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My Nikon D200 and I captured this seagull on my way to Mt. Washington a couple of weeks ago.  The sky was grey, and I decided that he (or she) would look considerably better against a colorful sky.  Hence, I went back to a sunset I had taken a couple of years ago, and did a cut and paste to combine the two images. 

Settings for the seagull were the following:  focal length:  135mm, f 10.0, esposure of 1/500, ISO 320.

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A Winter Wonderland of a Different Sort

A Winter Wonderland of a Different Sort

 

February 20, 2008 was a clear, frigid night.  I set up my tripod at about 9:15 p.m. and made my first exposures at about 9:35 p.m.  I had my Nikon D200 set on remote control, and I remember that my hands kept freezing up as I removed my warm gloves to press the shutter release repeatedly.  I took my last photo of this full lunar eclipse at 2:37 A.M. the next morning (Feb. 21) .  In total, I make 216 exposures at varying apertures and shutter speeds.  I tried matrix metering and center-weighted metering, but I had the most success with spot-metering.  Again, I varied exposure, but I usually underexposed by one to three full stops.  I used ISO’s ranging from 500 to 1000 and apertures from 5.6-11.  I created the moon collage over the next several days, and then photographed the town hall on a clear night about a week later.  I combined the photos in Photoshop Elements 6.0.

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In Remembrance of Those Who Gave Their Lives

In Remembrance of Those Who Gave Their Lives

 

These men, dressed as Confederate soldiers, were at the dedication of the Gettysburg Visitors Center.  The photo was taken in color (Panasonic Lumix TZ5, f 8.0, 1/250) but converted to Sepia in Picassa 2.0, and edited in Photoshop Elements 6.0.  Though this was a posed shot, at my request, it seemed–nevetheless–that the expression on their faces says a great deal.

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In Remembrance of Those Who Gave Their Lives

In Remembrance of Those Who Gave Their Lives

 

These men gathered, in authentic Civil War Union attire, at the new Gettysburg Memorial Visitor’s Center in Pennsylvania.  They demonstrated military formations and mock-firing of weapons.  Gettysburg was amazing—the brand-new museum (visitor’s center) as well as the battlefield tour, which I did with the aid of an audio CD and a map.  I posted this in honor of all of our veterans and all those who died so that our country and freedom might live.  Thanks to Nick Boren  http://www.flickr.com/photos/cougars/  for inspiring me to post my photos on this theme, by viewing his extraordinary images on his photoblog.

(Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5, f4.7, 1/160, iso 400)

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In Remembrance of Those Who Gave Their Lives

In Remembrance of Those Who Gave Their Lives

 

I like the juxtaposition here of the cannon and the cemetery—cause and effect.  This is the cemetery in which Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address:  “…that these dead shall not have died in vain, and that Government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from this earth.”

(Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5, f 4.2. 1/250, iso 400)

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

For those of us who love cats, I wanted to post this seasonal photo of our Princess, getting ready for Thanksgiving.  Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!   (Sony Cybershot, 5.0 megapixels, other info. not saved)

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Our Princess

Our Princess and Her Fiery Friend

Our Princess and Her Fiery Friend

Our Princess is now seven years old.  When we make a fire in the fireplace (usually with a store-bought manufactured log) she loves to watch the flames.  After taking a series of photos, I discovered this picture, in which the flames take on a rather curious shape…..  I did not retouch those flames at all; that was their actual shape.  Pretty cool, eh?  What do they look like to you?  (Olympus C3030Z—-3.2 megapixel, f 2.8, iso 200, 1/6 speed)

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