October 13, 2014

NXNW 2014: Embracing the Bad

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I’m not a morning person. It isn’t easy for me to get up and shoot dawn. So when the NXNW crew looked at the forecast at dinner on Friday night and saw that the day called for rain through most of Saturday (the official first day of NXNW2014) I rejoiced! I could sleep in — until 5:30AM. Ugh.

Still, it was a blessing. My previous two days found me waking at 4:15 AM to make airport runs. Armando and Justin arrived before dawn on Thursday and Friday respectively. The rest of the crew trickled in later by planes, trains and automobiles.  By Friday afternoon everyone had arrived. We did a little shooting in the mills in Lawrence then went out for dinner and drinks—a good beer bar is getting to be an NXNW tradition. Over dinner we discussed our departure time for the following morning. With a forecast of rain and clouds all day, we knew there would be no great light at dawn so we decided to sleep the extra hour.

Our first stop on the road to Acadia was Nubble Light in York Maine. The weather was nasty. The rain, wind and sea spray wreaked havoc on our lenses. And the slippery rocks were no treat! But we all embraced the bad weather. For me, the pounding surf and overcast sky begged for long exposure and black and white processing.

This is my favorite image from that first stop on an epic trip.

  • Olympus OM-D E-M1
  • 12mm (24mm  equiv)
  • f 4.5
  • ISO 200
  • 3.2 seconds
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  2. Bad indeed, I have to say I was disappointed with most of my shots that day, so hard to see the mist and crap in the lens most of the time, I have a couple keepers, I really like this one though, nicely done! I can why it’s a fav.

  3. Hi Robert,

    Nice shot! I like the mood and composition!

    Also, I would like to ask you something. Where did you focused in this shot? I tried some shots with F8.0 or F9.0 and got my foreground a bit blurred (using the kit lens).

    Other thing is, I got a ugly noise (even at ISO 200 or 400) in blue areas even with good light or sunny days. does it happens to you too? Or it is because I am using some “crazy” aperture as F11, F14,…