Monday, May 28, 2018

Bull Run Creek

I made this shot with the Olympus TG-5 waterproof camera, which I bought and tested today.  The camera is quite nice, and importantly, unlike my Panasonic TS-6, produces raw files.  And, it has a fast f/2 lens.  The 12 megapixel (relatively low pixel count) helps the small sensor to minimize noise, too.

In any case, here's a Lightroom "IR" interpretation of a shot I made of a tree across Bull Run Creek at Manassas National Battlefield:


Sunday, May 27, 2018

Slideshow Videos - Beast Coast 2018 Parkour Event




These "videos" were made from sequences of stills shot with the Nikon D810 and 20mm f1.8 Nikkor lens, made into slideshows and recorded as videos in Lightroom.  Fun stuff.




Monday, May 7, 2018

Loudoun County in Spring

Here's my latest 6x12 image, shot on 120 size Fuji Velvia 50 transparency film, using my Horseman FA 4x5 camera.


Velvia expertly processed by Praus Productions (www.4photolab.com) and scanned on my Epson V750 scanner.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Boy, Have I Been (Digital)lazy!

I have been pursuing analog (film) photography to a great extent for a long time now, and neglecting to scan or post images.

At the moment, I'm really getting into shooting large format (4x5), mostly black and white, and darkroom printing with real chemicals.  In fact, I'm leaving soon for a five day long large format film workshop in Yosemite National Park.  Can't wait!

However, I did purchase a 6x12 panoramic back for my Horseman FA 4x5 camera.  Here are some shots I made on Velvia 50 transparency film with that rig, on a recent hike up Maryland Heights at Harpers Ferry, WV.  All shots were made with a Rodenstock APO Sironar-N 135mm lens designed for 4x5.






These were processed by The Darkroom (www.thedarkroom.com), and scanned on my Epson V750 scanner, using the Lomography Digitaliza film holder and SilverFast software.




Saturday, November 11, 2017

FotoWeek 2017 Opening Party - 360 Views

Last night, I attended the opening party for DC FotoWeek, an event that is celebrating it's 10th anniversary.

(Click Here) to learn more about FotoWeek.

I took the opportunity to shoot some 360 degree panoramas with my new Ricoh Theta V, a badass little dual-sensor camera that makes these immersive images easy to produce.  Almost too easy.

Be sure to check out the final one, it's a funny little few second video of a toddler on the dance floor who takes an interest in my camera.

Here they are.  DON'T FORGET TO SCROLL AROUND AND ZOOM!

You get much better controls if you click on Theta in the bottom left of each image.
Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

A view from the fireplace:

Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA


And finally, that video clip:


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Autumn Color

I got out in the autumn colors today, from a vantage point at Bear's Den overlooking the Shenandoah Valley, less than an hour from home.  Here's the overall scene (don't forget that it's interactive - you can zoom and scroll around in the 360 degree panorama image if you click on image):

Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

And here are my favorite shots from the day, all shot with my Nikon D810.  The first two with the Nikkor 200-500mm, the rest with the Zeiss Milvus 50mm f1.4 (amazing lens!).









Thursday, October 26, 2017

7 Day Black & White Challenge


My friend and co-worker nominated me to take part in a photo challenge on facebook, specifically, a 7-day black and white challenge.  The images are to be presented without words or description, and should not include people as subjects.

(Click Here) to see the challenge.

I’ve shown my results for days 1-4 above, all shot with either my iPhone SE or iPad Air.

Great fun, so far.

UPDATE:  Here's the final three











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