Category Archive: Photos

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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Feb 07

The Freezing River

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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!

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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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