Category Archive: Random Thoughts

Things on my mind.

Sep 18

Capturing the Postcard Photo

With Cologne’s great cathedral stretching high into the sky, any shot that represents the city typically features this well-known (and quite beautiful) landmark.  There is, however, one spot where the ‘quintessential’ photo of Cologne is typically made: across the river to the left of the bridge at sunset. There have been tens of thousands of …

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Jul 12

For the Sake of Future Generations: PRINT!


While my main readership is geared towards the serious photographer, this article is sound advice for anyone who takes pictures, from the new parent who only shoots some quick, half blurry photos of their kids on their cell phone to the working professional.  This is a bit of advice that really can’t be put off.  …

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Jan 10

It’s a new year….

And you may have noticed that it’s been a bit quiet around here.  Don’t worry, there is a LOT coming in the next few weeks.  I should have my full reviews of the Sigma 19mm f/2.8 and Olympus 15mm body cap lens up shortly, and I just received the Sony RX100 large sensor compact for …

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Jul 26

What I’m Working On…

I received a Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 for evaluation...

I haven’t forgotten about the site, I promise! I’ve been swamped at work and home doing all sorts of things and have had very, very little time to shoot or do anything photography related. That said, I am working on a few things. I have received a Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 from to run through …

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May 19

Revisiting Film

Canon AE-1 Program

I’m loving digital photography.  I love my Olympus E-M5 and all the modern convenience it brings.  But sometimes you just want a different experience.  I have a few old manual focus cameras, and my most recent is my dad’s old Canon AE-1, which still works just fine.  I have a fair amount of Canon FD …

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Mar 13

Frantic and Busy

Ahh…that time of year…the weather’s getting warmer, the flowers are soon to start to bloom…and I have almost no time to go out and shoot.  Such is life.  I did get to shoot quite a lot of photos last week, but unfortunately, I am not at liberty to post them.  Here’s hoping with the wonderful …

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Feb 21

I haven’t forgotten you…

I apologize for the lack of updates recently.  I have been crazy busy at work and at home, and unfortunately have had little time to dedicate to photography.  There are a few things I am working on, however…so here’s what you can look forward to in the coming weeks: Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 Review Olympus …

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Jan 16

Welcome to my new project…


I’m Jordan Steele. Welcome to Admiring Light.  This is a new thing for me, and I’m going to try and make it an entertaining and informative adventure.  My main gallery is located at, but I will be posting any new photos here as they are created, so everything, even random shots that don’t make …

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