Gone to See America. January 2013 Florida Road Trip. Day 7: Merritt Island and Ponce de Leone Inlet Lighthouse.
Before starting my drive back to New Jersey, I spent the morning on Merritt Island. First for sunrise at Playalinda Beach at Canaveral National Seashore, then for a drive through Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge — both along Biolab Road and Black Point Wildlife Drive. The previous day there was heavy fog in the morning so I didn’t go to Playalinda beach. This beach is favored by surf fishermen. While driving north I also stopped at the Ponce de Leone Inlet Lighthouse near Daytona, Florida.
Rather that using the big telephoto lenses, all of the images on this day were taken with a Nikon D700 with a 28-300 mm VR lens, a Leica X2, or a Nikon 1 V2 and 18.5 mm f/1.8 lens. All hand-held, no tripod.
Gone to See Iceland 2013 Photography Safari with Mike Hagen. Day 2: Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands).
Motocross Rider Descending the Stairway of the Urða Lighthouse. Located on a lava field on the eastern point of Heimaey in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 10-100 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 100 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec).
Gone to See Europe 2014. Day 58: Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Semester Voyage. Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Lighthouse at dusk in the Gulf of Finland Near Kronstadt Island from the deck of the MV Explorer as we departed Russia. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 1600, 300 mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CC.
Gone to See Europe 2014. Day 8: Semester at Sea, Spring 2014 Enrichment Voyage. Reykjavik, Iceland.
Garðskagaviti (The Lighthouse on Garðskagi). The old lighthouse on the Reykjanes Peninsula. Composite of 3 images taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/6.3). Raw image processed with NIK HDR Efex Pro, Capture One Pro, and Photoshop CC.