There will be some changes coming to the blog in the next week. I am integrating this blog into the main website: http://www.rpphotography.net . The (dot) net site is the company page that will then contain this blog. No need to update any of your bookmarks.
I found a pretty cool app that allows you to do single image HDR on the iPhone (probably also available for other devices as well).
I know there are a lot of people who say we live in a rural area filled with “the Amish”. It may be true. But, there are a lot of other hard-working farmers that aren’t Amish too! I’m actually surprised at how little time it took me to get this shot composed. It ended up being the first bracketed shots that I took this morning and I think they are the ones that I like the best. Usually, it takes me a little bit of time to get into that ‘groove’.
This will be right down the street from our new home that will begin construction in a few weeks. It will be great to drive by such scenery every morning. If you feel like you want to visit this great land of ours, you should get in contact with me – or one of the other great photographers from the Lancaster County Photographers Meetup Group!
As I was at the edge of the bridge on the country lane, several cars slowed down. I don’t think they slowed down in fear of hitting me, but slowing down as they would passing an accident – wondering, “What is going on over there?” One man waved. Another woman looked quite concerned; I smiled; she moved on.
To say the least, the country road that I was able to take this picture had much more traffic than I was suspecting. Nevertheless, the shot needed to be taken, and so it was! It was cold, uncomfortable, and, to be honest, awkward. I had several ideas of how I wanted to capture this spot in my mind. But, when I got there, I was immediately drawn to the green pool of water at the base of the falls. I’m not sure how that color is created, but it was such a contrast from the sky and the reflection of the sky in the water that immediately followed the pool once the water got shallow… After the ducks were scared away, it was nothing but the movement of the water (and the 6 cars that drove by) that was breaking the silence of the cold morning air.