Walnut

Walnut

The more photos you take, the more you’ll start to see the world as if you’re looking through a viewfinder.  Good photos aren’t always the obvious ones.  While hiking last weekend, this shadow jumped out at me — the crisp shadows created a great contrast on the ground.  As you can see, the sunlight was […]

Firelight

Firelight

Here’s an unusual shot from a campout a couple weeks ago.  We had a pretty nice fire going, and I got some shots of the fire, but I also got a few shots looking straight up at the trees overhead to show them lit by the campfire.  This 20-second exposure emphasizes the fire-lit effect.  Very […]

Fast, or half-fast?

Fast, or half-fast?

I’ve recently had the chance to play with the high-speed continuous shooting capabilities of my Canon 40D, and I’ve learned about a few things that affect its speed — some of which were pretty surprising to me. My experiments started a couple weeks ago when I shot some pictures of a trebuchet my son built […]

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

My son’s Scout Troop has been helping out at running races for several years now.  Usually, we’ll work a water station, handing out water and/or sports drinks to the runners.  Today, we worked a large-ish half-marathon, with over 1,000 runners participating, which made it one of our larger efforts. We had close to 40 volunteers […]

Blackhand Gorge

Blackhand Gorge

I went for a hike today at the Blackhand Gorge nature preserve just east of Newark (OH).  I’ve got quite a few photos I’m working through yet – I’ll get them posted to the gallery as soon as I can.  In the meantime, here’s a photo of a quarry just off the route of the […]

Dogwood

Dogwood

I’ve completed a pass through the photos from my Blackhand Gorge hike this weekend – they’re in the gallery if you want to take a look.  This is a dogwood, which along with Eastern Redbud, is the main flowering tree you can see growing natively in central Ohio.  I think several of the shots from […]

Ohio Central

Ohio Central

Here’s another shot from Blackhand Gorge.  This is an Ohio Central trestle over the Licking River.  I liked the contrast of the red maple buds and the blue-ish bridge in the background.  From the looks of the rails on that line, it still sees traffic, but not a ton of it.  Be sure to check […]

Soon

Soon

It’s springtime in Ohio, and I had a chance to stop by the Franklin Park Conservatory last week to shoot some of the spring blooms.  I got some nice shots of flowers in full bloom, but I thought this one was sort of interesting because this one lone bud was obviously late to the party. […]

How much better?

I read a review of Canon’s 135mm f/2.0 lens last week, and it looks like a spectacular lens.  As you might imagine, it’s a really large chunk of glass, and the sample images in the review look fantastic, but one of the things that struck me was the crazy cost difference between equipment like this […]