Northfield, MA June 8, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: Canon 24mm, corn field, Eliot, Northfield MA, stormy skies, tilt-shift photography
A corn field in Northfield, with the Connecticut river at my back:
That’s gonna be a lot of corn.
I wonder where it’s bound.
Taken this afternoon under indeterminate heavens. By way of Elliot, with perhaps a degree and a half of tilt, with a hand-held filter to bring the sky into range.
Canada Geese! May 3, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: Canon 2X tele-Extender III, Canon 400mm L-Series lens, geese, goslings, Northfield MA
On my way through Northfield MA to Vernon VT, I took Old Vernon Road (not recommended) past a startling number of ponds with pine snags, beaver dams and… geese!
Not that they’re rare, but they had goslings in tow, and I broke out Gizmo and my 2X Tele-Extender III, for a whopping 800mm of lens length.
Here are a couple of the shots I snagged, battling camera shake as I hand-held these shots:
Eight babies (one playing “duck” and Dad, if I read the family right.)
They were determined to get some distance between themselves and me, but I moved slowly and carried a big stick.
More shots from that foggy ride to come.
A day In The Saddle. May 3, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: apple tree, drizzle, fog, golden birch, maple tree, neutral density graduated filters, New Salem MA. Savoy MA, Northfield MA, Singh-Ray filters, trees
I got skunked in my efforts to show my photos to a chef/owner of a restaurant in Amherst this morning, and spent the hours ’till my next appointment driving around West-Central Massachusetts in a foggy drizzle.
I guess I could have just gone home, but the atmospherics of the day spoke to me, and I listened. It’s a weakness of mine, you see.
So, here are a few shots from my rambles.
An orchard in the mists of South New Salem:
A lone maple along a farm road in Northfield MA:
…and the dazzling roots of a golden birch up in Savoy, positively glowing in the dim light of a drizzly May afternoon:
I hadn’t set out to photograph trees, but apparently that’s just what I did.
Those shots were, in order, from Elliot with two degrees of lens swing to get the apple trees all in focus; my 16-35mm L-series lens to capture the maple from my running boards; and Allie, my 24-105 zoom for the golden birch, with heavy polarization and a hand-held 3-stop ND filter.
More from this day after I get some sleep.