Winter

“Winter is here.”

Today’s checklist:

    1. Snowblower successfully started
    2. Winter Blend coffee in the hopper
    3. Snow on the ground
    4. GoT in the DVD player

Winter

 

Waking Up

Every morning I sit at my desk and watch the sun rise from inside.  It looks awesome, but today I wanted to do it properly.  I also have to do some night shooting with the Inspire 1 to test its low-light capabilities.  I’m thinking it’s going to impress.

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Pi Day

Did you have your pie today, we did.  Blueberry – YUM!

The image has nothing to do with Pi Day - just thought the sky was awesome tonight.  This is directly opposite the actual sunset!

The image has nothing to do with Pi Day – just thought the sky was awesome tonight. This is directly opposite the actual sunset!  Order a print of this image.

Historical

Gonna have an image on one of those historical plaques you always see near historical monuments and buildings.  Cool.

This image will be on the historical plaque outside my church in Old Town Winchester, VA.

This image will be on the historical plaque outside my church in Old Town Winchester, VA.

Because

Well, simply because I can.  You know you’ve used that excuse at some point in your life, right?

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Aerial HDR

So it’s tough enough to handhold an HDR image, but given a choice between handholding and aerial HDR – I choose handheld.  Even with the 3-axis gimbal guiding the camera, the aerial cam just can’t hold still enough.  I probably spent about 20 minutes trying to eliminate all the ghosting in this image (and could have easily spent another 1/2 hour).  Enough’s enough.  This will have to do.  I think I’ll just stick to the one image post-processing using the raw data straight out of the camera.

I just realized that was an incredible amount of technical geek-talk.  It’s late at night – thanks for listening.  Now just enjoy the image.

Fall On The Mall - Old Town Mall in Winchester, VA.

Fall On The Mall – Old Town Mall in Winchester, VA.

Hard-To-Reach Spots

So now that the novelty of “how high does that thing go” has worn off, I’m concentrating on shooting unique images.  Images of scenes that people see every day, but they’re unique because I can’t normally get a camera into that position.  No crazy 900-foot high photos (although that still is fun) – mostly 150 feet or less.  Just enough to get over all the hustle and bustle at street level and it’s a totally different image.  Bet you can’t find me in this image (I am in it by the way).

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