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I always shoot RAW, and I always save all of my RAW files, because prodigious storage is cheap these days. From time-to-time, I go back to old stuff and…

Here are a couple more quickies. People often do partial-colorization by having a basically B&W image filled in with a touch of color. Personally, I find…

I have been working for years to try to discover the trick of super-sharp, noise-free images. Camera gear has an impact, but probably 2/3 of it is…

This is what I saw when I took the trash out this morning. I could almost, but not quite, get tired of this. In case anyone is interested, I darkened the sky…

This is partially colorized through DxO/NIK Silver Efex. Last weekend I was cleaning the garage, when the stain on the floor caught my eye. My wife thought…

When I was a kid, color-TV was a novelty, and I still remember the first time that I saw one at a friend’s house. The “snow” was beautiful. After describing it…

Actually, the cover of our BBQ grill on the deck earlier today. One thing that I really like about the X100v camera is that, depending on what you’re doing,…

Recently I have been thinking about and experimenting with “shadow detail”. I think it is interesting to have an area where you go; “Oh, yeah, ‘Black’”. Then…

There are many times that I observe a scene, and I know that the dumb, electro-mechanical camera won’t reproduce what I “see” through the filter of my human…

My father-in-law made these heads. He died 10-years ago, at the age of 92, shortly after his 70th wedding anniversary. He was a Marine, and combat-wounded in…

This time; NEW ones! In my opinion, the best seat in the house, isn’t in the house I know that I may be in a rut taking pictures in our woods, but it…

IMO; When I saw this scene, it truly was a magical-seeming moment. You know, the kind where the light has a weird, surreal look, and maybe the colors are a…

… for flower pictures. I mentioned to someone recently that I like B&W shots of flowers, because the structure is at least as interesting as the colors, and…

This is another example of what is quickly becoming my standard development workflow. a- For a color shot, I expose my original image for saturation,…

There have been some great flower-and-bug shots out here recently. I was in a “phase” for that a while back, and I kind-of burned out on it, but you folks…
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