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Tow Tank at USNA

WEEKLY PHOTO – FEBRUARY 11 – TOW TANK AT USNA

From Roger Miller, Photographer; Image Publishing, Ltd. and The Workshops in Digital Photography

This is a photo of the Tow Tank,  which is used for the classes in the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at the Naval Academy.  It is used to test how the hull of a ship will  react in different conditions before it is built.  I am working on a new Naval Academy book which will be like my first edition, an inside look at the Naval Academy.  You have probably not seen this lab in Rickover Hall because it is not open to the public.  I have been very privileged to be able to document the day to day life of midshipmen at the Naval Academy.  Tech data: Photo taken October 15, 2008, Nikon D700, Nikon f2.8 14mm lens, ISO 6400, exposure was 1/25 second at f11.0, Comment- should have brought ISO up to H3 brought the speed up a bit. 

 

Support the Naval Academy,  buy books and have a great week!!

Your questions and comments on this are welcome. 

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Paca Garden in Infrared

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Here is something warm and wonderful when the winter winds are blowing.  I took this photo of the Spring House at the Paca Garden with my digital camera modified for infrared images.  It has taken me awhile to find my “voice” with infrared photos.  I am still exploring.  I have found the best combination is in both the shooting and post processing of the images.  I love doing infrared images and creating photos with intense color.  If you want to learn some of the techniques I used enroll in our Workshop in Annapolis.  See the link for the Workshops below.  Tech Data: Image created April 27, 2012, Nikon D200, with a Tamron 18-250 mm f 3.5 lens, ISO of 200, exposure was 1/80 second at f 13.0.  Infrared does not expose the same as normal light.  You need to use your histogram to see if it is a good exposure. The best combination is a tungsten white balance, and a RAW file.  I processed the file first in Lightroom and then reversed my red and blue channels in Photoshop.  I then enhanced this image with a Topaz filter.

Enjoy something warm and wonderful and have a great week!

I welcome your comments.

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