Archive for September, 2014

Red and Dred

Posted: September 28, 2014 in Lenses, Photography

Red  Dred

No real news here, but I wanted to use that catch line red and dred. My take-away from this set is watch your behind. Even if you are shooting with a so-so aperture lens — in this case a slow, but nice and sharp 16-85 Nikkor f3.5 to f5.6 — you can keep the attention on your subject with a clean background. In other news, Paul is trolling through LA and I expect to make some interesting posts on his travels soon. Tough to edit and travel.

Carnal Knowledge

Posted: September 14, 2014 in Accommodations, Hotel, Motel, Safety, Transportation

IMG_6242.JPGLooking for relief from the drudgery of the great American desert drive? Paul knows better than to fall to the temptations of the Sonoran sirens (don’t you Paul?).

Starlight, starbright

Posted: September 14, 2014 in astrophotography, Cameras, Photography
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Paul is roaming the wilds of Nevada and I just had to post a little Missouri starlight to one-up him. Pic is a little over processed– Nikon D610 w/16-35 zoom, 30 second exposure. Captured at White Wildlife Area about 15 miles North of Troy.

Big Sky (Err, Big Pie) Country

Posted: September 11, 2014 in Food, Photography

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Paul is continuing to crawl the western frontier. Didn’t say whether he bought a shirt, had a drink, or ate a buffalo…

How did you get that shot?

Posted: September 6, 2014 in Cameras, Photography
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First it helps to have a friend with a third floor balcony overlooking a broad expanse and the phenomenon of global climate change.  Plop the camera on a tripod, drop the ISO as low as it will go, stop down, use the self-timer to avoid camera shake and let ‘er rip.  This one (actually two exposures layered) is a 20 second exposure, ISO 50 at f22 using a Nikon D610 with a Nikkor 16-35mm zoom.

High Times – Flat Lines

Posted: September 1, 2014 in Photography

Paul has faced the dilemma of being in the flatlands and wanting to get an overview of an area — think Kansas/Wyoming flat. His solution (notwithstanding a drone) is to look for a multistory parking garage.