Friday, August 23, 2013

Dandelion taken with a Nikon 1 V1, 300mm f/4 lens - nicely separates the subject from the background.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Often it is very hard to get a "natural" expression.  Distraction is an effective tactic.  So that Gabe wasn't self-conscious, we were talking about a large plant in the neighbor's garden and raised the possibility that when it was "fully mature" we could climb it and there would be a magic land... Just the thought gave me a shot I'll treasure for many years.
Twister at Knoebel's Amusement Park in Ellsburg, PA.  Knoebel's is a free admission park that is also dog friendly.  This shot is a testimony to the effectiveness of vibration reduction on the Nikon 1 series of cameras. This is a hand held exposure @ 1.3 sec.  Notice the ghosts on the bottom left of the frame.  They weren't the subject and I'm just as happy they a faint whisps of an image.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Riding lesson at Sebastian Riding Associates, a non-profit serving people with disabilities through therapeutic and educational riding programs in Collegeville, PA.
The silent operation of mirrorless cameras with fast lenses allow for capturing truly candid moments - even at family gatherings.

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Back-lit butterfly. To be able to shoot tight and fill the frame with this beauty, I used a Nikon 1 V1 with the FT-1 adapter which allowed me to use a Nikon 300mm f/4 lens at about 10 feet.  The FT-1 adapter's updated feature of continuous focusing, made this shot on a very breezy day possible.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Portrait session at Kansas City's Union Station with Sarah.  We had a wonderful time choosing the "best light" and the "best setting."  Technical details: this was a good test for a small camera set-up. Nikon 1 V1 with FT-1 adaptor and Nikon 35mm f/1.8 lens with fill flash from the SB-N5.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Bad day for Francie's Kindle Fire... Works great but this case didn't protect the screen too well...

 The winter of 2017-2018 produced some lovely snow with brisk damaging winds.