Naked tulip tree

Naked tulip tree

Kent, Connecticut.

Gary and I hiked south on the Appalachian Trail along Schaghticoke Ridge to just beyond Thayer Brook and we stopped at the big tulip tree with three trunks to pay our respects.

All the leaves are down now and this makes for interesting shots looking up at the bare branches. It also makes for difficult hiking through piles of leaves, hiding roots and rocks and all sorts of things to trip over. We had planned to hike the entire ridge but we were moving so slowly in the leaves we turned back about a third of the way down the ridge.

Ten Mile River reflection

Ten Mile River reflection

Bull’s Bridge, Connecticut.

Gary and I took a hike from Bull’s Bridge south to the New York border and back (8 miles). We crossed Ten Mile River and near the crossing there’s a small island that’s separated from the shore by a shallow piece of the river. This day it was shallow enough to walk across on rocks and shoot reflections of the trees on the island in the water. We spent a good bit of time there looking for reflections.

Afghanistan – touch down in flight

Afghanistan – touch down in flight from Augustin Pictures on Vimeo.

Note: This was originally posted on my old site on December 14, 2011. It’s a beautiful piece and worth zooming out full screen.

Lukas and Salome Augustin have made a beautiful portrait of Afghanistan.

Note that this was shot with Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 7D cameras and a variety of Canon lenses.

I’m posting this from the new WordPress application for Mac OS X to try it out. I doubt I’ll use it much, I’m a MarsEdit user and fan and have been for as long as it’s been around.

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Chair, table, placemat and floor

Chair, table, placemat and floor

Warren, Connecticut.

My friend Gary is visiting for Thanksgiving and we spent the day in the house talking. He’s been urging me to try some double exposures with the Ricoh GR so this is two exposures with the GR II of the backs of one of our dining room chairs.

I’m hooked, I love it. More experimentation on the near horizon.

Istanbul, flow motion

This is an advertisement for Turkish Airlines done by Rob Whitworth with a variety of techniques including hyperlapse. It’s an amazing tour through Istanbul, Turkey.

I highly recommend zooming it out. Watch more than once to see new details including the stray cats.

I’ve posted Rob’s worth before here: Barcelona Go!.

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