Revisiting Last October

Last October I captured an image of a row of birch trees that I really liked, but when I got home and viewed the image on my computer, I noticed a wire running through the image.  The updated Adobe Photoshop 2019 has an improved “Content Aware Fill” feature that seems to work much better than past versions and I gave it a try on the image.  I came away pleasantly surprised by the end result.  Is it absolutely perfect? No, but it’s pretty darn good and I would be willing to print the result.  My plan is to print it on canvas which should aid in softening any residual effects of the process.

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Canon 5D Mk ll, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM, ISO 50, 70mm, f/16, 1/30 sec.

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Broken and Abandoned

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Discovered on an abandoned property along Highway 23 south of Duluth.  It’s hauled it’s last load.

Corona

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All the research I did leading up to the eclipse mentioned a few key elements to try and capture while photographing totality.  Obviously the corona, but also the diamond ring, solar prominences  and Bailey’s beads.  It’s difficult to say if I captured Bailey’s beads, but I think I have the other three, with the diamond in a previous image.  Although cliche, I’m hoping to assemble a panorama of the entire eclipse one of these days.

Diamond Ring

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Shot from John Neal Memorial County Park in Lyons, Oregon, where we shared the event with hundreds of other eclipse watchers.  It was a phenomenal experience, made all the more so being with so many others.  Certainly not something I will ever forget.  By the way, photos do not do it justice, it’s so much more intense in person.  I can see why people become eclipse chasers, I’m already thinking about the next total eclipse in 2024, and possibly the annular eclipse in 2023.

Canon 5D Mk2, Canon 70-200mm 2.8 lens, Tamron-F AF 2X Tele-Converter,

ISO 100, 400mm, f/11, 1/30 sec.

Wind and Water

We have very strong winds in Minnesota today which is causing some serious wave action on Lake Superior.  I took a short drive to a spot just up the shore from Duluth called Stoney Point to see if there was a possible photo op, yep!  Stoney Point is also the location of an old fishing shack, which has probably been photographed by every photographer in the area and beyond.  Everyone has there own take on the relic, I’ve included one of mine.