Hidden Falls at Blackwater

ImageGood morning,
I almost had this one slip through the cracks for my February posts. At our most recent workshop, my son Zach found this hidden jewel nestled over the edge of the mountain. Normally this wouldn’t be a challenge to reach but with all of the ice and snow it proved more difficult than one would think.

One of the coolest tools that I found for positioning myself in ice and slippery conditions are “Micro Spikes”. These slip on miniature crampons are ideal for winter landscape shooting around icy covered waterfalls and creeks.

Best of Light,

Ed

Homestead

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Greetings,

Sometimes certain subjects spark a certain feeling or mood to the photographer and one of my goals is to convey that to the viewer.
Here, I tried to capture this rural farm setting and portray a sense of isolation and Americana. Although it was very pretty in color, it spoke to me in black and white!

Best of Light,

Ed

Spring House

 

2014-3543Good evening everyone,
As this snowy week comes to a close, I hope that the everyone has been safe and warm. The official word on snowfall for Atglen, was just over 18 inches.While there are many people that dislike snow, I’m not one of them. I find snow creates a opportunity to capture ordinary subjects in a different setting. Let’s be honest, things look new and fresh with a coat of snow.

Best of Light,

Ed

 

Back Roads of West Virginia

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Happy Monday morning Everyone,
While working closely with one of our clients at our last West Virginia winter workshop on how to shoot panoramic images and the correct use of our Really Right Stuff Pro Omni Pivot package Pano kit, I captured this image.
The image itself represents some of the amazing finds that you come across while driving the back roads of West Virginia!

This is 9 images shot in a vertical position and stitched with Autopano Giga. I like to use my Tamron 70-200mm for all of my panoramic images. It not only captures outstanding detail the color purity is amazing without shifts between frames.

Best of Light,

Ed

Capturing the Mood

2014-3548Good Morning,
With many people still out of power here in southeastern Pennsylvania we were fortunate that we never lost power in Atglen.
Since we were blessed with our power situation, I did have an opportunity to capitalize on the beautiful snow and ice that coated everything showing mother nature in her winter whites. Here’s one of my favorite little roads “Creek Road” that is local and easily accessible for me in all weather conditions.I know it helps to have a four-wheel-drive vehicle that allows me to get around to some of my favorite spots.

Best of Light,

Ed

Opportunities

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Good morning and it looks like we have another snowy day in Eastern Pennsylvania!

Over the weekend Kelly and I taught a private camera club workshop at Blackwater Falls, West Virginia. We had an outstanding group that was very energetic and thirsty for knowledge.

Although our conditions were not optimal (no fresh snow) we did have great subjects to work with allowing us to create a few nice images.

I titled this blog post “Opportunities”. Many people expect to get out and have amazing light all day so that they can create extraordinary images, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes we are only blessed with a very short window or glimpse of beautiful light. This is where creating an opportunity (by being in the right place at the right time) is all we need to make a nice capture.

Best of light,
Ed