Photography Field Tips #1

One of the earliest lessons I learned in photography was to cultivate good field habits.  That is to establish habits and routines that not only help you stay organized, but keep you from going crazy if you have a lot of gear.  Accessories are the kiss of death sometimes and unless you have a way... Continue Reading →

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The Road Not Taken

You know that old saying, hindsight is 20/20?  Some days it smacks me right in the head.  The other day after a lovely few hours in the woods I thought to myself that I should have been a forester or something.  Hubby comes back to say that it doesn't pay much.  In money, no it... Continue Reading →

Black and White Photography 201

The next step along the monochrome brick road is manipulating images once you've converted them and done the basics like cropping, white balance and sharpening.  Sometimes the color palette we're presented with isn't as dynamic in monochrome as we want it to be.  I mean that the gray values of the colors aren't separated, they're... Continue Reading →

Forest Abstracts

The tail end of winter still holds some beauty, I just had to look for it.  These first two are details of a beaver pond in the woods that appeared to be new.  These bushes were still alive, albeit dormant for the season.  I loved the patterns the ice made while it was thawing.  All... Continue Reading →

Photography and the Winter Blahs

It pretty much always happens about now.  Especially if we've had snow since December.  At first it's magical and a joy to be out in, but after a while.  After it snows a dozen times.  After there's 3 feet of it with 5 foot drifts and 6 foot snowbanks.  When it's too deep for snowshoes. ... Continue Reading →

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