Tag: Photography

In reality, solar eclipses are not all that rare – for a particular area they are. The next one for North America will be in 2024, but they happen around the world frequently. If you want to know, here ya go! I had made plans to take pictures of the eclipse using the time lapse feature of my camera, but lo and behold, I had to revert to old school. You see, even the little bit of light getting around…

Long, long ago – 1984 to be exact – when I first started worked for Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX, I worked part time at a 1-Hour photo. Prior to moving to Texas, I had worked in another job doing the same thing, part time. I really liked it a lot and figured, why not continue?! So, since I worked 2nd shift at T.I. (3:00 PM – 11:30 PM), I took a job developing photos from 8:30 – 2:00 PM…

I’m on an old version of the iPhone … well, old version as far as technology is concerned, iPhone 6. I know! Prehistoric. During my time in Guatemala, I took about 1/4 of the pictures with the iPhone. As I look through them, and others that I’ve taken with that phone, I’m impressed. They seem to be very sharp, have good color, and all that I can ask for. The featured image, a picture of the falls in Falls Park…

Well, not really, but pretty darn close. Both taken with the same camera, but on different days, different times. One taken at 6:30 AM, the other at 7:00. One at 35 mm, the other at 24 mm. Kind of outlines the importance, for me, to visit the same place multiple times. You never know when the light will be your favor!

B & H Photo is located on 9th Ave, between 33rd and 34th Street in, of course, NYC. During this trip, my hotel was on 40th and 9th, just a short 6 blocks away from B & H. In fact, as the office is located at 16th St and 9th Ave, I had to walk past B & H twice a day, for 5 days. Sure, I glanced in the window a couple of times, but never was I tempted…

It seems to me that photographers, or those with a camera in their hands, have either become to be seen as an annoyance/possible terrorist or a paycheck. Recently, NY created color-coded zones in Times Square because all of the costumed characters who were DEMANDING tips. If you took a picture with them, or a selfie, they were demanding to get paid. Often times, I read, there were overly aggressive characters who wouldn’t give change, harassed people walking by, or just…

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