Saturday, May 25, 2013

The dreaming tree and other infrared images

On my hike this morning I came upon a clearing...there was this tree and bails of hay...I thought infrared image.

The Dreaming Tree
Curves for a Sunny Day
Cylinders Cast on the Landscape

The Mystery Forest

The above image taken at 1/20 second while swinging the camera upwards. Images were processed in Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CS 5, and Nik tools.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Inexpensive focus lever for Panasonic 14-140 M4/3 lens

Using a plastic filter wrench and a rubber band makes follow focus easier on the Panasonic 14-140 M4/3 lens. The inside of the filter wrench is toothed and fits the groves on the lens focus ring perfectly. There is no slippage in use. Velcro ribbon on the handle would work well instead of the rubber band and I have made this change.

The filter wrenches are two for six dollars from B&H (plus shipping.)

The filter wrench that I used

Attached filter wrench to lens

The filter wrenches I used are available here:


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Art in progress

Art in Progress is one delicious art show on artists. I've found it on the HiFi channel.
Get it!

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Life is but a race between the lights
Unless you pause
For the sunrise once in a while

Sunrise in Infrared


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Macro photography with a +4 close up lens

I found an Hoya close up lens filter set on sale for $20 the other day. In the set of three was a +4 lens. Here are two samples image using a GF2/14-140 plus +4.  The plant is in the front garden at the house. Sufficient equipment for close up flower images I would say...

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Dear Muse

Hey Muse I've found you again. You were right next to Hogla on the shelf.
This image was made with a Lensbaby Muse with F4 plate and single plastic optic. This is a one of a kind image due to the unpredictable fun of the Muse lens as you bend and twist it.

Cherry Blossoms Vision 

In the garden today

This is the first time that I purposefully put a little horizontal distortion in an image within Lightroom. I'm aware of the technique now. Sweet! Thanks John Paul Caponigro!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Toronto zoo

A few quick selections from the Toronto zoo today. I was using the GH2 and the Panasonic 100-300 lens. My thoughts after using this kit are that a quicker focusing or manual focusing lens/camera would be better at the zoo. However, overall this was an easy to carry kit and did fine.

The Matron

The Thinker and the Fool

So Sweet

My Domain Until He Who Must Be Obeyed Shows Up

Pretty Blue and I know It

Friday, May 10, 2013

Dear Holga


I know I have been distracted for a while. Thanks for waiting for me. I suppose there was considerable loneliness waiting on the shelf for me to feel inspired again.


Here are two images one in color and the other an infrared black and white using the creative Holga lens for micro 4/3. The cherry blossoms were falling from the trees on this day. It was the start of a new beginning for the trees and a moment to capture for me.


I find it interesting that a $25 dollar plastic element lens can be sufficient to create soft dreamy images. More importantly the hour I had there was fun.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

When to put the camera down and wait for anothe time?

If you pick up a camera and you are not inspired should you just do something else until your muse changes your state of mind?

Saturday, May 4, 2013

May/June Digital PhotoPro (R)evolution Dividing the Freme

This was one of those moments where I thought 'Why did I not think of that?' I was reading the (R)evolution article by John Paul Caponigro and had the evolutionary learning bulb light up. I've used cropping, compositing (limited), retouching, but NEVER thought of purposefully using distortion. This is a simple and elegant concept. Get the magazine and read the article!