By chance I found on the same memory card photos of the Golden-Orb Weaver and the Nylon fishing lines from an Art Installation. They both belong in the same post of course! Continue reading Golden Orb-weavers and Art Installation
When somebody asks me how to use a new camera my advice is always: set it in one of the auto modes and shoot away for a few days. Let it show you what it can do. Enjoy it.
I had to take my own advice some weeks ago. Continue reading How to use a new camera?
The claims that on-sensor phase-detection autofocus sensors in Nikon’s Z7 does away with autofocus fine-tuning are wrong. I had to use AF Fine Tuning to get my lenses to focus properly. Continue reading Nikon’s Z7 requires AF-Fine Tuning
I just came back from a birding trip to Southeastern Costa Rica that gave me chance to evaluate the Micro Four Thirds lens Panasonic Leica 100-400 mm under field conditions. Here are my thoughts! Continue reading Five Rare Birds and the Panasonic-Leica 100-400 MFT lens
Can you imagine a volcanic explosion so violent that creates a crater nearly 7 miles wide, a 700 ft. high tsunami that obliterates the Bronze Age Minoan Empire, and its remaining Caldera eventually becomes the most spectacular tourist destination of the Greek Islands? Continue reading Santorini Album
Going through old slide film scans, or even the original slides is always a rediscovering adventure. Ektachrome’s grain and Velvia’s contrast look very different from today’s clean 36 MP images… Continue reading Slide Film Years, Revisited
Here and there I’ve read in the internet that mounting Canon’s 500D close-up filter in reverse gives you better image quality. So, I tried it… Continue reading Is it better to mount Canon’s 500D Close-up filter in reverse?
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
We have no way of knowing if we see colors the same way as other people do. Does the sky look the same to you and me? And what about other animals? Biology notwithstanding, I wanted to play around switching digital color channels just to see… Continue reading Six ways to see a photograph (the channel mixing game)
We’ve all seen those fantastic satellite images that show details of vegetation cover, water and other features in what scientists call false-color. Have you ever thought what they would look like if taken from the ground, just as a regular photo? Continue reading Real world, false colors