Category Archives: Environment

October 2017 Wallpaper

Autumn painting the landscape along the Assabet River in 2008.   Here’s hoping this year is as colorful.

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Technical: Canon 1D Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 at 70mm; 1/200 sec at f/4.5, ISO 200.  Handheld from a kayak.  Processed with Lightroom CC, Camera Faithful profile, strong contrast curve, vibrance +15, clarity: +25, masked sharpening.

September 2017 Wallpaper

Cedar Waxwings are particularly handsome birds and they were plentiful on Aziscohos Lake a few weeks ago.  They tend to travel in flocks and a group of them were bouncing around on an island as we paddled by.

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Technical: Fujifilm X-T2, Fuji XF100-400mm at 400mm, 1/640 at f/5.6, ISO 400, handheld from kayak.  A small amount of processing in Lightroom CC: masked sharpening, clarity +8, whites +20, green luminosity -10 (just enough to make the birds pop a bit more), linear contrast curve.

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.