Saturday, May 2, 2009

Moving to "The" Scenic Photographer

I now have a website domain name "", although the website is not live yet. To try to simplify things I've started a new blog;
I will keep this information posted on this blog, but all new posts as of 5-1-09 will be at The Scenic Photographer blog.



Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Color Space from John Paul Caponigro

This is a little beyond what I usually talk about, but I really like John Paul Caponigro's blog, his style, and this explanation;

This comes at an interesting time for me. I've recently sent one of my favorite images to a printer to print both 11x17 and 16x24 sizes. After much anticipation for the prints to arrive, I was extremely disappointed with the results. This printer has provided excellent quality and service over the years. So I believe it's truly a color management problem then a quality of print issue.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

New Techniques

I'm always interested in improving my skills as a photographer. As such, I find trying new techniques that I find interesting helps me to improve how I look at a potential image, and allows me to expand my visual library.

Frequently I find that I'm not very good the first few times I try. I'll either write down items I'll try differently next time, or simply move on as it is not a technique I care to pursue.

Today I attempted a technique for photographing flowers that I've been interested in for a while. Generally an extension tube is required, not having one I added my 1.4 tele-extender to my 70-300mm lens. As happens so often the results weren't great, but I think this is a technique I will pursue.

From Biltmore 4-12-09



Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Back to Blogging

OK it's time to get back on track. I haven't posted since last November, but I've got quite a few things to share. They'll be coming a piece at a time, and hopefully I can keep up with the posting at least once a week.

Going all the way back to early December, I attended an Outdoor Photographer (magazine) seminar in Raleigh. I attended one in Tampa many years ago and got to learn from one of my favorite adventure photographers, Bill Hatcher, This Seminar included Bob Krist,, an excellent travel photographer who I've been following for many years. By following I mean reading about, not stocking! And David Middleton, who I wasn't familiar with, but fully enjoyed his presentation.

One interesting observation I made while attending both days was that no was making any pictures. Plenty of people brought in their cameras, mostly to have while talking to the vendors/sponsors of the seminar. But as I walked around downtown Raleigh before each day and during lunch, I was the only one pushing the shutter release button. It's not that I created any masterpiece, I just found it odd that out of the 145 participants each day, no one was really interested in practicing photography?

So that will get me though December, more to come soon...

Sorry I need to convert the images to jpegs, still in RAW. Picture coming soon.