Weekend Photos 2022-02-21

I took some pictures around Melanson Lake this weekend.

Long Exposures at Scout Lake

Yesterday we went for a hike from Sand Dollar Beach, up around scout lake, and back home via Graveyard. As we walked along the shore of Scout Lake I felt inspired by the stillness and reflections in the water. I really wanted to try some long exposures, but I didn't have my tripod and also didn't want to slow down the hike.

I went back this morning by myself to see if I could get good any images. I brought my tripod and neutral density filters this time and was able to get two pictures that I feel pretty OK about! I underexposed them a bit in post processing (although the first one actually was underexposed on location, oops, and shot below the camera's base ISO, oops again) and tried to make them extra spooky using gradient masks.

Logs in scout lake ISO 100, 30 Seconds, F11, 18mm

Logs in scout lake ISO 160, 60 Seconds, F11, 35mm


I've been thinking about webrings since I started this blog a few weeks ago and apparently so have lots of other people. I found this Github project and it seemed like the perfect staring place. So I forked it, updated the dependencies, and now I have my very own webring, Robot Friends.

My hope is that (a) I have friends with websites and (b) they want to join my webring. If you are a friend with a website who thinks webrings are cool, please consider making a Github PR and editing src/data/members.json to add yourself.

In the original repo, adding the webring banner involved embedding some Javascript on your web page, but that seems scary to me. So for mine I've provided some sample HTML with the necessary links that you can copy and paste to your website. The styling of the banner is up to you.

I hope you join me on my Web 1.0 adventure.


'Robotbill' by Jakob Vala

This site is part of the Robot Friends webring.