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A Quick Pullover

I learned my photography with the help of Kodak Film. Black and white photos came to life in my basement using Kodak chemicals. When shooting color I would use Kodachrome 25 or 64. I have fond memories of those days. I was discovering and  learning. And darn it taking a pic with film, developing the film, then creating a contact strip and finally an enlargement, fills one with great satisfaction and accomplishment. Doing that work is tedious, yet awarding. In the days of film there was no instant gratification and boy, you really had to know the craft of photography. Mistakes were permanent and rarely did you have the opportunity to go back and retake the moment. I had to nail the photo and when it was all finished and I had created what what I had visualized the print to be, I would experience a creative high that would last for days. Today in the digital world I don’t experience that euphoria. It is all instant gratification and the feeling of happiness of nailing …

Fireworks And Being Creative

Talk about bad timing, I am about to write how to spice up your fireworks photography and it is about two weeks after the Fourth of July. Oh well, I am not in the practice of photographing fireworks so I didn’t have the photos to complement this article. This 4th of July a did a little photography during the fireworks show at Timnath, Colorado.  Now I have photos to share. So lets see if I can give you some ideas for next years fireworks photos. If you have been serious about photography for more than a month most likely you know the tried and true method to get pics like this one: It is a pretty and standard fireworks photo. Here are the specs: ISO 100, F-Stop 9.0, Exposure 6.2 seconds, lens a 16 to 80mm at 22mm. Camera on a sturdy tripod with a cable release. Of course all these setting were set in manual mode and the focus was also set manually to infinity. Nice pretty picture. Throw a bunch of them in …

Back in the blog biz

After a long time of neglecting my blog I’m back at it. A lot has been happening in my photographic life and I am rather mad at myself for not sharing with the world my photographic experiences. Also, I have been contemplating the state of photography and hopefully will soon put those thoughts down for others to think over. For now though saying I’m back and giving a brief glimpse into what I have been doing will just have to do. Also it should be noted I’m trying a new workflow with my blog. I’m using the App Ulysses to write this and from within the app I can post directly to my blog. If this works it sure is going to be nice. Here is the link to Ulysses: http://ulyssesapp.com/ Just got back from Ireland. Which of course was a total blast. Told you a lot has been going on in my life.  I traveled light, leaving all my Nikon gear at home and traveling just with my Fujifilm cameras. Don’t get me wrong …

It’s been a while.

Yep, I haven’t had time to do much posting on this blog.  I’ve actually been out and about and making a dime or two with my photography.  I’m back now and have a lot of catching up with fellow bloggers and others who have occasionally stopped in here.  So here is a few photos I have taken over the last few months.   This one was shot in Fort Collins, Colorado and is titled: “The finish line”. It was at the end of a professional cycling race. This one was captured in Rocky Mountain National Park on a foggy. morning.  It is kind of cool when seen big. A little stream in Rocky Mountain National Park in b&w.  Black and white photos are still my favorite. This summer a piece of the World Trade Center arrived in Fort Collins.  On that after it arrived this gentleman was a part of the ceremony. I have to admit on that day once again my eyes watered up. Well that is it for now.  Hoping for  everyone Happy …

I Love it and I hate it

Here is another photo that I really like and really hate.  Darn, I have a lot of those.  In this one, there is just way to much going on in the photo. When you look at the photo your eye is drawn to different points, the mountain, the tree in the foreground, and the clouds. There is other stuff.  By many not having a central point of interest would be considered a NoNo in photography.  But that is exactly why I like the photo. When printed in a rather large size, you don’t just look at it and walk away. Instead you study it. But that just might be me. – CLG 

Yep, I’m Still Alive and Kicking

A whole bunch of stuff has been happening that has kept me away from here. More about that another time. With a little luck, I’ll be doing a better job of keeping this blog up to date. On the positive side, I’ve lost over twenty pounds. There is a blogger that follows me and I follower her that will be very happy about that. While this has always been a photography blog now it will be also a video blog. Like before I’m not going to lecture people on what is the best equipment. I’ll just let you know what is happening to me and maybe you can get a couple of ideas on how to do and/or improve your videoing. Heck, maybe you can give me advice.  I still have a long ways to go before I’m considered an expert. Now when I do a photo shoot, besides shooting in what we consider the normal photo size, I also snap photos in the video format, 16 by 9.  That cuts down on editing.  Also I …