Maine – Day #9 (abstracts)

Summary Day 9: Abstract images of granite. Why drive 14 hours to Maine and then take photos of rocks? Because these “rocks” are different? I would never have thought; it only took me about 8 years to notice. 😦

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Maine, and especially here on Mount Desert Island, seems to be one giant piece of granite. Except for tripping and falling on it with every step, I’ve taken the granite for granted – until today. The end of the gravel driveway to our rental is lined with large (~2′ X ~1.5′) chunks of raw rough granite. I put my 105mm 1:1 macro lens on the Nikon D800E to see what I could see. This post’s gallery is the result.


Now on to the show titled:

Don’t Take Abstracts for “Granite”

(Pretty bad, huh? My wife groaned.)

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Maine – Day #7 (a circular polarizer special)

Summary Day 7: Reflections are fun. Reflections of autumn are special. Day #7 was a special fun day – but “Mainely” because of a circular polarizer. This post shows why a CP is essential and – NO! – its reflection results cannot be mimicked in PS.


Here’s a with & without comparison that tells the whole story about CPs and reflections – (also demonstrates why a picture is worth 1000-words). Reflections (or not) in a shallow stream.

CP example

Actual photos, not a PS special


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Here are my posts, over the years, waxing poetic on circular polarizers. This is the one absolutely-must-have camera filter!

 


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Maine 2014 – Day #6

Summary Day 6: Immersed myself in nature. Spent over 2 hours along a 100 yard stretch of the driveway to our rental. Tripod, Nikon D800, Nikkor 105mm 1:1 macro lens, CP filter and nature. Spent most of my time admiring natural beauty, but also made 50 images along the way. Here’s a sampler.


Here’s the entire stretch of driveway that occupied over 2 hours of my time

Occasionally ventured 10 feet past the edge

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RAW files processed in Lightroom and then into Nik Collection’s Color Efex Pro.

 


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