Category Archives: Photography

Free Wallpapers for your desktop

I’ve updated my wallpapers so that they come in two formats: the original 2560×1080 format for super wide monitors, and now I’ve got 16:10 format versions at 1440×800, which will work on most HD format […]

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My Best Photos of the Year for 2016

Welcome to my annual display of my best/favorite photos of the year. I’ve been doing this since 2007 (you can see all of the sets here) and it’s always interesting me to go back and […]

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Falling in love with Panoramas

I find I’m falling in love with the stitched Panorama image. To some degree this surprises me, but in retrospect, it shouldn’t. So much of photography is about pushing a viewers focus in on a […]

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Nailed It

I needed to pick Laurie up from the airport, so I headed that way early and spent a couple of hours at the Radio Road Ponds in Redwood Shores, which are about 20 minutes from […]

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Free Desktop Wallpapers

It’s been a while since I mentioned these, so if you don’t already have a set, here you go! I decided it was time to create some new wallpapers for my system, and I figured […]

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Good Enough Defeats Great

It’s been fascinating as an observer watching the disruption and transformation of the camera industry. As a photographer in the middle of it, it hasn’t always been fun. Around 2000 I bought a Canon Powershot […]

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Limits to technology: Light still wins.

I wanted to talk a bit about an image from my refuge trip. Take a look at this one of the Sandhill Cranes dancing: It’s a good photo, but not a great one. I love […]

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Hate your battery charger? Switch to USB.

I have long hated the battery chargers that come with most cameras. They’re big, bulky, expensive to replace, usually quite slow, and their user interfaces are inconsistent and inscrutable — does that flashing LED mean […]

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First impressions of the Fuji X-T2

I took the X-T2 out for its first photos yesterday to a favorite spot for this kind of testing: the sewage settling ponds on Radio Road in Redwood Shores. This is a great place for […]

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My X-T2 is here! First looks (and under test: USB Chargers)

Last night UPS stopped by and knocked on the door. Inside the box was my new toy, the Fuji X-T2. Last night I pulled it out, charged the battery and played with it a bit. […]

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What’s in my Camera Bag

Over the last couple of years my camera kit has shifted from my shooting 100% with Canon towards the Fuji mirrorless. Fuji took over my wide angle work — primarily landscape — in 2014 with […]

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Reprocessing old images… Two Examples

A basic fact of a photographer’s life: you go looking through your image collection, and you see images that make you think I can do better than that. What I normally do is flag them […]

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Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of our National Parks: a treasure owned by all of us

August 25, 2016 was the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the National Park System here in the United States; this is the organization that oversees the National Parks and other protected facilities. As someone […]

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Free Desktop Wallpapers

I decided it was time to create some new wallpapers for my system, and I figured if I was going to create them for myself, why not share them? So I am! You can grab […]

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Photographing birds with your iPhone? Or do I need a real camera?

I got this question in email, and once I got it answered I felt the info was of enough general interest to go ahead and post it to the blog as well. The basic question: […]