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Rockets red glare

For those of you headed out to watch a public Independence Day fireworks display, here’s a nice primer from the Fstoppers Web site on how to photograph them. Have fun and happy Fourth of July!

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Links: Creatures of the night

A few weeks ago I wrote about getting night shots at Gerle Creek in the Eldorado National Forest. There’s just something about the appeal of a picture taken after the sun goes down. From The twinkling of the stars against the black sky to the subdued lighting of that can subtly illuminate the ground, night […]

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Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up

I wrote about how I offered to take tourists’ group photos so that no one would be left out of the picture. Here’s on instance where I would have ruined a great and funny shot. Melissa and Jackson Brandts of Minnesota, were hiking in Canada’s Banff National Park in May when they stopped to take […]

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(Camera:Canon 20D. Lens: Canon 50mm macro. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/7.1. ISO: 200) Here are some photo-related links from around the blogosphere to check out. Transitory During the space shuttle Atlantis’ mission to repair the Hubble space telescope, astrophotographer Thierry Legault used a telescope to capture both objects silhouetted against the sun as they orbited […]

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Pictures, brick by brick

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 105mm macro. Exposure: 250th sec. @ f/22 w/ Dyna-Lite strobes. ISO: 100) British photographer Mike Stimpson, aka Balakov, is a fan of classic photographs. He’s also nuts about Legos. He’s combined his love of photography and a passion for the plastic building blocks and made a series of re-creations of […]

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Winter weather tips

Our winter weather so far this year has been a bit schizophrenic. It’s as if the weather order form had just two boxes to fill out. For a sunny, Spring-like day, check box “A”, for a rainy day check box “B”. I know that we’re in a drought and we need every drop of precipitation […]

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The Reuters news service has a gallery of pictures called “Testify”. It features 33 pictures taken by their photographers of people testifying in front of congressional committees. It shows that interesting pictures can be found during humdrum assignments.” At-the-microphone” assignments make most photographers cringe. They tend to have limited potential for creative or exciting pictures. […]

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More cowbell!

“I got a fever; and the only prescription is more cowbell.” Christopher Walken as Bruce Dickinson (yes, THE Bruce Dickinson) Nick Griffen performed with verve and intensity as he played with the Pacific pep band during the men’s basketball game on Saturday. His instrument: a cowbell. There were two others who also played the cowbell […]

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In 2008, street artist Shepard Fairey’s created a poster of then-presidential candidate Barack Obama. The iconic image, a stylized portrait of Obama done in solid tones of red, white and blue, became a pop culture phenomenon and soon the Obama camp used it as a part of their campaign strategy. Now, at Paste Magazine’s Obamicon.Me, […]

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From champ to chimp

(Camera: Canon 20D.Lens Canon 300mm. Exposure: 1/50th sec. @ f/7.1. ISO: 200) Hi, I’m Clifford and I chimp. “Chimping” refers to the reviewing of the monitor on the back of digital cameras soon after the picture is taken. The term has been attributed to USA Today photographer Bob Deutsch who used it to describe not […]

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