Monthly Archives: December 2019

Peace and Tranquility

Lumix S1R, Lumix 24-105 mm, 10-stop ND filter.
f/10, 60 sec., ISO 200
Please click on the image for a larger rendition.

This image was captured earlier this year in Falmouth, Massachusetts.  At about 7:00 PM the sun was low on the horizon. I wanted to do a long exposure capture but these pilings had a flock of cormorants perched on them,  Fortunately, a noisy ski boat disturbed them giving me just enough time for this 60-second exposure.

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2019 Favorite Images Part 2


I just posted the second segment of my 2019 Favorite Images and a few back story video clips.

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The start of my YouTube Channel

Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings and All The Very Best for 2020

I am happy to announce the launch of my YouTube Channel. Please click on the embedded link or go to the direct link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpvJ3CvISYQ&t=19s

I do look for your suggestions for future episodes and I do hope you will subscribe and please do click on the “bell” icon to be notified of future episodes.

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Creative Photography

Exposure triad: f/9, 1/30 sec, ISO 400
The set

As I tend to spend more time indoors during the winter, I am looking for unique ways of image capture. I love using my Platypod – tripod alternatives as they are so convenient and maneuverable. For these images, I went a bit overboard, one Platypod Max to support my Lumix S1R with the 24-105 f/4 lens, one Max to hold up the LensBall, two Platypod Ultras with a Platypod gooseneck and a Litra Torch 2 each. A third Platypod Ultra with a gooseneck and a clothespin to hold the flower.

Tiny shifts in the camera angle or flower position create beautiful fluid lines since the Lensball acts like an exaggerated fish-eye lens.

I captured hundreds of images – here in this post are two that I really like a lot.

Exposure triad: f/9, 1/30 sec, ISO 400
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Light Table Photography on a Snowy Day

Alstroemeria, commonly called the Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas

With 8 or more inches of snow and not being in a mood to go outside, I set up this composition on a makeshift light table. It is the top of a slide viewer placed on four plastic cups for support. The lights are three Litra Pros set at 5500 Kelvin and full brightness. 7 images were captured starting with a normal exposure for the flowers and then increasing in exposure by 2/3 stop for each subsequent image. The images were then blended in Photoshop 2020 with selective masking for this final result that gives the effect of translucency.

The starting exposure was f/14, 1/160 sec at ISO 400. Captured with the Panasonic Lumix S1R and the 24-105 f/4 lens.

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