Joys in the Attic

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Due to having injured my back pushing my car out of a frozen divot, I have not been out shooting much lately.  But that doesn’t mean I can’t find something to do, which includes checking my attic windows for frost patterns.  Every year the patterns are a bit different and I enjoy exploring, capturing and tweaking the best of them.
My back is finally improving and soon I expect to be outdoors searching for new winter compositions.

Canon 5DS, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, ISO 50, 100mm, f/3.5, 1/80 sec.  Processed through Adobe Lightroom and Siver Efex Pro 2.  Watermark created in and added via Photoshop.

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Seeking Stranger Things

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What often seems to be of cosmic origin is sometimes more terrestrial in nature.

What Do You See?

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One of the fun aspects of shooting ice patterns is that they are a lot like Rorschach test images.  Each person that views one the images will see and interpret them differently.

Test Shot

Awhile back I invested in ND filters with the intention that I would begin to learn to use them properly.  I’ve read, watched videos and studied other photographer’s work in preparation.  I also added an app to my phone to help me determine the correct timing based on camera settings.  After a couple of failed test shots, I managed to get one that gives me hope that with a bit more practice, I will be able to capture more shots using the filters.

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Canon 5D S, Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8, 10 stop ND filter, ISO 50, 28mm, f/11, 91 sec.  twiddled with in Lightroom, Silver Efex Pro 2 and Photoshop.

Ice Hunter

As you may have noticed from previous posts, it’s that time of year when I turn my attention to things that are frozen.  Knowing that we have had high winds blowing across Lake Superior, I figured that there would be fresh ice to discover so off I went in search of new work.  My first stop was
Stoney Point, a favorite of many who travel up the north shore of Lake Superior.  I was rewarded with many small pockets of ice that formed wonderful abstract patterns.  I spent over two hours wandering around on the ledge rock photographing as many as I could before all my batteries succumbed to the cold.