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Canon 1DS Mk III, 1/40 sec, f/18, ISO 200, Zeiss 2.8 21mm ZE

Blocks of ice provide shapes, lines, forms, and reflections of light that kept me entranced for what seemed like hours. Minutes later, the rising tide lifted the chunks of ice and carried them away. After a very cold start, I felt energized and inspired to receive the warmth of early morning light that always makes me remember why I struggle to do what I do.

Simple moments create lasting emotions that are so important for creativity and personal expression. It’s an essential part of my everyday life, and though I’m not always out trying to capture these moments with my camera, I try to never let them go unnoticed. Always looking, whether with your eyes or mind, is in my opinion the most important thing a photographer must do to find a personal vision. This goal is not a destination, but a process that continues through life, one that I feel I’m just beginning to understand.

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Robert,
    I would like to ask if you would be agreeable to indicating specific camera details of the photographs you display. For instance, for each shot it would be great to know the make and model of camera used, and specific lens settings like shutter speed, aperture, type of lens etc. Some photography magazines publish this type of information for specific photographs and I find it very useful.

    1. No problem Tom – I’ve updated the post with the camera settings as requested. I will make sure to list the settings in future posts for those who can benefit from it. As a side note, I’ve been evaluating a Zeiss Distagon 2.8 21mm prime lens for a few weeks now, and think it’s one of the best lenses I’ve used. I’ve been waiting for the Canon version for over a year and it was finally released last month. Mt photos from the Adirondacks a few weeks ago were also captured with this lens. Thanks as always for the feedback!


  2. Robert,
    I have been meaning to leave you a comment on your “River of Ice” capture. Love the sun through the trees along with your star burst. Really adds to your shot. Also the composition of the ice and light passing through the large “cubes” brings it all together. Another fine image!

    1. Thanks as always – I almost missed it that morning – the cold wind chill was winning the battle, but there’s something about that first light…


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