Why Video Din’t Kill Photography and Never Will

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I had one of those moments last night when one randomly becomes enlightened on a topic. The topic in question was the reasoning of why video didn’t kill the photography star!

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Finding The Zone on Demand

I’ll apologize up front for this post, it may be a little mind bending for some of my readers.  I am going to talk a little bit about getting into the Zone for photography.

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Athletes define it as the moments in sports where they transcend normal physical limits and function at a level above great! In photography I believe it’s where the minds eye and satisfying results meet in the final picture. The zone used to be something I couldn’t summon on demand, it happened in my mind only when opportunity met with an artistic mood.

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A short walk

hI had a chance to visit the west end of our Prarrie Center today.. mainly just spending time exploring 4 of the Ai-s lenses, the 18, 35, 105 and 180ED.

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The tree above was my favorite from the day and taken near the end of my walk.  I think that what struck me the most today was the simple fact about how much I like and enjoy MF focus lenses.  I do not like the changing much because all my current MF lenses are fixed focus primes.  But once one is on, its very refreshing to select my focus rather than trying to get the AF to focus where I want.

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A Week with the Nikon 50 F/1.2 Ai-s

The Ai-s collection continues to be fun and I am trying a little experiment where I carry the lens for a week on my Df and see what happens.

Cut me some slack on these samples, they are mostly made going to and from work, little time, lower light, its a story of the life and times of a photography enthusiasts fun over the course of a week.

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Df at 6 Months

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It’s been about 6 months since I purchased my Nikon Df. I have had a blast with it in those span of months, reconnected with photography and created many pleasing photos for my own enjoyment.

This is one of my longer posts on this blog, so reader beware and and also sure to grab a beverage of choice before settling in to read through this.

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Grey Days At The Pier

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Can you hear the gulls in the background?  They are a pack of 3, I was tempted to make a video of them earlier as they were perched atop a building wailing in corus like a siren in The Streets of San Francisco! I seriously wondered if this trio somehow was doing just that, mimicking a siren!

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The Black Beach

It’s been a bit since I made a post and that’s because I was on vacation and thought I would share some pictures in this post on one of the places I visited that I truly enjoyed.  Some of the pictures here appear more for documentary purposes to provide a better sense of the area.  That being said though, I never intended to document my experience here and so in some ways the documentation is incomplete!

Also, the colors on the blog are regrettably distorted by the WP resizing engine so unfortunately these images can’t be really viewed inline as I intended them.  To help I have placed a slideshow gallery at the bottom of the page where you can see the colors a bit better, still not perfect.

Alliteratively you can click on an image to view its full websize and color and then return to the blog by clicking on the back button on your browser.

The Black Beach!

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Musings

It’s a lazy Saturday morning, the kind where you roll around in bed, read on your iPad, nap a little more, get some coffee, then read more meaty content after you wake up a bit. Before I had gone to sleep after watching to Royals beat the Yankees (no, I wasn’t dreaming, it really happened;), I had stumbled upon a thread about super gluing the exposure compensation lock button down on the Nikon DF to make it easier to use. I started looking for mods for the Nikon DF and came up with just that one.

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KC Blacklight Run

I had the pleasure of attending this years local Blacklight Run in Kansas City this past weekend and took along the Nikon DF and Tamron lenses to cover the event.

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Regrettably the Rain washed us out and led to the cancellation of the run before it got dark and before I could get race pictures, so what follows is some coverage of the pre-race activities.

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Learning to Process RAW

This week I thought I would cover a topic that generates some hesitation and fear by newer photographers wanting to shoot RAW.

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Processing RAW files is really no big deal if you have a RAW Processor.  I am going to cover three super simple workflows here so for those wanting to use RAW can start sooner verses having to learn some huge drawn out process.

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