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Autumn Road

Autumn Road

This image won the 1. prize in a local photo competition out of 47 submitted photos.

Larger version here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stroiman/7302404682



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Bigger here


Brunelleschi's Dome

Brunelleschi's Dome


Buzzing around

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Well Red

Red Dinghy

The Well Red is a small dinghy in Provincetown harbor. Recently I've become fascinated by the paintings of Andrea Sawyer, who manages to paint scenes that are blurry and sharp at the same time. I've been trying to do that with my photography.

This shot is a 15 second exposure, a few hours before sunset, just before golden time really hit but the boat would be in shadow during golden time. It was taken at f22 with a ND400 filter attached to a Canon EF 24-105mm lens set to 105mm. The body was a Canon 40D at ISO 100. Obviously a tripod was used. You really should see the larger version to check out the specular highlights on the prow of the boat. Larger version here

I sat there for about half an hour watching it sway on the mooring and was particularly amused when another red striped canon lensed photographer stood about next to me, snapped off a quick shot, and walked down the pier. He didn't even wait for it to turn on its mooring, missing the golden light along the starboard side. Oh well, he probably thought I was crazy using a tripod in broad daylight!

  • I really like this one in its large version.
    – mattdm
    May 30, 2012 at 18:03
  • Thanks! Yes, it just appears fuzzy small unless you look closely. If you look closely, bam, you see the wave patterns over time. May 30, 2012 at 18:35

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