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Black and White Photography Monochromatic Photography Travel Photography

Thinking

So I will annouce that I have a new camera. This image seems to be appropriate for my thinking in purchasing it it. I was going through photography stuff on eBay and I’ll be honest, I have been considering moving to full frame again beyond my Sony A7R. So I saw a listing for a Nikon D810 that was being sold in Canadian dollars so I took a look. At the bottom the seller said he was selling all his Nikon gear and contact him about making a reasonable offer. So I did. After some haggling between the two of us we struck a deal that was mutually beneficial to both of us. I got a Nikon D810, Nikon 16-35mm 4.0, Nikon 70-200 4.0, Sigma 24-105 4.0 Art all for an insanely low price in US dollars. He got to sell it all and convert it back into Canadian so he ended up ahead as well. So it was a no-brainer in the end.

The gear got stuck in customs in San Francisco for a few weeks but it finally arrived and I took a trip to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. I have lots of images from this and it was my first time shooting with the D810 and the first time in 3 years that I used an optical viewfinder. Still I had an amazing time shooting with the camera. It has a steep learning curve but even this image shot at ISO 1600 with the lens wide up and me winging it the resolution is fantastic.

Full resolution.

Enjoy.

Thinking

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Flowers Nature Portraits Travel-Tourism

Angel in a Garden

To balance out the creepy earlier photo I figure I share something a bit more colorful.  This was also shot at the Zion Church in Baltimore.  For such a straight-forward picture this one took a lot of editing because the LX7 that I debate daily on throwing into a wall doesn’t do great on details.  I ran it through Nik Dfine twice and used Uncle Spike’s tried and true mask sharpening action to get the details out of it.  I do like how the sunlight touches the wings and hints at a bit of gold on them.  In all I’m happy with the image.

Angel in Garden
Panasonic LX7, 50mm, ISO 250, f/2.8, 1/100
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Portraits

The Exhausted Chef

A shot that didn’t make the final cut when I turned over the DVD of the images due to the light being slightly off.  He was worn out from a tough photo shoot.

The Exhausted Chef
Canon 5DMK2, 50mm, ISO 500, f/2.5, 1/320
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Portraits Street Photography

Costa Rica: Looking Back

These were shot over several days. You can figure out the theme here.

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Portraits

The Lovely Da

I am not sure who took these pictures to be honest.  When I travel my camera goes everywhere with me and I usually would just put on my Panasonic Leica 25mm 1.4 along with my Panasonic G3 and throw on my sling camera strap and off I would go to my favorite watering hole where as I like to call her, my ??????? (nong sow)/sister in English) Nan works.  Nan in her mind is a budding photographer so she would take my camera and wander around the bar and snap pictures.  This is why I am not sure who took these pictures of the lovely Da.  I  shared the images with Da first who agreed to let me share them with the rest of you.

*EDIT*
I took the pictures.  I can see my reflection in Da’s sunglasses.

Da
Cool Da