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February 2015 Wallpaper

February 2015 Wallpaper

As probably most of you reading this know, we’ve had a lot snow in the past couple of weeks. This morning we were digging out from the latest foot of snow to fall (with two more storms in the queue for the coming weeks). On the bright side, the snow created this month’s image.

Betsy noticed this scene, so she gets equal credit — I was still inside when the light started to fall on the backyard with the long shadows from the neighbor’s trees.

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Technical: Fuji X-T1, XF 18-55mm LM OIS @ 46mm, 1/180, f/7.1, ISO 200. Handheld. Processed in Lightroom 5 – lots of tweaks to the contrast and colors — this was a very narrow contrast scene so there was a lot to play with.  (For those of you that must know… exposure -1/3, shadows -19, blacks -43, clarity +11, vibrance +11, medium contrast tone curve, no adjustments, HSL sat/lum Orange +25, Yellow +10, sharpening 62, masking 56, Provia profile)

Happy New Year! January 2015 Wallpaper

January 2015 Wallpaper

Just in case anyone was under the impression that I had a New Year’s Resolution to get these images out on time in 2015…

Last week we had a burst of cold weather that reminded me of a similar frigid January morning in 2009.  The rising sun stirring the river into steam wherever the rays touch the surface creating a magical few minutes that reinforces the old photographer’s adage: bad weather makes for great photographs.

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Technical: Canon 5D Mark II.  Processed in Lightroom 5.  Minor contrast adjustments.

December 2014 Wallpaper

December 2014 Wallpaper

A variation on a gallery print I used in an exhibit on the Assabet River. Photograph was taken in December 2007.

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Technical: Canon 7D. Processed in Lightroom 5 (variety of exposure and contrast tweaks, masked additional clarity to the rocks and frost, leaving the water alone, somewhat aggressive sharpening to emphasize the frost crystals).

October 2014 Wallpaper

October 2014 Wallpaper

One of the late-blooming wildflowers in our backyard.   We had a burst of yellow this year: goldenrod, black-eyed susans, and whatever the heck these are… 🙂   The deep shade of my neighbor Liz’s pine trees combined with a soft overcast created an interesting opportunity for this composition.

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Technical: Fuji X-T1, 55-200mm f/4.8 R OIS on a tripod, 1/320 at f/8, ISO 320.   Processed in Lightroom 5 (small exposure tweaks, sharpening).

November 2013 Wallpaper

November 2013 Wallpaper

The peak colors of autumn have started to fade a bit around our area, but there are still a few trees ablaze with reds and yellows.  One of them is a Japanese Maple next to our pond.   I didn’t have the best light to photograph it in, but  just a day later the color was draining from the leaves so this will have to do.  I hope you enjoy this last bit of fall color and we look forward to the winter landscape’s emergence.

(Apologies to anyone who tried to download these before 9:30am on Monday.  I uploaded them to the wrong spot on Sunday. D’oh!)

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Technical: Canon 5D Mk2, 70-200mm, tripod.  Basic processing in Lightroom 5 (very minor exposure tweaks, somewhat aggressive sharpening).