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August 2017 Wallpaper

We are looking forward to visiting this peaceful spot a few days from now: Azizcohos Lake in northwest Maine.  The weather forecast (and the lunar cycle) aren’t adding up for great Milky Way photographs, but I’m crossing my fingers for some loons and other wildlife instead.

(Apologies for the “break” in July… just bad timing to get something out in time (it was halfway through July before I realized I didn’t make a post.)

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Technical: Canon 7D, EF 16-35mm at 16mm, 150 second exposure, f/11, ISO 160.  (based on the numbers I must have had an ND filter or two on it).  Processed in Lightroom CC. Just some minor exposure tweaks, medium contrast curve.  Luminance noise at 20 took care of most of the sensor noise for this long exposure.   (I’m looking forward to seeing how my Fuji cameras will do with this type of exposure times.)

June 2017 Wallpaper

I had a chance to walk around the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge this past weekend with a relatively new lens that I was finally getting a chance to use…  I had high hopes of getting a nice Marsh Wren portrait, but that didn’t pan out, so I found this less flighty subject…  Enjoy!

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Technical: Fujifilm X-T2 with Fujifilm XF100-400 F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens at 235mm, 1/250 sec at f/5.6, ISO 800 .   Processed in Lightroom CC.  Provia profile.  Minor exposure tweaks (whites +22, blacks -9). Clarity +6; Medium contrast curve. Masked sharpening +88.

May 2017 Wallpaper

We’re starting to see signs of Spring pop up here and there.  With luck, by the end of the month, we’ll see scenes more like this.  This was taken at Chinquapin Hill Farm in Pittsfield, NH in late May 2007. (In addition to beautiful horses and dogs, Karen has some spectacular flower beds on the farm.)  If it is a little dreary today, I hope this brightens things up a bit.

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Technical: Canon 1D Mark II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8 at 70mm, 1/60 sec at f/6.3, ISO 200.   Processed in Lightroom CC.  Camera Neutral profile. Minor contrast tweaks; medium contrast curve.  Vibrance +26; Clarity: +30; masked sharpening +40.

April 2017 Wallpaper

(Hey, I haven’t done my taxes either…) Continuing with the tardy horse theme, here is a wild mustang from a 2007 Shoot the Light workshop on the Wyoming/Colorado border.

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Technical: Canon 1D Mark II, EF 500mm f/4 + 1.4TC = 700mm, 1/800 sec at f/8, ISO 200.   Processed in Lightroom CC.  Camera Landscape profile. Minor contrast tweaks; medium contrast curve.  Vibrance +20; Clarity: +13.

March 2017 Wallpaper

Into the archives for the elusive “March” image.  I selected one from a trip we made a few years ago down the eastern seaboard to drop off my brother-in-law Glenn (who was beginning his hike of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia).  On the way back we stopped at one of my favorite National Wildlife Refuges: Chincoteague NWR in Virginia.   One of the denizens of the refuge is a group of feral ponies that have lived in the area since the 1800s.

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Technical: Canon 5D Mark II, EF 500mm f/4 + 1.4TC = 700mm, 1/1000 sec at f/5.6, ISO 1000.   Processed in Lightroom CC.  Camera Neutral profile. Minor contrast tweaks; medium contrast curve.  Vibrance +16; Clarity: +13.