Back in 2015, I went out on a whim to do some photos on the walking trail that goes behind my home, and managed to get a great photograph of a dandelion in its parachute state, with early morning dew on it. I called it Nature’s Disco Ball. It wasRead More →

After several days of not taking any photos, other than test shots with a couple of new lenses, I went out for some scenic shooting, with a fellow photographer, Ritche Perez. We started out with a foggy cold morning in Portugal Cove. It started to clear while we were stillRead More →

Nikon Z6 nameplate

I’ve resisted mirrorless cameras for a long time, just like Canon and Nikon did. But as it, along with cellphone photography, becomes much more mainstream, the expectation of theatre audiences has become such that DSLR’s are not welcome in such venues any more. So, although I’ve cut back on thisRead More →

After owning for about four years, I’ve sold my Nikon D610, and that means I’m now without a full frame camera for personal gigs. I’m intending to replace it with a mirrorless Nikon Z6 this coming week, all being well, but it means learning a new system, quickly, and learningRead More →

Today, St. John’s is experiencing what will likely be the worst snow storm recorded here, expecting 70cm of snow when its all over, with hurricane force winds. The mayor declared a state of emergency this morning, to keep everything off the road, and snow plows were taken off the roadsRead More →

It’s January 3rd, and I haven’t taken any photos this year. During the first two weeks of December, I took over 7,000 photos across 14 assignments. I’m not through editing, but I am through preliminary image selection – one of the longest parts of editing for me when working withRead More →

I’ve long been an advocate of focus fine tune aids for camera/lens systems, in particular, the docks offered by Sigma and Tamron for their lenses. The system allows for focus fine tuning at multiple distances, and in the case of zoom lenses, at multiple focal lengths. This is better thanRead More →

A photo of some weeds from my Pixel 3 taken as the sun was going down.

Out walking Jill yesterday, and captured these photos while the sun was getting lower in the sky, using my Pixel 3. I think it did a pretty good job, and I’m actually thinking about using it for all my Instagram posts. I’ve long hated Instagram because I’m not much ofRead More →

The light was very pretty as I arrived for work this morning. I wonder… are the fall colours the way they are to get us accustomed to colder temperatures, while making it feel warm though colour?Read More →

What is it about the ladybug that makes it so much more appealing than any other beetle? This was a tricky little chap (or chappette) wandering over my patio door. It wouldn’t keep still and without a tripod, shooting 105mm macro was hard to get anything in focus at all.Read More →

It was a windy day, perfect for a visit to one of my favourite places, Middle Cove Beach. Today though, the gulls caught my attention. Shot with my Nikon D500 and Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 lens.Read More →

After 15-plus years of living in Airport Heights, I finally crossed Portugal Cove Road to follow the Virginia River Trail. I didn’t get too far, since I didn’t have a long time to get back home, but I still managed a nice collection of varied nature photos. Mostly taken withRead More →

I administer a locally based Facebook group called Focal Play. It’s somewhere for local photographers to show their work that meets a challenge – renewed every two weeks. Occasionally, we also go on group outings, and we recently went on a farm visit in Mount Pearl. Here are some ofRead More →

I managed to capture a few small icebergs in Pouch Cove and Bauline recently. Pouch Cove was somewhat surrounded by them – these captured on 18th May. And this one was photographed in Bauline on 19th May. None of these were large, compared to many others around the island… thisRead More →