Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Gates TD Catch

This weekend marks the end of the NFL's regular season.  Seems like it just started!  Oh well, it just means the playoffs are starting soon and the first two rounds are the best two weeks in football; the Wildcard Weekend and then the Divisional Round!  To mark the occasion, here is a shot I took of Antonio Gates of the Chargers about to catch the football for a touchdown while Mike Mitchell of the Steelers and Danny Woodhead (Chargers) watch.

This shot was take from the nosebleeds at the opposite end of the field so you can see that the zoom is pretty significant on the DMC-FZ300.  This shot was not cropped for anything other than its aspect ratio.  It's a little noisy, but man, that thing can zoom!

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Exif data:

Camera - Panasonic DMC-FZ300
Focal Length - 107.9mm
Aperture - f2.8
Exposure - 1/640
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 1600
Exposure bias - -2/3 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Another Teton and Snake River, Color Version

A little over three weeks ago I posted a black and white version of this shot.  I promised I'd put the color version out and here it is.  Which one do you like better? The black and white one (click here to  see it) or this one?  I still haven't made up my mind....

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Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D300S
Lens - Nikkor 18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length - 52mm
Aperture - f10
Exposure - 1/400
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - ??? (probably but can't remember for sure, sorry)
# of brackets - 7, maybe?  spaced 1 EV apart from -3 to +3

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Williamson County Courthouse at XMas, 2014 02

I saw this one and thought it needed to be posted..  Another shot of the Williamson County Courthouse in Georgetown, TX.  Yes, it's an HDR..  Don't do those as much as I used to, but they still are fun!  Merry Christmas!

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10mm
Aperture - f11
Exposure - 17 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 5, spaced 1 EV apart from -2 to +2

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Williamson County Courthouse At XMas, 2014

I really should get to the square and take more pics before Christmas, but time has just gotten away from me and now I don't think I'll make it.  Have to try harder next year.  Anyway, here's a shot I took last year.   And, if I don't get back to the blog before then have a Merry Christmas, everybody!

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifim X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 11mm
Aperture - f10
Exposure - 0.8 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Whoville Window

Every year, the town of Smithville, TX decorates Main St for Christmas with a different theme.  Last year the theme was "Whoville" and this storefront was decorated with a bunch of stuff from Dr. Suess' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".  Not sure what the theme was this year, but I'll bet it was great!

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10mm
Aperture - f11
Exposure - NA
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 640
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Qualcomm Stadium Fireworks

Today could be the last day the the San Diego Chargers play in San Diego.  It's totally understandable, too because that stadium sucks with a capital SUCK!  I'm sorry for the fans of San Diego because they would no longer have a local team. However, the Chargers need a decent stadium and Qualcomm is not very nice.  When we went to the Steelers v Chargers game, we had seats in the nosebleeds above one of the end zones. On the very last play of the game, the Steelers won on a touchdown run, but we missed it because we couldn't see the near end zone.  Why?  Because the stadium sucks!  It's time for a new one!

Anyway, here's a shot from when the Chargers kicked a field goal.  Whenever the Chargers score, they shoot off fireworks.  Kinda nice, but they really need a new stadium!

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Exif data:

Camera - Panasonic DMC-FZ300
Focal Length - 5mm
Aperture - f2.8
Exposure - 1/320
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 1600
Exposure bias - -2/3
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Friday, December 18, 2015

Grazing Bighorn Sheep

I took this in Jackson Hole on our ski trip a few years back.  There's so much to see in Jackson Hole other than just wonderful landscapes and ski slopes.  Lots of wildlife to look at and the elk/caribou preserve is pretty awesome, too.  You guys in the NXNW group should have a blast!  Can't wait to see your work!

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Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D300s
Lens - Nikkor 18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length - 80mm
Aperture - f16
Exposure - 1/1000
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Shutter-priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - -2/3
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Zilker Tree and Skyline 02

Here is another shot of the Zilker tree in front of the Austin skyline I shot while out with Van Sutherland last year.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifim X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 153mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 0.7 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 640
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets -7, spaced 1 EV apart from -3 to +3

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Smithville Gazebo 02

I took this shot last year around this time out in Smithville, TX.  They really decorate the town nicely and I might get some more shots again this weekend.  We'll see!

