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on Nov 26, 2016 in Landscape Photography

Heat Shimmer … Good?

Heat shimmer especially with long glass can cause a real issue with sharpness. But isn’t there times when we want to limit sharpness? First thing that comes to mind is DoF, something we use very mechanically to limit the focus to help tell the story. So why then couldn’t heat shimmer do the same thing? Here, the Very Large Array, those dishes way in the distance are blurred out by the heat shimmer. But do you need to see them sharply to know they are there? Doesn’t it add mystery to this mysterious place with them being out of focus, kinda “out of this world” mystery? So shooting D5 / 800mm / TC-14eIII then not only compacts the three miles of track, but brings into play the heat shimmer to finish the storytelling. Just a...

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on Nov 23, 2016 in Random Thoughts

Happy Turkey Day!

With so much to be thankful for in 2016, Moose & Sharon, Brent, Katt & Jake wishes you all a great Thanksgiving! and no Thanksgiving would be complete without...

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on Nov 23, 2016 in Thought of the Month

Thanks Start at Home!

It’s that time of year when we do what we should do everyday, and that’s give thanks. I feel fortunate that my list runs for days and days to cover it all but at the top of that list everyday is my family. Many good fortunes made it and make it possible that Sharon and I have the great fortune to spend tons of time with our boys Brent and Jake (and Brent’s much better half Katt). While I tell them every opportunity I have, just want it publicly said how thankful I am they are all in my life!...

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