Tag: photography

Rangefinder framing – Leica M9

As someone who tends to focus on composition, shooting with a rangefinder camera can be a little frustrating at times. The framelines in the viewfinder aren’t very accurate when it comes to what’s going to end up in the image. One can estimate and sort of get an idea with practice, but gauging the accuracy also changes depending on focus…

Into the pines with the Leica M9

I had some free time the other day after an appointment and thought it would be nice to swing by a local park to find some photo opportunities. I haven’t been able to get out much lately, Covid aside, and I really wanted to stretch my legs and have some creative time. Being that it was a cloudy, cold day…

Lenswork Magazine “Our Magnificent Planet” book

I am happy to announce that my monochrome dragonfly image was selected to be a part of the Lenswork “Our Magnificent Planet” book. A collection of 300 photographs from 300 international photographers showcasing all that there is to love about our natural world. I am honored to be amongst the talented artists represented in the book. A thumbnail even made…

My best planning is no planning

I headed out to a nearby park to attempt some photography of details of nature. The bulk of the fall color had already passed peak and I wasn’t expecting much in the way of color, so I had black and white on my mind. Maybe some textures of dead leaves or a nice bare tree. Probably the one drawback was…

Photo-op spotting

I am one of those folks who try to have a camera with them at all times. I don’t mean I carry one into the grocery store but I generally throw one into the car when I’m heading out, you know, just in case. I’m always looking for photo-ops. This particular photo I spotted while driving in the city. My…

Been a long time coming

I guess Christmas is over, LOL. Sorry for the looooong delay in posting. Life happens. With still not much to say, I will refresh this site with a couple new photos I recently shot at Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, SC. Pictures of birds! Not my forte but, hey, they were willing subjects and it was fun for the moment. Shot…

Finding color on Mount Wood with my X-Pro2

I know, I have been a lazy poster. I do have to thank my own self for not even remembering I even have this blog. As I have noted in the past, job one for owning a blog is content, content, content. Without continuing content you cannot expect to get readers. Heck, my own motto in the past was, “If…

Winter is winding down. Time to wind up!

Although it has been a relatively mild winter this year it was still winter nonetheless. Winter is my slow period for photography. Not because winter isn’t a great time for fantastic photos, it is, but it’s just not a great time for me. As I mentioned here before I do have a day job, which means I am out and…

Hey that’s not a nature camera! Shooting trees with my Fujifilm X-Pro2.

The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is a fantastic camera and the more I use it the more I like using it. But the XP2 is clearly marketed towards street and typical “rangefinder” type users. A modern Leica, if you will. And I purchased the camera to use it as such. I wanted a “rangefinder” style camera so I would purposely stick to…