Saturday, May 26, 2012

Adirondack Marsh

Another photo from my last ramble in the Adirondacks, a marsh along Rt. 56 between Colton and Sevey's Corners. I learned several years ago the difference between a marsh, a bog and a swamp. This is a marsh because it has open areas of water as well as hummocks of marsh grass. A bog has spongy vegetation, grasses, mosses, pitcher plants and other plants that like 'wet feet' but not open water. A Swamp has trees in a wet area. You can find all three in the Adirondacks but swamps are most likely the result of beaver dams in my experience. I like bogs for macro photographs of plants but marshes and swamps offer interesting reflections on the open water.

Canon 7D, ISO 400, 160th @ f/11 handheld.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

I'm Still Here

It has been almost a month since I last posted anything. I've been busy painting and moving. We have more to do but the pace is slowing so I hope to get back to more frequent photography and posting. This photo was made along French Pond Rd. I took a day to go to the mountains last week and used the French Pond Rd. to bypass a construction site on Rt. 56. I spotted this house on my way down to the ADKs but the light was wrong. Coming back it was better so I stopped and made several photos. I thought it needed to be a B&W. After some initial processing in Lightroom 4 the conversion was done in NIK Silver Efex Pro 2. Canon 7D, ISO 200, 1/60th @ f/11.