Category: Photography

As an older fella, I didn’t even know what “TL;DR” meant until just a few weeks ago. In fact, I had to look it up online. I kept seeing it there and there. I thought that it was some misplaced HTML code 🙂 For those of you who don’t know, TL;DR stands for Too Long; Didn’t Read. Basically, it seems, people, especially younger ones, have no desire to read things that are involved, or semi-involved … writings more than say…

I have just returned from another work trip to NYC. While there I put in quite a few miles on the sneakers, in fact, more miles in any one week than I’ve never done before. I walked about 60 miles in 7 days, all around Manhattan. I walked up to Central Park, through Times Square, down to Greenwich Village, almost to The Battery, The High Line, and all points in between. My Fitbit was praising me quite a bit. 🙂…

No. Not like Colorado Rocky Mountain “high”, but a few feet above ground level 🙂 On Sunday, I went with a group on a hike in Crowder’s Mountain State Park. I’d been there a few times before. It was a great day to be out and about, walking through the woods and up the mountain. There were 10 of us, 8 women, 2 men. According to what I could find online, the elevation change from the visitor’s center to the…

Wow! It’s been nearly a month since I last posted. I’ve been keeping quite busy, enjoying life. I’m adding lots of miles onto the sneakers, going the YMCA a couple of times per week, learning a new (to me) programming language called Scala, working, visiting friends, and of course, continuing with my Spanish lessons, etc. You know, life! Last week I spent 8 days in Ohio with my sister. I decided that since I work from home, home can be…

That was the heading of one of the paragraphs in this report about the state of camera sales in 2016. It was mentioned, also, that smartphones killed the compact camera market. Thinking back to our photography workshop in Cuba, of course everyone had a “real” camera. Many different brands were represented: Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Fuji, and Leica. No one did the workshop with their cameraphone, though, based on a couple facts: 1. use of moderately wide angle lenses, 28…

While I was in Cuba, I experimented with a few camera settings and finally settled on some that were outside of my normal settings. Usually, I have the camera set to focus using a button in the back, rather than the shutter release button. This works well for allowing me to focus on something and recompose without refocusing. However, taking pictures of people on the move, perhaps, is significantly different than taking pictures of a landscape, for example. Also, Peter…

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