Picture of the Day, 2017.12.19

2016.05.02.0027 Oyster BedsI’ve never been a more monochromatic environment; I couldn’t have pulled a drop of color out of this scene if I’d tried. This photograph, made May 2, 2016, was shot in color and is reproduced here in color with minimal processing. These are oyster beds in Chincoteague Bay off the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Nikon D5200, Nikkor 18-200mm lens, RAW, aperture mode, EV 0, VR on, ISO 800, 1/3000th sec., f/9.5, 24mm (36mm DX).

Picture of the Day, 2017.12.18

2017.12.17.8577 3rd Sunday in Advent 'Gaudete'It was Dec. 17, the 3rd Sunday of Advent, 2017, and the tree was trimmed and the time had arrived for this year’s tree photo. Christmas tree photos are always dicey, lightingwise, so I determined long  ago that details are best. Nikon D500 in aperture mode, Nikkor 18-200mm lens, VR on, ISO 1600, RAW, EV -1, f5.6, 1/30th sec., 200mm (300mm DX)