Recent Trip to the Bay Area

Around theGolden Gate Bridge I just spent a couple of weeks in San Francisco, one of my favorite cities in the US. Naturally I shot a lot of photos around the Golden Gate and thought I would share some of them on my blog. Every day began with some serious fog, which of course I absolutely love! I also got… Continue reading

Serenity Expedition Now in Progress…

hat’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

San Francisco Bay Entrance As Seen from Fort Rathbone

Yesterday I went out to shoot some more pole panoramas using a different lens (my favorite panorama lens, Canon’s EF 8-15mm fisheye) which requires a completely different mounting system (read: different hardware than what I used day before yesterday and the different settings that accompany that lens and mount). For my future reference: The settings to minimize parallax for this… Continue reading

Inspired to Macro

Last week, using my iPhone, I shot several pictures of many of my old watches. Shooting with an iPhone has some significant limitation, and shooting close ups (macro photography) with an iPhone is particularly challenging. Most of those shots were just awful, frankly. Blurred. Even though I mad some attempt to focus the photos… Pulling focus is always a huge… Continue reading

A Sermon that Resonates

I stumbled upon this by accident. Normally, I’m not patient enough to watch a YouTube video that’s 18 minutes long. But Dr. Ray immediately caught my attention with his concept of the Canon within the Canon. What he says in this short sermon resonates deeply with me. The message of the real Christ of the Canon is social justice. Faith… Continue reading

Forget Tethering: Wireless HD Out for iPad 2

OK, I’m going to really geek out here in this post. You have been warned. A few weeks ago I came across a solution being used here in LA for wirelessly, over WiFi, streaming 1080 HD video from HDSLRs (digital SLR cameras that shoot full frame HD video, like the Canon 5D Mark II) to HD monitors. TV Producers and… Continue reading

Yawn…

Woke up early this morning.  I ache from head to toe.  Even the hairs on my head seem to ache.  The past several days have been brutal, as bad as moving. The carpet has now been completely replaced.  It really looks and feels so much better.  The four upstairs rooms are almost completely re-assembled.  Taking it all apart and moving… Continue reading

Victory @ Last!

I’ve been frustrated for several weeks (months?) over a neutral density lens filter on one of my Canon lenses. It was stuck, and I really mean stuck! I haven’t a clue how it got welded to the lens, but I simply didn’t have the strength to twist it off to clean a spot on the inside. I hit the internet.… Continue reading