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Keystone Bridge in New Salem, Massachusetts

Keystone Bridge in New Salem, Massachusetts

This is the Keystone Bridge in New Salem, a small town in the North Quabbin Region of Central Massachusetts.   Our camera club, the North Quabbin Viewfinders (in Athol, MA) went here as part of one of our bi-monthly field trips.

I shot the bridge with my Nikon D700, ISO 200, f 22, 85 mm, with a shutter speed of three seconds to blur the water.  I then processed it in Dynamic Photo HDR.

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Brant Point Lighthouse in Nantucket, Massachusetts

The Gulls invaded the Brant Point well after day broke, and I was still there to catch the view.  Even clouds could not spoil the view.  Nantucket has so much to offer.  If you’ve never been there, I strongly recommend a mini-vacation, or a longer one, if you have the time and capital. 

Nikon D80,  40mm,  f 10.0,  1/640, ISO 400, WB cloudy

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Brant Point Lighthouse

Brant Point Lighthouse

Looking back, I realized that it was just two years ago that my wife and I took a  mini-vacation at Nantucket Island, off the coast of Massachusetts.  It was a wonderfully romantic three days, filled with  sightseeing, shopping, and photography (also some real relaxation).  This is the Brant Point Lighthouse, the second oldest lighthouse in America (1746).  It is also the lowest lighthouse in New England, only 26 feet above sea level.  This shot was taken at 6:26 p.m., and it was pretty chilly out there for mid-April.  I shot this lighthouse for more than two hours as the light kept changing.

Nikon D80, 40mm, f4.5, 1/80, -1/3

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Moonrise at Arches

Moonrise at Arches

 

I arrived at Utah’s Arches National Park later than I planned on September 14 this past year.  Still, I was fortunate to get a lovely moonrise and some gorgeous colors (deepened a bit on Picassa).  I hope to show some daytime shots of Arches, Bryce, and Zion soon.  Utah was fantastic.  I had no idea!

Panasonic Lumix TZ5   f3.4   focal length 30 mm

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Little Rock Arkansas Sunset

Little Rock Arkansas Sunset

 

I thought I’d download a few more photos from my cross-country trip this past September.  This is a view of Little Rock.  When I got there, I spent the first couple of hours finding this bridge and getting ready for what I hoped would be a glorious sunset.  I think I lucked out.  

Data:  Nikon D200, ISO 1000, focal length 33mm, 1/20 sec.

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Boston Skyline

Boston Skyline

This was my first attempt at HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging. I used Dynamic Photo HDR (3.43) –from Mediachance.com to combine two photos which I took on a weekend at the Hyatt Regency Harborside in Boston.  One photo was taken at a low Kelvin temperature (and came out mostly blue–with a bit of purple).  The other had a high Kelvin temperature and came out with a pinkish-orange glow.  This is the result. 

Data:  Nikon D200, ISO 100, f 7.1, 48mm, 3 seconds, 1/3 stop underexposed

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Arches National Park's Double Arch in Utah

Arches National Park

This gorgeous double arch at Utah’s Arches National Park was merely a 10-minute hike over medium terrain.  As you can likely tell, I used my circular polarizer to cut glare and haze and to bring out the blue in the sky.
I probably took about 75-100 photos of this double arch, most of them without tourists showing.  I posted this one, however, because I think that the people included (particularly the young lady with arms extended in the lower arch) help to give it a sense of scale.
I don’t mind admitting that it was a bit of a challenge when I decided that I had to experience the feeling of getting way up there inside that arch.  It was quite a climb over solid rock, but I did experience a feeling of triumph, mixed in with trepidation.
When people ask me what was most surprising about my cross-country trip, I often start with mentioning the sheer beauty of those three Utah national parks:  Arches, Bryce Canyon, and Zion national parks.  Stay tuned for some photos from the latter.
Photo info:  Nikon D200, Nikkor 18-200 VR lens at 18 mm, f 7.0

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Arizona's Vermillion Cliffs--Part of my In Search of America Cross-Country Trip

Arizona's Vermillion Cliffs

 

This is one of nearly 9000 photos I took on my 27 day whirlwind cross-country trip–one which I call “In Search of America.”   I had to  pull way off the highway and shoot quickly with my Nikon D200 at 20 mm (f10.0)  to get this.  Despite the sun and blue skies, I used a cloudy white balance to bring out the reds.  It is one of many scenes that made me open my mouth in awe and wonder.

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Welcome to my Photo Blog.  I appreciate having the opportunity to share some of my photos.  To find out a little bit about me, please click on “About” at the top of the page.  I am eager to hear your thoughts and responses about my work.  Please feel free to click on Comments to leave a comment of your own.  I intend to update this blog on a regular basis, so there should be new photos every day or two.  Thanks very much for visiting.  Please come back soon.             Warmly,   Mitch

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