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Our New Polk County Courthouse Gigapan

We’ve just finished our image of the old courthouse in Bartow. It is almost 32 thousand pixels high by 88 thousand across and incorporates over 450 photographs. For more information (and a slightly larger picture), go to its webpage, www.BeeHappyGraphics.com/gallery/courthouse.html. From there you can follow the link to the full-size image on the Gigapan site, […]

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Tips For Using Exposure Compensation

I’ve already discussed some of your camera’s limitationsarticle. In another articlelink I discussed the three equally-important methods to control how much light your sensor collects and the side effects of each method. Today’s discussion is about how to use your camera’s semi-automatic exposure modes. We will briefly review some of the earlier principles but will […]

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Answers To “Is This Picture Level?”

A few weeks ago, I asked a few questions about a picture of me on the Turner Riverlink. I even offered a reward for the best answers. Here are my answers. First Question NO, the picture is not level. The photographers’ usual reference point for getting a picture level is the horizon. One of the […]

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Is This Picture Straight/Level?

This is I, canoeing on the Turner River just south of the Tamiami Trail just before noon in the late spring of 2008 (when I was just over 81% of my current age). In this picture, I’m just keeping the boat steady. The photographer (who is very near and dear to me) would normally be […]

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My Midnight Rainbow Quest – Tougher Than I Thought

I just recently looked a little deeper into some rainbow geometry and discovered that this challenge could be a lot harder than I first imagined. But for those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s a little history – The Facebook Quiz This all started with one of the little quizzes […]

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“Oak Tree Graveyard” – Our First Night Photograph

When we discovered Big Talbot Island State Parkwebsite north of Jacksonville one morning toward the end of April, 2010, Nancy saw Boneyard Beach and decided we needed to come back late in the afternoon for further investigation.  The elevation for most of the tree-clad island is about twenty feet.  Atlantic storms over the millennia have […]

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Tell It To The Judge: In Defense Of Photographers & Canvas

To be transparent, I must say I’ve developed some theories about the biases of art critics and the judges of art festivals, based mostly on their selections of art to be awarded prizes at these festivals (and maybe my own biases).  I’ve noticed certain patterns that I was hesitant to discuss here until I had […]

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Ideas For Shooting The Solar Eclipse In Miami With Phone Or Camera

I have some ideas for shooting the eclipse by either phone or SLR camera.   For those who haven’t heard, the next eclipse will be Monday, August 21st. In Miami, the eclipse will start around 1:30 pm, which is right after local apparent noon (when the sun crosses due south of us around 1:24 pm […]