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Two Minute Blue Hour, Lake Sam Rayburn TX    A view from the new beach we've found at Lake Sam Rayburn.  I can't stress enough how cool this beach is.  My photos don't really give any sense of what it looks like, just the view.  I'll have to take a video the next time we're there.  Maybe I'm just really excited because the previous 20 or so lake views we've scouted on two different lakes have mostly been a bust.  We're really looking forward to spending the day there sometime in the next few weeks and exploring it further.      This is a single two minute exposure taken some 20 minutes after the sun went down.  This is one of the last shots of the night and it was getting dark fast.  I'm always surprised how much light I can continue to capture long after the sun goes down.  I used a 3-stop hard-step graduated neutral density filter to block three stops of light above the horizon.  I've always admired the abstract feeling of really long exposures on the water, and it has been a goal of mine to make some really long exposures of my own.  I've still got a lot to learn.  I'm also trying to break my habit of using 17mm and f/22, but habits are hard to break.    QUESTION:  I'm interested to hear your thoughts about the color temperature of this photo.  What color temperature do you think I used for this photo?  What's your best guess?  What is the appropriate color temperature for this situation 20 minutes after sundown?    Critiques always welcome!    Daily photo: August 29, 2012, taken August 26, 2012
Old lady at sunrise
June 11, 2011    This is the same abandoned station where the marching line of gas pumps were found.  You can see that shot posted on June 5th here if you missed it.  I know many of you have seen it because of the wonderful comments which are very appreciated.    http://lgood.smugmug.com/Other/Daily-Photos-2010/12484643_ezMcC#1367630283_kkxm8S9    This is another set of gas pumps that are older in style, and were in front of the abandoned station.  As I mentioned before, there were 100s of pumps around this place.  It was so cool.    And here's an old sign that was in front of this old place- http://lgood.smugmug.com/Other/Signs/7752337_483tx//1061733754_#1376000970_H7MsspG    This was such a cool place and it brought back lots of memories for me from days gone by.  I hope you all enjoy it.    Linda
Frozen Tobolsk Kremlin. (1.2.2012)  Off to Rome tomorrow afternoon so may be MIA the rest of the week. Hope everyone's enjoyed their holidays & renewed for a fresh start to 2012.
1-16: Thursday morning we woke up to thick fog again. It lasted till about noon. I was able to go out on my lunch break and take some shots along the river right after the fog lifted. The fog had frozen to the tree branches and bushes. I was able to get some shots before it all melted.
11/23/10 - Tree in the Fog  I have been watching and studying this tree for a couple of years now.  Whenever there is fog, it seems to stand out from the backdrop...a solitary, lonely figure.  I finally made up  my mind yesterday to figure out where to park the car to get out to take a picture...not a small feat.  I do try to stay safe, but this location is more precarious than some.  Most days I am joyful as I spend time with the kids.  My life is full of laughter and color; it's vibrant and full of life like many of my pictures.  But some days at least deep inside it is like this too.  I guess a bit of that side is slipping through today.  I stopped to think about my mother for a few minutes when I took this.  She was involved in a horrible traffic accident with a tractor trailer on a foggy morning in November just before Thanksgiving in 1985.  For me, the fog will always be more than just the fog.  Back to bright and cheery tomorrow I promise...  Thanks for your comments on Johnny and the Jon boat.  It was as serene out there as you thought.  Little wind, warm sun on our skin, very few boats out on the lake...a calming hour without the chaos of life.  HAGD, Maryann
12-26: Another from the golf course on Wednesday morning. There was a heavy frost on the trees which, in this shot, was helping to pick up a glow from the sun.
08OCT2012  Milling Around  Dell's Mill aka Clark's Mill with some Fall foliage all lit up in the morning sun......Great place, scenic area with lots of barns to shoot as well.  Image won First Place in the "Travel Category" n4c.us in October 2012, submitted through the Omaha Camera Club.  Comments are welcome, lots of Wisconsin images to upload....have a great day!  Dan, sorry we didn't know you lived there....great area.
Gorgeous sunrise yesterday!!! The water was so still and the sky had such unique color. I shot all around the harbor for over 2 hours! Unlike today, where I overslept and missed the whole thing!  Plymouth Harbor, Ma
February 21, 2011 - "Restoration Questionable"  This vehicle is on display in front of some Key West stores.  I did some research and believe that nameplate on the hood is part of the original vehicle.  Your response to my Key West sunset image was greatly appreciated.
11/05/09 - Historic Yates Mill Pond at Sunset  I posted a picture of the actual water wheel in my gallery earlier this year.  In this picture, you can't see the wheel, but you get this lovely reflection instead.  After Joey's flu shot, I decided to make the best of a wonderful afternoon and go for a quick hike around the mill pond.  Unfortunately, we were really there a good 30-60 minutes too late to be taking good pictures.  I had to bump up the saturation on this one to improve the color.      This is the same shot taken on 10/26 last year when the sun was better and the tree closest to the mill still had yellow leaves on it.  http://fotomom.smugmug.com/Yates-Mill-Pond/Yates-Mill-Photo-Contest-2009/7088136_34LZC#454338880_TdGL2  In both cases, the sky looks better in the reflection than in the final shot.  I'm not sure how to get around that...especially in last night's picture when the sky really didn't have much blue in it.      We still have not had a frost or freeze at my house, but it look like it's coming Friday night into Saturday.  I am storing ceramic bird baths and pots and taking in fragile plants that I can save.      I sure wish today was Friday...  HAGD,  Maryann
I took this picture at an exhibition of Eduard Munch's drawings. Was awarded gold medal from our national Photographic Society
9.2.09 - Snow and Rain  We woke up to fresh snow again this morning, and although it was cold it was quite a pleasant day. That is, until I decided to go out and get a Daily. I had hoped to take some night snow shots around the Cathedral, but it was raining heavily! The last time I took some photos here I got a ghostly biker zooming through the shot, tonight it was a bedraggled walker. Apart from a crop to get rid of boring foreground this is straight out of camera. Despite me standing over it with an umbrella some rain managed to get on the lens, but I think it adds to the watery scene (well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it).  For those that like to keep an eye on our Monday Challenges mine is here;  http://www.lightanddreamsphotography.com/gallery/7093288_hSxt4#470456288_tRiRP
12-21: This is another from the foggy morning at the Collindale golf course. The fog was freezing on some of the trees branches and needles
Sunlight - I had to wait that the sun settle a bit before shooting this one. I wanted the tree to glow. Cheers - JY
Two Minute Blue Hour, Lake Sam Rayburn TX

