Tag: Photography

I love hawks. Sometimes they are elusive creatures. Other times, they just sit and stare at me … usually when I don’t have a camera in my hand, or one of the type that I’d like to have. They’re smart that way. Such was the case this morning. I was walking along South Tryon street and noticed this guy fly over a field and land on a post near the edge of the field. I took a few distant shots…

Tamron 11-18mm @11mm – Nikon D700 – FX mode I’d always wanted to do this, so I did it. The other day when I was at the garden, after I had finished shooting. I took my Tamron 11-18 mm lens, a DX (1.5 crop) lens and put it on my D700 and took a photo. Must to my surprise, I saw an this image, without the lines, of course. The D700 didn’t recognize that this was a DX lens and…

Uncomfortable Places One thing nice about having a blog is that you have international visitors and can get a different perspective. However, you need not be outside of the U.S. to chime in. You’ve heard it so many times before: You have to get out of your comfort zone to improve. What exactly does that mean? Going back to the workshop, Les mentioned that there are rings, if you will, of comfort. In the center, the comfort zone, one ring…

He’s so dapper! Here’s my guy, fresh from the groomer. I just picked him up, brought him home, let him eat, then plopped him on the bed for a photo shoot before sleep set in. Although it only took me a few minutes to get ready, he was starting to nod off by the time I got ready to shoot. I had to wake him up to get a shot! Dang!!! As I type this, of course, he is sound…

Though not technically spring, just yet, it was a very spring-like day. Most everywhere I look, trees are flowering or budding. The daily temperatures are starting the cross the 60 degree point, and sometimes 70 degrees. This morning, I decided to head back to my favorite garden and do some photography, but first a bit of Tai Chi. Later in the afternoon, around 4:00, I met Michael, and friend of mine and new photographer and I took him to meet…

The other day I was watching a documentary called: The Incredible Human Machine. One of the things that they talked about was vision. It was interesting how the brain works. The brain doesn’t always process what it actually sees, but rather what it ‘expects’ to see. The brain, it seems, likes short cuts, especially where motion is concerned. We see individual snapshots of things, but those things move so fast, it looks like motion to our brain; however, the brain…

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