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 Sunday, January 29, 2017
Storms on the horizon and mostly cloudy overhead. That is what I saw when I stepped out of the Middle Caicos villa well before sunrise. While I admit that going back to bed seemed like a good (and justifiable) option, I knew that storms could bring desired drama and resisted that urge. While a sky completely covered in rainstorm was not of interest to me on this morning, I saw enough breaks in the clouds to give hope for some dramatic skies and I stayed with the plan.
 
Mudjin Harbor is my favorite location in the causeway-connected North and Middle Caicos islands (Turks and Caicos Islands are just north of Haiti and Dominican Republic). The cliffs and beaches in this location are stunning and the color of the water is among the best anywhere. The close-to-shore reef system brings entertainment in terms of waves and many small ironshore formation limestone rock islands dot the landscape, including Dragon Cay (Dragon Island) as seen here.
 
At this resolution, it is not especially easy to recognize the dragon lying in the water, but the rightmost large rock is shaped like a horn-nosed dragon head with its body (including shoulders and hips) flowing to the left and followed by its tail. A goal for this trip was to capture some images that included this fun land formation in them and having a nearby villa was part of the plan implementation.
 
A big attraction of Mudjun Harbor is a pair of caves and one of the caves faces the beast. A great and popular compositional technique is to frame a subject within its surroundings and one of my favorite natural frames is the opening of a cave. In addition to making a good frame, this particular cave offered a couple of additional benefits on this morning.
 
First, the sustained wind speed was just over 30 mph and gusts were reaching 50+ mph. That is fierce enough to blow a camera and tripod over and strong enough to make it difficult to even stand up, let alone frame and capture a sharp image. It is strong enough to make a painful whistle across one's ears and strong enough to blow salt water deep inland (causing, minimally, front lens element clarity issues). I was able to get deep enough into this cave to essentially eliminate the wind factor.
 
You can see the other issue approaching in this image. A small-but-significant rainstorm is close and on direct course for my position. The cave offered shelter from the rain and allowed me to photograph continuously as it approached and hit.
 
The word "cave" is often used to describe a dark venue and though these cave walls were brighter than many, they were quite dark and the backlit clouds were much brighter. This scenario means that an HDR technique was required. Two images with different exposures were manually (painstakingly in this case) blended in Photoshop to achieve the result seen here.
 
Obviously, this rainstorm was back-lit by the sun and direct sunlight on rain holds promise for another highly valued, loved-by-everyone landscape photography element that I'll share later.
 
A larger version of this image is available on BryanCarnathan.com, Flickr, Google+, Facebook and 500px. If reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
Post Date: 1/29/2017 7:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, January 27, 2017
Adorama has the Manfrotto 682B Self-Standing Pro Monopod available for $69.88 with free shipping. Regularly $129.88.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • 682B Self-Standing Pro Monopod features the "Quick-Action" lever lock system
  • Made of Aluminum
  • 67" Max Height
  • Holds 26 lbs
  • Weighs 2 lbs
Post Date: 1/27/2017 1:34:27 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Adorama has the B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Multi Coated Glass Filter available for $64.95 with free shipping. Regularly $79.95.
Post Date: 1/27/2017 1:29:34 PM CT   Posted By: Sean

 
From the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom YouTube Channel:
 
Lightroom tips and tricks in 60 seconds or less from longtime Lightroom team member Benjamin Warde.
 
B&H carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
Post Date: 1/27/2017 6:06:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
eBay (via redtagcamera - 99.9% Positive Feedback) has the Nikon D7100 DSLR Camera available for $499.00 with free shipping. Compare at $696.95 after $100.00 instant savings.
 
