The Shadow Knows

The winter sun never gets very high in the sky, but that means there are shadows everywhere for the observant photographer.

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What’s Your Major?

Recently I participated in a discussion that stemmed from a person wondering about the composition of a very famous photo by a very famous photographer; Henri Cartier-Bresson.  Specifically the person wanted to understand why this image is composed so amazingly well. It got me to thinking about photography and the importance of concentration in the... Continue Reading →

Smoke On the Water

Often when I post photos of moving water looking all smooth, silky or smoky I get comments asking how I achieve that result.  So I decided to write this post using my latest batch of images to illustrate things (and give you a couple of Lightroom tips in the bargain).  Don't say I never gave... Continue Reading →

Answers from photographers

Thanks to everyone for their considered comments on my last post. I got together with my friend the other day and even though she knew I'd be bringing mine, she didn't bring her camera.  This tells me pretty much all I need to know about her stage with it right now - snapshots only, nothing... Continue Reading →

A question for photographers

All 3 of you who read this blog. How did you learn to do what you do?  Assuming you're capable of making the camera give you the results you want, how did you figure it out? I ask because I have a friend who just bought her first SLR in ages...or maybe ever.  She knows... Continue Reading →

The Shots I Don’t Take

The other day I met up with a couple of local photographer friends in quest of a foliage sunrise.  Unfortunately it didn't work out.  The sky was too densely overcast and the light dull.  Bummer.  But I didn't drive long to get there and the meet up gave me a new location to shoot in... Continue Reading →

Massive Dynamic II

Son of Massive Dynamic. Told ya I'd go back.  Yesterday afternoon was a pretty good day to be out.  Better than today which is overcast and blah.  Anyway, I didn't take these two shots deliberately to match.  They're like bookends and I only noticed it when I got to processing them.  I mean, it's not... Continue Reading →

The Story of a Single Shot

I am a walker.  I mean that in the sense that I'm not a runner.  I go out and tear up several miles at a time.  I average a 14-minute mile.  It is not a stroll.  What the hell does this have to do with photography?  Well one of my normal walking routes takes me... Continue Reading →

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