Archive For: Technology

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
Managing One’s Web Site:

Managing One’s Web Site:

I think I am into about 10 years of managing my own web site’s, from my blog site here to several image hosting sites. In all of those years, I have never had the problems I experienced over the last year. Starting in January as some of you may recall, I had this site taken ... 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

Creating Custom Points-of-Interest (POI’s)

When I get ready for a significant photography trip, I like to do research on good photo sites from books, photographer web sites, stock agency images, blogs and travel magazines before hand and then build a custom points-of-interest (POI) file that I can load into my GPS device as well as keep in my smart ... Read More
Spitting into the Wind

Spitting into the Wind

I had trouble coming up with an appropriate title for this entry, “am I delusional” or just spitting into the wind when I don’t like Adobe’s subscription and hope that some day it may change. Actually, I had adjusted to the concept of renting Photoshop until this last round of updates to Creative Cloud 2015 ... 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: Part 2

Black and White: Part 2

So now that my goal is to shoot more black and white in the digital age, how do I obtain the best B&W image? Does one revert back to film for the analog effect of film for the highs and low or obtain the latest Leica M Monochrom that has a monochromatic sensor or implore. ... Read More