Photographs by Frank

1 January 2022

Adams Dozen – 2021 Edition

Filed under: Adams Dozen — Frank @ 7:00 PM

Back at the end of 2011, I started a tradition of posting twelve photographs made during the year, see that post for a further explanation of the idea. I seem to have missed a post about my ‘Adams Dozen” for 2012, but here are all of the subsequent posts.

Anyway, here is my “Adams Dozen” for 2021:

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A Short Story (Jan 2021)
A Short Story (Jan 2021)
Canterbury Center, NH (April 2021, with the camera obscura)
Canterbury Center, NH (April 2021, with the camera obscura)
Feeding Time - Loons (June 2021)
Feeding Time - Loons (June 2021)
Widow Skimmer (female) (July 2021)
Widow Skimmer (female) (July 2021)
Untiled (Orange and White) (August 2021)
Untiled (Orange and White) (August 2021)
Salmon River (Frank Church/River of No Return Wilderness, September 2021)
Salmon River (Frank Church/River of No Return Wilderness, September 2021)
Early Morning on the River (September 2021)
Early Morning on the River (September 2021)
Elk Bugling (CW Russell NWR, MT) (September 2021)
Elk Bugling (CW Russell NWR, MT) (September 2021)
Prarie Dog (Teddy Roosvelt NP, ND) (September 2021)
Prarie Dog (Teddy Roosvelt NP, ND) (September 2021)
Lake Superior Shore / Stones (October 2021)
Lake Superior Shore / Stones (October 2021)
Quaker Street Welcoming Committee (November 2021)
Quaker Street Welcoming Committee (November 2021)
Ragged Old Glory (December 2021)
Ragged Old Glory (December 2021)

For the those keeping track of such things. My Lightroom catalog says that I made 12,936 exposures in 2021, including 2,719 made on our five week trip in September and October. This is number is very close to my average of 12,157 exposures per year since 2013, the first full year that I used Lightroom.

1 January 2021

Adams Dozen — 2020

Filed under: Adams Dozen — Frank @ 2:30 PM

As has been my longstanding habit*, here is my “Adams Dozen” for 2020… the year of the pandemic.

Being retired and living a generally quiet life in the New Hampshire woods, our life has not been changed nearly as much as many others have. We made no big trips this year, but I still got out in the neighborhood regularly to make photographs**.

One of the highlights of this year was the successful nesting of a pair of loons on Gregg lake; the first in living memory. I spent many enjoyable hours back in May and June watching (and photographing) the nesting adults and then the pair of chicks, that joined them. Both juveniles successfully fledged this fall and headed to the ocean.

You will be glad to know that I have included only one loon photo and a single dragonfly photo among the dozen… there are many, many more of each subject in this year’s collection!

Additionally, I used some of my “home time” this summer to start making cyanotypes again (after a twelve year hiatus). This fall I also experimented with hand coloring black and white prints. I intend to keep making both type of prints in the future.

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Barns (hand-colored inkjet print)
Barns (hand-colored inkjet print)
Hillsborough Center, NH (hand-colored inkjet print)
Hillsborough Center, NH (hand-colored inkjet print)
Mill Building, Harrisville, NH (cyanotype)
Mill Building, Harrisville, NH (cyanotype)
The Great Stone Dwelling (Enfield Shaker Village)
The Great Stone Dwelling (Enfield Shaker Village)
Handpump
Handpump
Apple Trees & Crotched Mountain
Apple Trees & Crotched Mountain
Meetinghouse, Lempster, NH
Meetinghouse, Lempster, NH
Church Detail (W Deering, NH)
Church Detail (W Deering, NH)
Loos with Chick
Loos with Chick
Blue Dasher (female)
Blue Dasher (female)
Autumn Leaves
Autumn Leaves
Foggy Sunrise, Gregg Lake
Foggy Sunrise, Gregg Lake

* The first edition (from 2011) explains the genesis of this tradition and here is last year’s edition.

** For those keeping track, I made 6651 exposures in 2020 (about two-thirds of what I made in 2019) and processed 1037 of these (about 15% of the total) which is about average.

22 December 2019

Adams Dozen – 2019 Edition

Filed under: Adams Dozen — Frank @ 10:00 PM

It has been my habit at the end of each year to choose an ‘Adams Dozen’ of photos made during the year.

This is my ninth installment. The first iteration was 2011 and for the sake of organization, here is last year’s version. One can find the rest of the years by searching the blog for “Adams Dozen”.

