Category Archives: Art/Scenic

Photography – Controlling the Light

In the interest of keeping control of the light and being able to use shallow depth of field in bright sun, I updated my neutral density filters this week, as inspired by Lee Filters, and then set about experimenting a little. Not having a model handy, but wanting to play, I took the ND16 (4...

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Maryland Farm Life in Danger?

This is, quite literally, the view across the road from where I live. It is so wholly Americana, surrounded as it is by enormous fields and accessed by a lane at least 100 yards long, that it’s difficult to imagine that its up for sale for commercial development. Directly across the road from the farm...

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Beauty is still the “why” of it

A recent assignment required some roses, half a dozen each of red and white.  In this case each one was hand chosen for it’s beauty.  After photographing them for the ad, I did a few fun, for me.  Because they’re beautiful. I got into this business of photography because I liked creating images of what...

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Autumn is Coming – Slowly

Having just today gotten a new DSLR body, I needed to start setting it up to match my other cameras in operational settings.  In the middle of a session is NOT the time to fumble for a control that either isn’t behaving or isn’t placed as you expect it to be.  After spending some time on...

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The Flight 93 Memorial and 9/11

On Monday, Sept 14, 2015 –  3 days after the actual 14th anniversary date, I visited the new Visitor’s Center that opened at the Flight 93 Memorial. The Visitor’s Center is the enormous ramp-like building in the middle of the first photo, at the top of the hill.  It has a slight arc to it, aligning with...

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