New Year, New Gear

I recently sold my Canon 5dii dslr for a much smaller, lighter, better kit. I went with the Fuji X-t2 with the 18-55mm kit lens, and the Fujinon 35mm f/2WR lens. I couldn’t be happier with this decision. For my needs (quick portraits of my family, hiking lansdcape photography, etc) it’s just ideal. All of the photos below were taken with this new camera.

I went to the York River Star Party near Williamsburg, VA. Tested the new setup and was very happy with the results. The built in intervalometer, crazy good ISO, and so many more features of this camera make log exposures and time lapses a breeze.

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18mm, ISO10,000, f/2.8, 13s. Note the Andromeda galaxy top left
Taken with the Fujinon 35mm f/2

We went for a Hike It Baby hike on new years day, so I had a nice opportunity to play with the Fujinon 35mm f/2.8WR lens. Photos taken at the Chesapeake Arboretum

Saw this cute snake in a tree!

Icelandic Honeymoon Aurora

For our honeymoon, my wife Leah and I went to Iceland. We spent a few days in Reykjavik, then drove along the south coast to Hof. The photos below were taken at Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon. All photos were taken with my Canon 5d and the Canon 16mm-35mm f/2.8L lens.

Here’s a timelapse of 185 frames. 10 seconds each, ISO 2500 f/3.5. Unfortunately my camera struggled with the cold, so there was significant horizontal banding at the start.

 

I tried taking a panorama and it didn’t work as expected. The aurora move too quick, so I added in the vertical bar.

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Dock Sunset – The last one

Our time living on this beautiful property in Norfolk is coming to an end. Last night we braved the bugs to enjoy one of our last sunsets on the dock, and I took a few photos. All of these were taken with my Canon 5dII and Canon 24-70f/2.8L lens. Each one is a 6-shot HDR stack.

 

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Town Point Park Timelapse

Taken in May 2014, this timelapse was shot over 1.5 hours. I used Lightroom Timelapse to generate the video. Individual frames were shot on my Canon 5dII and Canon 24-70L.

First day of shooting in 2016

We had a beautiful week in March, so I thought I would go spider hunting and see what I could find. Unfortunately the spiders were sparse, but there were a few interesting items.

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We saw this beautiful snake in our yard the other day. I believe it is a Northern Rough Greensnake. Unfortunately it was hurt rather badly, so I didn’t bother it too much. Hopefully it survives the spring.20160323_IMG_9262