Here is this year’s selection.:

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Williamstown, MA
Williamstown, MA
Untitled
Untitled
Sugar House
Sugar House
Amaryllis
Amaryllis
Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Halloween Pennant (immature male)
Halloween Pennant (immature male)
Hedgehog Mountain (with camera obscura)
Hedgehog Mountain (with camera obscura)
Untitled
Untitled
Three Peppers
Three Peppers
Schoodic Peninsula, ME (with camera obscura)
Schoodic Peninsula, ME (with camera obscura)
Atlantic Sunset #2
Atlantic Sunset #2
Cape d'Or Light (with camera obscura)
Cape d'Or Light (with camera obscura)

For those keeping count, my Lightroom catalog says that I made 9648 exposures in 2019 and that I processed 1643 (or 17%) of the photographs. This is about a thousand less total exposures and a couple of percent more processed than last year.

31 December 2018

Adams Dozen for 2018

Filed under: Adams Dozen — Frank @ 1:00 PM

This post represents the eighth annual installment in my “Adams Dozen” tradition. Whereby, as each year ends, I choose a dozen of my favorite photographs from the past year.

In the first installment of this series, I stated that choosing twelve photographs was “not as hard as I thought it might be”. However, it is my impression that the selection becomes more difficult each year. I do not have a clue why this seems so, but I struggled this year to narrow the group down to just a dozen.

I could have filled out my selection just using photos from our trip to the Grand Canyon and other places in the southwest but I worked to pick images from throughout the year. The first of this set was made back in January and the last two about six weeks ago in mid-November.

Without further ado, here are the twelve photographs, representing roughly one-percent* of my “keepers” for the year:

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Ice Abstract
Ice Abstract
Spring Runoff
Spring Runoff
Untitled
Untitled
Frosted Whiteface Mating Wheel
Frosted Whiteface Mating Wheel
Bluet
Bluet
Grand Canyon (from the North Rim)
Grand Canyon (from the North Rim)
Canyon Light (Grand Canyon from the Colorado River)
Canyon Light (Grand Canyon from the Colorado River)
Capitol Reef NP
Capitol Reef NP
Tower Ruin - Mesa Verde NP
Tower Ruin - Mesa Verde NP
Great Sand Dunes NP
Great Sand Dunes NP
Grange Hall, East Washington, NH
Grange Hall, East Washington, NH
Church Interior
Church Interior

* For those who are keeping track, my Lightroom catalog says that I made 10,733 exposure this year. Of that number I finalized 1542 (about 14%) of them. The former number is a bit lower than it has been in the past (the average for the five previous years is about 13,800) and the latter number is a bit higher than usual (again the average for the past five years is 10.7%).

31 December 2017

Adams Dozen — 2017

Filed under: Adams Dozen — Tags: , , — Frank @ 10:00 PM

In keeping with a tradition that I began back in 2011 (see this post), here  is my “Adams Dozen” for 2017.

It was not an easy selection. (It never is!) I could have easily chosen a dozen just from either the trips* we made this year.

Instead, I tried to choose photos from throughout the year from both “exotic” locations as as well as from the “neighborhood”.

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Barred Owl
Barred Owl
Pine Bough in Snow
Pine Bough in Snow
Willet with Prey
Willet with Prey
Green Anole
Green Anole
Meetinghouse (Greenfield, NH)
Meetinghouse (Greenfield, NH)
Juvenile Green Herons
Juvenile Green Herons
View of Brattleboro, VT
View of Brattleboro, VT
American Rubyspot (female)
American Rubyspot (female)
Rutting Bison #2 (Yellowstone NP)
Rutting Bison #2 (Yellowstone NP)
Mountain Bluebird #2 (Yellowstone NP)
Mountain Bluebird #2 (Yellowstone NP)
Autumnal Abstract
Autumnal Abstract
Derelict Truck
Derelict Truck

*Florida in March or Yellowstone and other points out west in September.


 

31 December 2016

Adams Dozen – 2016

Filed under: Adams Dozen — Frank @ 6:00 PM

Well, it is that time of the year… time to choose my “Adams Dozen” for 2016.

Long-time readers will remember that at the end of each year I pick my twelve favorite (best?) photos of the year; a tradition I began back in 2011 (see this post).

In choosing photos for this collection, I did not consider images from the three projects (Barn Board, Autumnal Abstracts – 2016 and ‘Belfries, Spires, Etc.’ that I have been working on this year. The first two projects are more-or-less finished while the third is still a work in progress. These will be presented in due time.

Thus, the photos selected for my Adams Dozen are ‘singletons’ (i.e. not part of any project).

