5 Day B&W Challenge – Day 5

Day 5 of 5 of the B&W challenge. This last shot I took last year in Yosemite. To be precise – it was here: Google Maps

5 Day B&W Challenge – Day 4

5 Day B&W Challenge – Day 4 A photo taken a few years ago while on a walk around the Great America River canyon, near Auburn, CA. These are some core samples, stacked up, should the Auburn dam ever be built….

5 Day B&W Challenge – Day 3

Here’s day 3 of 5 of the B&W challenge. A Hawker Hind, photographed earlier this year during their Air Pageant.

5 Day B&W Challenge – Day 1

Thanks to one of my photographic friends, I have succumbed to post a B&W photo every day for five days. Here are my photos.

Experiments with Focus Stacking

Some experiments with focus stacking. (Click on the photo for a larger version.) A total of twelve photos were taken, then using Photoshop, merged together to make the following composite. Notice how the entire circuit board is now in focus, and not just a small portion of it. Time to refine the technique and find…

Bonanza A36 Photo Shoot

Here are some photos that I took of Shawn’s Bonanza. For fun, a 15 year old was put in to the captain’s seat, while her father smiled (!). Thanks to John and Meg for helping out with the photo shoot – and of course Shawn for providing the subject plane! For some technical details, photos…

Yosemite

I was fortunate to be able to spend a few days in Yosemite National Park with my father-in-law, Larry Brenden. Larry, an accomplished landscape photographer, showed me some of his favorite locations in the Yosemite Valley, along with some great ideas and guidanceĀ on landscape photography. I got to use my Foolography Unleashed Bluetooth adapter to…

GPS Geotagging photos

Geotagging – Just where was that photo taken? In the past I have manually geotagged my photos. This was done manually using Adobe Lightroom and clicking on a map where the photo was taken. GPS serial connection I then used the Nikon MC-35 GPS connector, in conjunction with an old Garmin eTrex, to provide a…

AOPA Aviation Summit 2012

This year’s AOPA Aviation Summit was held in Palm Springs. Interesting location to see a GoPro Hero mounted on a PC-12 (would love to see the video from it): The return of the Parade of Planes – which was to taxi the planes back from the Palms Springs Convention Center to PSP Airport was quite…

Nikon D800

I upgraded my D-SLR to a Nikon D800. Previously I had been shooting with a Nikon D200, and had borrowed Nikon D300 and a Canon 5dMk2.   Before I bought this camera, I had rented one from BorrowLens.com – I highly recommend their service when you want to try out some camera gear, or just…

Dave’s Tiger

Part of testing out the Nikon D800, I needed a subject plane. Dave’s Grumman AA-5B Tiger proved to be a good candidate.   After shooting the photos, I shot a brief amount of video – humm: Dave’s Tiger Test from Andy Robinson on Vimeo.