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Welcome to the Alcatraz medical unit, please walk towards the light...

I decided to try out some new editing software on my myriad of photos I need to post process. I wanted to go for a really dramatic grungy look for this slightly unnerving abandoned medical ward. How do we think it looks?
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Blake it looks great!  The subject for matter was well-selected for this look.  I enjoy post-processing almost as much as shooting, glad you're using the Nik Collection; Color Efex 4 is the best.
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I guess we're supposed to be sharing blood moons right now! Here's my best shot of the night. Full resolution version lives here:
http://imgur.com/K4Zw4Vu

Gear:
Nikon D600
Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 ED
Nikkor 2:1 teleconverter
600mm, 1/2s@f/5.6, ISO4000
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Thanks Greg!  I was also out with a 180mm and a 14mm and got some interesting shots with those too.  We'll see how much post I want to do in the next couple of days.
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A nice little bell at the old "Mission San Francisco Solano" in Sonoma, CA.  I decided to steal away from the family (many members are often in a hurry) for a while one night and take a nice slow photo walk.  I got quite a few shots from this walk that I liked, but this one stood out to me so I thought I'd do it first.  Enjoy!

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Nikon D600
Nikkor 20mm f/2.8@2.8
8.0s@ISO200
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Legit! I'll keep an eye out for them. PEW PEW them on out when you get a chance. Were you in CA with the fam?
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We went out last night to attempt to see and get some picture of the Northern Lights.  Unfortunately, we weren't able to catch any with the camera(s), but being so far away from the city I was able to get this neat shot with tons of stars and the long exposure blur from a passing truck.  We did see some Northern Lights though!  Not quite like you'd see them farther north, we were just able to make out slight fluctuations in brightness all along the horizon.  All in all a pretty cool thing to see...

Photo nerd info:
Nikon D600
24-85 f/3.5-4.5 (@24mm)
30s@f/3.5(full manual mode)
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Awesome night shot!  Takes time and effort to make images like this!
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It's been a long time since I've shot anything in this vein.  I was watering my orchid when this single dried flower fell to the ground.  I gently picked it up and had an odd emotion about how fragile living things can truly be.  I thought maybe I could capture that in a picture.  I'm not sure how I did, and I'm not really sure if I even like this shot... but I decided to share anyway.

Nikon D600
Nikkor 85mm f/1.4
1/100@f/1.4- ISO100
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Another from the eclipse ('Blood Moon') on 15 Apr. 2014.  I thought this shot was very interesting and a bit different from most pictures I'm seeing from this event.  Most shots are of the fully eclipsed moon or of the bright side as it decreased in size.  

This shot is of the moon during the penumbral portion of the eclipse, but with the exposure set to view the dark portion.  I thought the color gradient was very interesting.  I also thought the white point (great for your white balance too!) provided great contrast with the deep red in the eclipsed portion.  Enjoy!

Photo stats for nerds:
Nikon D600
Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 + TC300 2:1 teleconverter (600mm f/5.6)
f/11.0@1s
ISO640
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More creepy atmosphere, more cyanotype, and a little more up close and personal.  What is it about human figures without faces that makes them look so creepy?
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I can't say it surprises me, but Trey Ratcliff was right. When you're shooting wide angle landscapes in portrait, the rule of thirds can be thrown right out the window. This photo was shot on the same day I was out for the super blood moon. Even partially eclipsed, the full moon can give off so much light, I had no idea I'd get this much color and detail on the ground but still get nice pinpoint stars!

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Nikon D600
Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8
14mm; 20.0s@f/2.8
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Here's the first shot I'm posting from Miur Woods when we were there back in November.  This entire area is freakin' awesome.  We happened to be there in the fall too, so the redwoods and all the moss/undergrowth was super green, but the deciduous trees had beautiful golden leaves on them.  What a cool place!

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Nikon D600
Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 @ 2.8
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Happy (day after) 4th of July!  We went to Estes Park last night to watch fireworks again.  I wasn't quite as happy with the spot we sat this year, but our previous awesome location was about 10 feet underwater... However, this year I got more good shots since I learned a thing or two last year.  This is one of my favorites of the bunch!

Equipment:
Nikon D600
Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 (@ 62mm)
f/4.5, ~4.0s @ ISO100
Shot full manual on bulb mode wtih my tripod
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You nailed this one!  Love the reflections too!
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Just thought I'd share tonight's (18 May 2014) sunset as seen from my current home!  This was taken just after the sun had gone below the horizon and I thought the golden sky with the purple mountains was just lovely. 

Gear Info:
Nikon D600
Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 AI-s
1/200@f/4.0- ISO250
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Last night's (15 Apr. 2014) 'Blood Moon' at its most eclipsed point.  This is an un-cropped image and I ended up really liking the layout of it.  Shooting the moon was a bit tough (even with a mega 600mm equivalent lens) because you have to make a hard trade off between motion blur and noise (shutter speed vs iso).  It's not quite as sharp as I would like it, but hey, I can't complain too much.

Photo Stats for nerds:
Nikon D600
Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 + TC300 2:1 teleconverter
f/8.0 @ 0.3s; ISO 4000
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    Software Engineer, 2015 - present
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    Software Engineer, 2012 - 2015
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    Software Engineer, 2011 - 2012
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