Monochrome on the Shore

We drove across Maryland's Eastern Shore this morning. The sky was dull and overcast and sullen, spitting rain and cold. In short, it wasn't a day for taking pretty pictures. Still, we finally stopped and detoured a little and made the best of it. I'm wishing now I'd made a few more detours.

All of today's images were captured with the Fujifilm X10, and edited with either Photos or Snapseed on my iPhone 5.

Weekend on the Shore

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.

Saturday's Shots

Most of these are from Oxford, although I poked around a few other little towns as well.

Sunday's Shots

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!