I promised way back in the middle of the summer that I would get back to offering photography advice again as soon as possible. Well, this is as soon as possible. My intent is to post one “how to” photography article a month from here on out. So here it goes. How to Photograph Lightning [...]
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Taking picutres of fireworks is suprisingly easy. I promise a full post on the HOW TO for both fireworks and lightning in the coming weeks but for now a few quick pointers to get started. Just a few simple steps to get you moving. 1. You have to have a tripod or something stable to [...]
A fairly strong set of thunderstorms moved through Taos yesterday afternoon and into the evening making for a rather awesome display of lightning once the sun went down. I shot all four of these pictures of lightning between 855pm and 915pm (June 13, 2013) from the northern end of Millicent Rogers Road. All pictures [...]
The very first thing that comes to my mind when I think “cemetery” is a polka. My favorite polka actually. Specifically Tom Waits “Cemetery Polka“. The second thing I think of is a night I jumped a fence in eastern France with a Moroccan archaeologist, a Spanish archaeologist and a French kid who said “Ya. [...]
I was rather heartbroken when I left my kids at the train station on a drizzly morning in Vasa, Finland at the end of March. They were flying home to New Mexico. I was flying south to Toulouse, France. 2011 had seen me in twice in Finland (once with the kids), in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, [...]
I visited the Söderfjärden on a warm, rainy August morning. The ten kilometers of road south from Vasa were perfectly clear except for two fearless foxes moving from one stand of Red Pine to the other. I had spent the previous several days in Finland’s Kvarken Archipelago and had heard about the 520-560 million year old meteorite impact crater to the [...]
Christmas in Taos has really gone nuts over the past ten years. There is more holiday stuff happening in this little town than you can shake a stick at. It is impossible to see it all but there are quite a number of events to hit. These shots are from the John Dunn Shops [...]
When I bought my Nikon D3000 nearly three years ago, I had no idea what HDR (High Dynamic Range imaging) was. And yet, I was seeing these images out there on the web (many from photographers I know personally) and in some magazines that were very frustrating to me. Even with all my years of experience [...]
“Dear Mr. President: The canal system of this country is being threatened by a new form of transportation known as ‘railroads’ … As you may well know, Mr. President, ‘railroad’ carriages are pulled at the enormous speed of 15 miles per hour by ‘engines’ which, in addition to endangering life and limb of passengers, roar [...]
“Do you ne’er think what wondrous beings these? Do you ne’er think who made them, and who taught The dialect they speak, where melodies Alone are the interpreters of thought? Whose household words are songs in many keys, Sweeter than instrument of man e’er caught!” – from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s ‘Tales of a Wayside Inn’ – [...]
Shameful perhaps for a photographer to admit but there are many times that I just cringe then balk at carrying around all of my Nikon camera equipment. I’m one of those “go lightly and quickly” sorts. Believe me, I regret the decision to leave it all behind more often than I’d like to admit. Will [...]
I’ve been playing around with some Zeikos Macro Filter Kit lenses. These are not a true macro lens (WAY out of my price range at the moment) but rather a very affordable alternative to play with – an obviously get some nice images. I love the fine detail and amazing revelations macro photography can offer. [...]
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