Category Archive: Photos

Mar 26

Last Breath of Winter

Frost on the Dock - Fujifilm X-E2 with Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 @ 200mm,

Here in Ohio, we were greeted by one (hopefully) last cold spell.  Things have thawed slightly, but at the end of March, it really shouldn’t be 18 degrees Fahrenheit.  In any case, I stopped to take a few photos at dawn and capture the sunrise over the city as well as some last remnants of …

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Feb 15

Valentine’s Rose

Red Rose - Fujifilm X-E2 with Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 Macro @ f/5.6 (bounced flash)

Well, in the US, yesterday was Valentine’s Day.  If you have a significant other, you likely have access to some nice flowers.  So dig out your macro lenses (or any lens that can focus somewhat closely) and go to town.  I tried several different compositions on the roses I bought for my wife, but this …

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Feb 07

The Freezing River


I went out this morning in the frigid air to get some nice sunrise photos on unisturbed recently fallen snow. The river is freezing over from the recent cold, and the portion that is still liquid on the surface produced beautiful cold mist rising off the water. I took some shots from down near the …

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Jan 08

It’s Winter…Go Shoot!


It’s that time of year again. If you live in a northern climate, the weather has turned cold (bitterly cold in the US this week), snow has fallen, ice is everywhere. It’s the perfect time to go out and shoot. Yes, that’s right, the perfect time to shoot. While outdoor photographers all love shooting in …

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Dec 26

My Favorite Photos of 2013

Another year has gone by, and I want to thank those of you who have come to my site for your support.  Admiring Light has grown a fair bit over the past year, and I’ve made a fair bit of changes in my own photographic world.  I transitioned from predominantly shooting Micro 4/3 to predominantly …

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Dec 21

Christmas Portraits

The first day of winter break - Fujifilm X-E2 with Canon FL 55mm f/1.2 + Speed Booster @ 39mm, f/0.85

Well, it’s almost Christmas, and in my house, that means lots of pictures of the kiddos.  Just thought I’d share a few.  Every year, I take a picture for our annual Christmas card that goes out to family and friends, and using a tree with small lights makes for a great background.    

Oct 22

Morning in the Gorge

This past weekend, I finally had some time to get out and do some proper shooting.  You know, where you get up early to catch the good light, you bring a tripod and really focus on the photography? I try to get out and shoot like this as often as I can, but given the …

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Oct 08

Knowing a Location

Sunrise Over Columbus - Panasonic GX7 with Olympus 75-300mm (click to enlarge)

It’s been a little while since my last article, but be assured: I’ve got lots in the pipeline (including a review of the Panasonic GX7).  Today I’m going to touch on something I think is very important for photographers who shoot outdoors, and that’s getting to really know a location.  It’s especially important to know …

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