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Today’s photography lesson is persistence. When I took this image, I was leaving Arthur Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, but had my gear ready, just in case something would appear. At Lox NWR, the water levels were too high for many birds to be in the impoundments, so I left for Green Cay. Never quit …

Image of the Week: Color Harmony

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This image uses a blue and orange color palette, for warm-cool color harmony. This is a great example of natural color harmony; for color harmony in many pictures, the photographer must work a little harder!

Image of the Week #13

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Here is an image from my Maryland 2012 Trip; internet access where I stayed was slow, hence no updates for a while. Enjoy this image! There are a few things which could really help it though… 15 minutes of cloning could turn this into a much improved artwork. Lesson for the Day: A little work …

Image of the Week #11

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The lesson this week? Black and white can sometimes help and image immensely. Sometimes, though, color is very helpful to an image. Which version do you like about this image? What are the strengths of this image? Color version to be released in the next post!

Image of the Week #10

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Here is a view of a storm approaching over Mount Massive. At this time, I was descending (thanks to Jesus!). This view is near  the treeline on the North Elbert Trail. Mount Massive looks less massive than it should due to use of wide angle focal length, 24mm Fullframe, my 5D (16mm on 7D). This …

Your Photography System: Building an Intelligent yet Affordable Beginner System

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How to build the Intelligent yet Affordable Beginner System: A. Avoid Pitfalls! 1. Don’t buy what you don’t need. (Corallary: Know what you need and why you need it before you buy it!) There are a whole lot of shiny things out there… Don’t blow your budget on junk! Know what you need and get a …

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…