Here they are:

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Blue Jay
Blue Jay
Stream Bluet Mating Wheel
Stream Bluet Mating Wheel
'Sign' of the Times
'Sign' of the Times
Pinehole Photo Day - 2016
Pinehole Photo Day - 2016
Blue Equivelent
Blue Equivelent
You Look'n At Me?
You Look'n At Me?
Craig Road Bridge in Autumn
Craig Road Bridge in Autumn
Untitled
Untitled
School House and Meeting House, Washington, NH
School House and Meeting House, Washington, NH
Untitled
Untitled
Willet Foraging (Captive Island)
Willet Foraging (Captive Island)
Tricolored Heroon (Ding Darling NWR)
Tricolored Heroon (Ding Darling NWR)

I am still having trouble with my gallery software. I have figured out a work around for getting titles displayed but I still am unable to control the order in which the photos are displayed… #$@!&* computers!!!


 

12 January 2016

Adams Dozen – 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Frank @ 1:00 PM

This is the fourth year*, I have picked an “Adams Dozen”… that is, twelve of my favorite photos for the year.

The process seemed more difficult this year that it was in years past. I “exposed”  16,914 frames in 2015**. On my first pass through, I ended up with nearly eighty candidates for this years “Adams Dozen”.

Here is my final selection:

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Winter Vegetation
Winter Vegetation
Greater Yellowlegs
Greater Yellowlegs
Woodpecker
Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker Feeding Interaction
Hairy Woodpecker Feeding Interaction
Botanical #1
Botanical #1
Zealand Lower Falls
Zealand Lower Falls
Abstract
Abstract
Cattails
Cattails
Star Island Kite Festival
Star Island Kite Festival
Autumnal Abstract
Autumnal Abstract
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Botanical #2
Botanical #2

* See this post for the first year’s selection and for a more detailed explanation; see this post for last year’s selection.

** This is maybe a bit more than the recent past. My LightRoom catalog says I exposed 12,832 frames in 2014 and 11,735 frames in 2013.


 

31 December 2014

An Adams Dozen for 2014

Filed under: Birds,Landscapes,Odontates — Tags: , , — Frank @ 6:00 PM

Back in 2011 (see this post), I started an annual tradition of choosing a dozen photographs to represent my work for the year. I some how missed making a similar post for 2012, but I continued the “tradition” in 2013 with this post.

Maybe this will actually become a tradition, since I have remembered (in a timely fashion) to choose a dozen for 2014.

Here they are:

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Chipping Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Halloween Pennant
Halloween Pennant
Eastern Pheobe
Eastern Pheobe
Tree Swallows
Tree Swallows
Merlin (male) with Prey (white-breasted nuthatch)
Merlin (male) with Prey (white-breasted nuthatch)
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
Gleason Falls in Autumn
Gleason Falls in Autumn
Ashuelot River near Marlow, NH
Ashuelot River near Marlow, NH
Closing Time
Closing Time
Caswell Cemetery (Star Island) with White Island Light in the background
Caswell Cemetery (Star Island) with White Island Light in the background
Beehive Mountain (Acadia NP)
Beehive Mountain (Acadia NP)
Sunrise with Crescent Moon (Hog Island, ME)
Sunrise with Crescent Moon (Hog Island, ME)


 

31 December 2013

An ‘Adams Dozen’ for 2013

Back at the end of 2011, I added an entry titled  “Twelve Images” based on  Ansel Adams idea that twelve good photographs in a year is a decent crop. I had intended this to be an annual event but I seem to have missed last year.

I actually chose, printed and matted the twelve photos for 2012; they are stored carefully in their own print box. However, I do not seem to have written a blog entry about them… oh well! It doesn’t seem right to post them at this late date, so I’ll just forge ahead!

Thus, without further ado, here is my ‘Adams Dozen’ for 2013:

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Beaver Swamp in Early Winter
Beaver Swamp in Early Winter
Dunes in Winter
Dunes in Winter
The Presidential Range from Cherry Pond
The Presidential Range from Cherry Pond
Cannon Mountain
Cannon Mountain
Snag with Nest in Winter
Snag with Nest in Winter
Grouse Tracks in the Snow
Grouse Tracks in the Snow
Wetland Margin in Autumn
Wetland Margin in Autumn
Big Dipper on a Moonlit Night
Big Dipper on a Moonlit Night
Blue Flag Iris
Blue Flag Iris
Lady Bug Leap
Lady Bug Leap
Blue Dasher (male)
Blue Dasher (male)
Recycled
Recycled


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