I can easily get distracted by the next new thing – a new set of Lightroom presets, a fun Photoshop action, a new plug-in…..that I forget about the great stuff I fell in love with before. As I started processing my Oxford photos, I rediscovered Flypaper’s recipes/presets for Google’s NIK product (and also managed to rationalize buying a couple of new sets of recipes). Continue reading
As you all know, one of the great joys of being a photography couple is seeing the world through each other’s eyes. Usually, Mary is tight and telephoto, and I am wide-angle. Here, we got crossed. Continue reading
If you’ve been following us here long enough, you know that I love my toys. I get excited about using different lenses, filters (yes Jack I still use my blue/gold filter), and gizmos (like a child’s prism). You can probably imagine how I felt, when I found myself only being able to take one camera and one lens for a week in Oxford, England. I was there for work, and had to limit my photography to the transition time to walk between buildings. So here is what I learned, when I pushed out of my comfort zone of nature photography…..one camera, one lens, and the street.
Friends, family, and co-workers ask me often what camera they should buy. It’s not an easy answer and involves a conversation and thoughtfulness on the part of the asker. Here is how you might want to decide. Continue reading
Mary and I spent the long July 4th weekend in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. We were looking for bears and flowers in Sequoia and we made our first trip through Kings Canyon to see the waterfalls. Here is what you might see. Continue reading
I bought a Fujifilm camera so that I could attend a Jack Graham and Bill Fortney Fuji X Workshop with Mary for Fujifilm camera owners in Mount Rainier National Park last year. I have had my Fujifilm X-T1 now for well over a year and my X-T2 for almost a year. Here are my thoughts and a short review: Continue reading
Sometimes things just hit me funny. I’ve learned during those times to stop – stop walking, stop talking, stop thinking, stop looking. Just stand there and keep asking what is striking me as so strange or odd. Continue reading
Mary and I went on a guided tour of graffiti/street art with Athen and Arden last month. We both walked around with our Fuji XT-2s and zoom lenses. As is the usual outcome, we came back with different points of view on what we saw. Not sure one is better than the other, but show the range of perspectives between us. Here is what we saw.
The last time we were in San Francisco, we had a great sunset, and the next day we did one of our favorite walks – through Chinatown, along the Embarcadero, Fisherman’s Warf, up to Lombard Street and back through Little Italy. Here are some of our favorite photos. Continue reading
I recently took an online KelbyOne course by Joel Grimes. One set-up he did involved two 7-foot umbrellas (yes, 7-feet no typo there) and a 48″+ Octabox. I didn’t have all of that equipment, but Peter and I improvised, and fortunately the girls were in town so I had models. Continue reading