Kurt Reitz Photography

Fine art Nature and wildlife photography


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Cape Hatteras at night.


December 1, 2014

Today's theme: "Who are you?"

So it begins again. Selfies not allowed. I first thought of a leaf blowing in the wind as I often feel that way but without an assistant I could not throw leaves in the air and focus on them fast enough. I'm sure there were folks who thought I looked like an idiot as I tried. Alas.

So next was "a small boat on a big sea". I stopped by Walmart on my way home to buy a cheap plastic boat and then headed to Solomans Island at sunset. Sadly, short of driving a few hours, there was no location where i could capture the sunset and the expanse of the Chesapeake Bay -- big sea -- so I had to settle for the Patuxent river. Not ideal. So the resulting image is a handheld HDR. Because the boat was moving on the water I had to bump the ISO enough to get an acceptable shutter speed while still trying to maintain enough depth of field to keep the background in focus. The image below is a compromise -- soft after noise reduction, background slightly out of focus. Sigh.



22 December 2013


2013 Advent Photo Project


Day 22: Sweaters

Coming Soon



Notes: Sweaters? What kind of theme is that? To bad there are no joggers around here ...

21 December 2013


2013 Advent Photo Project


Day 21: Through a Window

Ornament ...

1/320 sec, F4, ISO 200

Notes: Went camping where there were few windows to shoot through. Stopped at a glass studio near Lurray, VA for this shot.

20 December 2013


2013 Advent Photo Project


Day 20: Sparkles

Ornament ...

.8 sec, F22, ISO 1000

Notes: No sparkles on the boat. Had to visit Alison to find a sparkle. No disappointment there.



19 December 2013


2013 Advent Photo Project


Day 19: Boots


1/200 sec, F22, ISO 200

Notes: The only pair of boots I own. Just went for as interesting an image as i could find of my work boots. Sigh.