Bob Simrak Photography

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Location: United States

Sentimental at heart, I value memories especially our shared memories. If you want to create lasting memories or make a great first impression where you and not the photographer is the center attention, we should talk.

Friday, July 29, 2016

If you make a trip to the Philly Zoo you may get so see the baby lemurs. Cute, very cute.  If you're looking to make a great shot take advantage of the clouds, to reduce the contrast so  you can capture detail in the shadows (the dark areas of their fur) without blowing out the highlights (their white areas).  You may still need to cut back and underexpose 2/3 to 1 stop to retain detail in their fur.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Nikon D500 paired with the Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 is proving to be a useful combination for photographing birds in our neighborhood. This house finch is a regular visitor to our feeder.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Red winged blackbird looks to be full of energy. To fill the frame for this image, used a 200-500mm f/5.6 Nikon lens at 500mm on a D7100 about 18 feet away.  

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Visited the Steel Stacks at Bethlehem, PA today.  And today was also a walk for Autism Awareness.  Thousands of folks came out to support their friends and family members who are on the Autism Spectrum.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Today is a Spring-like day in SE Pennsylvania.  So, here's a robin without snow in the scene. For many of my walks I'm using a Nikon D7100 with a Nikon 200-500mm f5.6.  It is a fair amount of weight to carry on a walk.  The images I'm capturing are hand held.  I'm pleased with the sharpness at this range about 15-20 feet.

Monday, March 07, 2016

During the winter several birds visited our feeder that overlooks a valley.  The natural result is that the background is plain, almost the same effect as if they were in front of a gray screen.  To compensate, I created a composite of two images from the same vantage point giving a more interesting background.  An oil painting filter from Photoshop was added - just for fun.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Kids at play.  Lots of action at a Halloween birthday party.

Sometimes it pays to be nimble.  On an overcast day, a shutter speed of 1/640 sec. froze the action - needed an ISO of 400 to get the shot.

Busy pollinators. This photo was made with flash providing fill in light and freezing the action.  The background was under-exposed one stop to provide greater richness and color saturation.


Cabellas' dioramas make a visit to this sporting goods superstore a fascinating experience.