Wordless Wednesday #141 “It’s Been a Wonderful Year”
Dec31

Wordless Wednesday #141 “It’s Been a Wonderful Year”

It’s been a wonderful year and I thank all of you who have enjoyed these little Wednesday posts featuring some of my favorite images. This Kodalith style image was made in-camera using the now gone-but-not-forgotten Olympus (nor-Micro) Four-Thirds system E-30’s Grainy Film Art Filter and overexposing the photograph. Exposure was 1/250 sec at f/5 and ISO 200 with a plus one and one-third exposure compensation

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Wordy Wednesday #112 “Bingham Lake: B&W”
Jun04

Wordy Wednesday #112 “Bingham Lake: B&W”

  Every day I try to take a three-mile walk, most times it’s up Daisy Hill, down another hill then up yet another hill to Bingham Lake. This kind of exercise in good for your health and if you take a camera along, as I strongly suggest, it’s great exercise for your photography too. As the old joke goes, practice is how you get to Carnegie Hall. Pianists have to practice their scales every day and photographers need to...

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Wordy Wednesday #106 “Platte Valley Medical Center”
Apr23

Wordy Wednesday #106 “Platte Valley Medical Center”

When I lived North of Denver, one of my favorite subjects to photograph was the Platte Valley Medical Center. (Much like photographing the gazebo in Parker CO’s O’Brien park is now that i live on Daisy Hill.) I originally photographed the hospital from approximately the same place and time of day but at a different time of year with a Nikon D3. The exposure for this D3X shot was 1/125 at f/22 and ISO 200, which was very...

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Wordless Wednesday #100: “Up on Daisy Hill”
Mar12

Wordless Wednesday #100: “Up on Daisy Hill”

It is interesting if only to me that the 100th Wordless Wednesday comes so close to the 3rd anniversary of moving here on Daisy Hill. The hill our house sits on isn’t really called Daisy Hill, as far as I know it doesn’t have any name, but as a Snoopy collector and fan the name just seems to fit. This is the view out my office door and my favorite way of looking at it—in the snow. Even the Wordless Wednesday is not...

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Wordless Wednesday #99: “ Leaving Las Vegas”
Mar05

Wordless Wednesday #99: “ Leaving Las Vegas”

As you read this, I’ll be leaving Las Vegas and the WPPI Expo, heading back home to Colorado. Look for posts about new gear and how to use that new equipment that I saw at the WPPI Expo on both this blog and Mirrorless Photo Tips. The above photograph made on The Strip in Las Vegas when my pal and Shutterbug contributor, Peter Burian, were out doing night photography during a previous PMA show . The photo was made with a Canon...

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Wordless Wednesday #98: “ My Ceiling Project”
Feb26

Wordless Wednesday #98: “ My Ceiling Project”

The self-assignment is one of the best ways to learn how to use your camera and also how to look at the world. I always advise new photographers to pick a subject, object or place they’re interested in and photograph it 24/7. I’ve written here before about my self-assignment to photograph barns but I also have a lesser project to photograph ceilings. Why? People don’t usually look up! But when your inside any kind of...

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Wordless Wednesday #97: “ Gazebo at Night ”
Feb19

Wordless Wednesday #97: “ Gazebo at Night ”

Whenever I get a new camera I like to test it by photographing a favorite location. When I lived North of Denver, there was a farm I went by on my daily walk and over the years I photographed it many time, publishing one of my favorites here. Now that I’m living on Daisy Hill, I drive into Parker, CO and walk around O’Brien Park often photographing the gazebo there. I made this image when testing the low light capabilities...

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