River Otter on the Oregon Coast

River Otter on the Oregon Coast

Susan said, “there’s a creature over there, a mink” and pointed toward the rocks we were photographing. Looking I saw what appeared to be a large mink on a small rock. Then the much larger mother swam up. We both immediatly knew that it was a mother...
Wild Turkey strutting the sidewalk

Wild Turkey strutting the sidewalk

We arrived in down town Eugene and were headed to our destination near Skinner Butte when I saw them. A small flock of Wild Turkey were strutting on the sidewalk of Pearl Street.  I drove past but, after dropping Susan and our grandaughter off, returned to see what...
Oregon Coast Energy

Oregon Coast Energy

Oregon Coast energy in the winter is palpable. It penetrates one’s body and moves the very fibers of one’s being. Even on calm days, the surf pulses and pounds upon the shore vibrating the ground as if a locomotive were passing. It is an awesome power and...
High Frame Rate – Advantages and Disadvantages

High Frame Rate – Advantages and Disadvantages

Back in the film days we had auto-winders that would allow one to shoot a roll of thirty six frames  at a rate of a few images per second. In a little over one minute one could go through an entire roll of film. At that time we thought we were fast. When I moved to...
San Miguel Birds – again

San Miguel Birds – again

The birds of San Miguel de Allende were a highlight of our trip in 2019. I had brought our big lens, a 500mmf4, and wandered the canal and the botanico with it. I ended up getting quite a few images that I very mcuh enjoyed. This trip was more family focused and,...
San Miguel de Allende: a return trip

San Miguel de Allende: a return trip

We made our firt trip to San Miguel de Allende late in 2019. Now, four years later, we finally made it back for a brief return trip. Our initial plan had been to return in 2020 with an eye towards doing a “Dios de los Muertos” workshop/tour. Covid got in...
Initial thoughts on focus stacking in-camera vs software

Initial thoughts on focus stacking in-camera vs software

Several years ago, I made an effort to focus stack a few images manually. I had read an article by George Lepp in which he spoke to staking images for improved depth of field and thought it might give me an image I desired. I gathered up half a dozen images and loaded...
Olympus

Olympus

Allow me to begin with a little history. A couple years ago, after Susan had been a presenter at Out of Oregon, Olympus contacted her and asked her to try out their system. After much vascilation, we ended up buying a complete set-up centered on the omd em1x. Flash...
Looking back at 2022

Looking back at 2022

I generally don’t share of lot of my personal life and events on this site or my photography social media sites. I also am not one, usually, to do the anual “year in review” that many people do either in December or January. In this post, however, I...
When it all comes together, Yachats Sunset

When it all comes together, Yachats Sunset

Eel Grass at sunset, Yachats As most of the recent days, this day started with a bit of chaos and lots of driving. We had been covering for our motel manager who had taken ill and now we were making the drive home. Each transition seems to be getting more complex with...
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