Friday, December 21, 2012

Blue Hour Again

It’s been a very busy day on the river, and I haven’t been able to take much of it in.

By definition, the “blue hour” had been over for at least 20 minutes when I made the shot.

You could fool me!


It’s the Sinar Kutai riding at anchor just west of the Mill Pond area.  I love that the water is brighter than the sky.  There was actually clear sky overhead.  The massive cloud bank topped out a few degrees above the upper edge of the frame.

105mm @ f/8, 4 seconds, ISO 200.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A (couple of) Shot(s) In The Dark

I’ve never entered a photo contest before. 

I’ve been shooting for 35 years and more, but I haven’t entered anything in an actual contest.

That changed last week.  I entered two images.  If you like them, please feel free to vote for one!

Mine are #218 and #220.

#193 in the series is another favorite of mine, for personal reasons.

There are some truly wonderful images in this set, many of them from this area, some not. 

The contest has a judged portion and a “Reader’s Choice” element.  All entries are in both pools. 

There are some very strong candidates, depending on your interests.  There are also some that shouldn’t have made the first round of a daily “keep or save?” edit on a cell phone, but that’s not something that I have any say about.