So you got a wicked long lens

Are all the animals hiding from you and your long zoom? Practice for the day that polar bear looms large!

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Dreaming with my eyes open

Tips, techniques and ideas to find compelling abstract images that aren't your typical fall photography.

Winter’s Bounty

Landscape photography is something you fall into if you're a nature photographer, and I'm no exception. Huge vistas and eye-popping panoramas are very easy to get caught up in. But when I've got my eyes screwed in right and start to really see, lots of other things pop out at me. Microscapes, macros and small... Continue Reading →

The Alchemy of Autumn

Alchemy is the ancient "science" of turning mundane elements into gold. For a long time many people (including Sir Isaac Newton) believed it was just a matter of time before they had success. As far as I know, it has never worked. Except maybe it has.

Don’t Panic

For the last few days I've been grounded with the car in the shop for new brakes and some other fiddly bits.   So I went into the yard with the 90mm macro, a 25mm extension tube and a ring flash.  What do you know, abstract macro. And if you know where your towel is... Continue Reading →

The best laid plans

to paraphrase Robert Burns.  Sorry, Bob. With all the tools at our disposal now like Photographer's Ephemeris and just plain Google maps, we can really get a handle on a location, the light and how best to showcase both.  In our minds we envision the photographs we want to take.  We move the pin all... Continue Reading →

Out of My Head

Just a quick post of some more unusual shots I've taken lately.  No, I haven't abandoned my hyper-literal, documentary style, but I had some fun and thought I'd share. It's sometimes VERY hard for me to see in abstract.  My brain's not wired that way, but I sometimes go out of my head.

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 →

Black and White Photography 101

The other day someone asked what made a good black and white photograph.  He went on to say that he only uses black and white processing when he’s trying to achieve an old photo look, but noticed when someone converted one of his color images to black and white it looked better because the distracting... Continue Reading →

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