In recent years Don Roland has made the art and technology of digital photography into a serious avocation. Here is some of his work. Most of the photos of Chesapeake Bay below were taken from his bayfront home in Annapolis, MD.
This photo, entitled "Perfect Reflection," was published in the Annapolis Capital in February, 2019.
Here is an image unlike almost anything else taken from Don's home--or
anywhere else on the surface of the Earth. It was taken on Aug. 1,
2015--the night after a "blue moon." Here is his description of how
he created this view of the moon and so many faint stars behind it.
"(This) photo is at full night at 10:45 pm. The moon cleared the
cloud cover. To photograph the surface of the moon, I needed to reduce
exposure to 1/25 of a second and use the camera’s smallest aperture f/32.
I used my 200 mm telephoto lens to capture the details on the surface of
the moon and used the Lightroom raw processor to bring out the stars in
the background. I then cropped this area you see from the full frame raw
image. (1/25 second at f/32 ISO 1600)." (Editor's note: to
make the stars more visible on a web page only 800 pixels wide, the photo
has been cropped even more than Don's original.)
Yes, that IS lightning in photos above. If you think it wouldn't be difficult to capture lightning in a photographic image, try it sometime...
Here are the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flying over Don's house.
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