Day 245 (10 Dec 2012) Parking Trees

Tonight as I was pulling into my church’s parking lot to lead the final Financial Peace University class of this series, I noticed that many of the trees in the parking lot islands had lights very close to them.  From the right perspective it looked like there was a light shining from the top of the tree itself, illuminating it’s branches from the top.  The rain had broken by the time class was over and left a light haze which was illuminated by the lights and gave the area around it a nice glow.  So what did I do?  Bust out my tripod and camera, of course!  I know you are not surprised 🙂

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Day 54 (23 Feb 2012) Norwich at Night

For a while I’ve wanted to find a high location and shoot down-town Norwich, CT at night.  Downtown is situated near the Thames River at a relatively low elevation compared to the surrounding area, so I thought I might find some high ground with a clear view.  As I’ve driven through it the past few times I’ve tried to pay more attention to what is around me as far as possible shooting locations.  This will need some actual dedicated planning and scouting, as all I’ve seen in my limited routes is a parking garage.  So tonight I tried it.  Since it’s winter and not the weekend, the area wasn’t exactly bustling with crowds, so from my vantage point it wasn’t real exciting.  But since it was after 9pm I parked and took a few shots.

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18 mm, 30 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100, EF-S 18-55mm IS kit lens (Norwich, CT)

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18 mm, 15 sec, f/11.0, ISO 100, EF-S 18-55mm IS kit lens (Empty)

Day 20 (20 Jan 2012) Sunday River Day 1

Good evening!  Today was a great day; shredding the slopes up here at Sunday River in Newry, Maine!  Thought I’m feeling my age and lack of gym use 😦  But it’s worth it!  I did take my camera out on the slopes today but it was so cold that to take it out meant my hands about froze almost immediately.  But I did brave it once but nothing really good came out (was on the chair as dusk was falling).  But when I returned from getting dinner, I took a drive to the main resort building and shot the slopes lit up for night skiing.  Tomorrow I’ll take more photos from the slopes with a borrowed P&S camera.  I may brave the elements for a sunrise, but we’ll see 😉

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23 mm, 5 sec, f/8.0, ISO 800, EF-S 18-55mm IS ‘kit’ lens (Sunday River Night Ski)

On the way up, I did stop and try to shoot the sunrise from the side of the road.  I think it looked way more amazing in person, but here it is:

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21 mm, 1/20, f/8.0, ISO 100,  EF-S 18-55mm IS ‘kit’ lens (Sunrise in Maine)