Not Ready For Prime Time

In December of 2002 I borrowed a Canon D60, (not 60D) a 6.3 MP camera, and went to Triple D Game Farm to photograph for an article for PC Photo on the digital workflow. This was pre Adobe Camera Raw, pre Lightroom. The only software available was the Canon software at the time. (Pre Digital Photo Professional) It was painfully slow and clunky.

 I wrote my article how the camera was good but the whole digital workflow was a pain in the ass. And if you wanted to take pictures in any volume then you would need days just to process your images. I suggested to keep shooting film and scan your slides until the software and the workflow would make it efficient enough to begin to shoot with a digital camera. It was the only column in my 10 years of writing for the magazine that did not get published!  Read more of the story and see more of the images in this blog entry.

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Happy Birthday Ansel!

Ansel was a big influence on my life. I remember seeing my first Ansel Adams image, Mt. Williamson, Sierra Nevada, from Manzanar, California while I was a senior in high school, and I knew at that moment I wanted to leave the east coast and head west where there were vistas like that. Six years later, after receiving my degree in Fine Art Photography from the George Washington University (where we studied Ansel’s Zone System), I headed west ...

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February 20, 2018 - Great clouds for long exposure!

We rarely have good big puffy clouds to photograph in the central valley of California, so when we do I like to take advantage of them.  This weekend was one of those occasions. I grabbed my camera with my 15-30 mm lens and my 15 stop neutral density filter and went down to the river in the middle of the day.

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February 19, 2018 Processing my sunset image

Every day around 5 o'clock I try to leave the office and go for 30 minute power walk. I walk pretty briskly, trying to build up a sweat during this walk, so I usually don't carry my camera but on Thursday I left the house, stepped outside, looked up, and saw we had some really nice clouds in the sky.

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