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore would not qualify for a manufacturer warranty.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/27/2017 5:48:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the Senal XU-1648 XLR-to-USB Interface available for $54.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $89.00.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • XLR Input to USB Output
  • Microphone Input Level Adjustment
  • Switchable 48V Phantom Power
  • Monitoring with Balance Adjustment
  • 1/8" Headphone Output with Level Control
  • Zero-Latency Monitoring
  • Peak Level Indicator
  • Rugged Metal Chassis
  • USB Cable Included
Post Date: 1/27/2017 5:42:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through this weekend, B&H has the Vello FreeWave IR TTL Flash Commander for Canon/Nikon available for $69.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $109.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Wireless Infrared E-TTL/i-TTL Control
  • Sets and Controls E-TTL/i-TTL Flash Ratios
  • 180° Rotation
  • Up to Three Flash Groups
  • Up to Four Independent Channels
  • High-Speed Synch
  • Powered by Two AA Batteries
  • Drawstring Storage Pouch Included
Note: The Canon version of the Vello FreeWave IR TTL Flash Commander is similar in functionality to the significantly more expensive Canon ST-E2 Speedlite Transmitter. On the plus side, the Vello Flash Commander features a rotating head which can come in handy under certain shooting conditions. However, a downside is that the Vello Flash Commander does not feature an AF Assist beam like the Canon ST-E2.
Post Date: 1/27/2017 5:36:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, January 26, 2017
Through 11:00pm Eastern Time, use coupon code CJANUARY15OFF on eBay to save $15.00 on purchases of $75.00 or more.
 
Excluded Items: Gift Cards, Coupons, Coins, Paper Money, & Real Estate
Post Date: 1/26/2017 4:39:25 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
Through Febuary 1, use coupon code METALLOVE at AdoramaPix to get 8x10 metal prints for only $5.00 (regularly $29.00) or get $25.00 off orders over $30.00.
B&H has the BlackRapid YETI Dual Camera Harness available for $69.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $99.95.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Holds 2 Cameras with Attached Lenses
  • Use as Double Strap or Single R-Strap
  • Screws to Camera's 1/4-20 Tripod Socket
  • Non-slip Grip on Shoulder Pad
  • Has Cross-Body Detachable Stabilizer
  • Stabilizer for Right/Left Arm Use
  • Includes BRAD (BlackRapid Arm Defense)
  • Includes FastenR and ConnectR2
  • Compatible with BlackRapid MOD Items
Through midnight tonight Eastern Time, B&H has the APC BN600G Back-UPS NS 8-Outlet 600VA Surge Protector and Battery Backup available for $29.99 with free shipping. Regularly $74.99.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Output: 360W / 600VA
  • Input: 120V
  • 4 x Battery-Powered, 4 x Surge Protected
  • 60 Hz +/- 3 Hz Output Frequency
  • Recharge Time: 24 Hours
  • Audible Alarm
  • LED Status Display
  • Cold Start / Hot Swap Batteries
  • Delivers Battery-Powered AC
 Wednesday, January 25, 2017
B&H has the Syrp (82mm & 67mm) Super Dark Variable Neutral Density Filters in stock with free shipping.
 
Product Highlights
 
  • Variable 1.5-3.0 Neutral Density Filter
  • Reduce Exposure by 5 to 10 Stops
  • Darkens Entire Image
  • Greater Control Over Exposure Settings
  • Allows Reduced Shutter Speed
  • Allows Wider Aperture
  • Multi-Resistant Coatings, Nano Coating
  • Asahi Glass Construction
  • Aluminum-Alloy Filter Rings
Post Date: 1/25/2017 12:45:04 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
As a special bonus for using this site's links, MindShift Gear is offering a free accessory with your purchase of $50.00 or more. Eligible free accessories include:
 
So which MindShift Gear bag is right for you? Here are a few backpacks you may want to consider:
 
Post Date: 1/25/2017 9:34:19 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
While in flight with the sun directly above/behind me and a solid cloud structure below/in front of me, beautiful concentric circular rainbows, called "glory", were visible. I had the Canon EOS M5 and EF-M 15-45mm Lens ready.
 
Read the Aerial Photography from a Commercial Airplane to learn more about taking full photographical advantage of your flights.
 
A larger version of this image is available on BryanCarnathan.com, Flickr, Google+, Facebook and 500px. If reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
 
Gear Used
 
Camera and Lens Settings
45mm  f/7.1  1/400s
ISO 100
6000 x 4000px
Post Date: 1/25/2017 8:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Post Date: 1/25/2017 6:20:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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