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Duck Pond Test

If you have been looking in here from time to time, you know that the duck pond is my favorite spot to test out new equipment. These are the first shots from a new camera.

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 18 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture priority
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 105 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture priority
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/400 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 32 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture priority
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 38 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture priority
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 18 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture priority
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

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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.

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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.

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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.


The Carousel for All Children

The city of Binghamton, NY is known as the Carousel Capitol of the US, but this carousel is in Willowbrook Park in Staten Island, NY.

Aperture: f/22
Shutter speed: 13 sec
ISO: 100
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 18 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/5.3
Shutter speed: 1/80 sec
ISO: 800
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 48 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/5.3
Shutter speed: 1/80 sec
ISO: 800
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 48 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/5.0
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
ISO: 800
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 34 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/4.8
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
ISO: 800
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 32 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/30 sec
ISO: 800
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 55 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/5.3
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
ISO: 800
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 42 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/50 sec
ISO: 800
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 55 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1.6 sec
ISO: 100
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 18 mm
Used a polarizing filter and a ND filter
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/22
Shutter speed: 13 sec
ISO: 100
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 18 mm
Used a polarizing filter and a ND filter
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Chinese Scholar’s Garden

The New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden‘s design is based on the Suzhou Couple’s Retreat Garden built in the 18th century during the Qing Dynasty. It was designed by Zu Gwongwu and is the only authentic scholar’s garden in the United States.

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/15 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 18 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/25
Shutter speed: 1/4 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 55 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 18 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 18 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 35 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/6 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 40 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/6 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 18 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 38 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 55 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 24 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Forgotten

A Little Help

Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/4000 sec
ISO: 800
Lens: Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Focal length: 122 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

In the Shade

Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/4000 sec
ISO: 800
Lens: Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Focal length: 100 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Waiting For All Eternity

Aperture: f/11
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
ISO: 800
Lens: Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Focal length: 70 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Standing Guard

Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
ISO: 800
Lens: Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Focal length: 70 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Together

Aperture: f/11
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
ISO: 800
Lens: Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Focal length: 70 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Sharing

Aperture: f/11
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
ISO: 800
Lens: Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Focal length: 70 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

The Lights on Broadway

Broadway Traffic

Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
ISO: 3200
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 18 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Looking Uptown

Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
ISO: 3200
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 18 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

A Bit of the Old

Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/80 sec
ISO: 3200
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 42 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

On the Staten Island Ferry

It was a beautiful – unusually warm – October day in New York City, and the Staten Island Ferry is the city’s best bargain … free!

The Sen. John J. Marchi

Aperture: f/9
Focal length:  175 mm
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1600 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

 

Our Flag

Aperture: f/11
Focal length:  180 mm
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/800 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

 

Schooner at the Statue

Aperture: f/13
Focal length:  200 mm
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1600 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

 

Liberty Island

Aperture: f/16
Focal length:  200 mm
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/640 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

 

Liberty Enlightening the World

Aperture: f/16
Focal length:  200 mm
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/640 sec
Camera; Nikon D3100
©2011, Mark L. Fendrick

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