Category: Blog

Why another photoblog?

Given the multitude of ways that photographers can share photos these days, it’s reasonable to wonder why I’d feel compelled to create my own.  Having maintained a technical blog for the last few years, I’m also aware that there may well come a day when I look back at the beginning of this site and […]

Open letter to Darren Rowse

The following is a copy of a message I sent to Darren Rowse, founder of the Digital Photography School, concerning a longstanding DPS bug.  I’ve reprinted this letter here to preserve my thoughts, and to capture some of the community dynamics at work in online communities.  I believe there are some thoughts about the way […]

Caught in the Act

Caught in the Act

My sister got a new puppy recently, and I was able to catch it getting into trouble.  This photo turned out pretty well, but there are a couple of things here that are worth pointing out. My first problem started with lighting.  Although I was using Canon’s 50mm F/1.8 lens, I wanted a little more […]


Here’s a shot I grabbed while testing my new 55-250 IS lens.  I think it turned out pretty well.


I’ll bet I took a hundred shots before catching an arrow before it left the frame.  Of course, this was with my Panasonic FZ-28, so I didn’t have the benefit of machine-gun continuous shooting.  I can’t wait to try this again with my 40D. I did a little bit of post-processing on this image: saturation is bumped […]


In 2007, a remarkable collection of airplanes descended on a secondary airport in Columbus, Ohio.  The Gathering of Mustangs and Legends  featured the largest collection of WWII Mustang fighters and their pilots that had been assembled in years (possibly since the war).  The USAF Thunderbirds showed up, too, and they always put on a good […]

Tahquamenon Falls

Here’s a photo I took on vacation back in 2004 at Tahquamenon Falls in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Tahquamenon Falls is a wonderful park with a number of falls of varying size.  The brown coloring of the water is due to tannins in the water, giving it a great coffee-like tint. This photo was taken with […]