The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is in full swing in the pacific Northwest through the end of April. The colors were spectacular and we were lucky to have a beautiful sunny day.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
It's that time of year again and the storms are upon us. We were lucky enough to avoid the heavy hail, but not by much. Less than a mile from our home baseball size hail crushed cars and homes. Lowering cloud bases with well defined rotation was observed over the house at one point but developed no further. It's truly a scary time of the seasons...
|Nikon D4, Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm @ 50mm, f/9, 2.5 sec, ISO 100, handheld|
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Corporate headshots have evolved over the years from using muslins predominantly to more and more use of environmental backgrounds. Getting out of the studio and using landscapes as well as workplace environments lend to a more interesting photo without distraction.
Saturday, December 17, 2016
I was shooting a graduation ceremony last night and at the worst possible time, while the diploma was being awarded, the auto focus on the Nikon D4 went awry. There is no obvious reason that can explain why the subject would be out of focus while using Single-servo, Single-point AF, square on his face. This is the first time the D4 auto-focus system has failed me. All other photos, both before and after, were in focus. If anyone has any theories, please share them with me.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Volleyball is quickly becoming one of the most popular school sports these day. If you have any doubts go to a weekend tournament in Texas and see for yourself. After attending one to shoot a friend's kids competing, I was shocked to see the numbers.