Thursday, December 25, 2014
This is Union Chapel of Union College in Schenectady, NY. Perfect light for HDR imaging this AM with a dark cloudy sky and intermittent sun shining on the building. Shot with an iPhone 6 using the Apps Bracket Mode, then True HDR and lastly Distressed FX (birds added) , I like the final results, a little artsy and textured. Enjoy, Jeff
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Shot with a Canon EOS-M, Canon Bellows, Canon FD 100mm lens at 1/30 sec, ISO 400, F5.6 and AWB. Vanguard Alta Vista tripod and back light provided by a hand held LCD light bank.
Editing in Canon Photo Professional in RAW mode. I was going for a more abstract look with the opposition of the round stamens and the linear petals. Sometimes it is better to focus on a part of the scene in front of you rather than trying to get it all in. Enjoy, Jeff
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Inspired by the movie "Words and Pictures" starring Clive Owen and Juliette Brioche, I decided to put some words to these photos taken today at The Christman Sanctuary in Delanson, NY. I realized after seeing this wonderful movie that I needed to emphasize photographing what gives me feeling, that which creates emotion within me when present at the scene.
The Poem entitled Flowing Waters-Let me envelope you in my cool flowing waters. Let all your fears, worries and stress flow out of you into me, I can handle it. Float with me downstream and feel the warmth, the life of me. Look up and see the beautiful canopy I have provided above you. A canopy of love, light and caring. Know that you are safe as a leaf against the rock, bathed in my water forever.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Early morning this time of year presents great light, back lighting, frost and dew. Went over to Five Rivers in Delmar with my Nikon D200, Tokina 100m ATX 2.8 PRO-D macro lens and Nikon 600SB-Speedlight. Beautiful experience. I am happy with the images. Settings were ISO 500, F13, 1/200sec. AWB, flash at 1/64 power. All on a Stroboframe bracket. Enjoy, Jeff
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
I am really learning how to use the Tokina 100mm AT-X Macro Pro-D lens on my Nikon D200 with the Nikon SB- 600 Flash. I first get a rough manual focus and then switch to AF with the clutch mechanism of the lens. This helps nail a sharper image. The flash fires at 1/64 power, just enough with the 1/200 shutter at f13 to stop my and the bug's motion. Really happy with the detail of this lens and set-up! Enjoy, Jeff
Friday, September 26, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Fun little project. Enjoy, Jeff
Thursday, August 28, 2014
This is Talia, one of our beautiful grandchildren. Shot in ambient light on a cloudy day with the wonderful Sony RX10 bridge camera. I am really loving this camera. It functions like a small DSLR with a great 24-200mm 2.8 Zeiss lens. Great skin tones and sharpness. Minimal editing in iPhoto was required. Enjoy, Jeff
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Famous Perrecca's Bakery in Schenectady had a block party last night. Jeanette and I went and had great Italian food and good dancing to the Refrigerators.
Notice the impact of the second band shot with the third. The second image was shot from waist level to create a more dynamic perspective. Eye level with viewfinder for the third. I used my mini DSLR Sony RX10 on auto WB, f4 and ISO 800 to get a fast shutter speed. Virtually no editing was needed! Enjoy, Jeff
Thursday, August 14, 2014
KONICA MINOLTA 7D DSLR
I have been waiting for my schedule and bad weather to synchronize during the Saratoga racing season. Well, Wednesday it happened. My good friend Bob got me a back stretch pass ( he owns race horses) and I was like a little kid in a toy store. The weather was perfect! I used a Tamron 28-300mm zoom lens on the KM DSLR. Settings to allow stop action were ISO 800, f11 for DOF and Tv of 1/250 sec. I used a monopod for stability and used in camera Image Stabilization. WB was auto. The images were edited in Adobe PS CS. Enjoy, Jeff