Long exposure 1st try

So I thought I’d try a long exposure in the daylight.  As usual most of these endeavors of mine are on the spur of the moment and not well thought out.  the good thing about that is that I see a new place, try a new thing and learn for the next time.

falls2So I was on vacation today and decided to go find waterfalls.  I did so at High Falls State Park Georgia.   I had read up on it and realized I needed a ND (neutral density lens) … I do not have one yet – so I went anyhow.  So these are not the best but – considering I had no tripod and no real filtering lens (I used a lens from a broken pair of sunglasses that was in my car) – not to shabby.   I think I could have gotten away with the make-shift lens if I had the tripod.  Not only is it necessary for long exposures – but these older hands simply need help sometimes …  A bonus regular exposure shot is shown as well – very pretty park if you have not visited it, it is about 80 miles south of ATL and I plan on becoming a frequent flyer.

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Motion weekly photo challenge

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Motion.”  I spent some time at the beach last week and was always attempting for birds in motion.  I’ve got a little gull in the action of fishing and a nice group of (not sure) but think they look like albatrosses? (albatrossi?), I really need to brush up on my bird identification

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