Saturday, February 20, 2010

Photo of the day: Feb. 21, 2010 Canon 5D


Just took a rip to Long Island's wine country to stock up on some great wines. This scene that I photographed on a spring trip a few years ago with the Canon 1D and posted here also, is in the wine country. On this occasion, the original 5D had a Canon 60mm F 1.8 [the older version with the metal mount.] This is a superb lens sharp and contrasty. A real beauty. BTW, no post processing was used. I shot it raw and used DPP to convert the file. Photoshop was used to put the name and date and to re size the image,

Photo of the day: Feb. 20, 2010 Nikon D200


Another from the same event. The D200 and the 35-70 3.5-4.5 lens.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Photo of the day: 2-19-10 Nikon D200


Shot on 12-14-2006 with the Mikon D200 and the 35-135 3.6-4.5 Nikkor.

Photo of the day: 2-18-10 Canon 5D


Shot in June of 2006 at a Montessori Teacher Training Graduation with the 5D and the 24-85 3.5-4.5 EF lens.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Technology's trap.

One of the biggest and oldest problems in photography is the trap that technology lays and snares many of us as we walk our terrain in search for better images. It's always the same story. Getting an edge; getting more resolution; making the photo more "real."
Here lies the problem:
I reproduce my answer to a post where the individual listed many advantages that technology gave photographers:
Although I agree with most of what you say, I take exception to the bit about micro focus. Every shot you has only one point is in focus. Micro focus in the shot you posted makes really no difference at all since you are focusing basically at infinity. Also, there is always depth of field. I do not buy all this techno BS that actually makes pseudo scientists out of many of us. I used Leicas for over 30 years and has you know the RF system is basically an approximation. I got extremely sharp photos. So go figure. Do not get too bogged down on the technical side. If it's an art it must be coming out of your heart not your brain. Art is irrational, thank God. All this racing to get better resolution will in the end kill photography. Once you can reproduce reality it's not photography any more.
What makes photography what it is is the fact that it's nor reality but something more surreal; something different.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Photo of the day: Feb. 17, 2010 Nikon D2H


Sometimes I wonder why I ever got rid of my D2H's. Yes I was looking for a highre pixel count but when I look at some of the images, years later, I'm struck at the sheer ability of this camera. This photo was shot at the Coney Island Day care Center run bu Catholic Charities, my client. The Lens was the 24-85 2.8-4 Nikkor.

Photo of the day 2-16-10 Canon 30D


Shot at an eng of summer camp event for Family & Children Association with the 30D and the 16-35 2.8 L. great lens.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Photo of the day 2-15-10 Canon 30D



This shot was also taken at a back to school event sponsored by Henri-Schein. The lens was the 16-35 2.8 L.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Photo of the day 2-14-10 Canon 30D


First of all, Happy Valentine Day to one and all.
This shot was taken at a back to school event sponsored by Henri-Schein. The lens was the 16-35 2.8 L.