Crane Dance The Long Road – Revisited Just say no….to snow Obscured Lake Zooming Dipper
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Crane Dance

Every spring, the Sandhill Cranes come and spend a few weeks almost literally out of my backyard. This year, I thought I’d shoot some of them. I’m not impressed with the lens, but the shot was too good not to share. Camera: Canon EOS Rebel t4i Aperture: f/6.3 Exposure: 1/250 Focal Length: 500mm ISO: 200


The Long Road – Revisited

The weather was foggy, humid and cold, painting the limbs and branches of trees with a white,¬†crystalline¬†glaze. Of course, I had to go out over lunch to revisit the tree that I had pictured here: The Long Road. Doesn’t quite carry the same emotions as the original, but it is still a nice picture. Camera: [...]


Just say no….to snow

The moon, shot tonight with a contrail through the center. It expresses my thought about the impending snow storm to come. Camera: iPhone 4S Aperture: f/4.5 Exposure: 4 sec. Focal Length: 34mm (0.35mm macro lens attached) ISO: 400

Obscured Lake

Obscured Lake

I was cleaning up my iPhone photos and found this one which I believe is pretty good. It goes to show that having an expensive camera is not necessary to getting a good picture. The picture was taken at the end of October of 2012 just outside my office building. Camera: iPhone 4S Aperture: f/2.4 [...]


Zooming Dipper

This is a ten second exposure taken while moving the zoom lens out from 18mm – 55mm of the Big Dipper. The result, I felt, was rather interesting. This may be something fun to try on other subjects as well. Camera: Canon EOS Rebel t4i Aperture: f/5.6 Exposure: 10 sec. Focal Length: 18mm – 50mm [...]

A Moment of Clarity

A Moment of Clarity

I was playing around in Photoshop with this sunset picture. Its a nice, tranquel picture that reminds me that there is more to life than just surviving. Unfortunately, I lost all the camera settings so I can’t post those, but I hope that others may enjoy the image.



This is the best picture that I have taken so far of Orion. All of the main stars of the constellation are clearly visible, most notably,¬†Betelgeuse, the bright orange star in the upper left hand corner of the picture. The three stars of Orion’s belt are also visibly bright as is the sword. Within the [...]


Circuit Board

A test macro image using a 0.43x macro lens. The circuit board is an old graphics card that went bad but I still have for some reason. Camera: Canon EOS Rebel t4i Aperture: f/36 Exposure: 4 sec. Focal Length: 55mm (0.43x macro lens attached) ISO: 400


Young Cardinals

The red cardinal that was in the tree was a little skidish and camera-shy, so I didn’t get that one. These cardinals were a little more photogenic and didn’t mind being snapped. Camera: Canon EOS Rebel t4i Aperture: f/5.6 Exposure: 1/1000 Focal Length: 141mm ISO: 400


The Showdown

The geese at Cottonmill are pretty tame so they make for shooting pretty easy. I guess it helps that there’s a guy that comes and feeds them expired bread from the grocery store. Anyway, as I was sitting there, these two groups of geese started honking up a storm and swam towards each other where [...]