NYC Snowstorm TimelapseI found this and realized I never shared it. I created a time-lapse video from my Pixel 3 of NYC right before the blizzard hit. I had set the phone on top of a window and let it record. It was surreal how half the city almost gets erased by the gray of the storm.
Eyes CloseupThe closeup of the wolves eyes was tricky to get. I missed it multiple times as they’d often look the other way, blink, or move faster than I could capture the photo. They do have really striking eyes and despite it not being a head on shot, I still love how clear they turned out.
December 7, 2020by Greg VAnimalsAnimalsBobcatLandscapeNatureNew JerseyPhotographySeasonsWinter
Bobcat JumpingI had some downtime and decided to go through my backlog of photos. I was looking through photos from my trip to the Lakota Wolf Preserve and found a bunch of pictures that I was able to process using some of the new tools I’ve added to my collection. One of the interesting things about Lakota is that they have more animals than just wolves. They also have 3 bobcats and two have...
Caves Over Anatolian PlainsAnother view of the plains from the balloon ride.
More BalloonsA view of more balloons over a different part of the plains.
Balloons over HomesThe diversity of the views in Kapadokya was one of my favorite parts of the balloon rides. I wondered how the locals felt about all the hot air balloons over their homes all the time.
Balloon Over the PlainsA beautiful shot of the plains with a lone hot air balloon over it while others are still getting inflated. The plains were so beautiful and serene.
Cat at Anatolian PlainsI’m starting the month of June with another cat photo. This one was taken at the Anatolian Plains in Cappadocia. Cappadocia, Turkey, is the historic area of central Anatolia bounded by the towns of Hacıbektaş, Aksaray, Niğde, and Kayseri (map). It was known as Cappadocia in ancient times and is still called Kapadokya informally today. Cappadocia is Turkey’s most visually striking...
Ruined TreeI reached my goal and posted one new picture every weekday for the entire month of May. I’m ending the month of May with a picture that is one of my favorites. It is an HDR photo of a dead tree I saw amongst the ruins in Turkey. A dead tree amongst the ruins of an area full of such history felt poetic to me.
Psittacula ParakeetsCommonly referred to as ring-necked parakeets, brightly colored Psittacula and the Alexandrine parakeets, named after Alexander the Great, fly over Turkey’s different regions each year, with their population on the rise. These outgoing and independent Afro-Asian parakeets adorn trees in parks and recreational areas, mainly in Istanbul, Ankara, and İzmir. Yet, it is possible to see them...
Seagull over the Bosphorus RiverAs part of the tour, we boarded a cruise ship to tour Istanbul on the Bosphorus river. Most of the photos didn’t turn out great as the boat was moving too fast and the weather was drab, but I did manage to snag this picture of a seagull. I thought it was interesting because of how translucent the features look at the edges of the wings.
May 20, 2020by Greg VCappadociaNaturePhotographyPlacesSeasonsTurkeyWinter
Hot Air Balloons in TurkeyThis photo was taken from the air over Kapadokya. Kapadokya and the balloon ride was the highlight of the trip, and I still cannot believe how beautiful everything was. We missed the sunrise launch due to a faulty balloon, but I still managed to get some pictures that made me happy. The weather was also foggy and hazy, but I was able to salvage many photos using Lightroom’s dehaze...
Ruins From Turkey in HDRA photo I took of some ruins and used the in-camera HDR on my Canon 5D Mark III to capture, handheld. I believe this was taken at Ephesus but I can’t be sure.
May 12, 2020by Greg VNaturePhotographyPlacesTurkey
Mountains and SunTaken while wandering through Turkey as part of the tour. I have no idea where this was.
Sunrise Time-lapse of Beach in Puerto VallartaOn my trip to Puerto Vallarta in 2016, I had set up my camera to do a time-lapse from the balcony of my room to capture the sunrise. I then completely forgot about it until I started looking through old photos today. During a break from some projects, I decided to spend some time learning how to create time-lapses in Lightroom. The video is not anything spectacular but it was fun to learn to...
July 1, 2018by Greg VEventsFireworksNew JerseyNewtonNewton DayPhotography