Two Harbors Lighthouse

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A somewhat Gothic look at the lighthouse in Two Harbors, Minnesota.

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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.

The Little Things

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When the sunrise doesn’t rise to the occasion, it’s time to look elsewhere for inspiration.  On this day, it was the frost on the rocks.  I plan to work on the technique to increase the depth of focus.

Canon 5D MkIV, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, ISO 50, 100mm, f/7.1, 0.3 sec.

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.