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November Portraits, Part 2

Another session, this time more family, less kids (at least young ones), but well beahved 2 dogs (and a few cats that were not really into photography). I also took 4x5 in black and white and color. Here is an example of a B&W, it is Trix 320 developed in HC-110B.

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November Portraits, part 1


Kelly and her family were gracious and let me take portraits - and let me practice my patients taking pictures of toddlers and small children, which were very gorgeous but not always too happy to be in front of a camera! Here a few examples, shot with a Nikon D700 nd a 35-70 or 105 f2.5 lens.


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Happy Birthday Blog - November Desktop Image

It has been a year since I started this blog (a little longer for the website), so flowers are in order: Happy B-Day blog!

I hope all readers have enjoyed the occasional musings and the desktop images. True to that, here is an image of flowers for this month's desktop image. Rather that the firey sky of last year's November image, this is more subdued. It was actually taken with my Leica M4 on Ektar 100, scanned, and underwent a little tweaking in Photoshop (mostly color). I used a 50mm lens wide open - the shallow depth of field is clearly visible, and yet the image is very sharp where focused, thanks to the great Leica optics.

So here is the deal: for the occasion, I feel like in a spending mood. Refer one person to my mailing list and receive a 5x7 print of your choice. Refer three and receive an 8x10. Maximum is one print per person (you won't get four 5x7 for four people, you'd get one 8x10) and you have to be already on my list... These people should obviously be willing to participate - I'd hate to get back messages telling me that I am spamming Happy. Among those who give me referals, I'll raffle off a voucher for a portraits session (provided you live locally or I'll see you soon). I am fully aware that I am not pro, so caveat emptor! The deal is on to the end of the year.

Bests,

BMS

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Clear Night

Amazing how many stars you don't see, but they show up on photographs. Here are a few long exposre shots (15-30 s, 800-1600 ISO). YOu already begin to se the star trails at these times, but just close up.


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ISO 800, f/4, 30s



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ISO 800, f2.8, 15s





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ISO 1600, f5.6, 30s
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Fall Foliage

OK, I do not THE shot this fall. The shot of the white new england church amidst misty meadows and bright red foliage. I went south to teh Belgrade Lake area on a clear early morning but by the time I got down there, the sunrise (6:30'ish) was hidden by clouds. Fiddling with the camera at below freezing temperaturs is also not so easy. I shot film (Mamiya RZ 67 and Mamiya 7) as well as Nikon.

It finally cleared up so I can share some photos with you. The light actually turned out to be beautiful for an hour or two.

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Railroad bridge Fairfield, ME


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same, converted to Black and White



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Messalonskee Lake, Oakland, ME


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Messalonskee Lake, Oakland, ME



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Messalonskee Lake, Oakland, ME


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Cemetary, Rome, ME


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Augusta Road, Belgrad, ME

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Near Belgrade, ME

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