X100T and X70 for studio still-life photography (Christmas Cactus)

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)

Hummingbirds

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

Spider at sunrise

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