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A Gnome’s Eye View

October 5, 2014 in Blog, Photography
Click for full screen image. Taken at 1/125 second at f/5, ISO 200 with a EF8-15mm f/4L FISHEYE USM @ 15 mm on a Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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Taken at 1/125 second at f/5, ISO 200 with a EF8-15mm f/4L FISHEYE USM @ 15 mm on a Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark III

It’s been a little while since I updated this blog, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been shooting! I have more pics to share than I have time to post, and have also been posting a lot more on Instagram. Although I’ve had an Instagram account forever, I did not post enough there. Time to remedy that. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hartford Riverfest Fireworks 2014

July 15, 2014 in Blog, Photography
Photographing Hartford's Riverfest 2014 fireworks from the Connecticut River.

Photographing Hartford’s Riverfest 2014 fireworks from the Connecticut River.

This past Saturday, Hartford, CT’s Riverfront Recapture’s put on Riverfest 2014 capped off with an amazing fireworks show by Atlas Pyrovision! As has been the case in year’s past, it was a spectacular show on the Connecticut River, with crowds lining both banks and the bridges. After photographing the Riverfest 2009 show, I had a vision of the kind of shots I wanted to create, and knew they would require a bit of extra effort to make themย  happen.

There were no sight lines available along the shoreline. But who says we have to stay within the lines?

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“Ribbit says He”

July 7, 2014 in Blog
Click for full screen image. Taken at 1/15 second at f/6.3, ISO 800 with a EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM @ 180 mm on a Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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Taken at 1/15 second at f/6.3, ISO 800 with a EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM @ 180 mm on a Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Ribbit says He

Now photograph Me

And then let me Be.

Nothing like a little time spent at the frog pond with friends. Or, frogs. As the clouds came in giving some nice flat light, I went out this evening, set up my tripod splayed out over the pond, and sat. And waited. Patience is a virtue, and also a wonderful excuse to enjoy some peace and quiet while waiting for our animal friends to get used to your presence.

Juan Pons once told me that if you can sit quietly for 10 minutes, the animals will start to return. It was great advice and shown true again today. And if they don’t? Well you still enjoyed 10 minutes of uninterrupted time which is more than many of us may get in a normal day. ๐Ÿ™‚ Win win in my book.

Beauty of Summer Light in Tolland

June 11, 2014 in Blog, Photography
Click for full screen image. Taken at 1/250 second at f/1.4, ISO 640 with a EF85mm f/1.2L II USM @ 85 mm on a Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark III Buy a print of this image now.

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Taken at 1/250 second at f/1.4, ISO 640 with a EF85mm f/1.2L II USM @ 85 mm on a Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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Where we live in Tolland, there is beautiful light much of the year when the sun starts to set through the trees. However, this time of year something about it is just that much more amazing.

As the sun passes overhead and the shade encroaches into the yard, the light filters down through the newly-grown leaves, and spots and colors dapple branches, providing fleeting moments of beauty that last no longer than your moment of awe.

Every afternoon is a new show put on by nature that I am fortunate to enjoy.

-Jeremy