Not My A-Game Today

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I was halfway through my day of photography when I noticed that I was shooting in manual mode. Not that this is a bad thing, it’s just that I thought I was auto focusing, which I wasn’t, and I missed focus on about half my shots.

This would have been a much better composition had it been in focus.

Lines and Shapes

When I passed this location, I stopped, moved back and forth knowing there was a composition to be captured. I finally opted for a viewpoint that showed a jumble of lines and shapes. Also, I think the two posts in front create a bit of tension but, they do then lead the eye into the image to discover the other shapes.

“Place” Out Of Time

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I’ve been driving past this “Place” for several years and have wanted to stop and photograph it but, it always seemed I didn’t have time or didn’t have my camera. Today I returned with time and a camera.

Challenges

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Shrouded In Fog

We’ve all been challenged by the events this past year or more and I hope we find the path to better days in the near future. But, the damnpenic has not been the only challenge I have had to deal with recently. I have developed cataracts which have been been getting worse the last couple of months, This image is a bit like what my everyday life is like…always varying degrees of fogginess. It’s often hard to tell if what I see with my eyes is worth photographing and it has become increasingly more difficult to know if I am nailing focus. I look forward to the surgery next month and getting the worst eye sorted out.

Another challenge for me is that I am in the process of changing camera formats. I am moving from full frame Canons to Fujifilm medium format. Although I have yet to find buyers for my 5D Mk4 and 5D S, I have sold four of my six lenses. The two I have left are a Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro and a Tamron 10-24mm which is designed for an APS-C camera.so it vignettes on a full frame at wider than 15mm. Until I sell the two camera bodies these are the only lenses I have to work with. I has forced me to be creative with my shooting. As a backup, I do have a Sony RX100 Mk5, my iPhone 12 Pro and a DJI Mavic Air 2, so I’m not totally lost. If I really want to challenge myself, I can load some B&W film into my Nikon FM.

I look forward to having clearer vision and a new view finder to look through in the near future. It will give me a new focus in my work and life.

On the Rocks

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After a long absence from my blog, I am finally getting back out to create some new images. I will make no excuses for my absence, it’s just how life has been of late. After all, I sure life has been a bit strange for all of us.

I find this image to be a bit of a jumble, not quite sure where to enter the image, The large rocks at the bottom are one option, the bright white is another, you may find your own way in.

A Gallery of Images From the West

After a week on the road capturing images from the Oregon coast to Minnesota, I have created a gallery of photos on my website.  Rather than creating the same gallery on my blog, here is the link to the site: http://northernvisionsmedia.com/?page_id=2727

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