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If you have any interest in macro photography, it’s worth checking out this thread from FredMiranda: Macro setups. I wanted to see how other photographers were setting up their flashes for macro shots – I’m doing some research after getting a major dose of inspiration. Some of the setups are hilarious, just from the standpoint […]


Misc inspiration from the Net

I’ve once again spent (wasted) enough time surfing the internet to have come across some items of actual value amid the rest of the crap that’s out there. This is the stuff I feel is really worth sharing, so here’s hoping you enjoy it as much as I have. (And as usual, the random photo […]


Eales Preserve up close

Owning a macro lens pretty much means that you’ll spend time in the field crawling around on your hands and knees and shooting with your butt up in the air. It isn’t especially attractive – certainly not as impressive as shooting with a big telephoto lens that makes your biceps bulge – but the results […]


Autumn in the air

Autumn has arrived. It’s subtle, so much that you could miss the first signs, the calendar barely into September.  But I woke up Friday morning and knew it. It was in the air, that unmistakable crispness, that autumn smell. The days are shorter, the light warmer and somehow more lovely.  It is, perhaps, as much […]


Interesting Links

It’s one of those weeks where I’ve sat down at the computer pretty much every day, ready to write, but nothing good has come.  It happens.  Writer’s block, outside distractions, other projects…or all of the above. So instead, here’s some interesting links I’ve come across in the past couple of weeks, starting with: Thomas Czarnecki’s […]


In the woods

Shooting in the woods is difficult.  I was reading an article a couple of weeks back, about a photographer who specializes in less-common landscapes, and he commented on forest photography a little, which got me thinking.  My experience with forest photography is really summed up like this: I either end up with an image that’s […]


Foggy morning at Fords – Brent’s perspective

Paul and I got together for some photos up at Fords Pond one morning last week – nothing serious, just ambled around the side of the pond, shooting some landscapes and even a few wildlife shots of a Mute Swan that put in an appearance.  I didn’t think much of the shots after I finished […]


Foggy Morning at Fords – Paul’s Perspective

As Brent noted in his post on this subject, we spent some time at Fords Pond one morning last week while the lake mist was still lifting. If you look at the images in the two posts, I believe you’ll find a noticeable difference in overall tone and mood. This is the first of three […]


Feeder birds, and how a simple idea can become much more complex

I spent a morning last week up at Paul’s place for some morning feeder bird action.  Paul’s got three feeders and a bird bath setup in near his outdoor porch on the side yard and has really created a perfect little bird paradise.  Not only can they come in and feed & get a drink, […]


Simple Clicks – Serenity

If serenity looked like anything, I think it would look like this.  Slight ripples in a lake at sunrise.  Just enough texture to be interesting, with soft colors.  Just the sounds of nature. (Impressed yet?  I have a writing degree, after all Actually, it’s hard to attach words to an experience like this.  It’s quiet […]


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