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
It seems like each Greek Island has its own personality: a trip to the Aegean Sea in which one chooses to visit any of the Islands will always be a memorable and different experience. Continue reading The Greek Island of Ios
During a recent trip to Greece I spent a few hours in the ancient town of Monemvasia. The afternoon light was fantastic, and provided both strong contrast for the buildings and a delicate open shade illumination for the delicate flowers. Continue reading The Flowers and Rocks of Monemvasia
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
The small, unobtrusive, Panasonic Lumix GX85 camera is great for street and festival photography. This is an area where micro four thirds cameras really shine: they have just the right depth of field to show the subject and the environment. Continue reading New camera, new vision?
A recent trip to southern England became a nice test for my Olympus Pen-F as a travel camera. I will keep adding posts about my new experience with the Micro Four Thirds format. Continue reading Traveling with Micro Four Thirds Cameras: Winchester, UK
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?
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
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