Category Archives: Photography

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.

February 2017 Wallpaper

I was pawing through my February archives and ran across a series of abstracts of the Assabet River that I shot in 2012.  I don’t normally do abstracts as part of the wallpaper series, but strangely enough I did one last February.  Although shot two years apart the mystery and lightness of these images obviously keeps getting my attention.  I hope they look good on your screens – it really comes to life when it is displayed on a big surface.

Looking forward to Spring…

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Technical: Canon 5D Mark II, EF 24-70mm f/2.8 @35mm, 13 sec at f/14, ISO 100.   Processed in Lightroom CC. Surprisingly few adjustments – just some basic exposure tweaks to compress in the highlights and bring out the shadow areas (below the surface): Canon Camera Neutral profile; EV -0.1; highlights -37; shadows +64; blacks -44; clarity +9; vibrance +15.

November 2016 Wallpaper

November 2016 Wallpaper

Well, I guess I didn’t have to worry about autumn colors here in New England.  By all accounts it has been pretty amazing out there and it has made even routine errands a joy. Best wishes to the start of the holiday season!

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Technical: Fujifilm X-T1, XF55-200mm @ 128mm, 1/180 at f/5.0, ISO 400. Processed with Lightroom CC, Provia profile, with a few exposure and contrast tweaks (blacks -48, being the most drastic, to bring down the background a bit more).

October 2016 Wallpaper

1680x1050-oct-2016

Happy Autumn.   For this month’s image I stuck my hand into the October archives and by chance this decade-old image popped out.   I don’t know if we’ll have good color this year with the drought and all.  We may need to travel to locations like this (Addison, Vermont) to get our color fix for the year…  I hope you have a great autumn season!

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Technical: Canon 1D Mk2, 70-200mm f/2.8L at 73mm; 1/250 @ f/8, ISO 200.  Processed with Lightroom CC.  Started with some small overall exposure tweaks: -0.3EV and brought down the highlights and black clipping -15 which created a solid tonal base. Added a general strong contrast curve.  The foreground grass was reflecting pretty strongly, so I pulled the greens down -11 and then added a GND filter which further pulled the foreground down (-0.4EV, h-10) into a comfortable range.