Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Rainy Day

Just out wandering the neighborhood to see if any rain drops were left behind...

7D & 70-200 at 148mm, f2.8, 1/100, ISO 250

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Eye to Eye

I'm still geeking out over the Mavic - this little bugger is an amazing piece of tech.

Shot with a 7D, ISO 200, 50mm on a 25mm extension tube, f3.2, 1/5th

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Boulevard Park Shoreline

A quick jaunt out to share the new Mavic with my youngest where we captured a look at the shoreline along Bellingham's Boulevard Park.

f2.2, 1/100th, ISO 100

Monday, January 1, 2018

Curious Messaging

My sweetie and I took a quick detour, on our way home tonight, to inspect a possible (future) campground. There's beach access from this park with some, interesting, messaging.

Perhaps the sign is facing the wrong way?

Shot with an iPhone 6

Sunday, December 31, 2017


Time for another go at a photo-a-day.

Starting with the last day of 2017 and a new DJI Mavic - to resurrect the combined interest in flying things and cameras.

Here's photo #17 on only the third flight of the new (to me) gadget:

Shot at f2.2, 1/5th, ISO 800

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

A New Years stroll with my sweetie and our youngest. Oh, and Sheba the dog (spelled PITA)

Shot with an iPhone (The best camera is the one with you)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Light Painting

As part of Photo Lush, we attendees got to try our hands at Light Painting an AT-6 Texan! Here's a brief time lapse of the 3 or 4 attempts by the crowd.

780 images shot with a 7D @ 12-24 at 14mm, f4, 1/2 sec each, iso 2500.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Sunshine at f2

A friend of mine is going to teach on the subject of high-speed sync flash photography this weekend.

When the subject came up I opened my mouth and inserted my foot (again - I do that a lot it seems). This time it was something like: "you can do the same thing with neutral density filters". Here's my attempt at demonstrating the technique with my least favorite always-available model.

The idea goes something like this: You want to use a large aperture, say f2. You want to do that in the sunshine. The sunny-16 rule would say you need your shutter set 1/8000th. But, you want to use your flash to fill in the foreground and your very fine camera only syncs up to 1/250th.

Now what?

High-speed-sync OR use a neutral density filter to cut down on the light levels entering the camera. In this case I used a 1.8 ND - that'll hold back six stops.

Shot with a 7D, 30mm Sigma 1.4 at f2, 1/250th, iso100, B+W 1.8 ND filter, with my Alien Bee 800 at 1/2 power.

The original boast on my part was to use speed lights. What I discovered in this experiment is that a single 430EX has to be so close to the subject that it's in the frame - better take Nicole's class after all.

One more thing: Framing and focusing the camera with a 6-stop filter on the front is hard to do. One would need to learn braille...

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Mom & Pop, 'Yakking

I got out on Cranberry Lake in Anacortes last week with Mom & Dad. What a great place to spend time on the water. I think they were born to do this kind of stuff. The only thing they're missing is webbed feet.

Both shot with a 7D & 85mm f1.8, Dad at 1/250th f3.5 iso200 and Mom at 1/500th f2.5 iso100

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Whatcom Falls

With a few minutes to spare, I wandered into Whatcom Falls Park to see what I could do with the wonderful old stone bridge and a long exposure.

Shot with a 7D & 12-24 at 13mm, f20, 30 seconds with a 1.2 ND filter.