More Nikon Stunning Stuff

I had a third image "selected" for the Nikon Stunning Gallery.  I use quotes because I’m not sure what kind of selection process is going on.  In order to place a photo in contention, you add the tag nikonstunninggallery to any of your Flickr photos.  I’m guessing some ‘bot does the processing, because I’ve seen … Continue reading More Nikon Stunning Stuff

Silky Water

In all my ranting about pedestrians, I forgot to post my reason for being out and about yesterday.  The early morning light was quite nice.  I first stopped by the historic Springwood Cemetery downtown and got a few shots.  Next, I headed on over to Falls Park to see if I could get the silky … Continue reading Silky Water

Parkway

Despite some threatening clouds in our area, we decided to take the convertible up through Pisgah National Forest and onto the Blue Ridge Parkway.  The roads were a bit crowded, as one might expect for a holiday weekend, but the weather held off and we had a nice drive.  I battled the crowds at Looking … Continue reading Parkway

A Tale of Two Cameras

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… Well, maybe instead of Dickens we need to paraphrase Shakespeare: Two cameras, both alike in dignity..   One of the reasons I selected the D50 was because it was so similar to my N60.  The controls are almost identical, and lenses can be … Continue reading A Tale of Two Cameras

Nikon Stunning Gallery

Nikon and Flickr have partnered to create a showcase of photos called the Nikon Stunning Gallery.  Apart from a semi-nude picture of Kate Moss holding the new Nikon S6, it features shots from Flickr that have been selected for inclusion. Guess what?  My Easter egg close-up shot was selected!  Right now it’s on the front … Continue reading Nikon Stunning Gallery

Doh!

I just realized that I’ve been making a critical error.  I’m still in the "web designer" mindset, so I try to make all of my images as compact and as efficient to load as possible.  To acccomplish this, I’ve been using Photoshop’s "save for web" function.  This holds whether or not the image is to … Continue reading Doh!

Saturday Photo Hunt

I was itching to take some more pictures, but wasn’t sure where to start.  I first headed downtown to the annual Greek Festival at St. George’s Greek Orthodox, hoping to get some action, people, and nice colors.  It was a bit early, and neither the crowds nor the action had started.  I wandered a bit, … Continue reading Saturday Photo Hunt