8 Feb 2013 – Baby it’s cold outside!

Here are some of my images from the past week or so, I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them!

There is an irrigation pond not far from my home where the ‘old timers’ like to gather and fish.  Not having good ice traction, I wasn’t able to talk to this gentleman, other than to ask if I could take his photo.

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I was able to borrow my friends’s wide angle lens (Tokina 11-16mm), so I brought it to Avery Point in Groton, CT to try it out a little bit. As it was my first time with the lens, I wasn’t too impressed in general w/ my images, the lens is fun, though it feels almost like a prime. I think I’ll try the Canon 10-20 next 🙂

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Wednesday night, after teaching a class to kids on photography, I felt inspired to shoot some night photography. I shot these from a pedestrian bridge over Rt 32 in Waterford, CT. In the first image you can see the athletic complex for ConCollege in the foreground and the town of Groton across the river. The brightest lights lights across the river, on the left side, are SubBase New London (yes, it’s in Groton) where I was stationed before I got out.

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These last two I took today. I had a green glass bowl that I had used to make banana bread that was in the drying rack over the portion cups I used to pre-measure my ingredients. It looked pretty cool as the muted sun glinted off the now-green cups.

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Day 18 (18 Jan 2012) Breakfast, it’s what’s for lunch

Right now I have my camera sitting on a tripod pointed NNE with the shutter open.  It’s been open for about 15 min, and if I don’t plan on shutting it for another 45 min.  I really want to get some start trails 🙂  I just hope my battery is up for the 2hr task (the camera does a noise [that grainy thing you see in some photos taken in low light or indoors] reduction process that takes as long as the exposure to improve the final image).  I won’t know till about 11:35 (or when I wake up and have a photo or not).

Since I planned this from early today (weather.com promised a mostly clear night), I planned ahead so we would all have something to see. 🙂  For a while I’ve been craving pancakes, so I decided to make some for lunch today, since I was working from home.  Nothing fancy, just my lunch:

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35 mm, 1/25 sec, f/4/5, ISO 500, Canon EF-S 18-55mm kit lens (Pancakes for lunch)