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

Canoe Creek Barn

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Good morning,
I wanted to share this image that I made last weekend at Canoe Creek State Park. Zach and I got up to shoot a few sunrise images and found this cool old barn up behind our cabin.

I love how the soft warm light highlights the barn and grasses.

Best of Light,

Ed

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

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

Country Life

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One of the real advantages of living out in a rural setting is the slow pace of life. We have country roads that are populated with Amish buggies and an occasional tractor that we contend with but hey, who’s complaining.

This farm sits on the site of the “Christiana Riot” or “Tragedy” as it became known, ignited a nation increasingly divided over the issue of slavery.

Best of Light,

Ed