Category: Photography

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That’s a good question. Where in the world is Paul? Well, some of you know, as I’ve mentioned it before. The Red Oxx is packed. The Kindle has a couple of new books, one by an author that I’ve never read before, Andy Weir. Tony cannot believe that all that I am taking with me is a camera bag and a carry-on. He cannot conceive how one can survive with clothes in a carry-on for two weeks, but then he…

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Just slightly over a month ago, I called a tree service to come and trim the tree in my front yard. The limbs had started hanging over the roof of the house and the garage. The tree service came out, gave her a nice cut, removing several feet of branches, opening up the canopy, allowing a bit more sunlight for the grass. The foreman of the crew told me that these trees, a Bradford Pear, I believe, have lots of…

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I was looking back through some older photos, circa 2006. I came upon this set of photos taken between May 26 and July 10th, 2006. All taken with the same camera and lens combination: Nikon D2x and a 500 mm f/8 reflex lens – it looks like a small reflector telescope mounted on your camera, has 10x the magnification of a 50mm lens, magnifies every vibration in your body so that you don’t miss one bit of camera shake, provides…

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So, you’ve bought a full-frame, or FX (in Nikon nomenclature) camera but you only have one lens that will cover the full format, a 50 mm lens. The rest of your lenses are DX format. Do you have to buy all new lenses? Well, not right way. Can you get those DX lenses to cover the full frame? Well, in a manner of speaking, yes. 😀 Though I’ve owned a full-frame digital camera for a number of years, this is…

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It had been a while, I don’t know exactly how long, since I’ve arisen before light, mounted any of my cameras on a tripod, and actually spent my time, unhurried, taking pictures. This morning, I did just that. I went to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) and browsed around the garden. I spent 2 hours there – 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM, alone, quiet – nothing but the songs of the birds, the buzz of the insects…

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I went to the zoo today with a friend of mine, Michael, who had never, ever been to any zoo in his life. He’s 47. I was happy to introduce him to the NC Zoo @ Asheboro, NC. While there, I noticed this tortoise trying to scale a set of rocks. For the most part, it looked like he was going to make it … until, he made a misstep and landed right on his back. Not a great place…

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