Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Nanny's Tranquility...

Yesterday my photography club visited to an old maroon settlement in Portland, Jamaica. The majority of the time was spent on the hill side at a waterfall in Nanny River. It was really tranquil, and the weather was great. For that reason I think we spent more time lounging than shooting photos. Click PhotoYard to read more about our trip. Anyway we did snap a few rounds. I told the Colonel of the village that I would really like to spend a few days, to mix with the town folk and learn more about the great Maroons.

This is probably the first in our "Discover Jamaica From The Inside" Series.

The Nanny Falls

Tech Info: Camera: Nikon D200; Lens: Nikon 24-85mm f/2.8-3.5; Focal length: 35mm; Shutter: 1/2 second; Aperture: f/16; ISO: 200. Shot in RAW mode.

I also used a Circular Polarizer to cut the glare as well as a Circular ND Graduated filter. The camera was mounted on a Manfrotto tripod, and shutter released with the Nikon MC-36 remote. I adjusted the levels in Aperture, and dodged some of the shadows in Photoshop CS3.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Calm Before The Storm

This bird sat atop a streetlight post at my gate, and sang it's heart out. I guess he was singing Taps, singing warnings of the danger that was fast approaching. Hurricane Ivan was out in the Caribbean Sea, wreaking havoc on the smaller islands. The rich sunset made an interesting silhouette that popped out. I took this image through my upstairs bedroom window, with my Nikon D200, and Tamron 18-200mm lens @ 200mm. I used aperture f/5.6, and shutter 1/60 at ISO125.