Ok, it has been awhile since I have posted and I apologize for that. I have been side tracked with lots of photography jobs, personal artistic development, trips to the other coast and life’s little chores. Last week on Cape Cod we had amazing summer weather and with the warm weather came beautiful morning fog. Well that was more then enough inspiration to pull me back into the blogosphere. Also, I have been really into black and white lately, and fog photos look amazing in B&W, so be prepared for a couple of posts sticking with that theme.
Even though I am on The Cape now and surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes and sunsets on the planet, I am still posting pictures from our cross country trip. Well, I will be honest with you, I haven’t gotten much of a chance to go out and shoot. Mostly my time has been occupied by relocation tasks, car insurance, car registration, home insurance, dump stickers, dump trips, unpacking, ect. I am slowly finishing all that though and am ready to start my daily shooting. Oh, and the photography business is taking off a little faster then I expected. I have spent the last few days processing photos from two different shoots, that happened in one week. So. I guess I haven’t been completely off the photo track, just working on the busy work. I hope you enjoy this boat picture from Glacier Nation Park. These rafts seem like they have seen a lot.
This is one of the photos in my library that I love and hate all at the same time. I be completely honest with you, I made a huge mistake when I shot it. You may think it looks great now and really I think it does look good. This boat was spinning rather fast in the Cape Cod breeze that night. I was changing locations and had my back to the raft as walked through the shin deep water and tidal mud. For a reason I cannot explain I turned around and looked back, the dory was spinning into this position under an amazing sky. I had to act fast. I planted my tripod in the mud and fired away. When I shoot Landscapes I shoot full on manual. Well I knew a great picture was coming my way and I panicked. I forgot to check my settings and fired my shot. Later when reviewing my photos I found this one, severely under exposed, even for a raw image. I tried fixing it in post and it turns out the digital version you see here looks ok but, It just won’t print. There is way too much unfixable digital noise. If I can’t make a print, well, the picture isn’t worth much to me. It is nice to look at on a computer screen though.
This was one of the fastest sunrises ever! I got up at 4:30 am to head over to the harbor and shoot the first light. I was expecting epic clouds becuase the night before a storm rolled through, but what I got was grey mush. Well luckily I was able to make lemon-aide out of lemons. When the Sun broke the horizon, there was a small sliver of clarity before it rose into the soupy New England sky, I had about 15 seconds of light bloom then it was back to grey.
ISO 400 : 32mm : 0 ev : ƒ/22 : 0.40000s