Monday, April 30, 2012


Floating. Wild sunflower in Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Buy a print.
Geeky tech data: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 120 mm, f/5.3, 1/160s, ISO 800
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This is a budding sunflower along the horseshoe trail in Golden Gate Canyon State park seen on a family hike. I rarely do these square in the middle compositions, but I think it works for this image.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Long times

It's been a long time since I posted anything which is why I show a very very old image here. My absence was triggered by one of the worst perfect storms of hard work at my science job with a three-year on-site review and associated proposal to prepare. That took a few years out of my life.

Angles. Buy a print.
Boring tech data: Nikon D50, Nikkor 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 50 mm, f/10, 1/500s, ISO 200
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This image was taken July 21 of 2007 and developed in Lightroom 4.1 RC2. As I am sure is true for many photographers, I have many images lurking in my library that I have never shown off before nor adequately processed. This image was taken when I was getting some instructions on large format camera use from a friend. I also took along a DSLR which is what I used to take the above image. Both types of camera have their use and enforce very different styles of picture taking. The 4x5 large format camera that we used that day has far better technical quality when used correctly than the old 6MP D50 I used for the above picture but what matters really of course is the image itself. I like the lines and angles in this image.