Tag: landscape

First Day With The DJI Phantom 4

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After going back and forth a million times finally decided to pull the trigger and pick up a drone. I don’t do a lot of video work so I bought it primarily for still photography. Reviews were mixed on the quality of still shots from this drone but after the first day I am really happy with what I see. I more or less just let the camera do the work today but I did shoot in raw giving me some room in post to fix the exposures. All of the shots I took were plenty sharp and the raw files had plenty of room to work. Lot’s of data in the shadows with less in the highlights so going forward I will expose for the highlights and pull out the shadows in post which is easy enough with this camera.

Nantucket Sunrise

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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.

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.