Trinity Episcopal Church, on Jan. 13, 2019, across from the main square in downtown St. Augustine, Fla. The stone actually is gray, but the street lighting and my color balance turns it gold. The church has that classic English feel in a downtown that’s otherwise Spanish Colonial and Victorian. Handheld with Nikon D500, Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art lens, ƒ/1.8, 18mm (DX 27 mm), 1/20th sec., 1600 ISO.
Matanzas Bay on a January Night After a Storm: St. Augustine’s Matanzas Bay in northeast Florida on a foggy January night. Made without a tripod by holding the tripod against a bridge railing. A copy of the image with the system-required crop is serving as the blog’s header image. Nikon D500, Sigma Art 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM (no VR onboard), manual focus, ƒ/1.8
19.0 mm (DX 28.5mm), 1/2 sec., 1600 ISO.
Lunar eclipse: This is the full moon in full eclipse just after midnight Eastern Standard (GMT -5) on Jan. 21, 2019 — the so-called Full Super Wolf Blood Moon, or whatever. Outside temperature 10F, with Nikon D500 and Tamron 150-600mm G1 lens — ISO 3200, f6,3, 600mm (DX 900mm), 0.3 sec., -2EV — set on a Benro heavy-duty tripod and Movo gimbal head, using a wired remote button. Tough shot with moon at nearly zenith; after rotating camera 85 degrees, I manually focused in 10F weather using the live-view articulated screen. Brrrrrr. Link to Flickr
The Turtle River and the marshes of Glynn County, from Oak Grove Island near Brunswick, Ga., at sunset on Christmas Day 1996. Nikon N8008AF. Nikkor 24-50mm lens. Fuji Velvia, ASA 200. Click on image to enlarge.
Early morning on the Atlantic Ocean at St. Augustine Inlet in Florida. Taken April 25, 2015. Nikon D7100. Sigma 70-300mm lens at 105mm (157.5mm DX). ISO 400. 1/8000 sec. f/11. -1EV. Click to enlarge
Falling Spring Falls is next to U.S. 220 just north of Covington, Va. This was shot late in the day July 19, 2015, handheld but at as slow a shutter speed as I could handle to dramatize the falls. Nikon D5200. Nikkor 18-55mm lens. 36mm (54mm DX). ISO 400. f/13. -1EV. 1/8 sec. Click to enlarge
Falling Spring Falls is next to U.S. 220 just north of Covington, Va. This was shot late in the day July 19, 2015. Handheld. Nikon D5200. Sigma 70-300mm. 100mm (150mm DX). -1EV. f/5.6. 1/350 sec. Click to enlarge
A wood stork takes off after feeding by the banks of a pond in Atlantic Beach, Fla. Picture taken March 16, 2015. Nikon d7100. Sigma 70-300mm. 300mm. 450mm DX. f/16. 1/90 sec. ISO 1600. -1EV. Click to enlarge
A red-shouldered hawk rests in a tree in our woods. Picture taken Feb. 19, 2015. Nikon D7100. Sigma 70-300mm. 450mm DX. ISO 800. f/16. 1/250 sec. Click to enlarge
Easter Vigil in the early evening of April 6, 2015, at College Lutheran Church in Salem, Va. iPhone 4S. 4mm. ISO 800. f/2.4. 1/15 sec. Click to enlarge