Friday, October 30, 2015

Quick Snap - Fall Color

We're almost towards the end of the fall color season.  Some years, our giant bur oak holds onto its leaves through mid-November, and we might just be having one of those years.  The neighboring honeylocust cultivar is already bare.


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Window Art

Crayola has upped their game since when I was a kid.  Both boys LOVE these window crayons.  I couldn't help but photograph the light streaming through Brody's latest creation.  Be on the lookout for interesting light filtering through your windows.  The play of shadows resulting from the lower angle of sunlight entering our homes as winter approaches gives our living spaces a whole new look.


Friday, October 16, 2015

As the Light Creeps Over the Horizon

If you're following me on Instagram, you've seen me take photos of this sweetgum since before it had leaves.  We're now just getting to the point where it's going to be a spectacular photographic subject. When I arrive at the office, the sun is just casting its rays on the top of the tree, setting it on fire.


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Blue Hour, Red Toyota

An addition to my Columbus Town project, which has me shooting the urban streetscapes that have become part of my life over the past 12 years of living and working in Columbus. 


Monday, October 12, 2015

A Boy and his Pumpkin Part II

So Brody, our youngest son, is a ball to photograph because he's the boy with a thousand expressions. We'll even do little mini photo shoots where I just say "brody, do expressions", and he'll start flashing happy, sad, crazy monster boy, and so on.  But the photo above shows one of his authentic looks. We went to Legend Hills Orchard this Saturday near Utica, where he chose one of the largest pumpkins available.  I think he's almost in disbelief just how big and how cool this pumpkin really is.  And he's wondering to proudly to himself, almost in disbelieft, that he was able to con his parents to buy him a $12 pumpkin.

Last year I took another photo of Brody with a much smaller pumpkin.  A much more mellow (read exhausted), contemplative Brody with a much smaller pumpkin from last September.  What a difference a year makes!


I shot the top photo with the wonderful and now much cheaper-than-when-I-bought-it Canon EOS 7D Mark II and the very useful, extremely lightweight Canon EF-S 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS STM Lens   Thinking about buying a new camera or lens?  Using these links to make your Amazon purchase helps support my continuing photographic journey.  Thank you!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

My New Favorite Camera

Dublin Granville Road, at the eastern edge of Worthington, Ohio.

A few weeks ago, I purchased a new tough camera to replace my dead Nikon.  I love having a tough camera for family trips to the beach and pool.  I occasionally used my previous Nikon, but I really didn't like it.  At least I didn't use it much.  Which new camera did I purchase?  I took the advice of reviewer Ken McMahon and purchased the Olympus TG-860.  I love this camera!

Why?  Three reasons.  The first is its crazy wide 21mm equivalent lens.  I can include a whole lot of scene with this camera, more than any point and shoot I've ever owned. Two?  The camera has a flip up screen which is perfect for family selfies and capturing photos at strange angles.  And three?  What could finally make this camera perfect for me?  The microscope mode- this thing does some crazy closeups!

I highly recommend this camera if you're looking for a fun point and shoot that you can take anywhere. I bought the orange and black version that you see here.  Love this camera!