Wings Neck ..

.. at evening tide, and before a bit of weather.

16 thoughts on “Wings Neck ..

    • Thanks once again. This image is actually a sandwich of several (perhaps you know of HDR). At one extreme, images are over-exposed (for detail in the dark areas) … at the other, they are under-exposed (for detail in the bright areas), and several images are included in the normal range of exposure. All of the properly exposed bits are combined in the sandwich to produce this result. I’m glad you liked it.

      • It’s interesting to hear that. I haven’t ever done that process – I do a fair amount in post processing sometimes, but don’t layer photos there either. Thanks for explaining!

  1. When I read your title, I thought immediately of Throgs Neck in the Bronx. I realized I didn’t have a clue what a ‘neck’ might be. Now I know it’s a narrow spit of land, and you’ve clearly found your way to the edge of one here. I especially like the texture in the large boulder and the pebbles scattered around.

    I’m curious which of your cameras you used. I read on Steve G’s blog that you have a GX1 Mark II now. I recently came into possession of one, from a friend who got bored with photography and was willing to trade the camera for a guitar that I had. I’ve not done a thing with the Mark II. It’s seemed a little awkward to me: not so intuitive. But maybe I need to sit myself down and learn how to navigate its mysteries. If nothing else, it might be a good backup. I got the feeling you enjoy yours — is that so?

    • Absolutely. Absolutely. I love, love, love it! I use mine exclusively in its manual mode. I’ve also assigned the aperture as the camera’s ring function. So, when I’m shooting I adjust aperture with that ring, and make adjustments to shutter speed and ISO using the touch screen. I never, ever, thought I’d like using a LCD to make photographic adjustments … but I do. Being able to see, in real time, what’s going on is great and takes all of the guesswork out of exposure control. The thing has a pretty good sized sensor and shutter speeds down to 30 seconds (I believe). Slap it on a tripod and you can use the (digital) neutral density filter and timer to make very long exposures. It’s just like the big cameras. Now, having said that – for extreme, extreme, detail (especially up close) – you gotta stay with big cameras and their big lenses. When I first got the G7X Mark II I was a bit overwhelmed too … but then I took a lesson out of my own book and simply played with the thing. I tried automatic, aperture priority, shutter priority, and the full manual. As I’ve already said … full manual is wonderful. Please ask if you’ve got any specific questions. D

  2. The time of day and the opposing weather systems provide for a lovely result. I can just imagine dipping my toes in this clear, cool water. This image is alive!

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