Planning my first shoot for the year.

It looks like – against my better judgement – I’m meeting a friend (hi, Steve!) and going over to Fort Monroe at o’dark thirty next Sunday morning for a sunrise shoot. If the weather is decent, i.e., dry. It will be bad enough being up at that hour without lousy weather, too. Cold is ok; wet and cold is not!

I’ll be taking my Nikon and the phone, of course. Maybe a tripod. We’ll see.

Looks like I’m breaking out my 70-200 thermos…

I’m over Etsy.

I’ve tried my best for a couple of years, but it’s time to face the truth: my shop on Etsy is going nowhere. I’ve put it in vacation mode and will be closing officially on New Year’s Eve.

I’m still a photographer; nothing can change that.

This blog, and TheiPhoneographyBlog.wordpress.com, will remain active. I don’t plan on posting to either again until early next year. Maybe I’ll post more often now that the pressure to be a financial success is off my shoulders.

Thanks for reading this. Thanks following me. I’ll be back in a few weeks.

Fall Leaves – Peaking Soon

I’m trying to merge my schedule, peak fall color, and the weather report to find the best day to head up to Williamsburg and the Colonial Parkway to shoot some fall color. Tomorrow’s out, as I have two meetings and there’s a 90% chance of rain. Friday through Monday, however, with forecasted temps in the low 60’s and partly cloudy-to-sunny skies, looks promising.

Rocket Launch

I’m going over to Norfolk tonight to photograph a rocket launch. It’s another chance to break out the 80-200 and see what it can do.

I don’t know what to expect; I’ve never seen a launch. If I get anything good I’ll post it here tomorrow.

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Fall Photography

Color photo, park bench during the fall season.Here in southeastern Virginia, the leaves on a few trees are starting to turn color here and there.

It’s pathetic.

It’s fall! I want to see fall color!

I’m thinking about heading up towards DC later this week. It might actually look (and feel) like fall up there.

As always, comments are welcome. I’d like to know that someone, somewhere, is actually reading my posts.

New Work at TheiPhoneographyBlog!

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Sepia photo of a lone person on a ferry

I’ve just added a bunch of work to the galleries of my mobile photography blog, TheiPhoneographyBlog.wordpress.com. Surf on over and take a look! I hope you’ll like what you see.

Old Lenses? Great Lenses!

Black and white photo of the full moon on cloudy night

Full Moon Over Portsmouth…

This is what you can do, handheld, with a Nikon D7100 set at ISO 6400(!) and an ancient (1977-81) Nikon 80-200 f/4.5n lens!

Per Ken Rockwell, this is one of Nikon’s ten best lenses ever; it’s certainly one of the best I’ve ever used. I don’t focusing my own lens when I can get results like this for under $100.

New work added to the galleries!

I’ve just added a boatload of new work to all the galleries, so take a look around and let me know what you think!

First Day of Fall!

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Autumn In The ParkHappy Dance! Happy Dance!

• Finally, it will be cool enough to hit the streets with my camera — without fear of melting in to the pavement.

• Finally, the leaves will start to turn, providing a welcome burst of color to the landscape, all ready to turn into art.

• Finally, I can break out my sweaters again! (I love my sweaters.)

And if I’m really lucky, Garden Ridge (or whatever they call themselves these days) will have their garish, neon Christmas trees all lined up, just waiting for me to have a little iPhoneography fun! Do yourself a favor and go, especially if you need a laugh. They are so bad, they’re good!

I love the fall.