Monthly Archives: September 2010

Shots of the Day: DC at Dusk

I took these shots in Washington, DC earlier this evening, during the “magic hour” — the last hour of sunlight that lends a warm glow to the landscape.


Nikon D3S, ISO 400, f/14, 1/800s.


Nikon D3S, ISO 800, f/20, 1/1600s.


Nikon D3S, ISO 400, f/9, 1/320s.


Nikon D3S, ISO 200, f/13, 1/640s.


Nikon D3S, ISO 200, f/9, 1/320s.

Second-Look Shot of the Day

A couple days ago, I went for a walk through the Nature Preserve behind my house. In the wetlands, I noticed something in the water that looked like it might be a beaver, and snapped a picture. But as I walked around the water, I concluded it was just an uninteresting log.


Nikon D3S, ISO 200, f/6.3, 1/160s.

I was just looking through my photos, and noticed that it’s not a log. Zooming in, it appears to be (at least?) three turtles. I can’t tell what they’re climbing on — a tire, maybe? These turtles must have been pretty big. Feel free to make up your own caption for this photo.


Shot above, zoomed to 100%.

Some captions to get you started:

“I’m the king of the world!” said Clyde, as his two friends rolled their eyes.

“I hope we have flood insurance.”

“Wait, I called shotgun!”

“You idiots, paddle faster, I say!”

“Wait a second, aren’t we turtles? We’re supposed to be able to swim!”

Clyde always had the sense that he was being followed.

Shots of the Day

The following shots were taken near my house on a mild, breezy September 4, 2010.


Nikon D3S, ISO 200, f/4.8, 1/1250s.


Nikon D3S, ISO 400, f/10, 1/400s.


Nikon D3S, ISO 200, f/10, 1/400s.


Nikon D3S, ISO 400, f/40, 1/25s.


Nikon D3S, ISO 200, f/9, 1/320s.