A Rough-Cut of a parlor trick I’d been wanting to learn, will refine this down the line.
Two more rough-cuts done Friday evening to remember the process.
Two more from the following morning below.
RVA Ball Park below.
I get a chuckle when I hear young people (strangers) regard me as “old school” in passing on the street. The last month I have felt a bit of tunnel vision from shooting with a SOLIGAR AUTO ZOOM 70-222mm F:3.5 (circa 1979). These older lens you have to shoot totally manual on the digital cameras and to say the least a challenge. It doesn’t seem to be as sharp as the nikon 200mm I’ve been using the past year but it does have a quality that makes the image as if it’s film rather than digital. These are more test shots and hopefully next week I’ll find out how good it will perform on a event……… Below is my wife’s favorite bird the “Thrasher”
BINGO : After only having this lens less than 20 days I’m in the zone, photos below
The biggest freshwater fish registered in Virginia at the time, 109-pound blue catfish. The fish, caught by Tony Milam in March 2011 at Buggs Island Lake now at the Bass Pro Shops Aquarium, Ashland VA.
Still testing my vintage telephoto-zoom lens for sharpness. Very low light but beautiful Aquarium!
A photo I took late winter a year ago that I think often of, taken in color but looks Black & white. My first trip to the Shenandoah National Park after over two decades. My passion to photograph the Ravens around Skyland and Hawksbill peak.
Result of a snowbound evening, maybe………
Next day during the Thunder snow while testing new lens in low light.
For whatever reason I am currently a buddy with a Mockingbird. My wife changed the suet from high-energy to peanut that sort of spooked the woodpeckers and chickadees away. I picked up a vintage telephoto zoom with a wide aperture from the 70’s which is incredible but have to use totally manual and am learning exposure time in different situations. I can’t wait to use on my dancer friends, birds, etc……..
Below are more pictures from my afternoon on the Lee Bridge.
Inspired by Dave Parrish, executed with Charles Sugg. 22 panoramas shot today, more pending perhaps………..
This series originally started out to be light painting with a still life of a mounted bass I caught back in the 80’s and my favorite spinning reel.
Designed in 1938 by Peugeot engineer Meulnart, the Mepps Aglia was imported from France into North America after World War II and still remains a popular spinner here. The MEPPS acronym stands for “Manufacture d’Engins de Précision pour la Pêche Sportive” (The Manufacture of Precision Tackle for Sportfishing).
Bientôt nous plongerons dans les froides ténèbres;
Adieu, vive clarté de nos étés trop courts!
Soon we will plunge into the cold darkness;
Farewell, vivid brightness of our too-short summers!
“Chant d’Automne” [Song of Autumn]