Thursday, February 27, 2020

Toft Wood in the Snow

My morning walk with Ted this morning in Toft Wood was interesting with the fall of wet snow clinging to the leaves, catkins and fruits and a shallow covering of white on the ground. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Tallin: Panoramas and Aerial Views

I had three different length lenses with me in Tallin but tried only to use one for a session. I often found the lens was not wide enough for the view I wanted to capture so I resorted to multiple images, which I then Photomerged as panoramas in Lightroom. I was surprised what an excellent job it did with the 26 landscape mode images in 9 rows of three (one wouldn't align) to create the first image. The second is 10 vertical shots across a view. The remaining are aerial shots on our flight home yesterday to show how compact Old Tallin is as a city and also to remind me of places I might like to include on a future visit. The last image shows Väike-Õismäe, a subdistrict with an oval shape, built in the 1970s (architect Mart Port - also designed the WWII memorial at Maarjamae). 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Estonia Independence Day - The Tanks Invade

I had failed to note that 24 February is the national day of Estonia, marking its declaration of freedom in 1918 after centuries of foreign occupation. So on our first evening in Tallinn, the tanks invaded the street right outside our room and continued their rehearsal until quite late. On the 24th lots of the Museums and Art galleries etc that we planned to visit were closed so a different experience watching the celebrations.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Tallinn - What No Snow!

We booked a couple of days in Tallin hoping for some snowy images but not this year - they have had no snow for over a month. However, the city still looks very beautiful even without the snow cover of previous years

Friday, February 21, 2020

Final Views from Antigua

Here are a final few views at night from Antigua. The first two are very long exposures (30 seconds iso800 f 2.8) on the resort beach taken in complete darkness other than the illumination from a patrolling police car with red and blue flashing lights. The remainder are taken around 15 seconds iso800 f5.6 around the resort.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Antigua - Herons and Egrets

A resume of the Heron and Egret species that we photographed during our 10 days in Antigua. Species shown were Green Heron, Black-Crowned Night Heron, Great White Egret, Cattle Egret, Snowy Egret, Tricoloured Heron, Great Blue Heron

Ann Miles Photography - My Favourite Images of the Past10 years or so