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on May 31, 2007 in Random Thoughts

One of Those Things – 05.31.07

One reason I took up always having a camera on my shoulder was images like this. Why did this stop sign in California’s Central Valley grab my attention? Look at the shadow. Photo captured by D200, 28f1.4AF on Lexar digital...

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on May 29, 2007 in Wildlife Photography

Pass out the Cigars – 05.29.07

We’ve got kids! I’m not sure how many, but the Sapsuckers are bringing in food. If you look closely, you can see a very small grub on the upper mandible of the female. Sapsuckers drill a gazillion “sap wells” in the Aspens and than go back to collect mostly the insects attracted to those sap wells to feed the kids. I know this is the female only because her wing feathers are beaten to pieces. This comes from all the hours in the nesting cavity incubating the eggs. I received a number of emails from last week’s posting asking if I map nesting locations. I do, but not in the traditional way. Using a Garmin 3+ (which seems to be discontinued now) and a Nikon MC-35, the GPS data is recorded right into the EXIF data of the file. Than, using the GPS Mapping feature in DigitalPro, where I was shooting is plotted on a TopoMap for me. Now the GPS unit is at the camera but DigitalPro tells...

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on May 25, 2007 in Landscape Photography

Moab DLWS – 05.25.07

Yeap, we’re heading back to the land of red rock, arches and ginger pancakes! Moab-Arches DLWS will be held 23-26 March, 2008. We’re hoping for a little of the white stuff but we know no matter what, we’ll have the red stuff so a great time is basically guaranteed! There is some amazing images to be captured out of Moab. This one is of North Window and is a combination of two photos using a technique we teach at DLWS. To get the detail of the window itself and the sunrise streaking through, you need two different images each with a different exposure. You than need to combine them in the digital darkroom. Come join us and learn how to match your vision with the capabilities of your camera. Register early if you want a spot, this event is already 1/3 filled! Photo captured with D2X, 12-24DX on Lexar digital...

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