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The Wright Blog

A Man Enjoying Nature With A Camera & A Quadcopter

"Something New Every Monday"

The Morning Glow

July 9, 2018

One of the reasons I love shooting sunrise in Washington DC is that morning glow. When the sun rises in the morning the monuments catch the beautiful golden light from the sun changing the color of the monument and sometimes even the landscape.

I have seen the sky turn completely pink for 40  seconds, making the monuments and the water also look pink. Its a cool thing to see but a hard photo to take. There is to much pink. HaHa. (I might go back and take a look, this happened about 4 years ago)


This image was taken on a tripod at 126mm, f11, ISO 100, 1 sec shutter.  

Unexpected Beauty

July 2, 2018

This was an unexpected beauty; weather reports were  calling for clear blue skies. Hey, Im not complaining this was a beautiful sunrise. The color was so intense and lasted for more than 20 minutes. I don't think I have ever seen a colorful sunrise last that long, at most the burst of color happens for maybe 7 minutes.

This was shot on a Canon 5D4 with a tripod and a 10 stop ND filter. ISO 100, Shutter 1 minute and 18 seconds, Aperture f 8.0, 70mm.   I also took a fast shutter shot for the flag and merged the two images together. 

One Step Closer

June 25, 2018

I have been trying to to shoot 6 particular shots of Washington DC since I started. This happens to be one of those shots I have always been chasing.

Although this shot is similar to my vision its not the shot I have been actively chasing for all these years. However it does help to see the potential in the shot I am seeking.

The game of chasing light as a photographer is never ending, full of ups and downs, happiness and disappointment. But you never give up on chasing that perfect image.


This Image what shot on a Canon 5d4, at 70mm, ISO 100, Aperture f8, shutter of 71 seconds. As always this was taken on a tripod, and I was using a 3 stop neutral density filter. 

Still Training My Eye

June 18, 2018

This was a beautiful surprise, I wish I could do this waterfall more justice. This particular falls is well of 40 feet, and its literally on the side of the road. How awesome is that.

I still struggle at studying a scene and choosing the right composition. I tend to just jump right in and start shooting. Not that there is anything wrong with that style of shooting.  I would like to train my eye to visualize a final shot/finished product before even taking a shot. 


This photo was taken with a Canon 5d m4. ISO 100, Shutter 0.6sec, Aperture f22, at 21mm. I can not remember the stop but I did have an ND filter and a polarizer on the lens. (I was competing with the sun) As all ways this was shot on a tripod. (Two combined images) 

Bittersweet Goodbye (To New Beginnings)

June 11, 2018

First let me say thank you for all the support and concern. Because of that I was determined to not miss a step. 

For those of you who may not know last week Tuesday my original Blog site was hacked beyond recovery. All past blogs have been lost, I have made the decision not  to revive the old blog site with the backups. I have chosen to start fresh and move my blog  to my photography website. (All under one roof)

Also with new beginnings I will start sharing more information about how I've taken the photos I share. People have been asking for a while and I never share. There is no particular reason I just don't want to bore you with technical stuff.  Now that I am sharing settings you will see just how unprepared I am sometimes when it comes to getting the shot. 


This image was taken with a Canon 5D Mark iv, at f8.0, 200mm lens with a 10 stop neutral density filter for 3 minutes and iso 100 on tripod  (I over exposed a touch when shooting but I was able to bring it back in post) 



The Sun's Here

June 5, 2018

In my opinion one of the most annoying things about shouting waterfalls is a sporadic sun. One moment it’s there the next it’s not, that’s not even the bad part. The worst part is when the sun comes out and only covers part of the waterfall, that’s what…

Sorry I do not remember the rest. Unfortunately I did not have a backup of this post. My original blog site was hacked. 

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