Monday, December 14, 2009

Old Man Winter

The Reader

Shot with the Lensbaby at ISO 25,600 specifically for the grainy effect.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Patch

I went down to "The Patch" today to check out all the Canadian Geese. This section of the Turner Falls Industrial Canal widens into a long shallow pond before passing by the Silvio Conte Fish research station on it's way back to rejoining the CT River in Montague. It's a favorite stopover for Canadian Geese this time of year and also many kinds of ducks and gulls. Today was unusually warm, a balmy 65, and there were about 1000 geese on the canal. Also a few mallards and Golden Eyed ducks. When I left the house at noon I hadn't planned to hit the canal so I didn't have quite the right set up with me but still managed to get a few Lensbaby captures. The new circular polarizer made a big difference today. Those red lights in the third image are from some kind of lights at the electrical substation. There's a big hydro electric plant nearby as well.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

More Fisheye Fun

Maybe I'm just simple minded but I never get tired of these effects. :D

Friday, October 30, 2009

It's Only Natural

A few shots from my Uncle Doug's land in the Berkshires of western MA. These were taken with the Lensbaby Composer with fisheye optic and soft focus optic.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

What a Handsome Devil!

I try not to post too many cliche pet shots but I thought this one that I took yesterday with my new Lensbaby soft focus optic came out very nice. I added a Sepia filter and a bunch of post processing for this image. Really digging the SF optic and will be trying it out on some portraits up the road.

The new LB Fisheye is also a swinging piece of kit! ;) Taken indoors obviously in some bad incandescent light but hey, it shows what the thing can do on FF.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What's Up Doc?

From the past few days...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Bike Path

Another Lensbaby composition.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bridge Paint

Why did I shoot this one at f32? Because I had left the aperture set to it from the day before...oh well. The 100mm Macro 2.8L IS is a stunning performer even handheld. :)

One from the 24L:

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

And Some More

More from VT

Few Shots from VT

Went up to VT this weekend to my cousin Bonnie's wedding. It was very much a countercultural/hippie/bluegrass musician style event on a mountaintop farm and great fun was had by all. I was so happy to have a chance to shoot all kinds of people since I don't normally have many willing subjects around here. I brought the 85L and 135L and got some of the best people shots I've ever done. What a blast! Here's some samples.

Friday, September 18, 2009


From the park looking towards the bridge and dam. And a Lensbaby detail shot of the painted ironwork on the bridge.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

More from the Canal

Few shots from the Turners Falls power canal complex this morning. They have drained the canal as part of the annual cleanup and repair efforts. So it's an interesting change of perspective for a few days and I will do some more shooting down there as time permits. First two shots are with normal lenses and then last three are Lensbaby.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Recent Shots

Some nice light over the river in Turners Falls the other day. And a shallow depth of field shot of some turkey tail mushrooms in the woods yesterday. First one was testing the 50 f1.4 at f11 and the second one was testing the 85 f1.8 at f2.