Nov 28, 2016

Boston Photography of Familiar Landmarks in B&W

Boston with its historic landmarks and skyline presents itself for black and white photography. I am currently on a mission to rediscover Boston in B&W. Hope you enjoy this virtual tour - feel free to follow, share one or all images, or like - thank you so much!   

Boston black and white photography,  

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Boston black and white photography,

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Boston black and white photography,

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Boston black and white photography,

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Boston black and white photography,

Good light and happy photo making!


Juergen

Nov 26, 2016

Experience Cape Cod Sunsets at Day Ends


I regularly visit the beaches of Cape Cod Bay for sunset photography. Needless to say sunsets never disappoint here. No difference on one of my latest trips where I photographed at Skaket Beach. This was a new beach and it took a bit of time and exploring before settling on a pleasing composition. I finally succeeded when I found some nice beach grass leading into the picture. While the sun was nearing the horizon colors in the sky exploded. A saturated blue with clouds colored in pink and orange dominated the sky. The spectacle was beautifully reflected in the Cape Cod Bay and beach. I used a split ND filter to balance the bright sunset sky with the darker foreground directly in front of me. Aperture setting was f/14 providing a shutter speed of 1/2 a second at ISO100. During routine post processing I adjusted lighting, contrast, color saturation before removing imperfections and sharpening the final Cape Cod photography image of Day Ends.

Good light and happy photo making!


Juergen

Nov 25, 2016

The Taking of Boston Dark as Night

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Boston offers many photo ops for the local and travel photography enthusiast. There are plenty of historic landmarks and architectural marvels around. The skyline can be admired from many spots. One hot spot for Boston Skyline Photography is Memorial Drive in Cambridge, MA. I love this area because it easily allows adjusting on the go. The other night I photographed into the night. While the sky turned dark, the city lights provided an interesting contrast. The icing on the cake was a really calm Charles River that I haven't experienced in quite some time. The windless night and quiet waters made for an excellent skyline reflection. Aperture in this picture was set at f/11, providing an exposure time of 20 seconds at ISO200. During routine post processing I adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation before removing imperfections and sharpening the final Boston skyline image of Dark as Night.

Good light and happy photo making!


Juergen

Nov 23, 2016

Tiny Landscape Leaf Art Photography

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Macro photography often opens up a new perspective on nature. I regularly explore my own backyard for insects and flowers in spring and summer or for leaves and rain drops in autumn. No difference this year, only a new backyard which doubled the fun. This Fall Foliage season I found an array of leaves in various colors perfectly lined up and glued to the ground. The icing on the cake was a wonderful water droplet on the first leaf in the row. Equipped with a Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens on my 5D Mark IV I stared exploring and composing around the setting. It didn't take long to arrive at my final composition where I solely focused on the rain drop to make it the center piece of the image. 

The aperture in this shot was f/11 resulting at 1/5 of a second at ISO100. A polarizing boosted colors and eliminated any unwanted glare on the wet leaves. During routine post processing I adjusted lighting, color saturation and contrast before removing undesired imperfections and sharpening the final photography image of Tiny Landscape.  

Good light and happy photo making!


Juergen

Nov 20, 2016

Experience Blue Hour along the Back Bay Charles River Skyline

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The Back Bay Charles River skyline is truly inspiring and provides some of the best spots to photograph familiar Boston landmarks such as the Prudential Center or the John Hancock tower, now also known as 200 Clarendon. I frequently visit Memorial Drive in Cambridge where one gets amazing views of the Boston Skyline. One of my preferred time is shorty after sunset when twilight kicks in and the sky turns into beautifully array of blues. The night is young, building lights become alive while balanced against this stunning blue sky, making for magical images. I captured this nightscape with a Canon 5d Mark IV and 16-35mm Mk iii lens and I am still blown away by the sharpness at hand of this prime combination.  

Good light and happy photo making!


Juergen

Nov 19, 2016

Sick of Staring at a Room with Empty Walls?

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Good light and happy photo making!


Juergen

Nov 11, 2016

Autumn Canvas

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While out and about in New England I am always looking for beautiful reflections of fall foliage in local lakes or rivers. No difference during this years' New England fall foliage season. Cruising along Massachusetts Route 9 often rewards beautiful Photo Possibilities that are easy and conveniently can be accessed. Southborough has an array of small interconnecting lakes where I stopped that morning. Upon arrival I determined my composition and then patiently waited for the early morning light to fire up the autumn colors. I equipped may camera lens with a polarizing filter to cut out glare and boost colors and hand-held a split neutral density filter to balance the bright light on the trees against the darker foreground of the reflection and leaves immediately in front of me.   

Good light and happy photo making!


Juergen

Nov 10, 2016

Green Hill Park in Worcester Massachusetts

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A couple weeks back in the height of the New England fall foliage season I visited Green Hill Park in Worcester, MA. The park located next to the Green Hill Golf Course and is home to the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Autumn colors were peaking at the time of my visit and while making my way up the hill and looking back towards the memorial I realized the potential for a beautiful composition that represents Green Hill Park in many ways. A polarizing filter eliminated unwanted glare on leaves and boosted colors.

Good light and happy photo making!


Juergen

Nov 2, 2016

Autumn Reflection along Massachusetts Route 9

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Massachusetts Route 9 is a major traffic artery that connects Boston to the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. There are plenty of nature photography opportunities along the road and the roadside lakes and ponds in Southborough are beautiful at sunrise and sunset. A couple weeks ago I stopped at one of them to take in the early morning quietude. The early light painted the New England Fall Foliage in beautiful warm hues. A picture perfect blue sky provided the icing on the cake. 

Upon arrival I checked multiple locations for the best composition and reflection. I settled on a spot not far from the edge of the lake so that I was able to include some of the fallen leaves in the water. I then patiently waited until the first light struck the tree canapĂ© in front of my and lit them up in bright orange and red. 

Aperture was set at f/22 giving a shutter speed of 1/4 of a second at ISO100. During post processing I removed unwanted dust spots and imperfections, adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation before sharpening the final image of Autumn Reflection.      

Good light and happy photo making!

Juergen

Nov 1, 2016

Floral Whipped Cream

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During my last photo trip to Maine Acadia National Park I finally dedicated some time to visit and explore the magical Thuya Garden in Northeast Harbor. Boy, what an understatement. The garden is such a beauty and inspiration. It is a paradise to get lost at as a flower photography but also to find peace and quietude. 

Lots of flowers were surprisingly still in full bloom making for great subjects. An overcast sky supported the quest for better Flower Photography at this garden

When visiting Thuya Garden make sure to bring your tripod to steady camera gear. A polarizing filter boosts colors of the flowers and eliminates any unwanted glare on leaves and petals. I usually photograph at the lowest ISO setting to minimize camera noise. A large aperture (small f/stop setting like f/5.6 and smaller) provides a shallow depth of field that isolates the blossom from a distracting background thereby making for greater Flower Photos.

Good light and happy photo making!

Juergen