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.
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.
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.
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.
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.