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10mm
Aperture - f11
Exposure - 1/2 sec
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 640
Exposure bias - -2 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 7, spaced 1 EV apart from -3 to +3

Monday, December 14, 2015

Luckenbach Post Office

This the the Luckenbach Post Office.  I assume back in the day it was a real post office, but now it is pretty much a souvenir store.  They have some nice little trinkets in there from coffee cups to cowboy hats.  They also have three cats that hang out there; Dillon, Doc and Miss Kitty.  That's right, they are named after the characters from the old Gunsmoke TV show!  Cool, huh? You can see one of them chillin' on the porch bench in this shot, but I'm not sure which one it is...

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifim X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/420
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 800
Exposure bias - -2/3
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Friday, December 11, 2015

Hays County Courthouse

This is a shot of the Hays County Courthouse in the heart of San Marcos, TX that I took last Saturday afternoon.  You see, Eileen went shopping with her mom Barb and her sister Annette so I took the opportunity to try and find something to photograph.  One of the places I ended up was the town square in San Marcos, the county seat of Hays County.  They have the courthouse decorated for Christmas and it looks pretty nice during the day, but I bet a twilight shot would look even better.  Maybe next year.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 14.5mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/750
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Hondo and Hats of Luckenbach

I went out to Luckenbach, TX last Saturday.  I've always wanted to go there since it has a sort of legendary history with Willie Nelson's 4th of July concerts and other things.  There's not much there other than a post office that has been converted to a souvenir store, a dance hall and a few other buildings.  Out behind the store is a stage and some picnic tables.  Looks like a fun place to see live music some time.  But, at the time I went, there was no live music and it was pretty dead.  So, I took some pictures of course!

This shot is from inside the post office.  It's a shot of some hats - obviously - along with a painting of Hondo Crouch.  He's quite a character and the guy who basically turned Luckenbach into the music venue that it is now, from what I understand.  He had quite an imagination and might have been a little off his rocker, in a good way.  Click here to read more...

This shot is a little perplexing to me.  I wanted it to be totally symmetrical, but the way everything lined up, I had to center the image based on the way the hats were arranged or with the light and the painting being in the center.  I opted for the latter and centered the shot on the painting and the light above.  I hope it worked, but you can tell me otherwise if you are so inclined.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10.5mm
Aperture - f5
Exposure - 1/25
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 3200
Exposure bias - -2/3 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Friday, December 4, 2015

Another Teton and Snake River BW

Now that the weather has finally turned cold - relatively speaking since I live in Texas - I thought it might be time to post a shot that looks cold.  This is another one from Jackson Hole, WY taken back in 2013 showing the Grand Tetons over the Snake River.  I like converting these types of mountain shots to black and white - I think they look more majestic or something that way.  I have a nice color version that I may put out sometime soon and then you can tell me which one you like better.  Until then, have a great day and thanks for dropping by!

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Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D300S
Lens - Nikkor 18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length - 52mm
Aperture - f10
Exposure - 1/400
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - ??? (probably but can't remember for sure, sorry)
# of brackets - 7, maybe?  spaced 1 EV apart from -3 to +3

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Everything's 25% Off for December!

Hello everyone!  If you are a regular visitor to this blog - probably only me, hehe - then you may know that I also have a photo gallery at http://egearingphoto.blogspot.com where I sell many of the images you see here.  Well, for the rest of the year, you can purchase anything you want there at 25% off with coupon code DEC2015.  Just a way to say thanks for visiting and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Catalina Panorama

There are so many views of Avalon on Catalina when riding on the little golf carts around the island.  Towards the end of our self-guided tour, we stopped so I could get a panorama of most of the little town of Avalon.  When we go to places like this, I often wonder how much the homes go for.  I bet they go for a pretty penny here.

One other cool tidbit about Avalon that is pretty cool..  We stopped for a drink before we had to get back on the ferry and the bartender there was telling us about what living is like there.  Mostly it's boring, but he said there is absolutely no crime.  Except (there's always a caveat isn't there?), when the cruise ships come in. When people arrive from the cruise ships, they rent the golf carts, get drunk and then have accidents. That's the extent of the crime.  Interesting.  Oh, we turned the golf cart back in before we went to this bar, hehe! ;-)

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 31.5mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/550
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Monday, November 30, 2015

More Laguna Surfer Dudes

Now that Thanksgiving is over and the tryptophan has worn off, it's time to go back to posting pics from the CA trip.  This is another shot of some surfers hanging ten at Laguna Beach..  Aliso Beach Park in Laguna Beach to be precise...


