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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.

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.

December 2017 Wallpaper

Winter, so far this year, is coming in like a lamb with crisp mornings vs. snowy storms.  Best wishes to everyone for a happy and safe holiday season.

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Technical: Canon 1D Mark II, 100mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/250 @ f/4, ISO 400.  Processed with Lightroom CC.  Camera Landscape profile, minor exposure tweaks (whites +25, blacks -35), linear tone curve, somewhat aggressive masked sharpening (+100), masked clarity (+20).  Apparently I missed a dust spot.  Sigh!

September 2015 Wallpaper

September 2015 Wallpaper

Another summer is drawing to a close..  Time to exhale.  A view from Lobster Lake in Maine taken on our recent trip there.

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Technical: Fuji X-T1, XF55-200mm f/3.5 @ 90mm, 1/400 @ f/13, ISO 400. Handheld. Processed with Lightroom CC 2015: clarity +15, exposure almost untouched: just pushed the whites +67 with graduated filter below the horizon to better match what the eye would see).

One Hundred Hours on Lobster Lake

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Our intrepid paddling group has returned from our annual expedition.  A bit less ambitious than last year’s Boundary Waters adventure, it still proved to be a wonderful time with good friends and an interesting location along the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

What follows is a photo journal of our 100 hours on Lobster Lake in Maine.  It is a bit of a travelogue with occasional side-trips into how the photographs were made.  I hope either aspect of the narrative won’t be too boring for the different readers of this article.

I’m guessing your first thought it something akin to “Where the heck is Lobster Lake?”  Fair question.   It’s located a bit north and east of Moosehead Lake (the largest lake in Maine) and about 20-30 miles west of Mount Katahdin.  The lake feeds a western branch of the Penobscot River.  The lake is so named due to its resemblance to a lobster claw.  As near as I can tell, it also the source for the idiom “If you don’t like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes”.

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