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A Film to Digital Comparison

April 20, 2021 - For the most part, comparison of film to digital for image quality is a pointless exercise. I would say that any digital...
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Thoughts on 35mm Film

April 17, 2021 - Portrait of Jackson E. Hounddog Kodak Portra 400, Yashica Electro 35 GSN, processed with Negative Lab Pro There was a t...
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Infrared Processing with the B&W Artisan Pro X Panel

February 14, 2021 - Tharps Rock and Alta Peak, Sequoia National Park, May 2019 105mm, f/8, 1/100 sec, ISO 100, 590 nm (Sony a6000 with 18-1...
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Practical Example of ETTR

January 22, 2021 - 80mm, 1/80 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 HDR bracketed exposure processed in Lightroom As I was reviewing images for my last post...
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A Bit of Luck, Moonrise Over the West Spanish Peak

January 22, 2021 - 80mm, 1/80 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 HDR bracketed exposure, processed in Lightroom (no Photoshop!) This image was not planne...
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Paris, Place du Panthéon, Black and White Images

December 29, 2020 - 41mm, 1/40 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400 (Sony a6500 with 16-50 kit lens) Processed with Jim Welninski’s Ilford Delta 100 profile...
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Paris, Place du Panthéon, Color Images

December 23, 2020 - Central Domes of the Panthéon. The four pendentives are decorated with paintings by François Gérard depicting Glory, Dea...
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The Christmas Star Great Conjunction of 2020

December 22, 2020 - “Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem,...
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Moonrise Composite Edited on the iPad Pro

December 17, 2020 - 30 mm, 1/50 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400 (Moon shot at 50mm, 1/160 sec) This image is a composite: the scene was captured at 30mm...
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The Old Truck

September 27, 2020 - 29 mm, 1/400 sec, f/4, ISO 100, 470 nm Infrared We spotted this old truck parked in a little meadow alongside a county r...
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Milky Way Panorama Processing

September 20, 2020 - Milky Way Over the Spanish Peaks, March 2018 I recently reworked my first Milky Way image from the original raw files (s...
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Eiffel Tower Panorama

May 03, 2020 - Eiffel Tower Panorama 46-megapixel crop of a 20-shot panorama, 1/800 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400 (Sony a6500 with 16-50 mm lens...
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Luberon Landscapes

May 02, 2020 - Gordes 23 mm, 1/200 sec, f/8, ISO 100 (Sony a6500 with 16-50 mm kit lens) There's some often-repeated advice on intern...
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Les Basses Combes, Provence

April 17, 2020 - Gîte Marronnier 18 mm, 1/160 sec, f/8, ISO 400 As part of summer trip to Spain and France in 2019, we spent a week in P...
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My Travel Photography Kit

April 13, 2020 - Roissillon, Provence. 36 mm, 1/2000 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400. (Sony a6500 with 16-50 mm kit lens) Last summer (2019) my fami...
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Cathedral HDR Processing and Color Correction

April 13, 2020 - HDR composite of 4 raw images, 12 mm, f/5.6, ISO 400 One of the issues I encountered processing my photos from the Avila...
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Chimney Rock at Ghost Ranch

November 03, 2019 - 81 mm, 1/80 sec, f/9, ISO 100, 590 nm Infrared While on a spring weekend getaway to New Mexico, we ventured over to Ghos...
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Interior Panorama of the Cathedral of the Savior, Avila, Spain

September 09, 2019 - Catedral de Cristo Salvador, the Cathedral of the Savior, the oldest Gothic cathedral in Spain. Construction began in 10...
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Milky Way Panorama Stacking with Sequator

August 21, 2019 - Final stacked and processed image: 8-frame panorama from 32 exposures stacked in Sequator. Sony a6500, 12 mm, f/2.0, 2...
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Moro Rock, Sequoia National Park

August 18, 2019 - Alta Peak, Sequoia National Park 590 nm Infrared, 105 mm, 1/100 sec, f/8, ISO 100 About 15 years ago (in ~2004), I had...
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ISO Invariance, Dual Gain, and the Sony a6500

June 06, 2019 - Key Points (TL;DR) Noise is not created by using higher ISO, it is created by a lack of light. The tradeoff of increasin...
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Re-creating the Aerochrome Film Look in Lightroom

April 25, 2019 - Rio Grande Gorge Bridge 590 nm filter, 18 mm, 1/320 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100 (Processed in Lightroom using Aerochrome Profil...
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Processing a Monochrome Infrared Image in Photoshop

April 13, 2019 - 590 nm filter, 105 mm, 1/250 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100 After I had my camera converted for infrared photography, I knew I woul...
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Options for Processing Infrared Raw Files for Sony Cameras

March 26, 2019 - Preliminary Edit for Instagram Lightroom/Adobe Camera Raw vs. Capture One vs. Sony Imaging Edge The conversion of a raw...
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Improving My Best Photo

March 17, 2019 - Final Blended Image of 3 Exposures A few days after Thanksgiving in 2017, I went out before sunrise to one of my favorit...
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Enhancing a Color Image with Black and White

March 10, 2019 - Monochrome Image Blended with Color 35 mm, 1/200 sec, f/10, ISO 200 I've been working on black and white processing qui...
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Exploring Infrared

February 26, 2019 - Capitol Peak at Palo Duro Canyon, 590 nm Infrared 24 mm, 1/200 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 I recently had my older camera, a So...
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Reworking an Old Image

February 23, 2019 - A good friend of mine recently purchased some framed prints to hang in his office, and one of the images he selected was...
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Sunset at Griffith Park

February 05, 2019 - I recently made a trip to Los Angeles for some meetings as part of my job as a water resources engineer. This was my fir...
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Spring Fire Benefit

July 08, 2018 - The Spring Fire of 2018 has devastated much of this beautiful area, yet many of the most scenic places including the Cuc...
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Auto ETTR on a6500

May 15, 2018 - I read about a method over on the FredMiranda.com forum for " Auto ETTR " for the Sony A7RIII using the new Highlight me...
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My Photography Gear: Sony a6000

April 13, 2018 - Occasionally when I share a photo I get the photographer's favorite question, "What kind of camera do you use?" I'm sure...
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Sand Dunes Panorama

November 29, 2017 - One of my favorite photographers always says that you should make an image black and white when there is no color in the...
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Best Photos of 2016

December 31, 2016 - Over the last 10 days I've showcased my picks for my Best Photos of 2016. Here they are in descending order: Number 1 N...
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Aspen Cathedral

November 03, 2016 - This image is my second attempt to realize an artistic vision to mimic a "cathedral vertorama" in a forest of aspens. My...
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The Old Truck

August 29, 2016 - My photography buddy Scot Mangold had the idea to capture the Milky Way above this old abandoned truck at Cordova Pass....
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Amarillo by Morning

June 09, 2016 - This morning I got up early to capture a sunrise time lapse at a wheat field on the edge of the city. I've shot a couple...
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