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JimS
12-19-2008, 10:32 AM
I had to drop my girlfriend off at the bus terminal in Portsmouth, NH this morning before 6AM, so I took the opportunity combined with the fact that my school STILL hasn't reopened yet from the ice storm to catch sunrise. Sunrises before snowstorms tend to be spectacular, and this was no exception.

This was my first time shooting this location, and I will have to go back...some really nice scenes to be found!

From the look of this sky...we're in for quite a storm...
ENJOY!


Pics:

This was first light through a piece of public art on the common. It is a welded iron statue...and is quite picturesque from certain angles...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3258/3120644348_3964d301fe_o.jpg

Techs...
Canon 20D w/Sigma 18-200 @ 72mm
15 Seconds @ F11
ISO 100
Polarizer
Tripod

This was a bit further down the common, and shows Whaleback Lighthouse in the harbor. The sky really lit up for a few minutes!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3286/3119775781_eb765a09bc_o.jpg
Techs...
Canon 20D w/Sigma 18-200 @ 40mm
6 Seconds @ F18
ISO 100
Polarizer
2 Stop Hard GND Filter
Tripod

Bill O
12-19-2008, 10:38 AM
Very nice.

Its spelled fiance, btw.

JimS
12-19-2008, 11:11 AM
Very nice.

Its spelled fiance, btw.

I do need to work on my spelling...I guess it hasn't all sunk in yet...

Brad
12-19-2008, 12:42 PM
Very nice.

Its spelled fiance, btw.
Funny, as that is what I was thinking when I read Jim's post. Get used to it fellow.

Hmm, where is this shooting location? In Portsmouth? What a cool spot.

JimS
12-19-2008, 01:06 PM
Brad,

The Great Island Common is a park in New Castle, which is on Rt. 1B east of Portsmouth. It has a clear, near view up to Portsmouth Lighthouse, and out to Whaleback, as I've shot.

Well worth driving Rt 1B next time through, very scenic short loop past two forts, the common, the Portsmouth Light, and the Wentworth By the Sea Grand Hotel.

Here's a map...
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Great+Island+Common,+new+castle,+nh&sll=43.066129,-70.711484&sspn=0.004985,0.009613&ie=UTF8&ll=43.063527,-70.702429&spn=0.020694,0.038452&t=h&z=15

Brad
12-19-2008, 01:41 PM
Interesting area. Might need a day to wander around - then a very nice dinner at the Black Trumpet Bistro on Ceres St. We are starting to plan for getting back there in January for dinner - awesome place.

mtruman
12-19-2008, 03:51 PM
as usual.

What a perfect symbol of the artistic character of all your photography. We're really lucky to have you here sharing all of this with us Jim.

Bill O
12-19-2008, 03:55 PM
as usual.

What a perfect symbol of the artistic character of all your photography. We're really lucky to have you here sharing all of this with us Jim.

Jim takes amazing photos so we don't have to get up early in the morning to go shoot. He's very generous.

forestgnome
12-19-2008, 09:35 PM
Jim, absolutely beautiful! The second image is just incredible. Thanks for posting.

BTW, I'm thinking of that Sigma 18-200mm. I dropped my Sigma 24-70mm and it's not working right, but it's also 5 yrs old. Any thoughts on that lens?
I've noticed a few of your images posted were with that lens.

M_Six
12-20-2008, 12:49 AM
Love that first picture. The person who created that sculpture is an artist in more ways than one. His/Her signature is on every picture taken through the sculpture. I'm in awe at people like that. :cool:

JimS
12-20-2008, 06:05 AM
Jim, absolutely beautiful! The second image is just incredible. Thanks for posting.

BTW, I'm thinking of that Sigma 18-200mm. I dropped my Sigma 24-70mm and it's not working right, but it's also 5 yrs old. Any thoughts on that lens?
I've noticed a few of your images posted were with that lens.

Hmmm...
Knowing how you shoot, I'm not sure I'd recommend it.

It is great up to about 70mm...sharp and contrasty. However, it gets a bit soft beyond 70mm, and with you moosing around all the time, you'd be tempted quite often to go with the zoom...to your detriment. On one hand, it may save some shots that you wouldn't get otherwise, but on the other hand, it may make some otherwise good shots unusable.

There are a few other super zooms in this class, including an update of this lens with OS, I'll see if any others have better ratings...

KathyC
12-20-2008, 06:47 AM
To me the second photo looks like an undercast, both are just beautiful.

JimS
12-20-2008, 07:33 AM
To me the second photo looks like an undercast, both are just beautiful.

Most would say that an undercast looks like the ocean. You got the summit bug bad :p