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Mini Photo Journal - Spring Break Meetup at Ken Lockwood Gorge

I'm carpooling with local photographers Ed Velez and Prasanna. The meet up is at 3 PM, but we decided to have lunch at Hurry Chutney in Somerville. I also think it's an excellent opportunity to test out the photo journaling workflow I developed around Pressgram.

Lunch

This was my first time eating at Hurry Chutney and my first time eating lamb Gungara. The vegetable samosas were delicious. Ed ordered some coconut curry dish, which he says was quite spicy.

man with camera, ken lockwood gorge

Prasanna and his kit.

man with tripod

Ed and his kit. It's cold!!! Too cold for spring.

man standing at edge of water, tripod, ken lockwood gorge

Ed getting shots of white water.

The sky was grey all day, and the greenery was ... not green. The gorge was still in winter mode. So we resorted to long exposure photography. I don't use a neutral density filter, so the best I could do was shoot at f/29 at ½ of a second. I'll post the images from my Nikon in a few days.

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  • Prasanna Sarma
    24th March 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Was a fun and enjoyable experience. I learned a lot from you and Ed. BTW, Nice journal. I like the way it came out. I am gonna try this next time.

    • Khürt
      26th March 2014 at 6:48 AM

      I discovered that Pressgram will allow up to four images to be attached to a single post. Each image can have up to 500 words of text. Four images isn't enough for a day trip but still works well for something like a meetup.

  • velezphoto
    24th March 2014 at 1:17 PM

    Guess I should have worn a heavier coat but with the sweatshirt underneath the outer shell jacket I had that zippered all the way up, I wasnt all that cold and the ear muffs definitely helped. Kori Gassi, aka Chicken Gassi, aka Mangalorean Chicken Curry was what I had and was spicy yet appetizing and very filling. Probably could have skipped the shrimp bengali soup. And lesson learned I need to make sure that I carry my gloves (with the tips for shooting photos, and my spare battery pack with cable so that when my phone dies out in the middle of no where, I can do a quick recharge. Not all of my photos got properly geotagged but thats ok. I can manually tag them later on for reference. I like doing long exposure since it has to force me to think of what I want to see and how I want to see it so using different shutter times can come up with countless end results all being different in their own way. Yes ND filters do help with that on brighter days as you noticed. But as it got closer to sundown it was much easier to get the right amount of shutter time to provide nice smooth lines in the water without resorting to the ND filters.

    • Khürt
      24th March 2014 at 1:54 PM

      I had fun and learned a lot. Looking forward to the next one and hopefully I'll have a repaired 85mm and some ND filters.

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