Mar 262012

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A friend recently pointed me to this hidden gem of a location just 5 miles from my home, and I had a wonderful time exploring one morning in the rain and fog.

Photographed from a bird watching platform during a brief downpour, this image gave me an opportunity to try out my new Brella Bag—which actually kept the camera dry while I worked handheld!

Nikon D300; f11 @ 1/60 sec, ISO 320 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 36mm (54mm EFL); focus distance 10.59m

Jul 202011

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Another photograph taken during the recent Miksang workshop in Boulder. As we endure 96F heat and high humidity in Chicago, this image struck me as especially inviting to process. 😉

The white flecks were puffs of cottonwood seed floating on the pond’s surface, but remind me of  falling snow or cherry blossoms.

Nikon D300; f11 @ 1/180 sec, ISO 720 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 200mm (300mm EFL); focus distance 2.24m