One windy morning I went to a hiking trail near the Canyon Lake dam. The trail went down the hill to the river just beneath the dam. There were trees with gnarly roots sticking out of the water and a building and spillway in the distance. So I set about taking a few long exposures.… Read More The Enhanced Canyon Lake Dam
There is a stone gazebo at an overlook at Bastrop State Park and I hurried to try to get there at sunset one evening and arrived just as the sun was hitting the horizon. I noticed that I could get the sun to be right through the openings in the gazebo and tried shooting that.… Read More Stone Gazebo at Sunset
I have been wanting to take better picture of the stars in the night sky. My method up to this point has basically been to shoot as long an exposure with as low an ISO as I could get away with and try to process a single exposure and live with the noise (see The… Read More Star Stacking
Earlier this week I went to the beach at Galveston Island State Park on the Gulf of Mexico. I was mainly there for a mini family vacation, so I didn’t spend a lot of time shooting pictures. About halfway through the day, I did drag the camera and tripod down to the water to take… Read More The Beach!
It has been tough finding something to shoot lately. I decided to try Brushy Creek park as I often see a barren tree in the water with a lot of white birds perched in it as I am driving past on the bridge. I thought that this would make a nice photo in the late… Read More HDR vs. ND Grad Filter
One problem that I frequently have is that my lens or sensor gets a little dirty. This is one of the hazards of landscape photography. Often the specs or spots are small and out of focus and not noticeable. But shooting stopped down can increase the focus depth in your image and really bring out… Read More Seeing Spots
While I was out at the lake shooting photos, I really wanted to get a look at the shots that I was getting on a better screen than the one on the back of the camera. This happens to me often as I am not quite sure about my composition and exposure and the camera… Read More Editing DSLR Photos with an Iphone
The last time I was at Brushy Creek park, I wanted to do some long exposures but I didn’t have my ND filter with me. So, I just didn’t get the picture and thought that was that. A few weeks ago, I was watching a YouTube vlog by a photographer I like named Evan Ranft… Read More Image Stacking vs. Long Exposure