Upper Chesapeake Bay Dawn

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Over the weekend I assisted Zach on an aerial video shoot for a fishing tournament in Northeast Maryland. It’s kind of funny those fishermen are much like us photographers they start early (lol). We left the house at 4:30 am hoping to arrive on location at around 5:30am. This would give us enough time to coordinate with the client making sure we got what he needed. So after our chat we had a little bit of down time and not wanting to pass up a good opportunity, I set up to shoot a few early morning images and was very happy with my results!

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  • Nikon D3
  • Tamron Lens 28-300mm
  • Aperture – f/8
  • Exposure – 20 seconds
  • Focal length – 28mm
  • ISO 200
  • White Balance – Auto
  • Metering – Matrix

Best of Light,

Ed

Opportunities

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Greetings,
Sometimes you’re presented with a gift as I was this morning when I walked out onto my back deck. As the fog burned off and the sun started to shine through highlighting this awesome spiderweb I knew this would be a great opportunity for me to photograph. However it presented several problems. One being that it looked good from my deck but my deck is 6 feet tall and 60 feet from the spiderweb. So if I walked off of the deck to get closer I lost my whole perspective. To compensate I pulled out a 6 foot step ladder climb to the top and sat my tripod on the roof of my shed. Sometimes its all about determination 🙂

Metadata:

  • Nikon D3
  • Tamron SP150-600m lens
  • My trusty Gitzo CF Tripod
  • Lexar CF 800x Memory Card
  • Aperture – f/6.3
  • Exposure – 1/180 sec
  • Focal Length – 550mm
  • ISO – 400 (needed to stop a light breeze)

 

Best of light,
Ed

i1 Display Pro

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Good morning,

I wanted to take a moment to give a huge shout out to the MacGroup. They were instrumental in getting me up and running again!

Now, on to talk about the i1 Display Pro and the amazing job it does! If you’re like me and many other photographers now days we use a dual monitor system. By having a dual monitor it allows you to spread out your working area. When I’m editing my images in either Lightroom or Photoshop I can have only my image on my main monitor and my toolbar and palettes on my second monitor. It creates less distractions and I can see my image larger.  Having said all of this the i1 Display Pro got both of my monitors very very close to each other color wise. This can be a difficult task because my main monitor (EIZO) is a wide gamut monitor whereas my second monitor is just a generic run-of-the-mill. Getting these two to match or at least close is a difficult task for sure (it’s very difficult to tell from this crappy iPad image) however the i1 Display Pro did an excellent job!!!

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http://www.xrite.com/i1display-pro

Best of Light,

Ed

County Fair

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Good morning and it is a another beautiful fall day here in eastern Pennsylvania.
Last night I had the pleasure of visiting the Solanco Fair in Quarryville with Zach and Kelly. Our original plan was to catch the antique tractor pulls, which we did, but this cool truck just caught my eye. Here I wanted to exaggerate the perspective by getting low and up close to this awesome antique trunk.

I so want one of these!!!!

Best of Light,

Ed

Frames

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Good morning everyone,
I want to take a moment to talk about the compositional element of “frames”. Frames can be a very powerful tool when you’re composing an image. It not only highlights your main subject it also helps to direct the viewers eye to an area of the image. I’m always on the lookout for different compositional elements that can enhance my image.

Metadata:

  • Nikon D3
  • Tamron 28-300mm lens @28mm
  • Gitzo Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Apeture – f/16
  • Exposure – 1/10 sec
  • ISO – 400

Best of light,
Ed

Winding Glen

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Good morning,
Anyone that has heard me lecture or attended one of my workshops will know that I’m a huge advocate of getting out during storm edges. When I say storm edges, I’m referring to just before a storm moves through or just as it’s moving out. This is when you get the most dramatic light which in turn creates extraordinary images. “My motto for my photography is ” learning to capture light will create extraordinary images from ordinary subjects”

Best of Light,

Ed