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06-24-2020–Sunsets, R&R Tracks and Wicked Skies

The camera, at times, can catch more than what the eye can see.  Like the milkway, for example.  I don’t over saturate or over HRD my photos, I try and keep them as close to what I see as possible. 

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I played with my settings and let in more/less light for different shots. 

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This sometimes allows me to get a deeper color in my photos without having to drag those sliders way over into “that’s to much” land.

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04-18-2020–Night Shoot and Sunrise

I decided it was time for a night shoot!  Shooting time is shorter, it seems.  I ventured out around 130 am, having left my camera outside to get used to the “cold” for a few hours. 

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I headed up to Long Lake and none of the spots I wanted to shoot from were suitable (to much light).  I did find one, but I wasn’t happy with it.  So I ventured back towards Grand Isle and found a spot near the Golf Course.  After a few snaps there, I hit up the boat landing in Grand Isle. 

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I noticed the moon was rising and headed into the sunset.  I had a place in mind.

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Victoria’s Tree!

I knew the sunrise wouldn’t be super crazy spectacular – no clouds to capture the light, but I knew the colors around the tree would be fabulous!

I was right!

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And lastly – back yard beauty!

07-07-2018

The view from the mountain!  I thought I’d get some super bright colors but I was wrong, but the one mile hike up and down was great!

Next time – STAR shots!

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Brilliant Skies and Calm Waters – 06-24-2018

I was sitting in my living room when I saw the light outside changing.  I chase the light often, and I had a good feeling.  Off I went!

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I literally jogged to the river last night.  I’d turn, snap a few pictures.  Jog while fiddling with settings.  Turn.  Snap a few pictures. 

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It’s rare we get those great purples up here, and getting the cast reflection from the sky on the rail was an interesting endeavor! 

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They sky changes quickly.  One minute you see purples, the next the sky is on fire with orange and reds.

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I finally got off the tracks and started the 2nd leg of my job down the potato field road to the water.

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09-27-2016

A great Sunrise

‘Nuff said.

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Old School

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. 

 

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ATV Ride–9.3.2012

My last ride before school started – freedom gone Sad smile

 

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PotD–3.31.2012

A calmly flowing river

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