I love the way the droplet of water on the end of the leaf captures the light of the rising sun. July 16, 2014.
The silhouette of these flowers and their stark black reflections adds even more drama to the reflection of the sunrise on the water. July 16, 2014.
There’s something about B&W that really emphasizes how stunning this scene was. July 18, 2014.
Last week’s campsite on Long Pond, in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. I wish I were still there…
On my first morning on the lake, I woke up at 4.30am to try to catch the blue hour before the sunrise. The light was unimpressive for quite a while, but it gave me time to identify my framing and once the sun rose the light began to create magnificent reflections on the water, helping me make this image (ripples in the water are due to the fact that little fish were attempting to nibble at my toes as I stood knee deep in the water to line up this frame, and I couldn’t help but twitch after each little fishy-nibble, and therefore moving the water surface). July 17, 2014.
This moth helpfully landed on this flower while I was lining up the shot. July 18, 2014.
I awoke before sunrise on two of my three mornings out on the lake this last week to try to capture the morning glow over the lake. The mist was already floating across the lake when I made it out of the tent at 5am on our last morning on the lake, and the fog started to roll in shortly after from above - which completely obscured any sight of the sun, but helped me find this image instead! July 19, 2014.
On my canoe in the Adirondacks trip last week, my mother and I went on a little excursion behind our site up a boggy river. I couldn’t resist this classic canoe-shot: the bow of the boat pointing ahead towards the waters to be explored. July 17, 2014.
When I posted this pictures on Facebook, I did so under the caption “There was a wedding and it was fabulous.” It was wonderful to be home in New York’s Adirondack Mountains for the occasion of my cousin’s wedding, looking out at the view of the peaks beyond the tent from the festivities! July 12, 2014.
My only decent image of the Super Moon last Saturday, from the mountainside in the Adirondack Mountains where we were celebrating my cousin’s wedding! July 12, 2014.
Last August I went on an afternoon canoe in the Adirondacks with my parents - and took this and a few other images before my Canon T2i got rained out permanently. Nearly a year later, today I’m heading on a three day canoe trip with my family armed with my Canon 6D, two batteries, my 24-105 f4 and lens-filters, one “nifty-fifty”, and a 70-300 f4-5.6 for birds. I’m hoping not to get rained on this time (the weather looks clear, knock on wood!) - but I’m equipped with rainproofing if necessary, and am appreciative of the weather sealed quality of the 6D. August 31, 2013.
Fireworks from Independence Day celebration in Boston, MA on July 3rd.