After successfully shooting our Christmas Cactus with just an X100T and a small flash, I wanted to compare results with my X-T1. Below are tests that I did with a bouquet of ivory roses. They weren’t at their peak by the time I found time to shoot them (notice the toothpicks in the 3rd photo … More X100T for studio still-life photography (revisited)
For the last few years, I have been shooting the Christmas Cactus in our kitchen when it blooms around January/February. Lit with a flashlight Lit with a flashlight revisited Lit with a small flash This year, the challenge that I took was to see if I could take decent pictures with either my X100T or … More X100T and X70 for studio still-life photography (Christmas Cactus)
Another year has zoomed by and it is time for me to look back at the year. For a lot of people, the biggest photo event was, of course, the total solar eclipse which was challenging but fun to shoot. And we nearly missed out where we are, but the clouds parted juuust long enough … More 2017 Year End Review
Hummingbirds in our back yard have been one of the most difficult subjects for me to capture. Besides being very skittish to our presence They usually only come out when the light is dimmer so it is difficult to get enough shutter speed to make their wings look good and keep ISO noise down (which … More Hummingbirds
When we went to pick up our daughter from overnight camp this summer, I noticed a ton of dragonflies in the sky above us. So while we were waiting for our daughter to say her goodbyes, I wondered if my Fuji X-T1 could focus on these tiny, speedy objects. Most of the time, it couldn’t, … More Swarm of dragonflies!!!
When I went to check our square foot garden this evening, I spotted 3 dragonflies zipping around. They didn’t immediately fly away, so, naturally, I ran to get a camera to try to capture some closeups if possible. One of them stopped and stayed still for several seconds. Here are a few more angles that I … More Dragonflies in the garden
Two days after my previous brief photos session with the spider in the parking garage, I found myself face-to-face with it again, but instead of a cloudy day, it was bathed in morning sun. This gave me a 2nd opportunity to capture it and its web. Again, the shots were around 4-6 inches away with … More Spider at sunrise