Retrospective sixteen (June 2013)

Given the way in which blogs are presented, I am convinced that posts which reside more than a scroll or two behind the most recent are doomed to languish and to be forgotten. Because I believe there is value in looking at contributions from days, weeks, and even months ago, I present here a gallery of images presented during June of 2013. Perhaps it will be interesting to scroll through these and to compare them to those presented during this past month. Be patient, it may take several minutes for all of the images to load fully. Hovering over an image will reveal its title. Clicking one will take you to a carousel view and you can either move through the collection or click the links to read each post in its original form. Note that this is the sixteenth in my series of retrospective posts. You may find interest in taking a look at the retrospective from a year ago and if you’d missed any of the others, you can find them all by using the search feature in the sidebar to the right, simply search for retrospective.

14 thoughts on “Retrospective sixteen (June 2013)

  1. Angelika and I looked at these together. We think you should teach photography! Absolutely stunning! She wants to know how you get clouds to look like that?

    • Ha! You can tell Angelika that first, you gotta have nice clouds to start with and crisp, clear, air! Although I didn’t use a polarizing filter on the trip to P.E.I., these go a long way to making clouds really stand out. It fits on the lens and works to cut glare and saturate colors a bit which makes the contrast between the white clouds and the blue sky really dramatic. The thing that’s really tricky with landscape shots which involve lots or bright sky is that you run the risk of underexposing the rest of the image if you meter for a correctly-exposed sky … on the other hand, if you meter for what’s in the foreground you run the risk of overexposing the already-bright sky! There are two ways of getting around this problem, one is to use what’s called a graded neutral density filter on the lens (this helps cut down on light coming from the sky (only) when metering the ground) and the other way is to learn to use something like Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop. These digital processing programs allow folks to adjust for imbalances in exposure that couldn’t otherwise be avoided! Thanks to you both for taking the time to visit and for asking a great question. D

  2. I remember these … especially the PEI sandstone (belongs in a travel brochure … think that was my comment when I first saw it!). Also remember enjoying the textures of the wheat. Nice to see these old friends again!

    • Thanks again for the attentions this morning Seonaid. We are quite warm here now and yet so wet that they hay crop has yet to be harvested … the pressure to do so is mounting and I’m just beginning to lose sleep over it! Argh! D

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