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on Nov 16, 2011 in Aviation

Why I Love Hangar Hanging

One of the really cool things about the AZ Wing of the CAF is the ability to hang around the hangars. I do it all day long! There is always something going on with aircraft, that’s the obvious photographic finds. But it’s the people who come to visit the Wing that are the real find. We have meet and become friends with many, most being vets from WWII. They come to see their old friends, the aircraft, and share some of their stories with their family. Well Monday we were hangar hanging with our good friend Bob at his Super Corsair when a docent came over and asked Bob is this 91yr old vet could sit in Stang, Bob’s P-51D Mustang. The gentleman flew them during the war. Without hesitation, Bob said yes and bounded over to Stang to assist. With camera in hand, I followed. The gentleman hearing he could, started to approach the Mustang when he broke down. The memories came rushing back, what exactly they were,...

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on Nov 4, 2011 in Landscape Photography

Cisco Just Delivers

Cisco is this really cool place that I’ve blogged about many times. In fact, one of the residents said, “Yeah, photographers seem to come here all the time now. Someone blogged about it and now they all come.” Opps! If you blink while driving by Cisco, you will miss it. There simply isn’t much to it. There are so many ways to approach shooting at Cisco, this time I decided to go with the one lens approach. I wanted to find subjects that fit my perception of Cisco, a lonely place once a thriving community full of dreams. The lens I went with was the 50f1.4AFS, a wickedly sharp lens. I shot the entire time at f1.4, that narrow DOF bringing in the loneliness of Cisco. I found only 13 subjects that fit my quest and of those, these three I really like. I was with the gang when I saw the bottom image, definitely my favorite. I bent over to get the perspective you see here. I must...

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on Apr 5, 2010 in Just Out!

PSW Orlando ’10

Photoshop World was just fantastic! The creative folks at NAPP have posted their recap video which you should watch. What you have here are just a bunch of clicks I made with the D3s, 24f1.4 or 50f1.4AFS. It was a great Photoshop World, one helluva a good time!

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on Apr 5, 2010 in Just Out!

PSW Orlando '10

Photoshop World was just fantastic! The creative folks at NAPP have posted their recap video which you should watch. What you have here are just a bunch of clicks I made with the D3s, 24f1.4 or 50f1.4AFS. It was a great Photoshop World, one helluva a good time!

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on Feb 9, 2010 in Camera Tech

The 24f1.4 AFS and YOUR photography

You might be looking at the price of $2200 for the 24f1.4AFS and be saying to yourself, “Damn, speed’s expensive!” The answer is, yes, it is very expensive but before you discount the 24f1.4 because of price, consider what that f1.4 can do for you at 24mm and nice and close to your subject. Minimum DOF, isolating your subject, taking in the rest of the world but just hinting at it, these are just some of the attributes the 24f1.4 might bring to your photography. I have two videos on the two f1.4 lenses I currently have in my arsenal, you might want to give them a view, they might help you think if a need for the 24f1.4AFS.

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