baltimore harbor

The View Across the Harbor

The view across the harbor in Baltimore.
The view across the harbor in Baltimore.

I have long-favored shooting at the edges of day and night because of the wonderful lighting the exists during those brief periods of time. In the previous post we had an example of a sunrise. Today we take a peek at a sunset in this view across the harbor of Baltimore. What you cannot discern from the image below is the fact that it was bitterly cold on this December evening. The wind was quite low, allowing the water to remain calm and smooth.

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Gear: Nikon D5000 with 18-200mm 3.5 VR II  | Exif: ISO 200, 20mm, f/9, 1.60s

Processing

Once again I used the new Lightroom 5 Beta to process this image. I really like what they have done with Lightroom 5 and will write a post on my favorite feature, so far. It's important to know that this public Beta version is a work in progress and may undergo considerable changes before it's final release.

The Bokeh in image enhanced in Photoshop CS6.

Thanks for clicking by. ;-)

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Cannons at Fort McHenry

Dark clouds passed overhead on this visit to Fort McHenry in the days before Hurricane Irene raked the eastern seaboard and Maryland coastline. The Fort is rich in history, not only for Maryland but for this great nation. It was originally named Fort Whetstone before the renaming in 1798. Strategically, this point of land provided a great view of ships in and around Baltimore's harbor. The image below shows one of the many cannon fortifications used in defense of this area.

Canons at Fort McHenry
Canons at Fort McHenry
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At Water's Edge

Happy Friday everyone! As we head into the Memorial Day Holiday here in the US, many will head out for beaches, parks and other memorable places we all enjoy with our family and friends. It's the unofficial start of Summer. But let us also keep in mind the true meaning of this Holiday, to remember those who have served this country, giving their all and making it possible for us to enjoy the freedoms we enjoy.

Today's photo is a simple scene from the waters edge of the Baltimore harbor.

Be safe and have a great weekend!

At Water's Edge
At Water's Edge

Camera: Nikon D5000Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm Processing: Photoshop CS5

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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM

An Artistic Look at the Harbor

In a previous Harbor View post I shared a couple of images captured on my latest visit. Several of those taken that day struck me as opportunities to create an artistic view. The image below is one that I processed with that in mind. One of the things I love about landscape photography is the chance to do something special, or at least try to. :-)

Harbor View 2 - HDR
Harbor View 2 - HDR

Camera: Nikon D5000

Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm

Processing: Photomatix Pro 4 | Topaz Adjust | Adobe Lightroom 3

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4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM