Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Gulls Over Sand

I hate to be monotonous being that the last 4 photos all were at the same place but... Once again my favorite one was picked out after the fact. I went back and looked and thought this had a good horizantal line at all levels. I must have seen something when i shot it, sometimes unconcious is better I guess. D2X, 17-55mm f/2.8, ISO 100 @ f/8, 1/320th of a second. Enjoy, JP.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Greatest life. I told you.

Just another sunday out on the water. Took the boat to Boca Grande to do some fishing and some chillin. Got a couple good photos of my two good friends Wayne and Marcus. What a life? I just can't complain. Enjoy, JP.

He's up there.

One of my 5 favorite people in the world. My nephew eli. Caught the little rascal with my 50mm f/1.8. D2x, ISO 200 @ f/1.9, 1/60th of a second. Enjoy, JP.


Went out last night till about 2 a.m. but somehow still managed to pop up at about 6:45 this morning so I figured I wouldn't waste the time and grabbed the D2X again. I was way behind the sunrise this time so I packed up cause I wasn't "feeling" the shot when I got to my F-250 to see a sweet reflection. One I might print and one of me in action. Being behind the camera it is a rare, "new species-ish" shot of me, so I thought I would share. The first one is with the Nikon 35mm f/2, ISO 500 @ f/24 (lens only goes to f/22,exif?), 1/6 of a second handheld. The second is Nikon 35mm f/2, ISO 100 @ f/7.6, 1/8 second handheld. Enjoy, JP.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Newly Inspired

As I posted some images the other day that were of my nephew and some random plant life I kind of dogged the $1300 Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 that I use. The very next post was taken of a sunrise in which I went to shoot with the 50mm but couldn't move much because of the highway. The picture was taken with the 17-55mm to which I must appoligize (don't want him getting soft around the edges).
Now that that is explained I think I will keep the 17-55mm untill I can find something in that range worth having. I am slowly filling the range with primes as today I recieved my Nikkor 35mm f/2 MF. I must admit that focusing through the veiwfinder is not something that i'm used to. I'm trying to take my time and use the distant scale on the actual lens, also not used to doing. It is helping me approach photography with more thought of the process and not just the result. This is at the conch harbor walk in the pouring rain, thank you weather sealed $4500 Nikon D2X. Nikon 35mm f/2, ISO 100 @ f/16, 1/2 second. Enjoy, JP.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Only if...

If I wasn't in such a hurry I could have put up the tripod and got some heighth. If I only could have had time to put the camera on full manual, white balance and all. If I only had the time to get the right focus point. If I only had a panoramic stitching software cause I put this together pretty poorly. I hope you can't tell. This is kinda what it would look like if I had done it right. Kinda comical. Enjoy, JP.

Sunrise Key West

Today after my 6 A.M. workout I decided to grab the D2X and head west. I parked at the spot this photo was taken but I took a small walk about 10 minutes before to scout some other positions. When I looked back by my truck there was an older man standing in "this" spot taking pictures. He just happened to have a Pentax *ist DS, the first DSLR that I ever owned. He was kind enough to share "my" spot with me when the time arose. Nikon D2X, Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8, ISO 320 @ f/8 1/320 of a second. Enjoy, JP

Thursday, September 13, 2007

On my little vacation last weekend to Tampa to see some long lost friends I was relaxing for a while and started to look at some lenses on ebay. I read some reviews of some primes in the 'normal' range cause i'm getting tired of my 17-55mm f/2.8. Its too big and doesn't test me like it should. I want something I can just throw on and go out using only that focal length. Makes things challenging. I ordered the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 which is supposed to be one of the sharpest lenses ever made by nikon and the Nikkor 35mm f/2 manual focus. These are from the 50mm which I took to work with me for 2 days to use during dead time. A little dull wide open, all these are wide open at f/1.8, but super sharp stopped down from f/2.8 on. Enjoy, JP.