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on Apr 28, 2011 in Landscape Photography

I was Mentally Spent

And after a couple of hours, I was mentally spent! There is only so much I can do and then my mind says no more when it comes to finding subjects in the macro world. I know better then to keep pushing myself because that’s when the delete button becomes your best friend. So I went outside, sat down and watched the light change. That’s when I saw these really simple clicks. I’m probably funny in that way, but I just don’t see going nuts for a photo when it’s going to suck. Oh yeah, I can take suckie photographs with the best of them but I really try to avoid it. I realized long ago that my suckie images come from pushing the photograph, this kind of guilt that since I’m out and have a camera in my hand I should be shooting when, there really is nothing showing me any love at that moment. When this happens, I’ve found that if I just sit down, watch life...

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on Apr 29, 2011 in Field Reports

Lee Vining Moment

01.01.2013 Pages are in the process of being updated. In the meantime you can watch our videos on our YouTube Channel as well as all Videos are available on iTunes as Podcasts! The winter melt has begun, the creeks are full. Enjoy a simple moment provided by the Coolpix...

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on Apr 28, 2011 in Landscape Photography

Practice Is So Important!

With the 105VR in hand, I pushed myself to find more details, macro shots that I could make that I actually liked. I hate shooting because I feel I should be because I know there is something in front of me even though I can’t find it. It’s was a called a “forced” photo, which is a nice way of saying it sucks! So I went into moth mode, seeking light! I always go into the print shop since as a kid, I worked in one and really enjoyed the process. I’m not so old I set type but I sure did learn about it which is what you’re seeing in these top two photos. Drawers where the type was stored, one letter at a time. With the 105VR, I focused in on patterns, color, and texture and made a couple of clicks that I really like. I’m still hand holding, using the same settings but this time, I’m holding the lens up to the plexiglass keeping honest folks...

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on Apr 28, 2011 in Landscape Photography

Things Like This Drive Me Nuts!!!!

I think these pieces of our past are just fascinating subjects. The sun was bouncing off the naked wood just in front of it bouncing in some nice light so I walked over to make a click. I put the camera to my eye and for the next ten minutes cussed and sweared as I tried to find one, single, bloody, solitary plum line! I turned the camera this way and that, click, click, click, cuss, cuss, cuss, click, click. I tried every way I could think, I ever went so far as to Free Transform trying to make it look “right” but as you can see, no such luck. Of course, that’s part of its character and charm, but I like at least one line to look right in a photo! Photo captured by D3x, 105VR on Lexar UDMA digital...

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