Thunderbolt Disk Docking Station

Docking Stations

Last week I purchased, on sale at Amazon, a HighPoint Dual-Bay Thunderbolt 10Gbps Storage Dock for use on my iMac. The HighPoint Storage Dock is shown on the left in the blog image.  I was already using a Thermaltake eSata Storage Dock (on the right) connected to my iMac using an eSata to USB3 adapter.  The Thermaltake worked well and was reasonably fast, but there was an inherent latency when accessing the disks.  The new storage dock is much faster and does not have the latency issue.  It will also hold 2 disks of any capacity.  Now I am using both storage docks with the older Thermaltake dock holding backup disks for my image library.  The HighPoint docking station does require a Thunderbolt cable sold separately.

Acadia NP — Private Residence on Schooner Head

Private Residence on Schooner Head

The blog image highlights one of the many private residences along the Acadia coastline.  This image was captured from the overlook along Schooner Head Rd, near one of the park entrances.  In many cases these landowners have donated surrounding land to the park.  This is a 3-shot HDR image captured with Nikkor 24-70mm lens at f/10 and 31mm.  HDR processing was done with Google/Nik’s HDR Efex Pro with final post-processing in Lightroom.

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Acadia NP — Rocks on Boulder Beach

Boulder Beach #2

This close-up of the rocks was captured on Boulder Beach at sunrise.  The early light provided side-lighting of the rocks, which is quite effective in showing structure.  This is a 3-shot HDR image captured with a Nikkor 24-70mm lens at f/10 and 70mm.  HDR processing was done with Google/Nik’s HDR Efex Pro with final post-processing in Lightroom.

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Acadia NP — Fir Tree Cones

Fir Tree Cones

The light on these fir tree cones really caught my eye as I was hiking along the coastline.  This is a 3-shot HDR image captured with a Nikkor 24-70mm lens at f/2.8 and 70mm.  The very shallow depth of field seemed to fit this image very well.  HDR processing was done with Google/Nik’s HDR Efex Pro with final post-processing in Lightroom.

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Havre de Grace Concord Point Lighthouse

Havre de Grace Concord Point Lighthouse

Another favorite spot in Havre de Grace is the Concord Point Lighthouse.  We shot the lighthouse from several different directions, but this one near dusk shot from the pier I like the best.  The street light added a nice reflecting glow in the water.  This is a 3-shot HDR image captured with a Sigma 70-200mm lens at f/10 and 80mm.  HDR processing was done with Google/Nik’s HDR Efex Pro with final post-processing in Lightroom.  A variable neutral density filter was used to slow the shutter speed (8 to 25 sec) to smooth the water somewhat.

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Acadia NP — Rocks Near Thunder Hole

Rocks near Thunder Hole

The rocks in the blog image were captured along the coastline near Thunder Hole.  This is a 3-shot HDR image captured with a Nikkor 24-70mm lens at f/14 and 70mm.  Shutter speeds ranged from 20 to 30 seconds smoothing out the waves and providing the look shown.  HDR processing was done with Google/Nik’s HDR Efex Pro with final post-processing in Lightroom.

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Havre de Grace Marina

Havre de Grace Marina

On Friday evening I traveled to Havre de Grace, MD with 7 members of DiGiTS photography group to shoot sunset.  The colors were a little disappointing, but we did get a few good images.  My favorite was an early evening shot of the Yacht Club marina shown above.  It is a 3-shot HDR image captured with Nikkor 24-70mm lens at 32mm and f/20.  HDR processing was done with Google/Nik’s HDR Efex Pro with final post-processing in Lightroom.

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Acadia NP — Lobster Boat in Bass Harbor

Lobster Boat in Bass Harbor

This lobster boat was captured in Bass Harbor.  This is a 3-shot HDR image captured with Nikkor 24-70mm lens at f/10 and 28mm.  HDR processing was done with Google/Nik’s HDR Efex Pro with final post-processing in Lightroom.

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Acadia NP — Lobster Trap Riggings in Bass Harbor

Lobster Trap Riggings

The blog image was captured on a lobster pier in Bass Harbor.  As I was taking this image, the lobster fishermen told me that this was well organized even though it may not look it.  The image is a 3 shot HDR image captured with a Nikkor 24-70mm lens at f/10 and 62mm.  HDR processing was done with Google/Nik’s HDR Efex Pro with final post-processing in Lightroom.

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