Anyone who follows this blog and/or visits my website knows I do my share of HDR photography. I find it very helpful when I have a combination of very bright highlights and very dark shadows in the same composition. When that happens we can expose for the highlights in which case the shadows will be [...]
Tack sharp! How often have we heard those words used to describe an image? And how much have we wanted to hear those words used to describe our images? We post an image and someone comments that the image is “tack sharp” and a sudden glow comes over us. But those of you who know [...]
After spending a couple of early morning hours photographing the vibrant colors of the Graffiti Underground, our workshop groups headed over to Eastern State Penitentiary where we would spend the rest of the day. The penitentiary itself has been closed since 1971 and in many areas there are now nearly 40 years worth of dust, [...]
In amongst all the sunrises, sunsets, flowers and such, it is fun to capture an occasional image that just tickles your funny bone. This is one such image. I’ve entitled it “B.C. (Before Cellular): The Phone That Time and Verizon Forgot”.
I was walking along Lake Towhee (Bucks County, PA), where I made the image [...]
There’s a saying that goes something like “If God hands you lemons, make lemonade.”
And of course there is the Jimmy Buffett/Parrothead corollary – “If God hands you limes, make Margaritas!”
This story below is an example of making lemonade from lemons… or, if you prefer, Margaritas from limes.
Late Saturday night we made the [...]
This is the follow-up to my previous post highlighting the sunrise images from the weekend.
This first sunset image is one that I had been thinking about all week. I knew what I wanted to do or at least try. I wanted to make sunset (and sunrise) images using the Lensbaby with the Fisheye optic. [...]
This has been quite the crazy weekend. Nothing really went as planned and yet as I sit here on Sunday evening, everything appears to be ending well. And for that I am thankful.
Virtually all my photography this weekend involved very short jaunts (it’s about a 20-25 minute drive) to a local lake (Lake Nockamixon [...]
I’ve been making some noises of late about photography workshops and seminars that I am planning to offer in 2011. Workshops will be themed “Creativity, Composition and the Camera” while the seminars will be themed “Making the Ordinary Extraordinary! Great Images from Your Own Backyard”. Right now I am planning for four workshops with two [...]
How’s that for cryptic title. “4 2″ is what I have entitled this image for what is a hopefully obvious reason. The “A or B” is because I will show two versions of the same image and would like to know which you prefer.
Here’s the story. I made this image yesterday morning shortly after [...]
(Vertical Pan; 1.0 sec @ f/14; ISO 100; 0 EV; FL 70mm w/ Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L and my 5D Mark II)
There was a short break in the rains this morning so we headed out in search of something to photograph. I followed the fog to the top of South Mountain and Lehigh University’s [...]