Image of the Week #4

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This seagull was pictured in Maryland. Time of day was shortly before sunset. The golden setting sun front-lit the bird, while the dark overcast sky behind provides an interesting contrast. Lesson here is the even a somewhat common bird like a seagull may look glorious, when light correctly.

Prime Lenses: Why use them instead of a zoom?

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There are a number of obvious technical advantages of a prime lens over their zoom companions (sharpness, wider aperture, less distortion in most cases), but covered in this post will be the mental reason why to use primes over zooms. This is not to say that primes are the prefered lenses for all cases, nor …

What’s new…

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Shot the sunrise on Fort Lauderdale Beach, will hopefully get some shots up… nothing too amazing, but maybe something good… Also, am heading to Marylad to see my family. Maybe, I will get to see some Bald Eagles! Southern Maryland is a unique area will some rather interesting landscapes: tobacco barns! Mostly, they are falling …

Beware of Marketing: Professional, Really?

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Whilst diving deep in the depths of the internet, I came accross this article: http://tamron-usa.com/lenses/learning_center/jason_schneider/wedding/wedding.asp From the deginning, the reader MUST understand that this is a promotional article on a manufacturer’s website, and take all he reads therein with a grain of salt (or more). The article proposes that the Tami 18-250 is the only …

Image of the Week

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I love rainbows (and other optical phenomena), and, upon seeing them, will do all possible to capture them. This view is from near the end of the Glacier Gorge Trail (coming back from Sky Pond). This was the best image I could get of the rainbow. The problems with this image are numerous, yet I …

Colorado 2011 Images

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Here is the link for images from my Colorado trip this September: http://www.flickr.com/photos/april_forever_photography/sets/72157627657616181/ Enjoy!  

Coming Soon…

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Soon will I finish my three part series on the Rule of Thirds. Also coming, some lens reviews. Stay tuned!

A Reason to Smile

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But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 Seeing that we have a great high priest that is passed into the Heavens, Jesus the SOn of God, let us hold fast the profession of our faith. For we have not an high priest …

The Nikon 1: A few thoughts

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The Nikon 1, the newest entry in the world of mirrorless, generates a number of thoughts for a Canon shooter as myself. At first blush, it seems a fascinating system: small, compact, able to use legacy lenses…¬†However, reality begins to sink in when viewing the V1’s $899 price tag. As much fun as this may …

New Images Posted from my Everglades Trip

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There are some new images posted from my everglades trip here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/april_forever_photography/sets/72157627630507201/ Enjoy! Many Bothan spies (mosqitos) died to bring you these pictures… Actually, I can still hear the hideous beasts buzzing in my ears occasionally. 10 hours of relentless biting has made me look rather like a measles victim! But it was totally worth …