Only seven days and (minus) 30 degrees ago today we enjoyed a nice first snowfall here in the mountains of SW Virginia. Just thought I’d drop in with a few random shots of the kiddos making the most of a quick and painless first weather event of the season. Read more
The week between the Christmas and New Year holiday is generally a quiet one in the downtown Roanoke region. Save a few local residents enjoying the week off, along with a few stragglers already back at work (such as myself), the normally busy streets and alleyways can provide a veritable wealth of stoic charm and tranquility. Read more
As with any specialized area of photography, the art of macro photography – that is, making images of objects at a very close range – is in a creative world of its own.
This is true not only in terms of the specialized gear required to tell a story at a true 1:1 scale, but even more so in regard to the patience and practice needed to produce a clear and consistent result.
In this article, we’ll explore a technique known as reverse lens macro and consider one economical approach to producing amazing close-up images by using a simple reverse ring adapter and a manually-operated lens. Read more
Colorful afternoon walk with the camera and Chase along the Murray Run green way at Fishburn Park (Roanoke VA) on the first day of Autumn, just as the leaves begin to change and cover the ground in a blanket of brown, yellow and red. Love how the colors contrast with the rich late-summer greens.. Read more
After making the jump earlier this year from Canon EF to the Sony Alpha full-frame mirrorless system, I found myself (along with many others in the same position) immediately in the market for a suitable adapter to accommodate existing Canon glass.
Having a good deal of experience using the $400 Metabones III and IV adapter systems, I decided to do a little research and set out to price a few alternatives. Within a few keystrokes I had located the Fotodiox EF-Sny(E) Fusion Smart AF Lens Mount Adapter which, in light of its considerably less expensive $99 price tag, quickly piqued my interest as to whether it could be the right tool for the job. Read more
To the untrained eye, watching a farrier shoe a horse is a fascinating event to behold. The horse either loves it or hates it, and it takes a special breed to take on such a potentially risky task. Read more