Late this afternoon, we headed down to the boardwalk. For such a chilly, damp night, there were a surprising number of people about. I shot with my Fuji X-E1 and Mamiya-Sekor 55mm f/1.8. Post processing in Snapseed on the iPad Air 2.
All of today's images were captured with the Fujifilm X10, and edited with either Photos or Snapseed on my iPhone 5.
On our visit to Oxford, we happened to catch a sailing regatta. The boats racing are Shields, a 30-foot, one-design racing sailboat.
Sometimes, I miss having a boat, but most of the time, I remember two adages about boats. The first, "a boat is a hole in the water into which one throws money," and the second, "the happiest days in a boater's life are the day he buys his boat and the day he sells her," are both so very true.
As promised, here's the first of the re-worked images from my ramble 'round the Easton, Maryland area last weekend. I think this was taken in the little town of Neavitt, MD, which is on Ball's Creek. This house was at the end of a dead-end street, and I snapped the picture from the car as I was turning around to head back up the road and make my way back to Easton.
Fujifilm X-E1, Fujifilm XF 18-55mm at 42mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec, ISO 320. Processed using Lightroom 5.4 and OnOne Perfect Effects 8.5.
We spent this past weekend on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Saturday was spent on the upper shore, in and around Easton and Oxford, and on the road to Berlin (near Ocean City); Sunday we went over to Assateague, where we spent some time in the National Park (we took the opportunity to re-up our annual parks pass). I haven't had a lot of time to work on the images, so they're presented here "straight." I'll select a few to work on in OnOne Perfect Effects and post them over the next few days.
Most of these are from Oxford, although I poked around a few other little towns as well.
Mostly at Assateague, though I did shoot a few on the boardwalk at Ocean City, and a couple on the drive back to Berlin.
The pictures of the birds are particularly fun, because the Fujifilm X-E1 is just not supposed to be good at that kind of thing, and a 230mm lens is typically far too short to do anything decent with. I'll admit, getting the bird shots was challenging with that camera, but then again, getting good shots of birds is always a challenge!