These were taken at dawn, in a 30 minute period on the Connecticut river. Something different appears in each, and then is gone in the next. I’m just the photographer, not the magician.
As the light changed, the fog rolled in, and each photograph takes a new look.
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The first shot here had early pre-dawn light. Thick fog appeared rolling in and over the woods, mist rising from the river. A day later I noticed the Osprey hidden on the dead branch (left side).
Moments later, a wide angle photo, no Osprey. The light now began reflections on the water.
Next a little more light and less color. The fog appeared thicker. I think it was the light. Ripples made for less reflections.
This is a few minutes later when the sun was just moving above the horizon. Again no Osprey can be found. I never did see him at all. With more light the trees appeared through the fog.
Finally I packed up the camera, tripod, and the bag of stuff I didn’t need and moved about 50 yards up river. The light hit and geese swam out from the shore. No Osprey but a dozen geese from the same spot.
All this within a 30 minute time frame. And….. the coffee was still hot when we got home.
These Dahlias were photographed at the Elizabeth Park, Hartford CT, gardens. The same day there was a show and judging by the Connecticut Dahlia Society. So the flowers and plants were at their peak.
I used various filters when shooting, and of course I didn’t keep any notes. I do know which filters to never use again, or show to the public.
The photo directly above was taken with a green shaded ND filter. The one and only time it was used. Overall it was horrible except for this photo. I think the lens manufacturer included it, and a few others, just to add volume to their product.
Of course it had to be tried, even if it was obvious how bad it would be.
Data published in February 2015 indicate a population of at least 57 Amur leopards in southeastern Russia, and 12 Amur leopards in adjacent areas of China. In 1996 it was estimated only 19 existed in the wild.
Last week a day trip was based on our ‘To Do’ list. The list is really a ‘To Visit’ check list, but the same thing.
Being an IT person (many years) prior to photography I have always keep information on-line. My location list is with me all the time, via phone, and we add and delete on the fly as needed. Something different was in order, and a pleasant small town was chosen.
To avoid to the dreaded release form I have only added a few photos here. The welcome surprise was a small pond on main street covered with Water Lily blossoms.