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Friday, September 23, 2022

I Just Can't Seem to Stop!


Color (holding still)

Color (wind-tossed)

Detail of above image

Orchard (left), pines (right), corn (center distance)

September field corn

Tall grass prairie (small re-creation)

Tall native grass seeding

Asters (obviously),

apples (obviously),

apple tree (obviously!).

Thursday, September 22, 2022

HDR + September Evening Light


What a combination -- HDR setting on my camera and the fabulous low light before sunset. You'll read that the High Dynamic Range should be used to balance light when finding the balance is difficult, but I find it fabulous simply for increasing saturation and sharpness of detail. It is also recommended to avoid HDR when photographing objects or scenes in motion, but that, I say, depends on the effect you're after. Remember my Queen Anne's-lace? Everyone loved it! 

Tonight's shots were not in motion, however: they were all about the effect of September light just before sunset.

And Sunny, of course. Or, as we could also call her, the talent:

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Changing Skies


Thursday, September 15, 2022

Saturday, September 10, 2022

I must have been a horse in a past life


Because nothing is so pleasing to my eye or attractive to my sense of smell than grass -- well, unless it's horses!

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Who Is That Ghost Dog?


In HDR mode, three exposures are taken in rapid succession and then stacked to make one densely saturated image. In the shot above, Sunny Juliet was trotting along so quickly that her image looks to me like (except for the missing tail) the ghost of old Nikki. Below is SJ looking more like herself. 

Morning dew looks so otherworldly, ethereal. Leaves that have lost their chlorophyll, on the other hand, will not be as rare in a few weeks as they still are this morning.