Falling In Love, Again.

The Fujifilm XF35mm F2 R WR, a Christmas gift from my wife, is the first prime lens I added to my bag since switching from Canon to Fuji. It’s an amazing lens that’s sharp, compact, has a reasonably fast aperture, super fast autofocus, and it’s WR. That last bit is “Weather Resistant” in Fujifilm speak.… Read More

5:58 p.m.

Saying goodbye to Winter. Yesterday at 5:58 p.m., Spring arrived in the northern hemisphere. As much as I love winter, I’m really looking forward to the longer, warmer days. Though it still looks like winter in many parts of New Hampshire, it’s slowly loosening its grip on the land as the days grow longer and… Read More

SOOC.

Confessions of a (former) die-hard RAW shooter. Day after day my Fujifilm X-T2 amazes me with the images I’m able to produce, especially the straight out of camera (SOOC) jpegs. Case in point, this wonderful winter scene captured using the wonderful film simulations built into the camera. With my camera set to capture both RAW… Read More

Calm Before The Storm.

With a winter storm bearing down on the Northeast, with as much as 20″ of snow expected in some parts of New Hampshire, Saturday morning looked like it was going to be my only window of opportunity to venture out for a few photographs this past weekend. So with high hopes I headed to the… Read More

Tripods Need Love Too!

Considering how much it cost me, you’d think I might take better care of my tripod, you’d be wrong. Without question my tripod is the most abused piece of gear I own. That is except for the few times a year my tripod gets the love it deserves for serving me so faithfully all these… Read More

In Defense of Tilted Horizons.

Just Kidding, Please Stop. A Little Post Holiday Humor to Start The Year Off Right. First let’s be clear, I’m not talking about photos like the one below where I wasn’t careful enough when leveling my camera on the tripod. For this I should be flogged! I’m talking about those images where for some unknown… Read More

First Light.

Welcoming the New Year along the New Hampshire Coast. Since first picking up a camera a little over 10 years ago it’s become a bit of a tradition for me to head to the New Hampshire seacoast to capture the first sunrise of the New Year. This year was no different. Due to an over… Read More

If The Picture Is So Boring You Notice The Noise…

My Thoughts On Noise. What’s the first thing you notice about the above image? Is it the wind blown snow, it’s seasonal quality with the holiday wreath? Or is the fact the image is a little bit grainy because it was shot at ISO 3200? How about this image of the Memorial Bridge linking downtown… Read More

Can You Buy Your Way To Better Photographs?

In this, the second in my series of (hopefully) thought provoking questions about landscape photography, I ask, do you think buying a more expensive, higher end camera will make you a better photographer?  Do you feel that in some meaningful way your current camera is holding you back in such a way that you’re unable… Read More