This weekend I managed to get out of the house and go shooting with a local photographer John Brainard. It was great to get out of the house and see some areas I had not been to before. This image is from just above the Chittenango Falls near Cazenovia, NY. Due to the snow and ice, the path down to the valley floor was closed so we could not get any good views of the falls themselves, but I was able to get a few images I was happy with in other areas of the park.
The new monopod and ballhead worked great on this trip. It took some getting used to but once I got in the groove I found it to be very helpful. I was able to shoot a bit slower which meant the water got more pillowy. I was also able to use it as a boom to get some different angles. Nothing great but they were good experiments.
Lastly, I apologize for the lack of posts in February. One of my big projects this month has been to go through my library and geoencode my images. So far I am about 40% of the way through and while I will not be able to encode at least 10-15%, I do hope to be able to get most of them done. I am doing this for a few reasons. 1) I just like maps and data. I know silly but it is true. 2) With my images encoded I can see where I am getting shots on a map and look for patterns, hot spots, interesting trends, etc. and 3) more and more on-line services read the geo data and allow me to plug into a larger community of photographers who are shooting in some of the same locations I am.
Image of the day: No Fishing in the Marina (yes that is me in the background)
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(check out the Exif Viewer to see where this was taken)