Category Archives: Photo

Motion Blur Sports Photography

Most sports photography employs fast shutter speeds, to freeze the action.  But where there is motion, I want to show that.  A slow shutter speed allows movement to blur.  Here are a couple examples from a bicycle race last weekend … Continue reading

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Custom Photo Wallpaper

The image of the Boston skyline was created with a full-frame DSLR, a 400mm lens, and a tripod.  Twelve separate frames were stitched together (using Adobe Photoshop) into a single image. The final result was a single image 16,000 x … Continue reading

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Pixel RW-221 wireless remote camera trigger

Some situations require remotely triggering a camera.  The RW-221 is an inexpensive remote trigger.  It looks well made and worked well in my initial testing, however … the first time I ever used the RW-221 for a real shoot, it broke. … Continue reading

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Essential Photo Gear

Among my photo equipment, perhaps the most critical accessory is also the simplest …  something to clean lenses and filters.  For this purpose, the microfiber cloth is the preferred tool.  Microfiber cleaning cloth for optical usage (cameras, eyeglasses, electronic display … Continue reading

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Wildflowers in the White Mountains

Purple Trillium, Painted Trillium, and Trout Lilly are just a few of the wildflowers in bloom in the White Mountains of NH this weekend.  Purple Trillium is tricky to photograph because it has a nodding presentation (the flower faces downward).  … Continue reading

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Smoky Mountain Sunset

In Tennesee, anybody can enjoy Great Smoky Mountain National Park at no cost.  There are no entrance fees and no parking fees.  Apparrently this was part of the deal when the land was acquired (from native American Indians).  And you … Continue reading

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Great Smokey Mountains

At a campground inside the Smokey Mountain National Park, there is no wi-fi or internet of any sort, no cell-phone service, and no 120v electric to plug-in anything.  So, at some point, I had to leave the park in order … Continue reading

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Photography base camp on wheels

 A photographer has to travel.  Staying in hotels can be expensive.  So here is my alternative, a camper. Famously, outdoor photographer John Shaw has said that a nature photographer’s idea of a six course meal is five granola bars and … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossoms in Washington D.C.

2012 is the 100th anniversary of a gift.  The Mayor of Tokyo Japan gave 3000 cherry trees to the people of Washingington DC. That’s a lot of trees. And as they bloom (all at the same time), that’s a riot of … Continue reading

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Wildflower Book Project

Last year, I shared the beginnings of a project with you,  a book documenting the wilflowers that grow at a local buisiness park.  Since I there is not much opportunity to create new wildflower images between November and March, I … Continue reading

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