What I shoot…

I get asked now and again why I use the cameras that I do.  Because I like them?  Well, that’s a true statement, it’s not the only or main reason. I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I shoot primarily with Pentax cameras, although that’s not all I’ve used over the years.  For many years I […]

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Caffenol Stand Developing

Lately I’ve been experimenting with stand developing using Caffenol.  My purpose being the grain.  I have found Caffenol will give me considerably more grain than Rodinal (which was always my favorite developer).  The other part being I have been using old, very expired film to do my experiments.  My Kodak Plus-X expired sometime in the […]

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The Wedding

So…  You want to shoot your first wedding, DON’T DO IT! I’m just kidding.  You’ll never know what it’s like unless you actually do one.  But let’s be realistic;  Shooting a wedding is a LOT of work.  It starts with preparation, hours and hours of preparation, followed by the wedding day.  The day of the […]

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Caffenol-C – Home film developing

In 1995, Dr. Scott Williams, along with his RIT class, developed (pun intended) a method of developing traditional black and white film with common household items.  Eventually this came to be known as Caffenol. Over the past month or two I have been experimenting with the process, which has three ingredients; Instant coffee, Vitamin C […]

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Re-Direct?

I realize there are quite possibly a million blogs about photography out there.  And not that I want to be completely different, I wanted this to be about me and my journey with a camera.  So, what is it that I enjoy about photography?  It’s a question I’ve asked my self over the past couple […]

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Backyard

A lot of my pictures are taken right in my yard and neighborhood.  When I get a new lens or camera, I step out my door and give it a full round of testing.  In a way I look at this as an exercise in awareness.  It’s not easy to look at the same place […]

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Cars, Cars…

I took a few minutes this weekend to spend a little time with my youngest son browsing around a small car show.  We were a little late, showing up minutes before they started announcing the various division winners.  We still came away with several good photos and a desire to find an old car to […]

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Today I received a lens I had purchased.  It was a used lens which I had found on a photography forum and I had it shipped to me from Canada.  It was a bit of a surprise as I hadn’t expected it for another two days.  This lens is the Pentax DA* 200 f/2.8 a […]

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Hurricane Irma

As hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, I’d like to share a few thoughts with everyone.  First, many of us cannot evacuate.  Although I live in the Panhandle, at this time we are not certain it won’t come this way.  I work for the Sheriff’s Office, and thus I cannot leave.  At this time highways […]

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