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Slow Flowing River

Welcome back! I hope you had a great weekend. It was a very nice one for me, although I didn't do a thing on the photography front, but was able to accomplish some other things on my list. Today we revisit the Susquehanna River outside of Harrisburg PA where I had taken some long exposures before the sun rose. I was on a foot bridge over the river around 4:40 am one Summer morning and can recall how quiet the surrounding area was at that time. Hardly a sound, just the quiet flow of the river as it slowly made it's way toward it's eventual destination of the Chesapeake Bay. The shot below was a 30 second exposure at F18, which slowed the motion even more. Such a peaceful time it was. ;-)

Slow Flowing River
Slow Flowing River

It was so dark at the time of this shot that I really didn't notice the paddle wheels on the stern of this boat until daybreak, well after the shot. I wondered if this was a water taxi but saw no real markings to indicate such on it's sides.

In the processing department, this is pretty much how it came off the camera with the exception of a couple of minor tweaks in PS.

Thanks for visiting!

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Camera: Nikon D5000

Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm 

Processing: Photoshop CS5

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Stay on Track

Stay on Track
Stay on Track

After playing a little mad scientist and pushing the envelope a bit in the previous post, it's back to some basic processing. I thank everyone for your comments, feedback and suggestions. It was all a big help. There are times when we need more eyes than we have and a different perspective from others is quite valuable. So today's title is not simply a message to myself, but covers the subject featured in the image below. :-)

I continue to process more B&W images as there are so many filter options to choose from. Eventually I'll develop a couple of custom filters to add to the library.

Stay on Track - B&W
Stay on Track - B&W

Have a great day!

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Downtown Morning Light

As the early morning night transitions from the overnight darkness on the heels of a storm, we are rewarded with a clearing and colorful sky.  This is another installment in my street scenes series. Taken in downtown Baltimore on a recent early morning, I wondered what weather would greet me.  As it turned out it became a 3-h day (hazy, hot & humid) with temperatures in the low 90s. In the foreground you'll notice an extended crane, put in place to cover the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix. The crane serves as a camera mount for a sports TV network.

Enjoy the day folks, and we'll see you along the way. :-)

Downtown Morning Light
Downtown Morning Light
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Wild Cargo

As I was writing this post I noticed in the Wordpress Dashboard that the previous post was a milestone of sorts. It was post number 100 for this young blog and it featured a sailing ship which sort of sums it all up as we continue to sail along through cyberspace. :-) This is what they call fun and I am enjoying the experience. For one, I've been fortunate to connect with a great community of photographers who not only support one another, but love to share in this wonderful craft. For that, I am truly grateful. Today's post takes us back in time to 1945 and a plane that served the U S Air Force during World War II. Throughout aviation history pilots would adorned their planes, both inside and out, with images that kept their morale up. After all, war is a tough business. In any case, the markings on the side of this B-25J Mitchell (named for General Billy Mitchell) was typical of what I've described above.  This plane was a bomber manufactured by North American Aviation and featured two Wright R-2600 Cyclone engines, rated at 1750 horsepower each. Maximum speed for this aircraft is 275 MPH, but let's get back to the markings.

The image below shows an example of typical aircraft artwork during wartimes.

Have a wonderful day and we'll catch up to you along the way.

Wild Cargo
Wild Cargo
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