float and join their companions in the Long Island Sound:

ice floes 1

 

ice floes 2

 

 

Canon 7D, EF24-70mm f/2.8L
ISO 250
f/10
1/160 sec

Posted February 24, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Landscapes, Nature, 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

Modern Cowboy   3 comments

Caught this cowboy checking his cellphone at the Bozeman airport in Montana.

cowboy in airport

 

Canon 7D, EF24-70mm f/2.8L
ISO 100
f/7.1
1/500 sec
enhanced with Nik Analog Efex Pro

My Valentine   Leave a comment

Caught this lovely woman while she was out walking her dog in the snow.

Jane with Fur Hat

 

Canon 7D, EF24-70mm f/2.8L
ISO 1250
f/3.5
1/20 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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Sticking the Landing   Leave a comment

Snowboarder in Big Sky, Montana:

Snowboarder landing

 

Canon EOS 7D, EF40mm f/2.8 STM
ISO 640
f/10
1/400 sec

Posted February 6, 2015 by Lutz Braum in People, US

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Night Skies over Montana   2 comments

On a few clear nights, I marveled at the stars above Big Sky. Here are three of my favorite shots. Click on any one of them to see them in full screen slide show format.

Posted February 3, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Nature, US

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Terrain Park Fun at Big Sky   Leave a comment

Tried my hand at sports photography while at Big Sky with my son and his friends. Click on any picture to see them in slideshow format.

Canon 7D, 40mm f/2.8 STM
ISO 1,000
f/5.6
1/1250 sec
Bleach Bypass Filter in Nik Color Efex2

 

Posted January 31, 2015 by Lutz Braum in People

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Riding the Rails at Big Sky   1 comment

Captured at the terrain park at Big Sky.

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Canon 7D, 40mm f/2.8 STM
ISO 640
f/20
1/40 sec

Posted January 27, 2015 by Lutz Braum in People, US

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Lone Mountain Pine   3 comments

Not sure what kind of tree this is, but I loved this twisted, gnarled, lonely pine tree near Lone Mountain in Montana.

Bristlecone pine 2

 

Bristlecone pine 1

 

Canon 7D, EF40mm f/2.8
ISO 400
f/11
1/640 sec

Posted January 26, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Nature, US

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Montana Wildlife   1 comment

Captured these mountain goats along the Gallatin River on the way to Big Sky.

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.

Beach Rocks and Ice   3 comments

Beach Rocks and Ice

 

Beach Rocks and Ice 2

Posted January 17, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes

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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.

Silhouettes   1 comment

A good project for cold and rainy days:

Posted January 9, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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Black And White Winter Vegetation   Leave a comment

This is all that remains in the field behind our house when the temperatures drop below zero:

Posted November 23, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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Old Winter Trees   Leave a comment

I love old pine trees in winter. These were captured in Stowe, VT and Big Sky, MT.

iphone Hipstamatic
lens: Lucifer IV
film: Blackeys B&W

Posted February 17, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Landscapes

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Orion watching over Big Sky   6 comments

The sky was dominated by Orion (the constellation, not the winter storm) during my last night at Big Sky, Montana.

Night Sky over Lone Mountain

Canon 7D, EF 24-70mm  f/2.8L
ISO 125
f/2.8
20 sec

Sunrise over Lone Mountain, Big Sky   Leave a comment

One last picture from an amazing trip to Montana:

Lone Mountain, Big Sky

Canon 7D
ISO 1250
f/8
1.0 sec
B&W conversion with Silver Efex Pro

Winter Creatures in Montana   3 comments

This moose didn’t seem to be too concerned about me taking pictures. The other creatures actually enjoyed it (giving me some practice with action shots).

Moose eating

Snowboard jump

ski jump

 

Big Snow in Big Sky   1 comment

It was SO cold that the lifts couldn’t run because the back-up power runs on diesel, and the diesel fuel was too viscous to run through the engine. Had to wait until 11am when it was only -15 degrees!
Needless to say, I rarely removed my gloves to take pictures, but here are a few, shot with the iPhone app Hipstamatic.

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Posted February 6, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Landscapes, Travel, US

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Winter in Yellowstone   9 comments

Arrived in Montana and took a drive through parts of Yellowstone before arriving at Big Sky today. -15F (-26C)!

Family of Elk

This gang of elk didn’t mind the cold.

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Sleigh Ride in Stowe   2 comments

It was snowing heavily, but that didn’t deter these folks from enjoying a romantic sleigh ride through the forests of Stowe, VT.

Sleigh ride through heavy snow in Vermont

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 800
-2ev
f/8
1/100 sec
optimized with Nik Color Efex

Posted January 26, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, US

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Wonder Dog   1 comment

Well, amazing might be a better adjective, but that wouldn’t make for nearly as good a blog title. When it’s cold and monochrome out, the dog becomes a never-tiring subject to practice on:

German Shepherd Dog portrait

Canon 7D, 100mm f/2.8 macro lens
ISO 400
f/10
1/40 sec
Edited with Color Efex, soft focus filter, Fujichrome Velvia 100 film

 

Posted January 25, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Animals

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Victorian Villa   3 comments

I drive by this house every day in our neighborhood – and I finally decided to take a shot of it while still decorated for the holidays.

Victorian Villa

Canon 7D, EF 24-70mm
HDR: f/2.8, ISO 640

Posted January 12, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, US

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Frosty Days   6 comments

The winter storm is providing some (but not many) photo opportunities, as I don’t venture far from home. Here are two shots from the neighborhood.

Clinton harbor in winter

Clinton Beach bench in winter.

 

 

Posted January 5, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Panorama, US

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