Tag: landscapes

  • Learning photography lessons with Fuifilm Velvia

    The conventional wisdom is true: Velvia doesn’t forgive bad exposures. Here are some examples.

  • Favorite subjects: Washington Park North

    Another in my series of favorite subjects, Washington Park North makes the cut because I can walk to it.

  • Stopping along a Connemara highway

    As we drove back to our B&B from Kylemore Abbey, we found ourselves on a minor highway in remote Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. Highway R344, to be exact. And the scenery was lovely. We pulled over to take it in.

  • Typical scene in Connemara, County Galway Canon PowerShot S95 2016 As we drove along a lonely highway on our way to Kylemore Abbey, we stopped a few times just to photograph the views. I didn’t notice until readying this photo for this post that I captured a fellow walking. Do you see him?

  • Postcard views of Ireland

    I had lunch the other day with my colleague Rich, and when I told him of my Irish honeymoon he exclaimed delightedly, “Oh! My wife and I were in Ireland in May! The whole time, I felt like we were in a postcard. Especially when we visited Connemara National Park.” I knew just what he…

  • Is it worth it to post-process your photos?

    I wish I had kept track of how many hours it took me to post-process the digital photos I took in Ireland. I shot 999 photos, all in RAW, with my Canon S95. If it averaged me a minute per to work them over in Photoshop — and that estimate is probably light — that’s…

  • The rope bridge to Carrick-a-Rede Island

    It’s a wobbly, undulating bridge of rope and wire binding planks of Douglas fir, 100 feet in the air, connecting the Northern Ireland mainland to the island of Carrick-a-Rede. Similar bridges have crossed this span for more than three centuries. Margaret and I found the bridge to be sturdy and its swaying to be gentle.…

  • The view from my front door Nikon N2000, 35mm f/2.8 AI Nikkor Kodak T-Max 400 2016 This is what I see when I step out my front door. Except that I see it in color.

  • Favorite Photos Week: View from US 50 in Martin County, Indiana

    US 50 winds gently through Martin County, Indiana, exiting the Hoosier National Forest and Martin State Forest just before it reaches the little town of Shoals, on the east fork of the White River. This is hilly country, unglaciated, unlike most of flatland Indiana to the north. A little pulloff west of Shoals reveals this…