Tag: digital

There’s no way I could’ve gotten it on film, both the exposure and the focus. Chris Klug – April Golden Light On a couple of back-to-back posts, Chris mentioned that the photo that he took could not have been done with film. I disagree. I think that the could have pulled off either of the shots using film, perhaps not as easily, but it could have been done, I believe. Now, this post is not to say that Chris doesn’t…

Just a shot from this morning’s sunrise. I spent the morning in the Susie Harwood garden at UNCC. All along my route from home to the garden the various church parking lots were filled to capacity and beyond with the once-a-year crowd swelling the ranks of the church on Easter Sunday. I spent a most pleasant 90 minutes photographing, listening, and enjoying the garden. Heck, there was even some excessively loud Christian music playing far away as someone wanted to…

Having downloaded the latest Beta release of Lightroom and having played with it for a month or so, I find that I am starting to experiment more and more with the various sliders and controls, in particular, the brush control. It allows me to put a lot of expressiveness into the photo, darkening shadows, increasing highlights, guiding the eye to where I want it to go. Take this photo, for instance. When it came out of the camera, it was…

For about 10 months, I’ve been using a variety of film cameras, all with so called ‘normal’ lenses mounted on them. Normal, meaning having about the equivalent angle of view that we see while looking straight ahead. For a 35 mm camera, that would be a 50 mm lens. On the Mamiya 645e, that is an 80 mm lens. On my D300, considering the crop factor, that comes out to about 32 mm, give or take. The nearest focal length…

No Swamp Monsters! Swamps get an undeserving reputation. As this sign says: Many imagine that swamps are horrible and hostile, but by now you have seen otherwise!! Beidler Forest is a clean, healthy, and very pleasant place to visit, largely because it remains unaltered by human activities – it’s natural. This morning I went to visit Francis Beidler Forest. An 11,000 acre, old growth forest and swamp land. I spent a couple of hours exploring the 1.75 mile boardwalk that…

I’ve been using these Lightroom presets for a while. I’ve mentioned them before and they bear mentioning again. They are Micky G’s Black & White Presets for Lightroom. I’ve often wondered how good/accurate they are. I’ve been pleased with them, to say the least. While I was out shooting last week, I came upon the scene pictured here and took a number of photos with my 645e. At that time, I just happened to remember that I wanted to make…