This journal contains notes to myself and my friends, about where I went, what I did, what I photographed; anything that relates to my interests in photography. The photographs used to illustrate the journal are not all likely to appear in a portfolio; they might not be a match for subject, theme, quality (after all, some of the notes are about what went wrong!). But I hope you find something interesting here, something that encourages you to explore further. Thank you. »
Fall is coming to Black Pond woods. Admittedly, not that much yet. There are quite a few yellowed leaves on the floor. And it is even more difficult to see in the trees themselves. It’s most visible in some of the vines and especially in the sumac.
I didn’t mean to do this, and it’s presumably unpredictable how it might work out. What I was really meaning to be do was ask Lightroom to merge a couple of exposures, one for the highlights, one for the shadows, to produce a single image with good, complete dynamic range. “Photo Merge HDR” and »
A holiday weekend. Martin has come to visit. And he’s brought his camera! We decided Matthaei Botanical Gardens would be a good place to see. They had a great display of flowers at the gardens proper, but for some reason no
Nowadays my photography so often seems so dependent on the tripod, and I’m accompanied by a bag of lenses, that I find it’s refreshing occasionally to just head off with camera in hand and the one lens that’s on the camera. There’s less “perfection” (you live in hope) and »
My 75mm lens never even made it into my bag for Connemara, even though last year it had been one of my most used lenses. I wanted to take my 90mm and I didn’t think I had room for both. It was OK. And although my 90mm is what »
My long, 180mm, lens was actually in my bag getting ready for Connemara, and I took it out (looking for ways to save a little weight). I knew at the time I would regret it. I did regret it. So as soon as I was back, I took it out in the backyard and gave it some exercise.
It was late by the time I got home, so this wasn’t the first thing I saw, and this is the back garden anyway, so obviously not the very first thing to see. Next morning, thinking of breakfast, there is no escape.
But then I waited a few weeks to actually take this photo as »
Yes, we were on a workshop in Connemara, but that’s no reason not to take in some of the biggest sights in western Ireland. The Cliffs of Moher were quite a trek from our base west of Galway, on the north side of Galway Bay. The famous cliffs themselves »