Archive for May 1st, 2009

01
May
09

5/2/2009

Shell Brook

Shell Brook

South of St. Augustine, the white Florida sand is mixed with crushed shells. The Atlantic is a much more vigorous shell crusher than the Gulf of Mexico. Where rock outcroppings occur, as here, the shells heap up and form interesting patterns. Streams. Brooks. Little oceans of shell.

Taken from beach level using the fold out LCD panel on the H50.

Sony DSC H50 at about 36mm equivalent. F8.0 @ 1/400th @ ISO 100. Programed Auto.

Because of the range of light and dark here, I used a considerable amount of Fill Light in Lr. Standard Clarity and Vibrance for the H50, Landscape sharpen preset.

From St. Augustine FL.

01
May
09

5/1/2009

Wood Stork Chicks

Wood Stork Chicks

Wood Storks are beautiful in flight, and from a distance. The are majestic at all times. But there is only one time in their life, a very brief window, when they can be said to be cute. Between really ugly chicks, and ungainly ugly fledglings they have a few weeks as downy juveniles when they are actually attractive…as this portrait attests. At least to my eye. Cute.

Sony DSC N1 through the eyepiece of a Zeiss Diascope 85FL spotting scope for an equivalent focal length of about 3000mm. 1/200th @ ISO 64. Programed Auto. F-stop determined by scope, probably in the F12 range.

Minimal Lr processing (just Clarity, Vibrance, and Sharpen).

From St. Augustine FL.