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 …

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 …

Where I’ve been…

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Some of you may notice I’ve been gone for more than two weeks! I’ve been in Colorado. After that, I had the evil TDSS virus. Well, I’m back… And hopefully, I’ll be getting pictures of Colorado added to my flickr account (http://www.flickr.com/photos/april_forever_photography/)! Thanks for your interest, and keep checking in!

My first post… An image from the Keys… A wonderful gift from God!

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Thursday I went to the Keys to visit my friend Badger. I left Fort Lauderdale around 0200, arrived there around 0500, and started shooting around the Seven Mile Bridge not long after! The image here is from the evening; the sun is drifting beneath the horizon across theFlorida Bay… A more wonderful and spectacular sunset …

Hello world!

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