thursday’s special: fall

Nikon D750   f/7.1   1/1000s   300 mm   100 ISO

jump on over to Paula’s to participate in this week’s challenge: fall


wpc: glow

Nikon D750   f/7.1   1/800 s   35 mm   400 ISO

jump on over to Jen’s to participate in this week’s photo challenge, glow

autumn with Issa

Before this autumn wind

even the shadows of mountains

shudder and tremble.

~Issa (S. Hamill, The Sound of Water)

Nikon D750   f/7.1   35mm   1/320s   400ISO

XDrive Photo Lesson – 12 – Shooting in Raw

For this xdrive photo lesson Raj introduces the reader to raw photography as well as explores the advantages and disadvantages of setting the camera to raw.

Some of the disadvantages of using raw are:

  1. size of files and required storage space
  2. requires editing
  3. sluggish burst mode
  4. software required to process files and convert to jpg
  5. sharing images while traveling

On the positive side, raw images allow the photographer to:

  1. recover areas in the image that may be over or under exposed.
  2. easily adjust white balance.
  3. make use of high-end image editing software
  4. ensure that original raw images are not destroyed during the editing process.

Nikon D750   f/7.1   1/400s   35 mm   ISO 400

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sample of raw image
raw adjusted image
edited image in Nik’s Color Effects

The second set of images were created using:

Nikon D750   f/6.3   1/6s   40 mm   ISO 400

sample of raw image
raw adjusted image
3 raw images edited using Nik’s HDR software

autumn with Thich Nhat Hanh


Here is the Pure Land,

The Pure Land is here.

I smile in mindfulness

and dwell in the present moment.

Buddha is the autumn leaf,

Dharma is the floating cloud,

Sangha is everywhere,

My true home is here.

Breathing in, the flowers bloom.

Breathing out, the bamboo sways.

My mind is free.

I enjoy every moment. 

~Thich Nhát Hanh, Zen Battles

seven day photo challenge: day 6


The rules to the Seven Day Photo Challenge challenge is,  “…is one black and white photo from your own life each day for seven days. No people depicted, no words of explanation. Invite one other person to join each day.”

Since I’m uncomfortable with the process of inviting others to join, I will extend the invitation from Emilio to those who let me know they would like to join.