Although temperature-wise Spring in the tropics can go nearly unnoticed, trees seem to know better and people’s favorites are always there to remind us of the season. Continue reading Jacaranda!
Let’s face it: DSLR cameras are not something you throw in your daily bag just in case you encounter a nice photographic subject on the way to work. Luckily we are in 2018… Continue reading Photos I would’ve missed if I were not carrying a small camera
A few weeks every March my parents’ garden becomes an obligate stop for passersby: a mass of rose-lavender orchid flowers that we Costa Ricans love and call Guaria Morada is the cause. Continue reading Orchids… forest or garden?
When doing close-up and macrophotography a constant consideration is how much depth of field is appropriate to the subject. For my taste, I enjoy having a reasonable subject definition while keeping a good background separation. Continue reading Micro four thirds lenses for macro photography
Here is another image seen in the six possible RGB channel-scrambling schemes. This time a dwarf banana plant. Continue reading More RGB Images Channel Mixing
I live in the Pacific Rim of Fire so it is no surprise that eventually ash is going to fall from the sky, like it has been on and off for the last two years: small amounts luckily. This has consequences for photography of course. Continue reading The volcano and indoor photos
One of the reasons I had for visiting Spain was my love for the science and the beauty of symmetry. The Alhambra, Córdoba’s Cathedral and the Alcázar of Seville, full of geometrical decorations, were something I could not miss. None of them disappointed me. Continue reading Beauty of Symmetry
I admit it: I have periodic episodes of lens testing mania. This time it was the bokeh stuff. As we all know, lens testing is a disease that can develop into the dreaded Gear Acquisition Syndrome… Continue reading Pixel peeping or photo shooting?
Photographer, know thy camera!
We know we should not take pictures with important highlights clipped from our precious photos. This is why our cameras show histograms and flashing pixels in the LCD, but… are they always right? Continue reading Photographer, know thy camera!
We all become excited for things foreign to us. For us in the tropics tulips are fascinating. Never mind what we can buy at the market here. They never look as good as those in Europe. Continue reading Tulips by the lake