Friday, August 30, 2013

Stokes by the Bigma

Robert let me use his new Sigma 50-500 (Bigma, 4.5 pounds) lens this morning. The image quality is very nice. This is from Robert's D7000. I added a curve to brighten the exposure and clarity for the texture.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fourth Annual Fallbrook Shutters Group Show

Hey folks, it is getting close to that time of year. We once again are privileged to have the Pinnell Gallery for the month of November. Show will hang November 1, 2013. I think that the theme this year will be 2013, my three or four best shots. There will be no size limitation, I only ask for dark frames and white mats with a wire behind, no sawtooth hangers. Please limit work to that which you shot in the last calendar year, or close to it.

All Shutters members are invited to submit six images for the show. I will pick my four favorites. Edit yourself with the strongest self criticism at your disposal. I reserve the right to invite a few outside people in if I think that their work merits the attention. If you have any suggestions, feel free.

We are getting a late start and I am going to be in and out of town. Please start thinking about your submissions now. Let me know if you plan on participating. Looking forward to another great show. If you have any questions, call me.


Robert Sommers

Thursday, August 22, 2013

August Moon 2

Does Macy's tell Gimbals?

I am looking for suggestions regarding a gimbal tripod or monopod head for my upcoming Yellowstone trip. I almost bought this one for $139 and then got cold feet. This one looked functional and intriguing as well. Price and value is important. I am not a retired guy. Can't afford a six hundred dollar Wimberley so let's not go there...Bought the Sigma 50-500mm os telephoto today which will have a reach of about 75 - 750mm, that is until I put the tc 1.4 on...

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Chris Isaak's Audience

I was at a Chris Isaak concert recently and I took this photo with my phone. This is one of the first photos I have taken with it. I tried to get photos of Chris but the lights were so strong on him that it just blew out the whole area around him. I think this sort of reflects the mood. About all I did do it was crop it a bit and applied noise reduction. It was pretty noisy.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Architectural Photos

I had the opportunity to shoot a house for some friends in Coto de Caza. The house is just being listed for sale. This is a different kind of photography than I usually do, but, it is fun as well as challenging. The house may now be sold after 2 days on the market!  I am sure that it is because of the photos!!!

Friday Night's Sunset