Posts Tagged ‘ocean’

Photo Friday: A Day at the Beach

March 25, 2016

Coming from a land locked state, like Colorado, I didn’t grow up with the opportunity to head to the beach anytime I wanted; so when I moved to Maine in 1998, the first place I headed was to the nearest beach I could find.

Spending the last 17 years within one block of the nearest Beach, I head out there as often as possible, and I never grow tired of the new and various things I find that attract my mind.  This last Tuesday I even saw a loon for the first time in my life.

Here are some of the photographs I took on this trip.

Photo Friday: Braving the Waves

January 29, 2016

Today’s photo Friday is brought to you by Fort Williams; home of the Portland Headlight.  I took today’s pictures on a very cloudy day at Fort Williams, and the Waves put in a very good show for the camera.  Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here’s 5,000 words worth.

Photo Friday: A new look at photographic cliché.

April 24, 2015

Here’s a subject I’ve been thinking about for a video, and I just posted it on NaturallyPhotographic on YouTube.  Thanks to Instagram, Twitter, and other equally prominent social media sites, many of the photographs we grew up loving have become common, and everyday; shots like sunrises, sunsets, and food.

With such a subject saturation, both amateurs and professional photographers have started to steer clear of subjects that could still have so much potential.  The question is, how can you take a photograph of, say, a sunrise, and still give it something special?  Today’s photograph is my response to that.  It is a simple answer that is more simple than it seems.  Introduce a new element that isn’t found in other photographs.

In my case, I chose to use The Spring Point Light sillouhetted against the sunrise, with a tanker floating nearby, waiting to enter Casco Bay.  This not only adds interesting elements, but it also gives you a sense of location, and time of day.

Before I start rambling, here is the link to my channel to see the video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2IaJTvV8u1BwIJbu3kc5oA Check it out, and here is the picture, I hope you all enjoy.

Spring Point 2

I even did the wide angle

Spring Point 1

Photo Friday: No Better Artist

February 6, 2015

One of the reasons; and I can say the main reason, I chose nature photography is that I have never seen a painting, sculpture, or the work of any artist that can come close to the beauty nature has given us.  Today’s photographs were taken at the marina behind our home.

During this time of the year, ice forms on the water, and with the rising and lowering of the tides, the ice breaks, and refreezes in very interesting patterns.  These patterns show a beautiful display of texture.

Here then are the two photographs I took this afternoon.

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More power!!!

February 17, 2013

Thanks to my tax refund, I was finally able to get the lens I wanted, which was an Opteka 650 to 1300 millimeter lens.  This lens will enable me to get shots of animals too skittish to be approached, and up until now, I haven’t been able to get any shots of.

As a quick test, I took three shots of a boat from my living room.  The first one is a normal view with a normal lens (about 35 mm).  The second shot is 5 times the normal lens.  The third shot is at the full 1300 millimeters.  The last shot is somewhat blurry, but I didn’t have time to take the shot properly.  I am going to give it a better test tomorrow.

normal

5 times (1)

1300 mm

One thing to keep in mind, I did not crop any of these images.  You are seeing these pictures exactly as I saw them.

I hope you enjoy.

allen

Day 49: Moving On

February 11, 2012

Moving On

 

I stand on the shore

Right between

My family’s past

And my past,

And realize

I need to walk away

And move on.

Day 48: Persistence Pays

February 10, 2012

Persistence Pays

The bird lands on a branch

And calls to find a mate,

And hears no response.

He repeats this three more days

Then he hears a response

Starting from a distance,

And getting closer.

Day 18: The River

January 11, 2012

The river

 

The river spends its day

Winding through the countryside

On a journey to the ocean

Supplying food, water, and energy

To all it passes.

 

 

I want to thank all those who have been liking my poems, and pictures.  I appreciate all of you.