The details…

Do you ever go somewhere and take some pictures and then look at them later and say to yourself – this really doesn’t do it justice? I’m not afraid to admit it. Photography is a means to help people experience what you did when you picked up your camera and decided to capture an image. It has taken me years to get to a point where I feel I can convey the experience of being there in my photography. One thing that helps me is to stop for a minute and look around at the scene. Take it all in and look for the details that moved you in the first place. Capture the small things that surround you. It is all part of the experience. These 3 images were all taken within a short distance of one another. The first – I was on a hill driving down a farm road, looking toward the sun. I used a wide angle lens and captured the vast expanse of the farm land. Second image, I zoomed in a bit and focused on the fog and the way the sunrise was lighting it up. I drove a little further down the road along the fields where the fog was rolling through and looked at the details. The fence, the field and trees bring it all together for me. When you are out taking images, pay attention to the details & capture them. Hopefully it will help you grown in your craft as well.
 

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Fall – my favorite season

I’m sure I am not alone in this, but I have to say that Fall or Autumn – which ever you term you choose – is my favorite of all seasons. For me  fall is one of the most intense times to view the landscape. For those of you who haven’t heard this before – I am color deficient or Red/Green Color Blind as some people would like to say. Keeping this in mind, I can only imagine what the trees look like to everyone else – since I know I am looking at it from a different perspective. There have been times when I look at the sky morning or evening twilight and ask someone what color the see. Often times, they tell me it is a beautiful pink or purple. Unfortunately it is normally grey to me at those times, fading into a blue or orange. I don’t do well with pink and I really don’t see purple at all. Even so, fall has a great deal to offer in the color spectrum for any of us. The sunrise and sunset times are perfect for me while I driving to work each morning. I can drop off my son at school and stop off to snap a few sunrise shots in the morning and still make it to work on time. For a 6 week period between mid September and the end of October, the weather changing also comes with matching temp and dew points. This usually means fog in the low lying fields or over water. Here are is a shot of one of my favorite haunts in Anne Arundel County. Shot as the sun was cresting over the trees, lighting the fog like a scene out of a movie. The winding road into the sunrise just really grabbed my attention. Mornings like this are why I love going out and capturing images and spending time in this amazing world. More to follow…
Daybreak at MD Sunrise Farms © Rob Loughrey

Long overdue update…

Hello folks, sorry it has been so long since I have posted. As many of you can imagine, life catches up with you at times. I have been extremely busy at home and work lately. We recently moved into a new home, have been settling in and working on selling our old house. Work, excersize, family stuff – it all catches up with you. I have have been out shooting in the mornings, just haven’t had much time to do anything with any of the images. To make it better, I have been having issues with my laptop, which is now 6 years old. Another battery has decided to expand on me which may or may not be causing the keyboard and other things to act with a mind of thier own. Enough about all of that…
Since I have been quite busy – I will post one of my favorites from my summer trip to the Outer Banks. This is another shot of some of the star gazing we were doing out on the beach. A perfectly clear night, the waves crashing in, a small campfire dug into the sand and a few of us kicked back in our chairs looking up at the stars. The beaches of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore have to be one of the best places to view the stars on a clear night. I can only imagine that it is even clearer during the winter months. I plan to make a trip down there at some point to find out…

Nikon D800, 16-35mm F4 lens, Enduro Tripod, Really Right Stuff Ball Head, 13sec @f/4.5, ISO 5000

 

Beach chairs, camp fire and a star filled sky on the beaches of Avon, NC. © Rob Loughrey