Archive for December, 2008


Dusk is my favorite time of day. I love the rich blues of the sky and the contrast of dark trees and such in the foreground. Normally, these shots require long exposures and a tripod to capture and a bit a tweaking post-process to get the lighting and color right.
This shot required a 30 second [...]

Memory card conundrum

My first digital camera was a Nikon Coolpix 950 bought in 1999 for around $1,000. It came with an 8MB compact flash card. I soon upgraded to a 64MB card for close to $300. It used to be that the cost of memory cards for digital cameras was an important deciding factor in the camera [...]

Merry Christmas!

Just a quick note to say Merry Christmas and thank you for your support. I started this blog less than 3 weeks ago and I have already had over 1,100 views! I hope everyone is enjoying this site and getting something out of it. I’ve got some new topics I’m working on that I’ll be [...]

Merry Christmas!

Seems Santa found us at our new home in Auburn. Christmas officially* kicked off for us at 6:00AM. We’re heading up to Birmingham in an hour or so to continue the festivities.
Hope everyone is having a great Christmas!
*Hattie (the 5 year old) was in our room at 1:10AM shouting “Santa came and he brought me [...]

Nikon 13mm f/5.6 lens review

I’m a wide angle lens freak stuck in a kit lens body. I had a Sigma 10-20mm super wide zoom for my first Pentax K10D and it stayed on more than 50% of the time. Later I rented a Canon 17-40 f/4L for a couple of days in San Francisco and shot a bunch of [...]