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Sunday, August 26, 2012


One of my favorite subjects....old flowers. The texture of aging, a uniqueness that fresh new flowers lack. Shot with iPhone 4, photojojo tele lens, with Simply B&W then to Camera+ for Clarity and frame. Enjoy, Jeff

Saturday, August 18, 2012

HDR Heaven

Old Car


Cracked Window


Out with my great Bud Jeff A. today for an HDR Photo shoot.  We found this auto salvage yard and had a blast!  This are HDR fun pics shot with a Fuji X10, 3 bracketed images one stop apart and then blended in Photomatix software.  Minor adjustments were made to give these an Artsy-Fartsy result.  What a hoot!  Enjoy Jeff

iPhone HDR

Love True HDR ON THE IPHONE!! An old wreck in Averill Park made a great subject. I shot this with iPhone tripod mount for sharpness all around. Enjoy, Jeff

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Soft Macro Technique

There are many techniques to create a soft Macro look.  Usually one is concerned that everything is in focus, front to back in Macro Photography.  However there are times that a different approach can yield nice results.  This rose was shot with a maroon background outdoors with available overcast light.  The Maxxum 7D was on a tripod with a 50mm 1.7 standard lens and a Canon 500D closeup filter attached.  It was fun exploring the petals and selecting which one should be sharp.  At f1.7 the rest would go soft, my intent! There was minimal editing in Photoshop.  Enjoy, Jeff


Friday, August 10, 2012

This morning's gift

Newport Harbor shot with Autostitch to create what my eye saw. I used Camera+ Clarity filter to add a little punch. Enjoy, Jeff

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Catching the Light

I knew it was coming. The three mast sailing vessel was going to bisect the setting sun's reflection on Newport Bay. Simply set the Fuji 10 to Av priority at f 5.6 and let the meter do the rest to create a lovely silohouette. Enjoy, Jeff

Boats in Fog

Another shot this AM with Camera+ on an iPhone 4. Put the image through Clarify and Silver Gelatin filters to create a dramatic effect in the mist. Enjoy, Jeff

Trees in Fog

I love fog and mist. You get great light, a terrific sense of depth and isolation of the area of interest Shot with Camera+ and put through a silver gelatin, sepia and initially with Clarify filter, a nice effect was created. A Polaroid type frame was added at the end. Enjoy, Jeff

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Newport Harbor at Sunset

Who doesn't love a good sunset? During my early AM bike ride I found Battery Park. This Newport park has a great view of the bay and bridge. I know the sun sets behind the bridge end this time of year . Jeanette and I went there about 7:30pm to set up. For this I used my Maxxum 7D and a Tamron 11-18 lens. I set the ISO, aperture and shutter speed to manual to adapt to the changing light as time progressed. Of course, camera was tripod mounted and fired with a remote cable release. The image was lightly edited in Iris photo suite and then Snapseed. Enjoy, Jeff

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Newport Reggae

Shot through a club window with Csmera+ on the iPhone 4. Edited in Snapseed where I converted it to B&W with a green filter. I added some grain to give it a film look. Enjoy, Jeff

Monday, August 6, 2012

Wide Angle Perspective

This is the famous prohibition era liquor boat, the Rum Runner, built in the 1920's to outrun the Coast Guard from the 12 mile limit, to bring Canadian whiskey to Newport. I shot this with a KM DSLR, the Maxxum 7D and a Tamron 11-18 zoom. Exposure was manually set at 1/400 sec, f11, ISO 200. No editing at all. Straight from the camera. Enjoy, Jeff

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Newport Morning

Shot on the iPhone 4 using 645 PRO. This App allows for a 6MB lossless jpeg. What a difference compared to any other Camera App. I lightly edited the image in Snapseed. Enjoy, Jeff

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Fisherman

Shot this AM with 645PRO on the iPhone Edited on Snapseed for a Grunge effect. Enjoy, Jeff

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Saratoga in Motion

 Shot with a Maxxum7D, KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA and a Tamron 28-300 Lens.  This image is different than the ones a couple of posts below.  Here I went for motion and speed.  At ISO 800 I chose a Tv of 1/100 sec to capture enough to clearly convey the subject matter, but not to fast to freeze motion. 1/250 or greater would have done that.  I chose an f stop of f13 to insure the horses would be sharp from front to back.  The final, key ingredient was panning the camera while firing away, thus the blurred background.  See, it is easy!!  Enjoy, Jeff