BVI – 5

Paddle boarding was something that I really wanted to try, especially since I had a GoPro with chest mount.

For those of you who haven’t tried to shoot with a GoPro before, it’s a very different experience compared to a traditional camera.  There’s no viewfinder or back screen so you can’t see what any of your shots look like.  You have to get used to the field of view, so you can anticipate what your photos will look like.  For the shot below, I tried several different angles to make sure I got something good.

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BVI – 2

As I said in my last post, the last ferry for the resort was quite late.   Even though we had a fun art exhibit to walk through and pass the time, it didn’t quite capture our interest for the entire wait.

Since we still had time to kill, my brother- and sister-in-law were quite willing to make some goofy silhouettes for me to capture against the purple shades of dusk.

For any sort of silhouette photos, my recommendation would by to switch your camera into manual mode.  Left in any of the other modes the camera’s sensors will generally try to compensate for the darkness by decreasing the shutter speed, and you will wind up with a blurry and too bright photo.

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BVI – 1

After our relatively short stay in Puerto Rico we continued onto the main part of our vacation, a family reunion at Bitter End Yacht Club in the British Virgin Island.

Unfortunately our flight was delayed so we had to catch a very late ferry to the resort out of Trellis Bay.  Fortunately the ferry landing was just a short walk down the beach to an art exhibit, where I was able to get the photo below.  I’ve been looking online but haven’t been able to find an artist name, so if anyone finds out please let me know so I can add it to this post.

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Puerto Rico – 3

Imagine you’re living in the 16th century and on a ship tasked with capturing an enemy harbor.  How do you get by cannons on both sides of the only harbor entrance?  That’s probably why the Castillo San Felipe del Morro was never taken by sea.

It’s about all I could think of when I took the photo below.

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Photo Information

  • Date Taken: 3/17/2016, 12:55:31 PM
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • Camera NIKON CORPORATION
  • Exposure: 1/320 s at f/11.0
  • ISO: 200
  • Lens: 105.0 mm
  • Focal Length: 11.0 mm
  • Flash: Did not fire
  • Exposure Program: Aperture priority
  • Metering Mode: Center Weight

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Puerto Rico – 2

While we were exploring the Castillo San Felipe del Morro, and finding iguanas, I was able to get the photo below looking out towards the fort’s breakers.

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Photo Information

  • Date Taken: 3/17/2016, 12:02:15 PM
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • Camera NIKON CORPORATION
  • Exposure: 1/1250 s at f/6.3
  • ISO: 200
  • Lens: 11.0-16.0 mm f/2.8
  • Focal Length: 11.0 mm
  • Flash: Did not fire
  • Exposure Program: Aperture priority
  • Metering Mode: Center Weight

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Puerto Rico – 1

Going to try and get my blog going again.  I find winter makes it particularly difficult for me to feel motivated to take photos, but now that it’s “spring” again, I’m going to try to keeps the posts coming.  I also just got back from a vacation in Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands, so I have several travel photos to work through. Continue reading

Macro – 1

I really enjoy Macro photography but usually feel that my attempts are not great.  Macro photography is basically taking close up shots of small things.  Below is one of my recent attempts that I actually quite liked.  It’s a pulley from one of the boats in Bristol Harbor.

I’m not sure I can quite explain why I like Macro photography, but the next several shots I post will likely be of this style.

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Photo Information

  • Date Taken: 12/20/2015, 4:30:12 PM
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • Camera NIKON CORPORATION
  • Exposure: 1/13 s at f/3.0
  • ISO: 800
  • Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8
  • Focal Length: 105.0 mm
  • Flash: Did not fire
  • Exposure Program: Aperture priority
  • Metering Mode: Center Weight

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Bristol – 2

Like last week, this is another shot from wandering around Bristol RI.

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Photo Information

  • Date Taken: 12/20/2015 16:16:59
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • Camera NIKON CORPORATION
  • Exposure: 1/15 s at f/3.2
  • ISO: 2000
  • Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8
  • Focal Length: 105.0 mm
  • Flash: Did not fire
  • Exposure Program: Aperture priority
  • Metering Mode: Center Weight

You can buy this photo here or browse through other photos in my gallery