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on Jan 18, 2018 in Random Thoughts

Moose’s 1st YouTube Broadcast!

Yep, taking another step into the brave new world tonight, the 18th 18:00 / 6PM PST! Now this is all new so you might tune into my YouTube Channel and just see static, but I’m going to give it a go. There is no “planned” topic for this first broadcast other than to test the waters and answer questions live. Now if it goes well, I’ll have an image or two to share with perhaps a little digital darkroom. Hope you can make it and remember that it should, should be posted on my YouTube Channel for later viewing. Hope to see you...

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on Jan 17, 2018 in Landscape Photography

D850 Winter Skies Time Lapse

I wanted a sunset to sunrise time lapse of our winter skies, 16 hours of shooting time. Picking a night with no moon and moving clouds, I set out for what really is a simple process now. The D850 takes heavenly lights time-lapse to a whole new level of easy! At the same time, it produces some pretty darn clean results. I started with the D850 with the 18f2.8AF attached to a tripod. Using what I call the “too tired to think” settings, the camera set to Auto ISO with max of 6400 and shutter speed of 25sec, New Auto Natural WB, Aperture Priority at f/2.8, I went into the Time-lapse menu and dialed in the settings. I set the duration to 7hrs 59min, frequency to 1 every 30sec, Exposure Smoothing and Silent Shutter (which freakin rocks!). I shot one with the EH-5c/EP-5B AC adapter providing constant power to the D850. I got up during the night right at the 7hrs 59min mark to restart the camera to create...

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on Jan 16, 2018 in Thought of the Month

Moving Past, The Grass is Always Greener

Each time the photographer picks up their camera, they are challenged by the creative process. Yes, there is the technical side which for many, they never get past what they perceive as a huge wall. And getting past that wall you smack right up against the creative. Then if you’re like more photographers, you spend in between time on the web looking at other’s photographs, often in the hopes of inspiration. That’s when the “grass is always greener” pops up as we think is only we …. Using myself and the emails that pour in, there is the very real perceived idea that I live the life my mom told her friends I was living when I became self-employed in late 1990, “Oh my son has retired and just travels and take pictures.) The perception many get from their search for creative inspiration when seeing photographer’s social thread is just that, all they do is take pictures. That perception is barely anchored in reality just like the photograph itself!...

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on Jan 16, 2018 in Random Thoughts

Nikon D850 Firmware Update

Nikon has released a D850 Firmware Update. It deals with these issues: • Fixed the following issues: – Users exiting Clean image sensor after adding it to and entering via MY MENU would be returned not to MY MENU but to the SETUP MENU. – Photos taken with On selected for Long exposure NR would sometimes have increased noise or shadows with a greenish cast. – Slight aperture reset lag would sometimes occur after shooting at shutter speeds under 1/10 s (type E and PC-E lenses...

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