Tag Archive: photos

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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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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Sep 12

First Sign of Fall

First Sign of Fall - Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Voigländer Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 @ f/0.95

While the leaves have not yet begun to turn in earnest yet, the occasional tree here and there is slowly changing color and dropping a few leaves.  Spotted this partially turned leaf that had fallen into a puddle, creating a beautiful splash of color. This was taken with my Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the Voigtländer …

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Jul 21

The Lone Tree

Ominous - Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 @ f/8

As I was driving yesterday, I drove through some heavy rain, and after it cleared, I noticed the clouds were simply awesome: tons of contrast and waves.  I got off the highway and began searching for a subject to highlight these clouds.  I originally was looking for a vantage point for rolling hills across the …

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Jul 19

Telling a Story: The Chair

Abandoned Chair - Day #1

Over the past month, I’ve had a chance to sort of do a little photographic storytelling by creating a series of images over time.  On my way to work every day, I pass a series of abandoned parking lots that used to serve a rather large strip mall that has since been demolished.  Usually these …

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Jun 04

Waiting at the Platform

Great Blue Heron, Columbus, OH - Fujifilm X-E1 with Fujinon 60mm f/2.4 Macro

I took about 15 minutes today to finally get out and shoot just a little bit, since I have been working non-stop at home and work.  It’s been a while.  Anyway, there was a great blue heron just waiting along the river dock….and he made quite a striking subject (click to enlarge):

May 05

Butterflies!

Butterfly - Fujifilm X-E1 with Fujinon 60mm f/2.4 Macro

I’m working on a rather long in-depth post at the moment, but it’s going to take me a day or two to finish it up.  In the meantime, here are some butterflies, taken at the Franklin Park Conservatory, here in Columbus.  Click to enlarge:      

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