Monthly Archives: January 2011


  Here’s a winter scene shot using a Nikon D5000 and Sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom.  Post-processing was minimal (a bit of straightening and a smidgen of contrast boost).  My hope was that this image would create an inviting sense, … Continue reading

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Optical Delusions?

This morning I was reading a recent issue of Popular Photography, (yes I still subscribe to paper), when I came upon this article about Erik Johansson. Erik describes himself as “a professional photographer and retoucher based in Sweden”.  And that’s … Continue reading

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High Dynamic Range in the Grand Canyon

Rey recently posted an HDR image of a Boston cityscape which came out great.  I thought I’d add another HDR, this one of a Grand Canyon sunset, taken last fall. The goal in creating an HDR image is to capture … Continue reading

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I do have a camera with me

After about a one year self inflicted hiatus, I’ve returned to the remarkable world of iPhoning (and iPhone photography). I’d been waiting for the Verizon version to finally debut and now that it’s just about here, I’ve decided to port … Continue reading

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How to up your photography game in 200 easy steps

I picked up this book based on all the rave reviews I’d read and gave it a look. The reviews are well founded – Scott Kelby has collected in this volume a boatload of useful photography tips ranging from the most fundamental (“Getting … Continue reading

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You can lead a horse to water…

This was the image I posted on January 20 on my website as a daily post, with the caption “You can lead a horse to water…”.  Based on hits and comments, it was pretty well received and can be viewed here.  … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods

From a recent photo walk with my brother Rey… This was taken at Noanet Woods in Dover, MA.  It was New Year’s Day and the crisp, clean air and shadows in the snow set the stage for many photo opportunities. … Continue reading

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the wider view

Experimenting with HDR (high dynamic range) photography and an ultra-wide perspective at Boston’s Christian Science complex. Shot with a Nikon D7000 and Sigma 10-20 lens. Three bracketed shots merged together in Photomatix Pro. An HDR tutorial is in the works… … Continue reading

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I’m having a chance to try sports photography (again… it’s been a long, long time) with my son as he completes a project for high school.  He’s the sports photographer and I’m the assistant this time, but while he’s shooting … Continue reading

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Meet Harry

While visitng the Grand Canyon, my wife and I had the pleasure of meeting Harry. He has spent his life as a rancher, or as I prefer, a cowboy, working the ranches of the Southwest. The ranch he had worked at … Continue reading

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night falls

Took this photo with a relatively inexpensive Panasonic TS1 rugged/waterproof camera, which was all I had with me as I drove by this scenic spot. The true capture was tinted toward the cool end of the white balance spectrum and … Continue reading

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