i take pictures for my blogs.

Writing and photography are arts, writing is my number one interest, Gardening is my second, Water system of the Western U.S. is third while photography falls a bit behind under the heading of Nature.

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Wild fires

I have no idea how to solve this cycle of endless fires. I would like to see logging allowed in the state again. I may be ill-informed but it seems if we were rid of the compromised trees it would lessen the fuel available.

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editing still or again?

Does it pay off? From my perspective it does because it raises my awareness of what it takes to realize a truly great image. How much time to spend editing a photo? As long as it takes if it is worth the effort; and that is the trick. Realizing if the picture can even be saved is the first step; it’s imperative to recognize that.

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not a creature is stirring.

Distance is a factor as well, I regularly attempt to reach out way too far to capture an image. I was looking at the new Canon 800mm prime lens, but I could accomplish the same results if I were to wait for them to get in range or I suppose I could move closer

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shadows gone

I was ready and snapped a dozen photos in quick succession, I felt it was a grand success. It was not, I left the camera settings as they were. The images suffered from; over-exposure, blur from too slow of a shutter speed and zero detail. All were deleted then shoved to the trash, I should have checked my settings; there is always next time.

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no more mid day photo shoots.

I now have to wait to perform that task until the wind stops September 1st, I will then have all winter to complete it. I’m using single point focus now anyway making the calibration almost moot so I’ll just keep using it. Single point is my focusing goal, I will merely adapt it now.

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still underexposed in the mid-day sun.

Once again I have discovered with it on close ups within 50 feet aren’t too terribly bad. But when I go beyond that further out I go the blurrier the image is, it will not focus correctly. I’m taking

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