Archive For: techniques

This year’s winter in Portland

This year’s winter in Portland

a group of people watching their dogs play in the snow at Jamison Square, Pearl District, Portland, OR This winter has been pretty amazing in terms of snow, the evening of January 10 it snowed all night and by the time we got up there was approximately 13 inches of ... Read More
Top 10 Images of 2016

Top 10 Images of 2016

Christmas tree on the Greens in Woodstock VT Happy New Year Everyone Every year photographer Jim Goldstein of JM Galleries has fellow photographers submit their web link for their top 10 images of the past year. There are a number of fellow photographers that go through this process of reviewing their images, each in a ... Read More
Flypaper Textures

Flypaper Textures

Being able to create images that are just a little different from all the others out there is a challenge, particularly when it comes to a subject that is so often photographed. One answer that a lot of photographers use is to add more saturation, more contrast or turn them into ... Read More
The Sony A7r Mark II

The Sony A7r Mark II

Sony A7r Mark II, Leica R 35-70mm lens with Metabones adapter Somewhere during our last fall trip to New England, I came to the realization that I really liked this camera, the Sony A7r Mark II. Now this was not a casual determination and it wasn’t one based on limited ... Read More
September Supermoon and Eclipse from Mt. St. Helens

September Supermoon and Eclipse from Mt. St. Helens

lunar eclipse and supermoon over Mt. St. Helens Thanks to one of my good friends and photography companion, Paul, brought to my attention the occurrence of a lunar eclipse and supermoon early enough to do some planning for the event. After a bunch of fretting, I decided to take the pictures from the Elk Rock ... Read More
Escaping from Adobe’s Creative Cloud

Escaping from Adobe’s Creative Cloud

It is now over two years since Adobe announced to the world that it would no longer allow a majority of its products to be purchased. Rather, should one want to continue to use their fine products, one had to sign up for a  month-to-month (or annual) subscription. A good number of users, I would ... Read More
Sony A7r versus Nikon D810 Final Determination

Sony A7r versus Nikon D810 Final Determination

Well, the final result is in, the Sony A7r is as sharp as the Nikon D810 and Imatest confirms this result. What a surprise. They both use the same sensor and one would be quite surprised if these two companies couldn’t produce these results. So let me define my testing process. First of all, I ... Read More
Sony A7r versus Nikon D810

Sony A7r versus Nikon D810

I have been a big fan of Nikon’s products but I have to admit that age is catching up with me and it just getting harder to lug around a big camera bag that consists of a Nikon D810 gear. Also, my wife and I recently took a trip to Spain and she gave me ... Read More
Black and White:

Black and White:

I am rather overwhelmed by how disruptive a move can be. It seems my wife and I have converted ourselves from horizontal living in Seattle to vertical living in Portland; suburbia to a urban walking lifestyle with shops, boulangerie, postoffice, grocery store and many nice restaurants within a block or two. Through the sale of ... Read More