Continuing my trip through the archives re-processing photos now that I know how to actually use photoshop. I took this one while on a cross country trip with Dea way back in 2005 it’s hard to believe that was 8 years ago. Here we were driving through the Painted Desert National Park and there was a crazy weather front moving through the area which gave us some great light I have a few more I might re-process from this part of the trip.
While backing up my photos from the past summer I pulled a few that I wanted to try out in black and white. Here is the first of them. I hope to have a series of black and whites available in the coming months.
As a photojournalist I am generally shooting with two DSLRs with some heavy lenses hanging off the front of them but more and more after work I find myself shooting with my iPhone. The convenience of just having it in my pocket and being able to share the photos instantly is so much more appealing than lugging all of the other heavy gear along. I have tried many, many of the photography apps available for the phone but have more or less settled for the time being on three which are the ones I will talk about below.
The other night we had one of those rare nights where the water looks like a mirror. I took the opportunity to shoot a few frames at Hen’s Cove in Bourne MA. I am also continuing my trials with HDR (high dynamic range) photography. The second two shots here are each made from 3 individual photos bracketed about a stop apart and merged in Photoshop CC. Let me know what you think.
Here are a few photos from tonight’s walk around the island. I am truly grateful to have this as my backyard.
It’s been awhile since I shot any long exposure night stuff. I don’t know why I don’t do this more often because I always love to look at them and see how the world looks when you suck every bit of light you can out of it. These were all taken after sunset with exposures up to six minutes long. I plan to make a concerted effort not to wait this long again before taking more of these shots.
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While driving from one assignment to another this afternoon I spotted this Great White Egret fishing off of Patuisset Island in Bourne MA. These birds are generally very skittish so often times when they are close enough to get good photos of they fly way as soon as you start shooting. Today however the shutter didn’t seem to be an issue as this bird just continued fishing for the 15 minutes I was able to shoot.
Stumbled across this Great Blue Heron on in Hen’s Cove this morning. He hung around just long enough for me to get the 300 and the 2x converter out of the trunk and put together, I guess it pays to carry all of your equipment in your trunk. More images after the jump…
Here are a few of the photos from the first night with the Outex waterproof housing. I have been wanting to try to get shots like these for a long time and as I expected they are kind of hit or miss. For these shots I set myself up on the swim platform of the committee boat and shot as the boats sailed by on the way to the starting line. Obviously the underwater parts of the photos would be more dramatic if I was in the Caribbean but as you know if you have ever sailed in Buzzards bay the water is a little less than clear. Aside from that though I am pretty happy with the photos and I am looking forward to getting out there again tonight and giving it another shot.
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This was my first chance to shoot the Herreshoff 12 and what a cool little boat it is. The race started down wind from between Wing’s Neck and Scraggy Neck then continued around Bassett’s Island and back out the start line. Shooting the fleet as they worked their way through the channel on a busy Saturday afternoon was definitely interesting to say the least. Below are a few of my favorites from the day please visit donparkinson.photoshelter.com for the rest of the H12 images. If you would like to know more about this class the Buzzards Yacht Club has a page dedicated to the history.