A great Sunrise
A great Sunrise
Photos taken before the time of digital. Imagine only having 24 opportunities to take the perfect picture. Photography has taken a huge leap in popularity in the last few years – Mainly due to the fact that its become so easy with cheaper cameras, lens, and post processing to take a GREAT picture. You take a “good” picture and make it great with post processing. Back in “the day” you had to take a great pic right out of the camera.
Photos taken along the St. John River – One a lovely summer evening when the water decided to take a siesta from its constant dance with the shores….
Pictures are moments in time captured in a medium. The medium used to be film. And post processing was unheard of. Now we can tweak, add colors, remove objects. The camera can do so many things, more than just capture a moment, but we can choose how we capture it. Fast shutter speed, longer exposure time.
While I was away at clinicals I found a fun little spot and sat around playing with camera settings. This is what I got. The beautiful thing about digital is that you can take as many pictures as you want and it doesn’t cost you a thing.
My last ride before school started – freedom gone
A calmly flowing river
Typically, the walk that Julia and I took today happens, oh, in April. Where we go out back, for the first time without snowshoes, walk the tracks and checkout the rising water. But, this year we did it today. About 3 weeks early. For the last two days we’ve had 70 degree weather. In Northern Maine. There are times when we don’t see 70 in June, much less May and April, but March?
The river is about a quarter of a mile from the tracks, and I’m standing right on the tracks where I took this picture. Yup, its rising. We didn’t walk to the island, but that might be an adventure for the weekend.
The river always rises, always threatens, always rages. We’ve flooded before, but I don’t think we will this year, as no rain is in the forecast. But, we’ll see, Mama Nature has her own plan.
Julia always comments on the ‘blue’ of the ice. It’s one of those colors that looks odd in the water, dirty water, dirty snow and this liquid clear blue that is oddly surreal.
Also, the ducks are back. And the Geese. A month early. Give or take. I’m rather excited to see what summer brings this year.