Category: Pixels

Nantucket Sunrise

IMG_3342 DONE WEB

Well those of you who know me know that sunrise is something I very rarely see. Last weekend while visiting a friend on Nantucket was one of these rare occurrences. She was going to be up anyway due to work so we had her wake us up just before sunrise so we could all go check it out and I could get some photos. Above is what I ended up with.

We probably should have thought a bit more about our plan of attack the night before instead of just winging it first thing in the morning but after driving around for a bit we stumbled on this spot which was perfect. I wrapped my new Gobi Gorilla Pod around a fence post and shot away.

Long Exposure Seascapes With the 10 stop ND Filter

IMG_5610 done BW web

Finally got a chance to take a few shots with the B+W 10 stop ND filter, and it’s everything I hoped it would be. All of these shots were taken with the Canon 7d and 17-40mm f4 L lens. The above shot was taken in broad daylight where I was able to get a 30 second exposure at f22. Below are two shots taken later during the sunset the first is 56 seconds at f11 and the second is 240 seconds at f10.

Petrified Forest From the Archives

Petrified Forest 2005

Petrified Forest 2005

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.

IPhoneography-Essential Apps

Photo taken with the iPhone 5 and processed with Camera+

Photo taken with the iPhone 5 and processed with Camera+

 

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.