Category: Photography

I just finished reading Ken Bello’s quite humorous post, Stupid Ideas Pt. II. Now, somehow after reading that post, a long forgotten memory bubbled to surface of my brain. When I first started into photography, I wanted to be completely immersed in it. I wanted all facets of my life to revolve around it. I wanted to work at a camera store, but couldn’t find a position so I, instead, settled to work in Jewel Mart, a local store similar…

I was pretty excited to finish the first roll shot with the rental lens. Sure, there were not any award winning shots on the roll, nor even any good ones for that matter. I was just out snapping away, happily, shooting at f/1.1. After I developed the film, using my normal process, I let the negatives dry, cut them up, then scanned. Unfortunately, there was a lot of ‘stuff’ on the film. I removed the negatives, gave them a good…

After GIMP treatment As a software developer, by trade, I know how much time it takes to do software and how frustrating, and exhilarating it can be at the same time. When I leave my office, the last thing that I’m thinking about is writing more code. As a matter of fact, it doesn’t even come into the thought process … The current price of Adobe Photoshop CS5 is $699 for a full version. Quite pricey. Given, I think, that…

This morning I skipped my walk in order to do some pre-sunrise shooting with this lens. Of course, I was excited. Looking at the difference in size between my f/2 and this f/1.1, one could not help but be impressed, at least on the size. But, does size really matter? It’s how you use the lens, right? I had to have a false start, first, of course, or it just wouldn’t be me. I got the camera out of the…

This morning, I got up early, decided to forgo the walk in favor of a little early morning photography … without Hobbs. It was a good morning, topped off by a stop at Panera Bread for a bite to eat, then off to work. As I was walking up the street, the library to my right, I noticed the shadow of a tree being cast upon a white door at the end of the building. I was across the street…

OK. Patience! I don’t have any photos to show … just yet, at least not taken with the Voightlander Nokton 50 mm f/1.1; It is going to be used on the film camera, ya know! I hope to take some shots late this evening and develop them tonight or tomorrow. So far, my experience with LensRental.com has been superb. They fulfilled my order immediately and shipped right away. I received the package today, Wednesday. I ordered Monday afternoon and it…

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