Category Archive: Photos

Jul 13

Early Morning Skyline

Traffic in the City - Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 OIS @

Last Thursday, I had an early meeting, and decided to wake up a bit earlier and take some shots of the Columbus skyline in the pre-dawn morning.  I’d been meaning for some time to try some shots from this vantage point, which is up near a bridge over the highway, to get some trails of the …

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Jun 16

Fallsville Falls

Fallsville Falls - Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 @ 30mm, f/16, 40s

Last week, I came upon a waterfall that is remotely located in southwest Ohio. The falls are somewhat pointedly named “Fallsville Falls,” after the now non-existent town of Fallsville, that I’m sure was originally named after the waterfall, so there’s some circular naming going on.  It’s really in the middle of nowhere, and no signs …

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May 24

Star Trails and the Milky Way

Star Trails, Lake Logan, Ohio - Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8R @ ISO 800, f/2.8, 47.5 minutes (95 exposures at 30s)

I’m not much of a star photos guy.  At least, I  haven’t been in the past.  Not because I don’t enjoy seeing super late night images with the stars gleaming, but because I live near a fairly large city, and light pollution makes capturing images of the stars problematic.  It requires a drive a good …

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May 14

Long Daytime Exposures

Broad Street Bridge, Columbus, OH - Fujifilm X-E2 with Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 @ f/22, 3 minutes 30 seconds

There are many ways to add a creative element to your images, and one thing that you may wish to explore is adding time as an element in your photos.   You may know about taking long exposures in dim light or at night to get low noise high quality images in dark situations, but …

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May 11

A Trip to the Hollow

I had a day off from work this week, and chose to get up before the break of dawn to head down to one of my favorite areas in Ohio, the Hocking Hills area, where there are plenty of gorges and waterfalls and other lovely natural sites. This time, I went to Conkle’s Hollow, which …

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May 04

Documenting Family

Excited - Fujifilm X-E2 with Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 @ f/1.2

Like many photographers, a very large portion of my photographs go towards documenting family life.  I take more photos of my family than of any other subject during the year.  My daughter recently had a birthday, and during the party, I made a decision early on to sort of go for a ‘documentary-style’ look throughout. …

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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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