Author: Paul

Hmmm, we have to do something. Now that I’m shooting exclusely RAW image files, the harddrive is filling up fast! Soon there won’t be much left. I’m down to about 15 GB remaining and with each RAW file taking approximatly 20 MB, that leaves less about 750 photos before I’m out of space. Looks like it’s time to find some external storage!

Chester’s so excited. He heard about the new look and name for photogravision. We’re chaning our name to paullesterphoto.com and we will have an all new look and feel. Our friends at big angry pixel are designing a new website for us!!! We’ve seen the preliminary draft of the site and it is really nice. Now, I don’t know if his name is really Chester, but I know that he’s excited about the change! Paul

When someone catches a break, they call it luck. Well, I don’t believe in luck so much, but tend to look at it as the intersection of being prepared and an opportunity presenting itself. One might say, if this guy caught “The big one” that he was lucky. Never mind that he was there every single day and caught nothing. Never mind that he was there when it was raining, as it was on this day. Never mind that he…

I was looking back over some of my images over the years and came across this one, which is one of my favorites because of what it represents. This image is called Freedom. I took it at the end of January, 2004. I met this dog on a beach in Galveston. He was so alive, had so much energy and was very eager to fetch anything that I would throw for him. A simple still snapshot wouldn’t do for this…

Well, I’ve started my experimenting with the lens and have a few observations, other than the donuts. First, as I knew, the depth of field is extremely shallow, which makes the task of focusing on a moving object extremely difficult. I came to realize how much I had come to depend on autofocus. My camera has an extremely fast autofocus capabilities, but this lens is a manual focus lens so I have to do it the old fashioned way, by…

Well, I just bought a used 500mm lens. Overall, I’m satisfied with it, but it does have one annoying trait that I now understand … donuts. Now, donuts are great, but combined with a lens, it’s not such a good deal! As you can see from the first picture, thepicture is really nice and well focused. You can see some of the donuts (small circles) in the blurry areas, but overall, it’s still a pleasing background, at least one that…

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