A view from the new beach we've found at Lake Sam Rayburn. I can't stress enough how cool this beach is. My photos don't really give any sense of what it looks like, just the view. I'll have to take a video the next time we're there. Maybe I'm just really excited because the previous 20 or so lake views we've scouted on two different lakes have mostly been a bust. We're really looking forward to spending the day there sometime in the next few weeks and exploring it further.

This is a single two minute exposure taken some 20 minutes after the sun went down. This is one of the last shots of the night and it was getting dark fast. I'm always surprised how much light I can continue to capture long after the sun goes down. I used a 3-stop hard-step graduated neutral density filter to block three stops of light above the horizon. I've always admired the abstract feeling of really long exposures on the water, and it has been a goal of mine to make some really long exposures of my own. I've still got a lot to learn. I'm also trying to break my habit of using 17mm and f/22, but habits are hard to break.

QUESTION: I'm interested to hear your thoughts about the color temperature of this photo. What color temperature do you think I used for this photo? What's your best guess? What is the appropriate color temperature for this situation 20 minutes after sundown?

Critiques always welcome!

Daily photo: August 29, 2012, taken August 26, 2012

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Two Minute Blue Hour, Lake Sam Rayburn TX    A view from the new beach we've found at Lake Sam Rayburn.  I can't stress enough how cool this beach is.  My photos don't really give any sense of what it looks like, just the view.  I'll have to take a video the next time we're there.  Maybe I'm just really excited because the previous 20 or so lake views we've scouted on two different lakes have mostly been a bust.  We're really looking forward to spending the day there sometime in the next few weeks and exploring it further.      This is a single two minute exposure taken some 20 minutes after the sun went down.  This is one of the last shots of the night and it was getting dark fast.  I'm always surprised how much light I can continue to capture long after the sun goes down.  I used a 3-stop hard-step graduated neutral density filter to block three stops of light above the horizon.  I've always admired the abstract feeling of really long exposures on the water, and it has been a goal of mine to make some really long exposures of my own.  I've still got a lot to learn.  I'm also trying to break my habit of using 17mm and f/22, but habits are hard to break.    QUESTION:  I'm interested to hear your thoughts about the color temperature of this photo.  What color temperature do you think I used for this photo?  What's your best guess?  What is the appropriate color temperature for this situation 20 minutes after sundown?    Critiques always welcome!    Daily photo: August 29, 2012, taken August 26, 2012
Two Minute Blue Hour, Lake Sam Rayburn TX

A view from the new beach we've found at Lake Sam Rayburn. I can't stress enough how cool this beach is. My photos don't really give any sense of what it looks like, just the view. I'll have to take a video the next time we're there. Maybe I'm just really excited because the previous 20 or so lake views we've scouted on two different lakes have mostly been a bust. We're really looking forward to spending the day there sometime in the next few weeks and exploring it further.

This is a single two minute exposure taken some 20 minutes after the sun went down. This is one of the last shots of the night and it was getting dark fast. I'm always surprised how much light I can continue to capture long after the sun goes down. I used a 3-stop hard-step graduated neutral density filter to block three stops of light above the horizon. I've always admired the abstract feeling of really long exposures on the water, and it has been a goal of mine to make some really long exposures of my own. I've still got a lot to learn. I'm also trying to break my habit of using 17mm and f/22, but habits are hard to break.

QUESTION: I'm interested to hear your thoughts about the color temperature of this photo. What color temperature do you think I used for this photo? What's your best guess? What is the appropriate color temperature for this situation 20 minutes after sundown?

Critiques always welcome!

Daily photo: August 29, 2012, taken August 26, 2012

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