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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 55mm
Aperture - f9
Metering Mode -  Multi-segment
Exposure - 1/900
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

William Brewster 02

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  For this occasion, I thought I'd break away from the California pics and post a shot from our trip to Massachusetts back in 2011.  This is from the Plimouth Plantation, a place that simulates the initial settlement that the pilgrims built upon their arrival in 1620.  The person you see here is playing the part of William Brewster, a preacher and leader of the community.  If you ever go to Plymouth, checkout the plantation.  They also have a simulation of the Wampanoag Indian settlement there as well.  Fascinating!

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Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D300s
Lens - Nikkor 10.0-20.0 mm f/4.0-5.6
Focal Length - 13mm
Aperture - f11
Exposure - 1.3 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sun Shining Into the Sheerwater Bar

Just before we sat down to eat at the Sheerwater in the Hotel Del Coronado, I peaked inside the bar and noticed that as the sun was setting, it was shining this great light right onto the bar itself.  Obviously I had to get a shot of that.  Not too much of anything else is going on in the shot other than patrons enjoying themselves and staff going about their business, but I hope it conveys a little of the sunlight that I thought was so cool.  I also gave it a duotone look to give it a nostalgic feel.  Did it work?

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens -  Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 24mm
Aperture - f6.4
Exposure - 1/30
Metering mode - spot
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 250
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Friday, November 13, 2015

Oceanside Pier Underside

I just had to get the obligatory shot from underneath the Oceanside Pier when I had the chance.  Unfortunately, I did not have the tripod, but the shot turned pretty good for the most part.  It's a little noisy, so I really need to take the 'pod next time.

This image is not an HDR, but I did auto-bracket when I shot it, even though it was hand-held.  What I did in post was take the -1 EV exposure and masked in the bright exposure for the top of the image.  It brought a little more detail that way, yet still pretty noisy.. That's what you get for ISO 6400...

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 18mm
Aperture -  f5.6
Metering - Multi-segment
Exposure - 1/5
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 6400
Exposure bias - -1 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - 2

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Mission Beach Lifeguard Shack 02 Duotone

This is sort of a sequel to my Mission Beach Sunset shot.  Except, I decided to go a different way with this one and make it a duotone to give it a more timeless look and emphasize some of the people on the beach along with the lifeguard shack.  The sky for this shot was a little more hazy at this angle as well so I opted for negative space there.  Overall I like the look.  A bigger question though is, do you like it?

Thanks and have a good one!

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 55mm
Aperture - f5.6
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure - 1/400
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Monday, November 9, 2015

Hotel Del Coronado Lobby

When you see the outside of the Hotel Del Coronado, you just think to yourself, "Wow, I'd love to stay there!"  Then you think, "Wow, I can't afford to stay there!"  It's just a great Victorian-style seaside hotel that has that old glamorous charm to it.  It's probably haunted, too.  It seems anything that is Victorian-style is haunted, doesn't it?

The inside of the hotel is as nice as the outside, too.  The lobby has this great chandelier right in the middle and it really adds something to the rest of the lodge-like interior.  One thing I thought was weird though, is that they have these video screens behind the check-in counter and I thought it sort of cheapened the place, ever so slightly.  Maybe they'll get rid of those someday.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10mm
Aperture - F4
Metering - Multi-Segment
Exposure - 1/30
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 6400
Exposure bias - 0EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Friday, November 6, 2015

Steelers Super Fan

Of all of the pictures I took during the Steelers v Chargers game, I think this is my favorite.  This guy came up the tunnel for our section and stood at the railing and watched the game for a few minutes right at the beginning.  Isn't that tattoo incredible?  I mean, to like a team so much that you are willing to tattoo the name of the team to the back of your melon?  Wow!  Well, at least it wasn't the front! :-)  Maybe it's not a tattoo, but more of a temp stencil?  Hard to say..  His jersey was pretty cool, too.  He had all six of the winning superbowl logos on the back of it.  It was awesome!  Makes me want to become a Steelers fan, you know?  I wonder if he lets his hair grow out in the off-season, if he has any that is...

I took a page out of Scott Kelby's Recipes book for this one, the bleach bypass recipe to be precise.  It turned out to give the shot a look similar to Fuji's Classic Chrome film simulation, which I really like.  I could have used Nik's Color Efex 4's bleach bypass filter, but I wanted to experiment a little  in LR with the develop module a bit instead.  It's not as extreme as Nik, but a cool look nonetheless.

