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

 

“A View from the Orchard”

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Good morning,

I wanted to start off and wish everyone a happy Valentine’s Day weekend.

On Tuesday we had a nice surprise snowstorm blow through the region. I’m sure not many people are as excited about snow as I am but as a photographer it does certainly help clean up and enhance the winters’ stark backdrop. Kelly, Zach and I ran around Lancaster County to capture some of the local flair.

There was something about this scene that screamed my name. I added a texture overlay to give the scene a more artistic feel.

Metadata:

  • Nikon D810
  • Tamron lens – SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC
  • Gitzo GT3542xls tripod
  • Singh Ray Filters
  • Lexar CF Card
  • Topaz Labs
  • Exposure – 1/20 seconds
  • Aperture – f/167
  • ISO – 64
  • Manual Mode

Best of Light,

Ed

Horse & Buggy

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Good morning,

I seem to be running a little behind in my image processing and sharing. I’ve been pretty busy which I hear is a good thing (lol).

I just got back from a wildly successful workshop/lecture sponsored by Tamron at Precision Camera near Austin Texas. I love the people there and they are exactly what a teacher dreams about. They were very eager to learn, very appreciative with the information shared and all around great people.

As I mentioned I’m behind on my image sharing and this one is from a few weeks ago while Zach and I were out shooting barns at sunrise.
Metadata:
• Nikon D800
• Tamron lens –24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
• Gitzo GT3542xls tripod
• Singh Ray Filters
• Lexar CF Card
• Topaz Labs
• Exposure – 1/60
• Aperture – f/8
• ISO – 800 (to freeze the horse in low light)
• Manual Mode

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

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

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