Backlit Flower, Jones Point Park

Backlit Flower, Jones Point Park
Backlit Flower, Jones Point Park. Nikon D200, 135mm 2.8 AI, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/1250 sec.

It’s Christmas Eve and I’m posting a flower photo. I know.

It is red and green though… sorta. It also feels like spring outside, so hey—why not? In actuality I snapped this photo in November, just a month or so ago.

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Bricks with Shadows, South Pitt Street

Bricks with Shadows, South Pitt Street
Bricks with Shadows, South Pitt Street. Nikon D200, 135mm 2.8 AI, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/250 sec.

When walking about town with a telephoto lens, it forces me to look for patterns and textures that I wouldn’t normally notice. This is the beauty of carrying a fixed focal length lens.

Here is a section of brick between two windows. I cropped out the windows, directing focus to the patterns and shadows. I also like the monochromatic feel of the image even though it is a color photograph.

Water Pump, Jones Point Park

Water Pump, Jones Point Park
Water Pump, Jones Point Park. Nikon D200, 60mm 2.8 AF Micro, ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/125 sec.

This water pump is located just beyond the southern end of Lee Street, next to the community garden. The early morning light really emphasized the shape of the lettering and the wear of the paint.

There’s another one located near the lighthouse in Jones Point Park—perhaps the subject of a future photograph.

 

Abstract Ripples, Shipyard Park

Ripples, Shipyard Park
Abstract Ripples, Shipyard Park. Nikon D200, 105mm 2.5 AI, ISO 100, f/16, 1/5 sec.

This photo was created by panning the camera across the already existing ripples in the water. The Potomac River was reflecting the sky at dusk and I wanted to try an impressionistic approach to this beautiful scene.

Society Fair Chandelier, South Washington Street

Society Fair Chandelier, South Washington Street
Society Fair Chandelier, South Washington Street. Nikon D200, 135mm 2.8 AI, ISO 400, f/2.8, 1/250 sec.

Hanging out with my coffee and pain au raisin (by the way, ridiculously good) in Society Fair the other day, I was observing this chandelier hanging above the checkout area. The juxtaposition of daylight and artificial light being refracted through the crystals was fascinating.

I took the photo with the white balance set to tungsten, so the daylight ends up looking blue. Much of the rest of the photo goes to black because the ambient light level in the store was much lower relative to the light in the chandelier.

Abstract Leaf, Jones Point Park

Abstract Leaf, Jones Point Park
Abstract Leaf, Jones Point Park. Nikon D200, 60mm 2.8 AF Micro, ISO 400, f/8, 1/200 sec.

Followers of this blog will know that I am a huge fan of looking for texture and patterns. I recently picked up a used macro lens (my first!) and have begun experimenting with it. The backlighting on this leaf provided the perfect opportunity to try it out. Keep an eye out for more macro photos appearing in the future!