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Abandoned!

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/30 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 26 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Matrix Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/50 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 75 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Matrix Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 18 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Matrix Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/50 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 44 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Matrix Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/20 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 155 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Matrix Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

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Through the Mists of Time

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
ISO: 500
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 75 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture priority
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
ISO: 500
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 250 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture priority
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/6
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
ISO: 500
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 210 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture priority
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Tell Me Tuesday – Photo 4

Tell Me Tuesday features one or more of my photos with information on how it came to be. How and where it was taken, technical information, and if any post-processing was done will all be shared.Sometimes before and after shots will be shown.

Then it becomes your turn to critique the photo (don’t worry, I have a thick skin) which can be anything from “I like/don’t like it” to a discussion of how you might have handled the same shot and/or done something differently. Since this is art, anything you like or don’t like is valid. And while I enjoy your praise, it is only your constructive criticism which can help me continue to grow as a photographer.

And finally, you will be given the opportunity to join in with your own Tell Me Tuesday post. It can be any type or topic you like. You don’t need to be an advanced photographer, just someone who takes photos. You don’t need a fancy camera. You don’t need to share the technical data if you don’t want … just how and/or why the photo was taken. We would all love to hear your story. Simply add your link below (and feel free to grab the logo to use in your post).

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You wouldn’t think so, but every Labor Day Weekend, right here on Staten Island in New York City, we hold a county fair, complete with all the fun, games and food that you would expect. This photo was taken at the most recent one.


Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 55 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

It was necessary to have a fast enough shutter to stop the action and stop it at an interesting time – and there were many shots taken that didn’t quite do that. I also needed to set the aperture small enough to produce enough depth of field to account for the postion of the cyclist. This shot did, but still needs quite a bit of work before it can be considered a finished photo. (Note: I was working handheld and did not use a tripod.) There is a lot of unnecessary “stuff” in the photo, such at the photographer at the right, as well as some exposure/contrast adjusting that is required. The RAW photo was brought into Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop and the adjustments were made. This is the result …

I set the exposure type to landscape, opened up the shadows a bit and de-emphasized the highlights to bring out the green in the ramp and the sign on the side of the ramp. Clarity and Vibrance were slightly increased and then the photo was cropped to eliminate all extraneous material and focus strictly on the cyclist as he flies through the air.

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So now it’s your turn to critique these photos. 

Also, add your Tell Me Tuesday post to the links below. I look forward to seeing your photos and reading the stories behind them.



Flea Market (3)

This is the third of three in the series.

https://i0.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/flea15.jpg

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 90 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

https://i2.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/flea16.jpg

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 90 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

https://i0.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/flea17.jpg

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 130 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

https://i1.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/flea18.jpg

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/180 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 105 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

https://i2.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/flea19.jpg

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 62 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

https://i2.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/flea20.jpg

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 90 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

https://i0.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/flea21.jpg

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/30 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 75 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

Tell Me Tuesday – Photo 1

Tell Me Tuesday features one or more of my photos with information on how it came to be. How and where it was taken, technical information, and if any post-processing was done will all be shared. Sometimes before and after shots will be shown.

Then it becomes your turn to critique the photo (don’t worry, I have a thick skin) which can be anything from “I like/don’t like it” to a discussion of how you might have handled the same shot and/or done something differently. Since this is art, anything you like or don’t like is valid. And while I enjoy your praise, it is only your constructive criticism which can help me continue to grow as a photographer.

And finally, you will be given the opportunity to join in with your own Tell Me Tuesday post. You don’t need to be an advanced photographer, just someone who takes photos. You don’t need a fancy camera. You don’t need to tell all the technical data if you don’t want … just how and/or why the photo was taken. We would all love to hear your story. Simply add your link below.

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This week I share a photo that I took in the Greenbelt of Staten Island.

It was taken in late spring – just days before the beginning of summer. I was walking a trail through the woods which I had never been on before, so every turn was a surprise. After walking a distance I noticed some movement out of the corner of my eye so I stopped and stood very still. Soon I noticed dozens of butterflies and within minutes of standing very still they came closer to me. In fact, after a while of standing totally still, one or two even landed on me.

Here is the original untouched version of one of the photos I was able to take, along with some technical data.

https://i2.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/tmt1.jpg

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/160
ISO: 800
Lens: Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 200 mm
Mode: Aperture preferred
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

The aperture of 6.3 was chosen as to get a nicely out of focus background, but still have enough depth of field so that the rapidly moving butterfly and some of the stem it was on would be in focus.

When I shoot, I shoot in RAW + JPEG so I can work on the RAW file in Photoshop when I get home. In this case, very little work was needed other than a bit of tweaking on the overall exposure balance and contrast as well as some cropping. After the cropping there was a bit of unwanted leaf in the upper left corner, and that was removed using the clone tool. A slight bit of Unsharp Mask rounded out the post-processing and resulted in this photo.

https://i2.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/tmt1a.jpg

Now I have told you how this photo came to be so it is your turn to tell me your thoughts on it. How would you have done it differently – if you would have? What works for you? What doesn’t?

Don’t forget to post your own Tell Me Tuesday and add the link below. It doesn’t have to be as detailed as mine, nor do you need to post the technical information if you don’t know it. All you need to do it post a picture and perhaps tell us a bit about it.


Flea Market (2)

This is number two in a series of three.

https://i0.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/flea08.jpg

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/80 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 250 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

https://i0.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/flea09.jpg

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 44 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

https://i2.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/flea10.jpg

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 75 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

https://i1.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/flea11.jpg

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 105 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

https://i2.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/flea12.jpg

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 52 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

https://i0.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/flea13.jpg

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/50 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 52 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

https://i1.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/flea14.jpg

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 90 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

Flea Market (1)

This is the first of three posts of a recent trip to a flea market.

https://i1.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/flea01.jpg

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/50 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 62 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

https://i2.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/flea02.jpg

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 38 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

https://i2.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/flea03.jpg

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/40 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 90 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

https://i1.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/flea04.jpg

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/40 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 52 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

https://i2.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/flea05.jpg

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/30 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 60 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

https://i0.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/flea06.jpg

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/25 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 62 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

https://i2.wp.com/marsanf.com/wpblog/flea07.jpg

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/30 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 155 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

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