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 288 (14 Oct 2012) At the Pier

Today after having a great lunch (both food and conversations) at Paul’s Pasta in Groton, CT, I noticed some  abandoned, rotting pier pilings just past the parking lot (the restaurant is on the Thames River).  Which, by the way, if you have never been, you must!!  It’s worth a drive!  But I digress.  The pilings, and a lone fishing boat, caught my eye, so after grocery shopping, I swung back by and shot today’s images.

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Hiding Mussels

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The Thames River

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Pier Pilings

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Fishing Boat

Day 155 (3 June 2012) Flowers

Today after church I went to ride my mountain bike at Bluff Point in Groton, CT with some friends from church.  After the ride I dropped off my friend’s son and went back out there to shoot.  It rained while we were en route, but the sun was back out when I returned.  There were so many wild flowers that I had a blast shooting with my macro lens 🙂  I started out with my 18-55 zoom and as I was admiring the flowers, I asked myself, “is it worth it to go back and swap out for the macro lens?”  Stupid question!  I had to correct myself for even asking such a question!  🙂

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60 mm, 1/200 sec, f/9.0, ISO 100, 60mm Macro lens (Wild Flower after the rain)

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60 mm, 1/80 sec, f/6.3, ISO 200 (Protecting the Beauty)

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60 mm, 1/200 sec, f/9.0, ISO 100, 60mm Macro lens (Future Beauty)

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60 mm, 1/200 sec, f/9.0, ISO 100, 60mm Macro lens (Basking in the Son)

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60 mm, 1/00 sec, f/9.0, ISO 100, 60mm Macro lens (Yellow and Green)

Day 154 (2 June 2012) Eastern Point Fog

This morning was very rainy, but by mid afternoon the rain had stopped, but a good fog remained, so a friend and I headed to Eastern Point in Groton, CT to shoot.  Then we went to a good sushi dinner then back near the point to shoot again.  It’s hard to not have a good day when it includes photography and sushi 🙂

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18 mm, 1/1000 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100 (Forgotten)

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18 mm, 1/1000 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100 (Weathered)

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42 mm, 30 sec, f.8.0, ISO 100 (New London Harbor Light)

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55 mm, 30 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100 (Street Lights)