Waiting

Tonight post is a single image of a group of boats that I found just sitting there waiting to be taken out for a ride.  I often look for patterns or repeating shapes to photograph.  This image has a repeating pattern that takes you into the photo.  I chose to present this image in black and white as I felt that color was distracting to the overall mood of the photo.

Tied Up

Out for a Ride

As I sit here and glance over at the thermometer it currently reads 25 degrees and falling.  So continuing with the “I wish it was warmer” theme.  I’m posting a photo I took this past summer in Ohiopyle State Park.  For this shot I used a D300 and a fisheye lens.  I then made adjustments in Lightroom 4 and Photoshop.

So here’s to warmer weather, bicycle rides, and relaxing in the sun.

Out for a Ride

Butterfly Dreams

Tonights post takes us back to the warmth of summer, flowers, and butterflies.  I’m including two photos from a trip this past summer to Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, Pa.  Every summer they have a butterfly garden with many different types of butterflies.  If your in the area be sure and stop by the butterfly garden.

Hope you enjoy.

Hiding I'm Looking at You

Water, Kayak, and Sun: Equal Fun

As I watched the snow fall and the wind blow today I thought back to the warm summer days, as I’m sure many do when faced with the bitter cold of winter.  So today I’m posting some photographs from a spot in Ohiopyle State Park along the Youghiogheny River.  The river runs through the heart of the park and people come from all over to kayak the section know as the lower Yough.  I spent one summer on the river working as a photographer taking photos of the rafters and kayakers.  And from time to time I’ll venture back to the old spot and take a few shots and enjoy a peaceful day in the park.

Hope this warms your bones if your in the dead of winter.

Birds of a Feather

Well once agin the temperature in in the teens and tomorrow will be no exception.  So I got to thinking what can one do to feel like its warm and tropical yet not spend a small fortune on a plane ticket to Fiji?  Well in Pittsburgh (current temperature 16 degrees F) you could visit the National Aviary.  It’s a really cool place to visit and see some really amazing birds up close and personal.  I visit the aviary every year in the winter months as it is fairy warm and it gives you a chance to get out and take some photos on one of those cold winter days.

Below are a few of the photos I have taken at the aviary.  Hope you enjoy!

Eagle Flamingo Taking Off Yellow Bird

A Swift River

For tonights post I am showing you a photograph that I took last summer in the middle of the day in bright sunlight.  By stacking Neutral Density filters on top of one another I was able to get the exposure down to 35sec at f22 with 100 ISO.  This is a digital photo and I found with longer exposures and more filters I was getting a strange red cast to the photographs.

Let me know your thoughts and if you have ever experimented with this type of filter stacking before.

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