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One photo a day challenge: Day 53. Today I returned to the bouquet of carnations that my wife had bought for me. I set up the lighting for the flowers a little differently this time. I also changed what I used for a background for the photos. Today I focused on two things. One close ups. Two contrasting the white against the red and the red against the white. If you appreciate… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 44. Today my wife was out running errands. Picking up dog food. You know, all the fun stuff. She had to run to the grocery store and tested to ask if I wanted anything. I asked for a loaf of bread from the bakery. I love bread. You know, who doesn’t love bread. When she arrived home she had a loaf of delicious bread for me,… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 42. Today I did something a little different for me. When photographing a subject from nature I don’t usually manipulate the subject for my photograph. If I’m photographing a flower I work around the structure of the flower to get the shot I want. Bending around the flower. I don’t usually bend the subject to my will. I try to allow nature to be free from… Read More

Last time I talked about how I use the Nikon 300mm lens in my photography. (Photo Gear | 300mm | New York) While I love using the long lens to photograph wildlife from a distance. This time around I am going to swing to the opposite end of the spectrum. I want to talk about how I get close up and personal with subjects. Some of my favorite Subjects are flowers and… Read More

The challenge of planning to do vacation as a series of road trips leaving from home each day and returning home each night is planning and deciding where to go each day. I had already done some research and developed a list of possible options for us to visit. The next difficulty is that if you don’t end up going somewhere on that day does it still feel like a vacation? On… Read More

Spring always brings a great variety of photographic opportunities. I always enjoy photographing spring flowers as they begin to bloom. Spring has only recently arrived on the calendar and even more recently has it finally begun to feel like Spring here in upstate, NY. Where we live is at a slightly higher elevation than most of the surrounding area so Spring arrives even later at my house.

Once a year we all reach that date where we mark that we have been graced with yet another year on this earth. I am generally not a big celebrator of holidays or birthdays. I like low key things not big celebrations or doing something fancy. This year I had no real plans as to how I was going to spend my birthday. The only thing I knew was that the day… Read More

We had some pretty nice flowers growing at our house in the Spring and Summer of 2015.

Last weekend I took a trip with the plan to photograph some birds in the woods up in Ithaca, NY. However, the weather did not really cooperate with my idea of good photography weather. I generally prefer to use natural light whenever possible. On this day the sky was very overcast. There was very little light and particularly little making it into the woods. I decided to use this low light photography… Read More

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