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March 2016 Wallpaper

March 2016 Wallpaper

March is not a month that produces a lot of great “spring is here” photographs.  We’re really in between winter and spring and it varies greatly from year to year as to whether you are outside on the right day to find a good photograph.  I dug 10 years into my archive to find something that didn’t have snow and ice…  I hope you enjoy this little sign of spring.

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Technical: Canon 1D Mk II, EF 70-200 f/2.8 L, with 1.4x TC at 210mm, 1/640, f/5, ISO 400. Handheld from kayak. Processed with Lightroom CC 2015 – minor contrast tweaks and spot exposure adjustments.

December 2013 Wallpaper

December 2013 Wallpaper

Oh my, this was a busy week.  Terribly sorry this took so long.  Here’s a December 2006 image of a Great Blue Heron along the Assabet River in Stow.   I had a number of foggy December morning images, which we’re having a lot nowadays, but they felt a little too serene for the holidays…   And with that, my best wishes to all for a safe and happy holiday season.

Download the 1024×768 version here. (Great for your iPad)

Download the 1280×800 version here.

Download the 1366×768 version here.

Download the 1920×1080 version here. (HDTV widescreen)

Download the 1680×1050 version here.

Download the 2448×1836 version here. (iOS 7 iPads with Retina Screens)

Technical: Canon 1D Mk2, 500mm, handheld from kayak.  Basic processing in Lightroom 5 (minor exposure tweaks).

December 2012 Wallpaper

December has arrived with a few foggy mornings, which got me to digging through the catalog for an image that captured that kind of feel you get when snow and fog come together.  I found this 2007 image of Elizabeth Brook in Stow that has never been published before (although a similar one earlier in the series has been part of an exhibit on the Assabet River).

If you like the above image you can download it to your computer and use it as your desktop or tablet wallpaper. A few of the common screen sizes are available:

Download the 1024×768 version here. (Perfect for your iPad)

Download the 1280×1024 version here.

Download the 1680×1050 version here.

Technical: Canon 40D, 24-70mm f/2.8L at f/11, 1/125 second at ISO 200.  Processed with Lightroom 4, mostly contrast enhancements, e.g., a 3/4 stop graduated ND filter was applied to the upper right quadrant, a touch of negative clarity (-19) restored the atmospheric effect that the contrast tweaks took away.

November 2012 Wallpaper

This was taken in November a few years ago on the Assabet River in Stow.  The primary challenge was trying to compose this scene while the kayak was being pushed by a fairly moderate current.   My Lightroom catalog has about 20+ versions of this photograph as I struggled to put all of the pieces together.

If you like the above image you can download it to your computer and use it as your desktop or tablet wallpaper. A few of the common screen sizes are available:

Download the 1024×768 version here. (Perfect for your iPad)

Download the 1280×1024 version here.

Download the 1680×1050 version here.

 

Waning Days of Summer on Lake Boon

I had to get out of the house and do a little bit of photography.  I have a tiny project for our local state representative that I’ve had on the books for a while, waiting for the scenery to perk up.  So I headed out to Stow and did some shooting.  I ended up at Lake Boon and what unfolded over the next hour had “end of summer” written all over it.  It was a warm autumn evening and folks were still enjoying the lake as the sun creeped slowly to the horizon.

One of the great benefits of the new breed of DSLRs is the ability to shoot video and I took the opportunity to capture some of the quiet scenes that came by that evening.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  (Click the HD button for better quality if you’ve got fast internets.)