THE AUTUMNAL EQUINOX

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Happy First Day of Autumn,

As summer is quickly ushered out I see the ever present signs of autumn everywhere. Daylight hours shrink and temperatures drop, the trees are starting to exhibit their colorful coat of painted glory. The farmers work feverishly to gather the crops as they have done as their fathers before them. The birds and squirrels seem to be working overtime in preparation for the winter months. The sounds and smells of autumn are unmistakably crisp and welcoming. Like an old friend your well-worn sweater accompanies you on those early mornings as you start your daily rituals. Starting a new season is always bittersweet but time stops for no one and life marches on.

Metadata:

  • Nikon D810
  • Tamron Lens –SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC @70mm
  • Gitzo GT3542xls tripod
  • Lexar CF Card
  • Hoodman USA
  • OP/TECH USA Classic Strap
  • Nik Software
  • Exposure – one seconds
  • Aperture – f/16
  • ISO – 64
  • Manual Mode

Best of Light,

Ed

 

Year’s End

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Good morning and Happy New Year,

As 2015 comes to a close I’d like to take a moment and reflect on this past year. It’s been a good year, although it hasn’t been without troubles and trials, I am thankful for what I have been given! I have met some amazing people and have made some new friends. I have been very blessed and I’m looking forward to new adventures and journeys in the coming year.

Yesterday morning Zach and I traveled over to the Susquehanna River for sunrise. Well needless to say sunrise was a bust but the trip certainly wasn’t a failure. We ended up capturing this great old barn nestled on the hillside.

Metadata:

  • Nikon D810
  • Tamron lens –SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC @ 80mm
  • Gitzo GT3542xls tripod
  • Singh Ray Filters
  • Lexar CF Card
  • Topaz Labs
  • Exposure – 0.7 seconds
  • Aperture – f/16
  • ISO – 64
  • Manual Mode

Best of Light,

Ed

Sunrise Barn

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Good morning and thanks for stopping by 🙂

This image is from our sunrise outing yesterday (Sunday) morning. Zach and I took a ride out through scenic Lancaster County in hopes of finding a nice red barn to contrast with the fresh snow and it didn’t take long for us to find exactly what we were looking for! One of the nice things about living in a rural area is you can normally find parking along the road where you would like to shoot. Of course this isn’t always the case but more often than not we luck out.

As you can imagine Lancaster County has a ton of barns and a majority of them are Amish. The trick is finding one that is located in a good spot (not too much clutter) and it helps if it is facing in the right direction (sunrise or sunset) depending on the time of day you’re out shooting. Okay, I guess I’ll come clean (grin). I’ve shot this barn before and knew exactly where we needed to be to capture sunrise and its resplendent color.

I’m going to try and blog more often so please stay tuned 🙂

Metadata:

  • Nikon D800
  • Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 lens
  • Gitzo gt3542 carbon fiber tripod
  • Exposure – 1/10 second
  • Aperture – f/11
  • ISO – 100
  • Focal length – 70mm
  • Manual Mode
  • BlackRapid Yeti Strap

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

Tobacco

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Greetings,

With summer quickly drawing to an end I see signs of autumn everywhere.  Reflecting back on my youth I always heard my parents say “where does the time go” and as I get older I truly understand what they meant.  The season pass by so quickly now days its hard to keep up…  Already, the Amish are starting to harvest their tobacco crop and before you know it it will be hanging in the barns to dry.

Best of Light,

Ed

The Camera You Have With You!

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Greetings,
Here lately had been focusing a lot of attention to creating aerial photographs along with video. It’s a very welcomed challenge and seems to be very addicting creating a not so average viewpoint.
So, while I was out capturing some aerial video footage this week the sunset was incredible and guess what, I didn’t have my camera with me. One of the things that you always hear people ask is “what is the best camera…” and the correct reply would be “the one you have with you”.
This image was captured with my iPhone and I’m pretty happy with the results.

Best of light,
Ed

Symmetry

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Finding simple graphic compositions is much easier when there is some symmetry or repetition to utilize. Look for layers or repeating elements when creating compositions or as I like to say designing an image. Finding the simple clean compositions will make your images much stronger.

Best of Light,

Ed