Serenity Expedition Now in Progress…

What’s the best thing to do when you’re totally stressed out? Exactly! Go shoot something. And that’s exactly what I did! The fog was crazy; so, I grabbed my new Canon 5D Mark IV and headed for the hills—literally. I’m still very much learning the nature of this camera. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m in shock over it’s low light… Continue reading

Canon 5D Mark IV: Initial Impressions

Ever since I saw it advertised, I have been lusting for the new Canon 5D Mark IV. I’ve shot hundreds of thousands of images with my 5D Mark II and have generally loved the camera. But, like everything, it has some quirks. Auto focus is a hemorrhaging ulcer, especially in low light. But, I digress… So, on Friday, I stopped… Continue reading

Those Photo Apps

New photo apps that heavily process photos get me almost every time! I have to try them out. I’ll never understand the digital magic under their hoods. Perhaps that’s the reason I feel so drawn to them? So here are some experiments from today’s photo apps download of the Prisma app for iPhone. (Despite what you may find, there is… Continue reading

#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 7

When I work out, admittedly only about 4 times a year, I attempt to view my photos on the AppleTV. The new Photos app now lets me share all of the photos in my Lightroom catalog! Today was the first time I tried it, and it worked. The TV just pulled random photos from a 50,000+ photo collection. What a… Continue reading

#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 5

O dear! Today was so busy, I almost forgot! I’m getting my Day 5 photo posted just before midnight! I chose something entirely different: a partial panorama in that this photo is really many photos stitched together spanning about a 180º view. The actual completed image is over 25,000 pixels wide by over 3,000 pixels tall and can be enlarged… Continue reading

#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 4

Happy Valentine’s Day. To celebrate the season of love, I’m sharing a bonus photo along with another photo of one of my favorite places on earth: Lake Pukaki on the South Island of New Zealand. Every time we drove by this place it looked strikingly different. For a map of the area, see this prior post from the trip. This… Continue reading

#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 3

They say that the best camera is the one you have with you. It had just stopped raining (an incredibly rare thing at the time) when we stopped at the old submarine (now fishing) pier at Fort Baker. The air was clear with a bit of a nip from the strong and consistent breeze from the ocean through the golden… Continue reading

#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 2

Just on the outskirts of a tiny quaint mining town on the South Island of New Zealand, protected by the mountain behind it from the brutal winter elements, sits this small house from a time gone by. The HDR brings out the rich textures in the  wood slats1. The sun had disappeared behind the mountains casting long shadows in the… Continue reading