Tag: Photography

The impending storm It’s been a long time since I’ve used a desktop. When I went to Charleston to work, back in August of 2008, I started carrying with me, a laptop, and started using it exclusively to process photos, etc. In February of 2008, I bought a MacBook Pro and never looked back. However, recently, I’ve missed having a desktop. A place where I could sit and work, plug in my Wacom tablet, which I’ve not used in years…

A snack for the taking! During my walk this morning, I noticed quite a few of these little caterpillars, or perhaps worms spinning webs from the branches of the tree, to the ground. I see them most every spring. They are called Spring Canker Worms, or inchworms, more commonly. They hang out in oak trees. This morning, I was going to try to photograph one that was hanging in the sunlight. As I walked down the sidewalk, I noticed one…

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…

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