BVI – 4

While we were exploring Bitter End we found out that there was a boat ride over to  the baths.

The ride was about 20-30 min and on the way there I was able to get the photo below which shows some of the real-estate in the Virgin Islands.

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BVI – 3

As I mentioned in my previous few posts, we were waiting until quite late for the last ferry over to Bitter End Yacht Club, and since at this point all I really cared about was food and bed, I don’t have any good photos from our first night at the resort.

However, the following morning I was able to take the photo below.

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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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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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Angie and Paul’s Wedding – 7

Took a short break from posting photos over the last two weeks for Thanksgiving then for some home renovation, but this week I plan on posting our last photo from Angie and Paul’s wedding.

The photo below is one of my favorites from the end of night dancing and just has a really fun vibe to it.

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Photo Information

  • Date Taken: 10/2/2015, 8:38:21 PM
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • Camera NIKON CORPORATION
  • Exposure: 1/200 s at f/4.0
  • ISO: 1250
  • Lens: 11.0-16.0 mm f/2.8
  • Focal Length: 16.0 mm
  • Flash: Return light detected, compulsory mode
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Metering Mode: Matrix

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Angie and Paul’s Wedding – 6

I finally finished editing all the photos from this  wedding late last week, so we’re approaching the end of this photos series.  But in the mean time, this weeks photo is from the church.

Getting shots that I was happy with in the church was particularly difficult.  It was much darker than I expected, and I wasn’t allowed to use a flash.  However I was able to get a few decent shots by setting my ISO to 1600 and using the lowest aperture setting available.  Even with these settings, I found most of the photos were only OK in color and tended to work better once I changed them into B&W.

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Photo Information

  • Date Taken: 10/02/2015 15:10:21
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • Camera NIKON CORPORATION
  • Exposure: 1/100 s at f/2.8
  • ISO: 1600
  • Lens: 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8
  • Focal Length: 70.0 mm
  • Flash: Did not fire
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Metering Mode: Matrix

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Angie and Paul’s Wedding – 5

While we were gathering people up for family shots,  one of the bridesmaids told me that their champagne glasses matched the actual dresses they wore.  Immediately I knew that I wanted the glasses to be in focus, but the bridesmaids to be blurry in the background.

Unsurprisingly, conveying how this needed to be shot was harder than I expected.  I’m pretty sure they thought I was crazy and therefore didn’t want to extend their arms all the way, but the final product came out great.

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Photo Information

  • Date Taken: 10/02/2015 17:35:26
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • Camera NIKON CORPORATION
  • Exposure: 1/60 s at f/2.8
  • ISO: 1600
  • Lens: 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8
  • Focal Length: 24.0 mm
  • Flash: Return light detected, compulsory mode
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Metering Mode: Matrix

You can browse through other photos in my gallery here