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 […]

Winding Water

One of these days I will get some waders. I always find shots like this that would have been so much better if I could have moved about a foot sideways into the flow. Download: Winding_Water-Asgard_Photography-IMG_1839.jpg Camera Settings F-stop: f/22 Exposure: 1/2 seconds ISO: 200 Focal Length: 70mm Location 

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: […]

Green Shadows

I really like sunset shooting because of the contrast you can get with shadows. Though, on this one I spent way too much time fiddling with the coloring, especially the sky, to try to get it how I liked. Shooting in raw mode really helps with options when you’re back at your computer! Download: Green_Shadows-Asgard_Photography_IMG_0943.jpg […]

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. […]

Light in the Woods 2

There’s a previously posted version of this (more closely focused on the downed tree) but this one also has the sun itself and more of the surrounding trees. I’ve included an alternate of this alternate shot too, as I couldn’t decided which I liked better. You can  download either below, or click the thumbnail to […]

Winter in the Woods

One of my favorite outdoor places near Toledo, Ohio, is the Side Cut Metropark along the Maumee river. While trying to politely chase after some deer, I happened by this view of the sunset through the trees at just the right time to catch some snowflakes, and was very happy with the dramatic nature of […]