Category Archives: inspiration

P&S4Landscape does the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Practicing Macro and Landscape In the two years since we last visited, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay Maine has continued its steady development. The main campus and visitor center of the gardens first opened to the public in … Continue reading

Posted in Active D-Lighting, bridge camera, close up, flowers, garden, inspiration, instruction, macro, Nikon Coolpix P500, super zoom | 3 Comments

Shooting the Clouds

(This post is adapted and expanded from a recent Pic 4 Today post!) I had forgotten how big the sky is on the High Plains of Colorado. The Rockies push up amazing clouds that drift (or drive as the case … Continue reading

Posted in bridge camera, clouds, dramatic landscape, editing, inspiration, instruction, Lightroom, Nikon Coolpix P500, panorama, PhotoShop Elements, postprocessing | 1 Comment

Acadia from under an umbrella…

the view from Gorham Mountain. Not quite raining. 4 shot panorama from Sand Beach to Otter Point. Click to enlarge. The weather, of course, does not always cooperate. My family and I tried to fit a few vacation days into … Continue reading

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Photomatix Light HDR

Mousam River HDR One day, just as my experiments with multiple exposure High Dynamic Range imaging on the iPhone (using Pro HDR) were taking hold, I found myself face to face with a landscape suitable for HDR treatment…and no iPhone … Continue reading

Posted in Canon SX20IS, hdr, inspiration, instruction, Lightroom, panorama, Photomatix, PhotoShop Elements, postprocessing | 3 Comments

A New Kind of Point and Shoot: iPhone 4

It had to come to this, of course. My new iPhone has a 5mp camera with a back-illumined, low-noise, high sensitivity CMOS sensor, auto focus and auto exposure (or you can select the focus and exposure point with a tap), … Continue reading

Posted in apps, editing, hdr, inspiration, iPhone 4, panorama, postprocessing | 3 Comments

Rainy Day on Point Loma: learning.

My one free day in San Diego with a new camera to play with…or rather, a new camera to learn…turned out to be blessed with rain. Still, it was San Diego…I only get there once a year…and I have never … Continue reading

Posted in bridge camera, Canon, Canon SX20IS, inspiration, instruction, Lightroom, postprocessing, super zoom | 3 Comments

A Year of Pics and Places

Happy New Year! A journey through my past year via the pictures and the places. What a blessing it has been, beginning to end! I can only praise my God, for God is God and God is good. Each thumbnail … Continue reading

Posted in 2009, inspiration, retrospective | 3 Comments

The Photogenic Moment?

Just over a year ago I started a Pic of the Day project, sort of by accident. I was new on Twitter and Facebook at that time, and I began to post, just for fun, an image each day to … Continue reading

Posted in aesthetics, inspiration, instruction, Opinion | 3 Comments

Gingerbread Tourist: with Sanyo CG10 dual camera

I spent several days in Cape May NJ last week, and I was trying, over the phone, to explain the charm of the place to my wife. I said, “One of these days, on a nice sunny day, I will … Continue reading

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No Such Thing as a Bad Photograhpy Day at Point Lobos

I visited Point Lobos the same weekend, two years in a row. The first time, a year ago, it was a clear morning. I got there just as the park opened, and stayed until early afternoon when the fog rolled … Continue reading

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