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Sunset at Montauk Point

Visited Montauk Point with my niece and nephew to try and get some sunset images of the lighthouse.  The clouds disappeared quickly and we really couldn’t line up the lighthouse with the sunset in a way I had hoped.  The only images I ended up with that I liked were a few coastline shots. Here’s
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Storm Front over Manhattan

A long exposure view of an approaching storm front over Manhattan.  This image was taken from the eastern stanchion of the Manhattan Bridge looking southwest during the Memorial Day weekend.  Rain and lightning could be seen off in the distance while there were still blue skies behind us. The rain eventually reached us about 15
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Rain in Manhattan

With a half-day at work because of the holiday weekend, and with a thunderstorm approaching, we decided to try and grab some images of the stormy weather over Manhattan.  Took this long exposure image from the eastern stanchion of the Manhattan Bridge looking southwest. The rain was just starting to fall.

Alien Landscape at Point Judith

Something about this image made me think it looked like an alien landscape.  Post-processed the sky separately from the foreground before bringing them both together again.  Its a 20 second exposure at 3200 ISO. Point Judith Lighthouse can be seen on the horizon.

Point Judith Lighthouse and Milky Way

This is a panorama attempt at capturing the Milky Way over the Point Judith Lighthouse.  Found out later in post-processing, that the 14 mm lens introduced too much distortion to easily stitch the panorama together.  And I could never quite straighten out the horizon to my liking.  I should have remembered that i ran into
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Milky Way at Point Judith, RI

The mostly clear skies during our trip up to Massachusetts for the AT&T Hockey Tournament, didn’t help with golden hour photography, but did provide an opportunity to try some more Milky Way images. We had to endure some very early mornings at Point Judith, RI, to make the attempts.  The light pollution was still pretty
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Beavertail Lighthouse in Rhode Island

This is a sunset image, taken with a 10-stop filter, of the Beavertail Lighthouse in Jamestown, RI.  We were up there during an AT&T hockey tournament near Boston, and decided to stay a few extra days for some photography. The rainy weather provided some nice cloud cover for the sunset.  This image is a 61
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DPReview – Best Photo of the Week Challenge

Entered this image of the Beavertail Lighthouse into the “Best Photo of the Week” Challenge on DPReview.  This 111 second exposure was taken during some rainy weather with a 10-stop filter.  Sepia tones added in post. The challenge can be found here.

Montauk Lighthouse and the Milky Way

This is a second version of the Montauk Lighthouse and the Milky Way from a last minute night shoot at Montauk Point.  A shooting star (and possibly a 2nd, smaller one, next to it) is seen above. Used my 24-70mm at 24mm.  It seems my 24-70 lens is sharper in the corners at 2.8 than
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Milky Way over Montauk Lighthouse

With clear skies in the forecast and the moon setting early, we made a last minute decision to take a quick trip to Montauk Lighthouse to try to grab some Milky Way images.   Tried to do some Milky way images a few weeks ago in Asbury Park, but the light pollution was way too
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Downtown Manhattan Pre-Sunrise

This is a view of downtown Manhattan, at about 20 minutes before sunrise, taken from across the Hudson River in Liberty State park, NJ.  The overcast clouds surprisingly took on a nice, purple-ish hue.  I used a 10-stop filter to extend the shutter speed to help smooth out the water and clouds.  This exposure ended
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Full Moon with Halo

Did a quick “for fun” self portrait showing a view of the halo we saw forming around the full moon.  The abnormally cold evening must of provided the impetus behind the ice crystals in the atmosphere that’s needed to create this kind of halo effect. This image was taken during a quick night shoot at
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Starfield at Montauk Point

A clear and crisp winter night allowed for a nice opportunity to grab some star shots.  Too bad that by the time we had set up and started shooting, the Milky Way was already setting over the horizon and into the light pollution.  Jupiter can be seen in this image (bright ‘star’ above the house)

Montauk Lighthouse Pre-Dawn

A pre-sunrise image of the Montauk Lighthouse in Montauk Point on a cold, cloudless morning.  This is a 25 second exposure taken from down at the waterline.

Montauk Lighthouse and Venus in Pre-Dawn Sky

Arrived about an hour before sunrise at Montauk Point in Long Island and was able to capture this image of Venus rising above the lighthouse.  Quite a few stars were still visible in the blue hour sky.

Portland Head Light Long Exposure

Took an 84 second exposure of the Portland Head Light from down below in the little cove.  Image was taken about an hour after sunrise as the clouds moved in and it became overcast.  Used a 10-stopper.

Portland Head Sunrise

Went on a quick one-day trip to Portland during a break in some recent snow storms, and grabbed this image of a sunrise at the Portland Head Light in Portland, ME.

DPReview – “Daytime Outdoor… 15 Seconds” Challenge

Entered this image of the Portland Head Light into the “Day-time outdoors scene through any ND filter with a minimum exposure of 15 seconds” challenge on DPReview.  It’s a 60 second exposure taken mid-morning from the observation area.

More Ice Flow

Flowing ice on the Hudson River gives a nice display of the current.  This is an 85 second exposure using a 10-stop ND.  Image shows the Tappan Zee Bridge off in the distance.

Ice Flow on the Hudson

Long exposure image of moving ice near the Tarrytown Lighthouse on the Hudson River in New York.  Used a 10-stop filter to get exposures as long as 200 seconds.  This one was around 60 seconds long.

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