Day 252 (9 Sep 2012) Night Flows

On my way home this evening I saw sight I wanted to shoot, so I turned around, found a place to park, and tried to capture a good image.  I wasn’t really impressed with what I shot (limited access due to road and private property is what I’ll blame tonight, lol).  So as I walked back to my car, I heard rushing water.  I kept walking to the back of the lot and discovered a small creek.  I swapped out my battery (the indicator was blinking) and took some shots.  There was a motion light that stayed on for many minutes and I didn’t realize it was affecting my images, but I did end up with a couple after it shut off that I was able to tweak to my liking.

Normally I would have been home much earlier, but I was spending the afternoon hanging several of my prints at a local coffee shop as the featured artist for September!  So, if you are in the New London, CT area this month, swing by the Bean and Leaf and help a starving artist buy more lens! 🙂

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18 mm, 30 sec, f/8.0, ISO 400 (Night Flow)

Day 75 (15 March 2012) Flowing

This creek is one I’ve shot before, but it continues to draw me to it.  It would be a great place to just relax and listen to the rushing water or explore its banks and the flood debris.  Even though it’s within 30 yards of a major highway, the flow noise drowns out all but the loudest trucks.  I will probably stop here many times over this year and shoot it as the seasons change.  It will be interesting to look back and see how it changes over the months.


55 mm, 1/4 sec, f/20, ISO 400, 18-55mm kit lens (Rapids)

Dead Wood

18 mm, 1/40 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit slens (Dead Wood)

The Creek

18 mm, 1 sec, f/22, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens, hand held (The Creek)

Day 32 (1 Feb 2012) Random Creek

Today marked another warm winter day, with a high of 60F! I’m beginning to wonder if my calendar isn’t off by 3 months.

I’ve passed this creek many times over the past 6 years, and up until recently, there was a stone dam across it creating a nice little water fall.  But I think Tropical Storm Irene caused it to bust open, but I still wanted to try to see if I could capture something interesting there.  So today on my way to my night class, I parked near there, and fought through the briers to take some photos.  I brought my tripod, as the sun had already set and I didn’t think that any hand-held shots would come out.  While hopping over the minor branches, I landed in once spot that was so soft my shoe sunk 6″, to below the water line.  So needless to say, I had a wet shoe/sock.  But thankfully I’m wearing my Smartwool socks, so my foot never got cold, and it actually dried off before class (with a little help from my car heater)!

The photos below were tweaked a little bit in Lightroom to fix white balance and color, but not a whole lot. But enough talk, here is what you came for:

Troubled Water

47 mm, 1/40 sec, f/5.6, ISO 3200, EF-S 18-55mm IS kit lens (Troubled Water)

Broken Dam

48 mm, 4 sec, f/11, ISO 100, EF-S 18-55mm IS kit lens (Broken Dam)

Rushing Water

18 mm, 0.3 sec, f/8/0, ISO 200, EF-S 18-55mm IS kit lens (Rushing Water)