One of my photos made Finalist in the Outdoor Photographer Magazine Mystical Adventures Photo Contest. This photo was shot in Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts in Lobster Cove by the small village of Annisquam. Cape Ann is located on the coast some 43 miles northeast of Boston, Massachusetts. The GPS location for this shot is Latitude 42.654855 Longitude -70.674945. Click on my photo below to register to vote in the Outdoor Photographer Magazine Photo Contest. Voting is done by selecting your favorite photos and rating them 1 to 5 stars. Every time you vote you are also entered automatically for a chance to win Polar Bear Photo Adventure for two. Of course, I would appreciate a vote for my photo!
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This photo was shot in autumn just after sunrise. First, I set up the camera on a tripod and shot 3 photographs at 3 different exposures; 1/4 sec. 1/15 sec and 1/60 sec. ,all at F8. Then , I imported them into Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2, then combined them with the Plugin Photomatix Pro 3.1, a program for processing in HDR High Dynamic-Range photography. This allows one to see the detail in the shadows and highlights. It also has the ability to create some pretty cool special effects. Then, I imported them back into Lightroom for final fine tuning. The camera I used was the Nikon D80 with a Nikon 16-85mm Lens and a Circular polarizer filter. Camera settings, Aperture Priority, ISO 100, in RAW format and the Lens set to 16mm.
For more information on HDR or High Dynamic-Range photography and the program I use, Photomatix Pro 3.1. Photomatix Pro 3.1 is a standalone program and also has Plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.
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Map of Cape Ann Massachusetts. Click on the markers below to view more information.