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...

Moved this summer.  Won't have as many bird photos.  But the dragon flies are plentiful here.