Fall Evening

Long exposures on rivers are tricky because of the trees and bushes along the side… if there’s any wind, you end up with blurry where you don’t want blurry. A good way around this is to to combine multiple exposures (take a couple of photos with different settings and blend them together in Photoshop.) In […]

Making Sand

This is the last one I’m posting from my recent trip to the U.P. where I spent the first evening playing with long exposure shots. This one is actually a bit too over-exposed (so the waves are whiter than I’d like) but I still thought it turned out alright.  Download: Making_Sand-Asgard_Photography-IMG_1960.jpg Camera Settings F-stop: f/22 […]

Smooth Shores

There were several different framings of similar shots that I got on an evening after I’d checked into my motel. (Lake Superior was right on the other side of the road, so I of course had to take advantage of the lower evening light for some long exposure images.) I’d been playing with the settings, […]

Roots & Water

I’ve ended up focusing on this corner a few times, while visiting the remains of the Canal Locks in Maumee’s Side Cut Park. Depending on the previous rainfall, you can get some interesting shots of the man-made waterfalls at several spots, but I really like the combination of the green and roots and water. Download: […]

Persistence

While staying at the Seacoast Resort on a recent trip to the U.P., I took the opportunity to wander across the road to the Lake Superior shoreline there. The evening I checked in, the lighting was perfect for some longer exposure shots of the waves. While the “spaghetti effect” with waterfalls is very commonly seen, […]

River Road

When I popped onto Facebook last night, I saw someone had posted a photo in a photography group I’m in that they’d taken at Side Cut Metropark. It showed high water levels, much higher than I’ve seen in the years I’ve been here. I decided today to try to squeeze in some time (though only […]

River Roots

The “smooth” waterfall shots always look better to me when you have something that has a hard edge contrasting within it. In this case, the roots do that a little bit at the top left. There are very few waterfalls near Toledo, so I try to visit frequently to catch different water levels and conditions. […]