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Monthly Archives: December 2009

The full moon was amazinglast night!

“Once in a Blue Moon” (Blue Moon) Nikon D300, 600mm, Double Exposure (F/22, 1/10s and F/22, 1/2s), ISO 200

What a way to send off 2009!


"Cold as Ice" (Ice Crystals on Window) Nikon D300, 70mm, F/8, 1/200s, ISO 400

White Balance, that is.

It is so cold outside that sheets of ice crystals are forming on our windows! 

The patterns are pretty darn cool, especially when backlit by the sun, however, when photographed using Auto or even a Daylight white balance setting, all sense of  coolness is completely lost.

Hmmmm, what to do?

No worries grasshopper… this one is easy. 🙂  

Switch to Incandescent white balance and boom!

Instant feeling of brrrrrr.

It is ridiculously windy, so, yes, I wussed out and you get a photo I shot on Saturday.

"Life Lines" (Rosa rugosa Leaves) Nikon D300, 105mm, F/8, 1/200s, -0.7EV, ISO 640, Silver Efex Pro 'Antique Plate' Filter

Hey, at least I am honest!

…I decided this train of thought was a really bad idea. 

So, enough of that. 🙂 

Went out early this morning desperately seeking some color. For awhile, there was just nothingness but shades of gray, brown and white all blending together as one blah mess. Then I heard a series of bird calls and sought out what bird was making them. 

To my surprise, a threesome of robins were scattered high amongst the branches of a leafless tree, their red breasts standing out against the pallor of the overcast winter sky. 

"Galileo" (American Robin, Male) Nikon D300, 370mm, F/7.1, 1/100s, +2.0EV, ISO 500

What a welcome sight!

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