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Exif data:

Camera - Lumix DMC-FZ300
Focal Length - 32mm
Aperture - f5.6
Metering - Spot
Exposure - 1/400
Exposure program -  Program AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Love You Sand Castle

This sand castle was located on the beach just behind the Hotel Del Coronado.  There was this guy who specialized in building these things, but not sure what the reason was for this particular one.  I guess he was just showing off his skills.

The day was still overcast because of the morning clouds so I thought a good desaturation along with some split toning and clarity helped a little with it.  What do you think?

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifim X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 46mm
Aperture - f5.6
Exposure - 1/400
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Friday, October 30, 2015

Avalon Bay

Rain-pocolypse!!!

Wow!  It's been raining here in Austin so much that once the rain broke, downtown was a marina!  Just look at the pic below!  Ha!  Not really, but it sure seems like it.  We got something like 10 - 12 inches of rain today in like three hours.  It was what I like to call "rain-pocolypse"!  And it may not be done!  Time to build an arc and start marching animals two-by-two! 

Seriously though, be safe and pray for those who may be flooded!  Turn around, don't drown!!!

Today's Pic - Avalon Bay

OK, horrible jokes about the rain here in Austin aside, this shot is of Avalon Bay at Catalina Island off the coast of California!  Fun place to go for a quick something to do. If you do go, rent a golf cart and take the scenic route! That's how I got this shot here.  Lots of great views on the little roads in the hills around the bay. Fun and you'll be done in an hour!  Also, the building on the left in the entrance to the bay is known as the Catalina Casino.  It was once a thriving casino back in the late 20s and 30s, but now it seems to be a performing arts center and unless one goes to a show or something, the only way to see it is via tour guide.  We didn't have time to go there, but it might be fun.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 42mm
Aperture - f13
Exposure - 1/400
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -1/3 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Oceanside Pier Sunset

On our last night in CA, we drove over to Oceanside and went to their little bazaar they had going on and then ate dinner at Hello Betty fish house.  Hello Betty is right near the beach so just after the sun went down, I ran over to the  beach and took a few shots of the pier.  I know, these shots are best with a tripod and a long exposure, but I didn't feel like carrying the tripod around.  Now I regret it, but I think having these beachcombers in the foreground adds a little interest and provides no need for the silky smooth long exposed waves.  Right?  My photo buddies, help me out here! :-)

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifim X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 35mm
Aperture - f4
Exposure - 1/80
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 3200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No (bummer)
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The End of Route 66

Today I'm going to get away from the football game photos and get back to some of the other sights from our trip...  BTW, I do have a fave from the game and it has nothing to do with play on the field, but I'll put that out some time soon...  Anyway, the Tuesday after the game, we left our hotel in Mission Valley to go to our next hotel in Carlsbad.

But first, we decided to drive up the Pacific Coast Highway (aka PCH, Highway 1) from San Diego and stop at the Santa Monica Pier, then turn around and head back.  It was a great idea in theory, but once we got to Long Beach, all bets were off and we had to head out to the 405 and back in again on the 10, I think..?  We still made it to the pier for lunch, which was the goal.

The pier itself was pretty much a tourist trap.  I think the sign was the best part about it.  Oh and maybe the views of the beach and the PCH.  Otherwise, lots of t-shirt stands and amusement rides. Not a lot of sport fishing going on either.  There were a few guys with lines in the water and I think they said they were catching some mackerel, but not a whole lot else going on.  One thing about the t-shirt stands is that there were lots about Route 66.  I probably knew this at one point, but Route 66 started in Chicago, wound its way down through Oklahoma and Texas and ended at this pier.  Pretty cool, eh?  I think even my Uncle Bill made that drive back when it was popular in the 50s or 60s... So, I thought that was cool to find out, if I didn't already know. :-)

Lastly, we did make it for lunch and we ate at The Albright and that was pretty good.  A little overpriced, but that's what you get for being tourists, yes? :-)  Anyway, now that all is said and done, at least now we can say, "Been there, done that"!

As far as the picture goes, yes, it has a little flare and specks going on from the sun, but I kind of like it.  I think it adds something to it.  What, I'm not sure, but it adds something.  I also made it a duotone sepia sort of shot and cloned out a couple of distracting lamp posts.  What do you think?  Did it work?

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for stopping by.


