I don’t do too well with live plants. I tend to over or under water them. However, I do just fine with dried roses.
I gave these purple roses to Cindy for one of those Hallmark holidays. I’m glad she preserves them in some way, so I don’t feel so bad for paying so much for dead foliage.
Petals up close.
I tried painting with light once before in Vancouver during a night photo workshop, but haven’t done it since. I didn’t even do the writing, I pressed the shutter and the instructor did all the work.
It took me a little bit to get the settings right and to get use to writing backwards. I ended up using a 20 sec exposure because backwards writing is hard to do and I’m slow.
If you look close, you’ll see my dog’s silhouette under the “ON.”
I gave up trying to dot the “i.” The lamp post did it for me.
Bentley is a young little boxer mix pup who’s even crazier than my dog, Sheldon. Sheldon and Bentley had a romping session in the grass today. Don’t worry, it’s all just play biting. Bentley is still in one piece.
Puppies sure are crunchy.
My Nikon WU-1B wireless attachment for my D600 arrived today. It’s suppose to allow you to control and download images from camera to iPhone/iPad wirelessly.
The Nikon iPhone app is free, but it’s pretty much crap. Sure you can tell the camera to take a picture with the app, but it’ll take a good 2-3 minutes to upload a Raw image. The interface is also pretty terrible.
I ended up using a $15 app called ShutterSnitch instead. It allows images to be transferred to an iDevice via wireless add-ons (Eye-Fi, Wifi, WU-1B). It works great. Here’s a shot of me using my infrared remote to trigger the camera and upload the image to my iPad.
Technology, gotta love it.
Ok, NYC to Chicago isn’t that long of a flight. However, delays at LaGuardia airport sure aren’t fun. LaGuardia is the worse U.S. airport I’ve been to.
At least my dog was there to greet me happily when I returned.
Sheldon making himself comfortable.
I found myself in New York City tonight, for business. The hotel I stayed in had a nice rooftop bar. It had a great view of the city.
These aren’t my glasses, and I don’t know that couple.
My new to me Nikon D600 (refurbished) arrived today. I was excited to take it out for a spin.
I love the form factor, it’s much smaller than my Nikon D800. I can’t believe Nikon was able to stick a full frame sensor and mirror in this thing. The images it takes are phenomenal too.
Reviews told me these cameras were plagued with sensor dust issues. Turned the aperture to f/22, zoomed in at the sky, defocused, and took a shot. Yup, what a filthy sensor!
I haven’t given up on this camera yet. Off to the Nikon Service Center to see what they can do to help.
Trees in the front yard.
Sunset by the lake.