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My home is in Chamberlains, CBS, Newfoundland: a place close enough to sea so that I can go there to watch the glorious sunsets over the bay, and the other infinite variety of sights and sounds that are forever changing, yet forever the same. I'm not as young as I used to be and don't get around much any more, but I've had many wonderful hours of enjoyment with my Yasihca 44 TLR and trusty old OM-2. I've always enjoyed photographing wild flowers, particularly the smaller ones, many of which , albeit mostly overlooked and dismissed as weeds, are exquisitely beautiful. Digital photography, complete with all the magic of its own portable darkroom, has brought a new dimension to the hobby. My OM-2 is retired now, but it is such a beautiful instrument, such a joy to hold and behold, that I don't think I will ever want to part with it. My digital, used mostly, is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30. Its 35-420 mm Leica zoom lens can really reach out for those hard to reach shots. My photographs are strictly amateurish, but hopefully some have succeeded in capturing something of the moment that inspired them.

Monday, September 15, 2008


HARVEST MOON.
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It is very difficult to photograph a full moon and expect detail because the moon is in the direct light of the sun and therefore there is very little contrast and no shadows to outline the contours of the mountains and the craters. Neverthless it was such a glorious night that I couldn't resist. A good omen, I hope, for a bountiful harvest.

4 Comments:

Blogger Charles Cheeseman said...

That's a great shot. What lens power were you using to get that close?

12:12:00 AM  
Blogger Lloyd said...

Thank's Charles.
My tele lens is only a Canon 70-300mm F/4.5-F/5.6 IS

If you are interested in the stats, the shot was hand held.
1/4000sec @ F/5.6 and 800 ISO. The IS is a definite help when taking hand-held tele shots. Usually I use a tripod.

2:47:00 AM  
Blogger Charles Cheeseman said...

Thanks Lloyd, that's useful information. I have a Nikon D70S, and still learning. Been putting off getting a good zoom lens, but will certainly be looking for something equivalent to the lens you used for this shot.
The IS must be the one which controls hand shake/vibration, I'm guessing. Pretty good for not using the tripod in any case.

Charlie

12:23:00 AM  
Blogger Lloyd said...

.Charlie, you've certainly got yourself a good camera, and with Nikon, a great selection of lenses to choose from.

12:50:00 AM  

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