Category Archive: Photos

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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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

Christmas - This shot was taken with a Canon FL 55mm f/1.2+Speedbooster at 39mm, f/0.85.  This type of shot simply isn't possible without a very fast lens and a larger sensor camera.  Gear very much mattered for bringing this shot to life how I intended.

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.    

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