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Sanibel Island Sea Shells

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  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Exposure bias: -1EV
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250s

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July 28th, 2014 at 1:12 pm

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Sanibel Island Ripples

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“The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly… music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees.” – Andres Segovia

Sanibel Island

  • Aperture: ƒ/22
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s

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July 25th, 2014 at 9:36 am

Good Night From Sanibel

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  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 120s

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July 23rd, 2014 at 2:39 pm

The Space Shuttle And A Toy Camera

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I recently added the new Nik Analog Efex Pro to my plugin collection for Lightroom and have been having some fun with it.  I took some “throw-away” shots that I would not normally process and decided to see what Analog Efex could do for them.  The result is, as you can see, is some fun and unusual effects using the toy camera effect.  Sometime’s it’s a lot of fun to try something different and learn some new techniques.  I feel that I need to do this from time to time to challenge myself to improve my photography.

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March 17th, 2014 at 6:08 pm

I’ll Bite You

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P-40 Warhawk

The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was an American single-engined, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground-attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. The P-40 design was a modification of the previous Curtiss P-36 Hawk which reduced development time and enabled a rapid entry into production and operational service. The Warhawk was used by most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in frontline service until the end of the war. It was the third most-produced American fighter, after the P-51 and P-47; by November 1944, when production of the P-40 ceased, 13,738 had been built, all at Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s main production facilities at Buffalo, New York.

Warhawk was the name the United States Army Air Corps adopted for all models, making it the official name in the United States for all P-40s. The British Commonwealth and Soviet air forces used the name Tomahawk for models equivalent to the P-40B and P-40C, and the name Kittyhawk for models equivalent to the P-40D and all later variants.

P-40s first saw combat with the British Commonwealth squadrons of the Desert Air Force in the Middle East and North African campaigns, during June 1941. No. 112 Squadron Royal Air Force, was among the first to operate Tomahawks in North Africa and the unit was the first Allied military aviation unit to feature the “shark mouth” logo, copying similar markings on some Luftwaffe Messerschmitt Bf 110 twin-engine fighters. – Wikipedia

I’ll Bite You

This P-40 Warhawk is on display at the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Center right as you walk into the museum.  The plane is suspended from the ceiling of the massive hanger and right at eye level from the entrance platform.  This allowed me to get this shot without much compression.  Here are the details: Canon EOS REBEL T4i | Canon 24-105mm @ 24mm | ISO 400 | f/4 @ 1/40″  (Note:  I needed the higher ISO due no flash or tripods allowed in the museum)

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March 6th, 2014 at 9:14 am

Shutdowns and Civil Disobedience 1

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We visited Washington, DC this past week during the shut down of the US federal government.  I love visiting DC, you never know what you are going to run into.  As the nations capital, there is always a protest or an act of civil disobedience as citizens exercise their constitutional rights.  Chris Cox, of South Carolina, has taken it upon himself to defy Park Services authorities to keep clean the National Mall while the mall is closed due to the government shutdown so that veterans could enjoy the monuments that have been dedicated to them.  I managed to snap off a picture of Chris doing an interview for a TV station explaining his motivations.  I met him afterward and thanked him for his service to the country and the efforts he is trying to make to keep the mall open.

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October 12th, 2013 at 6:58 pm