John Guilford's Photo Gallery: New Pictures

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This is a gallery of some of my photographs. I hope you enjoy them.

All rights reserved. These images are not to be used or copied without my prior written permission.

Unless otherwise noted, through 2011 all pictures taken by me with a Nikon D70 camera.
Depending on the focal length, the lens is most likely either the Nikkor 18-70mm AF-S or the Sigma 70-300mm DG APO.
Starting in 2012, I switched to the Nikon D7000 with either the Nikon 18-105VR lens or the Nikon 70-300 VR lens.
In early 2013 I added the Nikon Micro 85mm lens.

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View From Glacier Point
Date: 10-Jul-2014
Time: 8:20 PM
Exp: 1/13 & 1/80s @ f/10
ISO: 100
Lens: 48mm
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This is the view at sunset from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. The sun is still shining on the more distant hills though the sun has already set for the foreground. The almost full moon is peeking through the clouds.

This was a HDR (high dynamic range) shot composed from two separate exposures.

Wizard Island in Crater Lake

Crater Lake is the water filled caldera of Mount Mazama in Oregon. At 1949 feet, it is the deepest lake in the United States. Its water is among the clearest of any natural body of water. This leads to the stunningly blue color that many remark upon.

This is a photo of Wizard Island viewed through the trees from the western rim.

[ jhguilford1409n ] Date: 14-Jul-2014
Time: 5:13 PM
Exp: 1/125s @ f/7.1
ISO: 400
Lens: 28mm

Moon Climbing Over Yosemite Valley Rim
Date: 9-Jul-2014
Time: 9:13 PM
Exp: 1/60s @ f/8
ISO: 100
Lens: 300mm
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While staying in Yosemite Valley, the almost full moon rose over the valley rim, silhouetting some trees along the edge.

Since the moon wasn't quite full, the terminator showed some nice shadowing of some craters.

El Capitan in the Moonlight

El Capitan, in Yosemite National Park, is the largest monolith of granite in the world and rises more than 3000 feet above the Yosmite Valley floor.

Viewed at night, under the moonlight, it takes on a different persona than during the day. This time exposure was taken when El Cap was lit by a recently risen, almost full moon.

[ jhguilford1407n ] Date: 10-Jul-2014
Time: 9:38 PM
Exp: 30s @ f/6.3
ISO: 400
Lens: 30mm

Winter Sunlight Through the Misty Trees
Date: 10-Feb-2013
Time: 9:49 AM
Exp: 1/125s @ f/7.1
ISO: 500
Lens: 32mm
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The low sun of a winter morning shining through the misty trees in my backyard.

First Baptist Church

Like many New England towns, Wakefield, MA has its share of churches with picturesque white steeples. This is the First Baptist church which is nearly 150 years old with a 180 foot spire.

The polarizing filter really darkened the autumn sky, perhaps a bit too much in this case.

[ 10dsc_5465 ] Date: 6-Sep-2013
Time: 2:40 PM
Exp: 1/640s @ f/6.3
ISO: 200
Lens: 18mm

Date: 27-Jun-2013
Time: 1:42 PM
Exp: 1/125s @ f/14
ISO: 500
Lens: 85mm Micro
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Flower at the Butterfly House at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.

USS Wisconsin

The USS Wisconsin, a World War II era Iowa class battleship, is now permanently moored in Norfolk, VA as a museum as part of Nauticus, The National Maritime Center.

The Wisconsin was launched December 7, 1943; decommissioned on September 30, 1991; and was donated for use as a floating museum on December 14, 2009.

It is 887 feet long, 108 feet wide, with a 29 foot draft, and displaces 52,000 tons.

While touring the battleship, I looked for interesting angles to photograph. I particularly liked this view from directly in front of the bow.

[ Dsc_4756_01b ] Date: 24-Jun-2013
Time: 4:49 PM
Exp: 1/125s @ f/7.1
ISO: 220
Lens: 28mm

Date: 27-Jun-2013
Time: 1:21 PM
Exp: 1/125s @ f/14
ISO: 400
Lens: 85mm Micro
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This caterpillar, from a cecropia moth, was at the Butterfly House at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. I recently obtained a macro lens for my camera, and this was a great opportunity to play around with it.

This caterpillar was stunning with its colorful protrusions covered with black spikes. One challenge with macro photography is the short depth of field from being that close to the subject.

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