August 2018 Wallpaper

Visited Prince Edward Island for the first time a few days ago.  We were up there for a concert, but found some time to do a bit of sightseeing.   This particular wildflower was scattered pretty widely across the parts of the island that we visited (south-east coastal) and I thought it would make a nice summer-y wallpaper.   Definitely going to head back to PEI one of these days.  There are some fantastic abstract landscapes waiting there…

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Technical: Fujifilm X-T2, XF50-140mm f/2.8 R at 92mm, 1/1600 at f/4, ISO 200.  Processed with Lightroom CC, minor exposure tweaks, strong contrast curve, masked sharpening.

June 2018 Wallpaper

Back for June*   Found some macro work I did a few years ago.  I think it might be time to invest in a Fuji macro lens…  I forget how much I enjoy working at this scale.

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Technical: Canon 7D, EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, 1/60 at f/5.0, ISO 2i00.  Processed with Lightroom CC, Adobe Landscape profile, some very small exposure tweaks, linear contrast curve, masked sharpening.

* Had some health issues at the beginning of May which sucked up my spare time.

April 2018 Wallpaper

Well Spring is almost here in Central Massachusetts…  The ice is melting and the rivers and streams are flowing.   It’s a nice time to travel around the backroads and find those hidden treasures nestled in the landscape before they are obscured by the foliage.

This abstract image of the Assabet River was taken in 2010.

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Technical: Canon 5DMk2, EF70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM, 1/15 at f/16, ISO 100.  Processed with Lightroom CC, Camera Neutral profile, some exposure tweaks, medium contrast curve, masked sharpening.

March 2018 Wallpaper

Mar 2018 Wallpaper

Well another late wallpaper, but I sort of have an excuse…  We had a series of snowstorms here in the Northeast and during the second one we lost our internet connection for nearly a week (shoutout to Verizon for getting it fixed when we were one in a sea of thousands that had outages).   So I had this ready to go but had a backlog of real work to plow through first.   My apologies.

I think I’ve mentioned this before…  For some reason I have very few photographs taken in March.  This one came from a trip up and down the east coast in 2009: Sunrise on Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina.

There’s about 2 feet of snow outside our windows right now, but we know that Spring is coming!

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Technical: Canon 7D, EF100-400mm f/4.5 IS USM, 1/2000 at f/4.5, ISO 800.  Processed with Lightroom CC, Camera Faithful profile, lots of exposure tweaks to compress the dynamic range: highlights -17, shadows +10, whites +23, blacks =23, clarity +18, vibrance +15, medium contrast curve.

February 2018 Wallpaper

You may have seen this photo on my Instagram feed.  I mentioned that we had found a waterfall nearby.  I realized afterwards that the photograph gave the impression that this bit of falling water was the waterfall….  Oh no….

A few weeks ago Betsy and I were taking a short hike in the land behind our home in Fitchburg (we share a border with some power lines and then Cogshall Park).  Back in the fall I had ventured over to a section with Cayla (our grand-daughter) but it dropped into a steep ravine and I thought it might be a bit much for her.

I knew there was a stream at the bottom so we thought it would be nice to see it.  Indeed there is a wonderful brook running through the woods.

Downstream would head into private property and, eventually, Route 2.  So we headed upstream.

And we were greeted by a 40-50 foot waterfall!

While it is rather difficult to get to, suffice it to say that I’ll be exploring this jewel in my “backyard” quite a bit in the coming months…   Indeed these photos were taken about a week after the “discovery” when we had a bit of snow falling.

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Technical: Fujifilm X-T2, Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8, 1/10 at f/16, ISO 200.  Gitzo Tripod. RRS ballhead.  NEOS Overshoes.  Processed with Lightroom CC.  Basic contrast tweaks given the wide dynamic range of the snow and dark rocks (shadows +57, whites +3, blacks -18, clarity +34).  Mild masked sharpening.