Jackson Hole

This is an old shot from when I was visiting Mormon Row near the Grand Teton Mountains in Jackson Hole. I have other shots that I posted previously, entitled Mormon Row and Grand Teton, from the same area. This is one of my favorite spots on the trip. I was surprised at how amazing this place was considering I had pretty low expectations for Wyoming. Wyoming and Oregon are tied for my favorite states. I was expecting to use a wide angle lens to take this shot but I ended up having to use a 70-200mm. This helped compress the background and bring the building closer to the mountains. In reality, it is much further than it looks in this picture. I have been editing single photos more often lately instead of multiple bracketed photos. Unfortunately, I got here midday, but the sun still made for a nice shot. Hope you like the...

Wonder

If you have ever seen Brandon Wolfel’s photography, then you know where I got this idea from. When I had the idea of shooting photos with fairy lights I started looking up photos and that’s where I stumbled upon one of Brandon’s. I loved the fairy tale feel and look of wonder that many of his photos had and I already pictured the idea in my head already for what I wanted. For this, I just used fairy tale lights in a mason jar and found some cheap clear tortoise shell glasses on amazon. I just put my nightstand light behind her head for a hair light and the fairy lights were the only lights from the front. I used my Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 for this shot. Hope you like the...

Merry Christmas

Since it is the Christmas season, I figured a holiday picture was appropriate. I took this several weeks ago when I visited the Newport Mansions in Newport, Rhode Island. They go all out with the decorations and it is great for photos. This was the first time I tried taking handheld pictures in a low-light environment and I used some new techniques. By creating a smart object and using the median of several images, it greatly reduced the noise. Additionally, I have been using less destructive editing techniques and spending more time in Lightroom. For this photo, I adjusted the colors, faded out the black, added a curves layer, and put a vignette around it. I hope you like the...

Wayside Inn Mill

This was my first time visiting Wayside Inn Mill and it definitely won’t be my last. This spot is near Boston in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Unfortunately, I haven’t had much time to take photos because I have been so busy with school. I realized I needed a break and took the excursion out to this mill. This spot was only about an hour away and the beautiful fall weather made for a great motorcycle ride. Fortunately, I got here in time to catch some autumn colors. Soon I will be posting another picture of a church that was about a five minute walk from here. I didn’t even know about the church until I got to this spot but it made for awesome pictures. For this shot, I stitched 3 pictures together because a wedding party was taking photos and I had to crop them out. I shot this with my Nikon D810. I hope you like the...

Castle Hill

This spot is a hidden gem. I was born in New England and wish I knew about this location sooner. Castle Hill lighthouse, located in Newport, Rhode Island, is just a short walk from nearby parking through a wooded path to the shoreline. It was overcast all day and started drizzling once we got here but the cloudy sky made for better photos. I never like takings sunset pictures of a cloudless sky. I find it make the pictures boring and uninteresting. Once I got here I had to hop out to the farthest rock I could find to grab this shot where I mounted the camera on my tripod and snapped away. Hope you like the...