Posts tagged: landscape

Moonrise Panorama Fossil Trail, Badlands National Park

By , August 19, 2011 at 7:16 pm

I’ve been wanting to get some pictures of the Milky Way Galaxy and our trip to the Badlands was the perfect opportunity for dark skies except for one thing — my vacation time fell into a full moon week, drat!  Nevertheless, on our last night in South Dakota while meandering to our little cabin at the Cedar Pass Lodge, Carolyn urged that we just stop and shoot the night sky before the moon came up.  So the boys pulled out the bedding underneath the stars and gazed as I setup shop with 30 second exposures across the horizon to compile into this panorama. The southern band of the Milky Way is  visible to the right and towards the far left is the big dipper.  This was by far one of the most exciting and memorable shots that I’ve taken so far.

Sunflower Sunset in South Dakota

By , August 14, 2011 at 7:10 am

As we were driving yesterday evening through the farmlands of South Dakota just west of the rolling hills of the Missouri river banks we were enveloped by field after field of yellow sunflowers staring at as we ventured towards the setting sun.  We pulled over and trod towards the sunflowers, braving the mosquitos to capture one of the most simple yet picturesque places that I have been.  Here are a few of the shots that I composited on my laptop.  Click the images for their full sizes.

Sunflower Sunset – Tokina 11-16mm at 11mm f2.8 bracketed +/- 2 stop HDR composite, tripod mounted

Sunflower Fields - Canon 75-300mm single shot cropped

Moonrise - Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 single shot uncropped, handheld

Niagara Falls from Maid of the Mist Observation Tower Panorama

By , June 27, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Overlooking Niagara Falls from the Maid of the Mist Observation Tower. New York and American Falls to the left, Horseshoe Falls and Ontario to the right. Maid of the Mist boat seen touring the falls.


Montreal Mont Royal City Overlook Panorama

By , June 26, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Skyline view of Montreal, Quebec from Mont Royal park on a beautiful afternoon.

Bluffer’s Park Toronto Panorama

By , June 26, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Loved this park as a kid and would come down here to feed the geese and pelt pebbles at the seagulls.  We pit-stopped here on the way out of Toronto, the bluffs seem to have shrunk, or rather, my perspective probably ascended four feet from the last time I was here.

Sunset on the Beach, Gloucester, Massachusetts Panorama

By , June 19, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Perhaps one of the prettiest sunsets that I’ve seen and experienced, this panorama of the beach in Gloucester, Massachusetts shows the boys and nephews playing in the sand, and towards the sun you can make out the large sand maze that Uncle Dan drew.  This is also the same night that we had taken the family picture on the beach.

Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire Panorama

By , June 19, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Driving through New Hampshire we stopped by Cannon Mountain and ascended to the summit in the gondola.  It was a stormy day, but nevertheless we got a nice view from the vista.

Hill of Many Timbers, Great River Bluffs Fall Colors Camping

By , November 7, 2010 at 1:16 pm
We went camping October 18, 2010 at Great River Bluffs State Park in an effort to catch the last of the fall colors and also to enjoy the Minnesota fall weather that is comparable to what I remember as a child growing up in Toronto.  Camping was beautiful and despite most of the leaves being past their peak, the maple trees were just turning their golden colors before falling to the ground and we got a nice updated family picture in the golden forest with a tripod and about 80 or so takes before we got both the boys smiling.  We were a bit scruffy after camping out all night, but it worked out.  We enjoyed the views of the park and I put together a panorama of one of the overlooks, Hill of Many Timbers.
Hill of Many Timbers, Great River Bluffs State Park, Minnesota

Quarry Hill: A Weekend Project

By , January 24, 2010 at 11:26 am

Alike others who find themselves free on a quiet weekend, I like to break out my toolkit for a little weekend home project.  But unlike the hammer and nails that go onto a door frame, or the brush and blade that retouches a wall, I turn to my digital utilities and rummage through some of our old photos to let loose some of my right brain that has been largely confined in its use in my adventures in doctoring.  I’m currently transitioning between a neurology clerkship and heading into psychiatry next for three weeks.  Hope you enjoy my weekend results:

“The Bridge” – Quarry Hill Park, Rochester, MN

Quarry Hill Pond Panorama

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