Sunday, December 9, 2012

Mathers Bridge, Indian Harbour Beach, again

Nikon D90, Nikon 18-200mm lens at 28mm, f/16, 1/2sec, ISO 800

As I walked back to my van yesterday evening, I looked back at the bridge and had to stop for a couple of extra shots.

I love the deep blue sky at dusk.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Mathers Bridge Lights

Nikon D90, Nikon 18-200mm lens at 105mm, f/22, 1/30sec, ISO 800
One "corner" of a local drawbridge; Mathers Bridge in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla. 

I arrived just before sunset yesterday (Fri. 12/7/12) and in only a few minutes the sky turned from so-so to amazing.

I'm so glad I stopped and got out with my camera.

I was able to get some really good sunset shots but also some really interesting ones of the bridge's structure.

I liked the light in this shot and did a Photoshop Elements approximation of the Orton process on it.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

After Sunset, Sebastian Inlet, Florida

Nikon D90, Nikon 10-24mm lens at 10mm, f/16, 1/40sec, ISO 800
After sunset one day at Sebastian Inlet State Park.

Sebastian inlet is on a barrier island and is the nearest water access from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Atlantic Ocean from where I live in Palm Bay.  This is about fifteen miles south of our home.

In the photo I'm standing on the south shore of the inlet, and the camera is facing west and a bit north, back toward the mainland.

I could barely make out that wood stork there on the left, so I turned on my flash and held it up in my left hand pointed toward him.

My aim was a little off, the light from the flash hit mainly just short of of the stork, but the flash startled him and he flew away.  No chance to re-aim my flash for a second try.

I like this shot anyway, though it's not great.  The deep colors in the photo really bring back to me how pretty and peaceful it was there that evening.