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19
Aug

Maple Decay

Maple Decay

 

While exploring the banks of the Ammonoosuc River below Mount Washington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, I noticed a bunch of fallen leaves in a small pool of water. Upon closer inspection I was delighted to find a single maple leaf that had fallen from the canopy above mixed in with the oily decay of organic matter. As i moved around the pool of water, the oily sheen began to pick up and reflect the blue sky above. The color contrast was too wonderful to pass up. I used my Nikon 70-200mm with a 1.4 tele-convertor to frame the leaf. I choose a daylight balance to retail the cool blue reflection and used LIVE VIEW for critical focusing to make sure the entire image was sharp from edge to edge. 

 

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8
Jan

Winter Woods Abstract

Winter Woods Abstract

 10 image multiple exposure pan in camera.

28
Oct

Autumn Meditations

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Our Next event is at Meadowlark, VA:

Mini-Workshop at Meadowlark Nature Center

In this four-hour mini-workshop, we will describe the techniques of abstract photography, of line and shape, as well as multiple exposure, panning, macro techniques, and software manipulation. Two hours will be devoted to outdoor experience. Please dress appropriately.

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29
Jun

Coneflower Abstract

Coneflower Abstract

Originally uploaded by Joseph Rossbach(www.josephrossbach.com)

Moving the camera in a circular motion over the course of 8 exposures. In camera multiple exposure on the Nikon D300. I paid careful attention to keep the center of the flower in the same position during each shot to maintain detail.

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9
Apr

Getting Abstract at Brookside Gardens

Here are a few images from Sunday afternoon of this past weekends Great Falls Workshop. The light was bright and clear so we headed over to Brookside Gardens after sunrise to work on macro photography and abstract techniques. These images were all made as demos for the group. On Saturday I lost about  $4,000 worth of equipment to the gods of the Potomac. Just after finishing up my last shoot of the evening while precariously perched on the edge of a rock cliff, I slipped and fell and knocked over my tripod and camera into the gorge. The sight of the Potomac River swallowing up this much equipment all at once made me sick. Not to mention, I lost all the images I shot that afternoon in the park. Great Falls has been very kind to me over the years. I guess it finally took its toll!

Anyway, I have already replaced all the gear lost and am looking forward to being down in the Smoky Mountains next week for some personal shooting before the workshop starts next Friday. Check back next week for new images from the Smokies and hopefully no new stories of loss and desperation from the wilds.

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Tulips Abstract #1

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Tulip Abstract #3

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24
Mar

Spring has arrived!

I stole away from the office for about an hour this afternoon to get some fresh air and do some photography.  I found these crocus just down the street in my neighborhood. All images were made with a Nikon D300, Lensbaby 3G & Macro Kit, Gold Reflector & White Diffuser.
Crocus Abstract #1

Crocus Abstract #1

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Crocus Abstract #3

Crocus Abstract #3

22
Mar

Downtown Baltimore to Great Falls National Park in 24 hours

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I started out this weekend shooting in downtown Baltimore at sunrise on Saturday morning. I had a 1/2 day workshop that started at 10am and instead of sleeping in I got downtown at 6:30am to have a go at shooting reflections in the various buildings around the harbor. I met the group at 10am and we started of the workshop at Second Chance Warehouse to shoot all the cool oddities, old furniture and stained glass. Its a great place to go for a few hours and there are some really interesting shots to be had. They are very kind to photographers and will let you shoot with a tripod.

After 2 hours at Second Chance, we headed over to the Visionary Art Museum to photograph the facade of the building. As you can see from the images below, this place is a photographers dream come true. This morning I started the day at dawn at Great Falls National Park on the Virginia side. The light was so-so and there were no clouds in the sky so I stuck to shooting small intimate scenes along the rivers edge and managed to get a pretty nice image of the spout back-lit and some nice spray of mist from the falls. I used my Singh Ray Vari-Nd filter to lengthen the exposure to 5 seconds in the hard light and my 3 stop ND grad to hold back the exposure on the sky. I am pretty happy with the results. What do you think?

Thanks in advance for any comments or critiques!

Reflections and Glass Facade - In-Camera image overlay of 2 images

Reflections and Glass Facade - In-Camera image overlay of 2 images

Visionary Facade #1

Visionary Facade #1

Stained Glass at Second Chance

Stained Glass at Second Chance

Stained Glass Detail

Stained Glass Detail

Crazy Bus at the Visionary

Crazy Bus at the Visionary

Swirls and Color at the Visionary

Swirls and Color at the Visionary

Glass Eye at the Visionary

Glass Eye at the Visionary

Big Falls of the Potomac

Big Falls of the Potomac

Reflections and Bubbles in the Potomac

Reflections and Bubbles in the Potomac

Reflections and Bubbles #2

Reflections and Bubbles #2

The Spout, Great Falls National Park

The Spout, Great Falls National Park

1
Dec

Chincoteague Trip: Finally finished processing the last of the batch!

Alright, here is the last of the batch of images from Chincoteague, Phew!  I made it through the holiday with out to many bumps and bruises . I will have my work cut out for me this week with the writing of many chapters for me and Ian’s upcoming book,  50  Amazing Places: Washington D.C.  No, not in the district, but the very best  trails,  hikes,  scenic locations, paddles and  wildlife events in the greater mid Atlantic region.

More details to come in the next few weeks on this as well as another book project in the works!  I had a private one day workshop in Great Falls yesterday and will be posting a few images mid week from that adventure as soon as I get the chance. Thanks for stopping in and don’t be a stranger, leave me a comment or two. Joejrp_web_images-15

Piping Plover. Nikon D300, 200-400mm f4, 1.4 teleconvertor

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Snow geese and light house at dusk. Nikon D300, 700-200mm

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Refuge at sunrise with crescent moon.  Nikon D300, 70-200mm (double exposure f/ the moon)

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Tracks in the sand. Nikon D300, 70-200mm

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Great White Egret on perch. Nikon D300, 200-400mm f4

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Breaking surf on the beach. Nikon 70-200mm, Singh Ray Vari-ND

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Reflections of house on ice. Nikon D300, Lensbaby G3

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Reflections of house on ice. Nikon D300, Lensbaby G3

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Ice formations and leaf. Nikon D300, 105mm Macro

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Ice formations and leaf. Nikon D300, 105mm Macro

jrp_web_images-35Paynes store front abstract. Nikon D300, Lensbaby G3 (hdr)