Monthly Archives: November 2011

Beyond the Macro Lens

I love close-up and macro photography. I have been photographing in a spectacular place like Arches National Park and then I am crouched over photographing lichens (which is where this first photo comes from -- the lichens on the rocks … Continue reading

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A Longer Look at the Tamron Lens and Some Other Thoughts About Lenses

I have to admit it has been an interesting experience working with the Tamron 18-270mm VC PZD lens. It is not often you get a lens to specifically work with over time under contract to a lens company (Tamron), but … Continue reading

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Life Affecting Photography

I have been photographing in small natural areas nearby each day as I am in Maine with my family as my father died. He passed away yesterday. That is sad, but not terrible. He was 85 and lived a good … Continue reading

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Finding Peace in Nature Photography

This will be a bit different on many levels. I write about photography and nature because they are important to me and I want to share what I know, what I learn about both with others. But this is different, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Your World With Photography

I recently received a package of books from Brad and Todd Reed, photographers in Michigan. This father and son team has done a phenomenal job in putting together these books of regional photography, and very fine photography at that. I … Continue reading

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Color Efex Pro 4

You probably know I am a big fan of Nik Software plug-ins for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom and Aperture, and I have known their software for a long time. Yet there is something in their latest release, Color Efex Pro … Continue reading

Posted in Landscape photography, Lightroom, Nature photography, Nik Software, Photoshop | Tagged , , | 15 Comments