Image of the Week #9

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This railroad is in Jonathan Dickinson State Park; the use of a super long focal length compresses the image, and renders the background pleasingly our of focus. The relative wide angle appearance is due to the ratio of the distance of the foreground to the background. The great distance photographed here is the cause of …

On Size and Progress and the Mirrorless Camera

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Every so often, in the development of technological things, be they cameras or computers, telephones or even timepieces, there is an interesting ¬†trend they all undergo: every so often, they experience a quantum leap in technology. After that quantum leap, they get iterated smaller, smaller, and smaller. Then, they leap some more, or perhaps suffer …

The 7D Mk II: Predicitons

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The 7D Mk II is a bit overdue, it would seem… I had expected originally that it would be released at Photokina, but then, Canon gave the wonderful new firmware for the 7D. At Photokina, no 7D mk II came. I was not surprised. Wherefore? The 5D mk III came out nearly 6 months after …

A Long Absence…

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It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog, but, fear not! I have returned. It’s been quite a year. Time to work on this blog a little more…

Image of the Week #8

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This image was taken on Fort Lauderdale Beach with my 70-200 2.8. Shutter was open for 1/4 second. IS is wonderful! The long shutter speed permits the blurring on the waves. This image is actually a composite; the seaweed I liked from one, the waves I preferred from another.

Image of the Week #7

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This image is the result of trying some techniques Arthur Morris shared on his blog, birdsasart-blog.com. I highly recommend this site to help you improve your photography. The pinkish color is the sand out of focus on the beach. I am lying down on the beach; the background it the blueish ocean. This technique puts …

A Communicating Camera

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An amazing push toward a camera which can do what a Droid can do: upload pictures on the go. Polaroid (who gave us instant pictures for years) seems to have done it again; once againm they are putting our pictures at our fingertips. Here is the link: http://www.gizmag.com/polaroid-sc1630-smart-camera/21099/ Canon, how long will it take you …

Image of the Week #6

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This lovely egret decided to hop from one side of the boardwalk to the other. I only caught this shot because I was ready. And I was ready because I had my camera on the bird before he jumped. And I knew he would jump when he jumped because I have been watching these birds …

Christmas is coming…

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And with it, a wonderful opportunity for creative photography. My advice in simple is, broad apertures, carefully selected white balances, and stringent use of flash as a main source of light (though careful fill flash can work well if done right). How to accomplish this? The easiest way:¬† Step 1. Get and use a broad …

Image of the Week #5

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This to me seems a very sad picture. Although the morning light is glowing warm on him, which normally lends a more positive feel to an image, he remains quite sad looking. So why does this picture look sad? First, he is looking down, with his head bowed. This pose will add a negative feel …