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.

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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.

Morning Activity

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Sunrise viewed from Skyline Parkway above Duluth looking toward Superior, Wisconsin.  The St. Louis River flows from the right on its way to Lake Superior on the left.

Glensheen Mansion Photo Meet

This past Saturday morning, the historic Glensheen mansion in Duluth was opened to photographers for a two hour opportunity to wander with cameras.  Glensheen was decked out for the season with twenty five decorated trees, lots of trim and all the little knickknacks you would expect this time of year.  Outdoors, the grounds were filled tacky inflatables and other statuettes.  Lake Superior added a few touches to the shoreline with some ice.