Monthly Archives: September 2011

Love the one you’re with!

People often ask me for advice on whether they should buy this camera or that.  For the most part, I avoid giving said advice, since, unlike Nikon seem to believe, it’s not entirely the camera or lenses that make the shot.  It’s YOU, the photographer, and WHATEVER camera (lens) you have with you at the […]

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Did you order the Code Red?

For some reason, this scene reminded me of that great confrontation between Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men.  That has to be one of the greatest speeches in a movie…ever.  To me, it rates right up there with George C. Scott’s speech to his men in Patton.  What do you all […]

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The Grind

When I was out here with my kids, we went through a couple of wouldn’t-it-be-scary-if scenarios.  I declared myself the winner with: what if I were riding a skateboard and did a long grind along this tasty rail?  I think we all got the heebie-jeebies at that thought.

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Marquis de Sade was here…

Here’s another shot from my last explore at the old East German powerplant in Vockerode.  What a great place to shoot URBEX.  I shot the photograph you see here in a section of the old place that had been used a few years back from about 2006 to 2009 for a freaky Marquis de Sade […]

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X100 does HDR… and how!

Yesterday, a visitor to this website asked me how, exactly, I handle shooting High Dynamic Range photography with the X100, particularly when the dynamic range of light on the scene exceeds what a normal five-shot bracket set (+2, +1, 0, -1 and -2) would be able to cover.  More specifically, the reader wanted to know […]

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