Apr 072014
 

 

Quite surprised to see a post here again yes, I am not dead…. but still more or less on baby break, I had not dived in 2 years. I had actually sold my entire underwater rig (Olympus XZ-1, Olympus housing and two Ikelite Strobes), so now this time, I not only had to get back to diving, I also had to learn to handle the new gear (after much surfing, I settled on the Sony RX100II, a Recsea housing and ONE Sea&Sea YS-D1 strobe. Unfortunately it shows in the results, which are sub-par, but I am posting them anyway (may the  merciless internet comments commence!)

Dec 122013
 
Dec 122013
 

Intro

Well, it has been a while that I divested myself from Nikon, selling my D800 and many of my lenses to busier (and probably better) photographers who would give them more than a “shelf life”. In the past few months I have been shooting my Olympus OM-D E-M5, and more recently an E-M1, which covered 90% of what I do and are compact enough to be brought along almost anywhere. For full frame imaging, I used a Leica M, with its excellent optics. However I kept my favorite Nikkor lenses, namely the 85 mm AF-S f1.4,Nikon-Df1 45 mm PC-E and few other primes (105 f2.5 Ai-S and Micro 105 AF-S), as well as a 17-35mm AF-S, the latter to be used with my Full Spectrum converted D7000 for IR-landscapes.

Recently Nikon annouced the Df (Digital fusion, which I think is a misnomer- I think F-D, as in digital F, would have been ore fitting). If you are reading this you probably know already, but the Nikon Df is a “retro styled” full frame camera (FX in Nikon speak). Retro in this case means the top of the camera is reminiscent of the FE and F3 of yonder, with dedicated dials for shutter speed, exposure compensation and ISO, as well as a shutter button that accepts – nice but useless tough IMO – a mechanical shutter release cable. The back, and –  more important –  the innards – of the camera are pretty modern DSLR material built around the excellent 16 MP sensor of Nikon’s flagship D4, which is the best low light sensor available in any camera today (I am not alone in this opinion).

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Nov 302013
 

This is  a 2 month hiatus, but I am “illegally” squeezing this one in under “November”. It has been a pretty grey and busy month here in NY, but I though I’ll get you into a festive mood now.

November always marks the anniversary of my website, this is now year 5! I know it has been very quiet in the past year, as I shut down my business in order to spend more time with our son (I kept my ‘dayjob’). Anyway, I hope to continue the tradition.

 

Photographed with the new Nikon Df and 50 mm f1.8 lens.

4:3 Ratio

4:3 Ratio

 

Larger version after the break

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Oct 032013
 

The leaves turn quickly in Update NY. This is our first fall, and a great one so far.  Probably there will be better color mid-month, but with the September image being late this time, I’d rather be early this month.

Shot with the OM-D EM-5 and Panasonic 12-35.

4:3 Ratio

4:3 Ratio

 

As usual, feel free to download and share the images to use them for their intended purpose.

 

16:9 after the break….

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Aug 202013
 

August weather is variable. Due to the Hudson river, and likely the nearby mountains, there often is an eerie fog covering the adjacent fields.

As usual, feel free to download and share the images to use them for their intended purpose.

 

Shot with the Olympus OM-D EM-5 and Panasonic 14 mm f2.5 lens.

 

4:3 ration, click to enlarge

4:3 ration, click to enlarge

 

16:9 version after the break

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Jul 312013
 
4"3 ratio, click to enlarge

16:9  ratio, click to enlarge

 

We have made our move to Columbia County, NY, which is beautiful, much different from Maine. What better to show as an image than a sunbathed field, with the Catskill mountains in the background. Us for its intended purpose and fell free to share.

 

Smaller image (16:9) below.

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