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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 24mm
Aperture - f14
Exposure - 1/350
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Rivers Throws

Yesterday I posted a shot of Michael Vick throwing the football, so today I thought it time for fairness and am posting a shot of Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers throwing the football.  Rivers has the weirdest release.  You can't really grasp it from this shot, but if you watch him throw on TV or in person, he has this weird side-arm thing going on and it also looks like he kind of shot-puts the ball.  Strange, but he's still a pretty good QB..  Not great, but pretty good...


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Exif data:

Camera - Lumix DMC-FZ300
Focal Length - 108mm
Aperture - f2.8
Exposure - 1/640
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 1600
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Monday, October 26, 2015

Vick Throws

So here's a shot of Michael Vick throwing to maybe #84 all the way at the other end of the field from where we were sitting in the stands.  The shot may be just a tad noisy, but that's expected with a little 1/2.3 sensor in the DMC-FZ300.  I'm pretty happy with it overall.

This shot is a post-processed raw that I tweaked out a bit.  I took some of the noise out of the players but left it in for the field to keep a little texture in there.  I also adjusted the exposure, contrast, saturation and other stuff that one would normally do, even added a little vignette.

What do you think?

Hope you enjoy it and thanks for dropping by!

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Exif data:

Camera - Lumix DMC-FZ300
Lens - 24x Leica DC Vario-Elmarit
Focal Length - 108mm
Aperture - f2.8
Exposure - 1/1600
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 1600
Exposure bias - O EV
Tripod -No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Lumix DMC-FZ300 Review and NFL Football!

The main reason for our trip to San Diego was to knock another stadium off our bucket list.  We have been to about 10 stadiums so far so we're almost a third of the way there!  It's so much fun, but we still have yet to knock out some of the stadiums in the north.  We have to plan those for early in the season!

For me and this little blog and photography habit that I have, taking pictures at a football game is a blast!  However, the NFL makes it a little difficult to take cameras in.  They have the policy about taking stuff in in only clear bags and everything has to be out of your pockets as you go through the gates.  Taking a camera with 2-3 lenses to shoot games can be tricky.  I like to cram lenses in pants pockets with batteries and other things, so the policy makes it a pain.  So this year I decided to get an ultra-zoom camera for this very purpose.  One camera, no fuss no muss.  There are a lot to choose from out there.  I really wanted to get the Nikon P900 because it has a super 83x zoom lens.  However, it does not shoot raw and it doesn't have a constant aperture through the zoom.  So after lots of searching, I settled on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 as seen below:



This camera has a nice 24x zoom lens, equivalent of 25-600mm in 35mm format if I'm not mistaken, has a constant f2.8 aperture throughout and it shoots raw.  This is pretty much what I was looking for and as matter of fact it just came out at the end of last month. The camera is even weatherproof, so no bag to take to the stadium in case of rain. Yeah, rain in San Diego, right. :-)

I enjoyed shooting it for the most part.  It has customizable fn buttons and it has a nice touchscreen lcd monitor on the back which makes it easy to adjust focus points and stuff.  The fn buttons aren't really the physical buttons on the camera though, they are more like tabs on the touchscreen monitor.  That's ok, but if the actual buttons could be changed, that would be nice.  The screen menu was a little difficult for me to navigate, too, but I think that's just because I am used to my Fuji stuff and need more exposure to this one.

When it came to wanting to shoot action on the field, I only had the camera's drive set to single shot and it took me a while during the game to find the high continuous mode, but I did.  That helped a lot!  The camera is pretty fast for continuous shooting, but trying to track movement once you start shooting is kind of weird because you get quick previews of each shot which interrupts the flow of the action.  In other words, when I was watching someone run with the football or trying to receive a catch, I would start shooting and then I would lose track because the action would stop on the camera for each individual picture and that goofed me up. Other than that, not too bad.

Also the stabilization in the camera is pretty good.  Even when I wasn't shooting pictures, I would watch the game though the camera with it zoomed all the way to the field and I could see everything on the field really well!  I felt like one of the ESPN camera men there! Wouldn't THAT be an awesome job, btw?

Lastly, the zoom was just about the best you could ask for in a camera like this.  If it was any longer with a constant 2.8 aperture, the camera would be rather big.  Same goes for the sensor; it sports a 1/2.3 sensor and if it was APS-C or larger, the camera would be huge, too. This camera is a nice size, just a tad smaller and lighter than my Fuji X-T1 with its 18-55 attached.  You can see the range of the lens in the two photos I have posted below.  They are both jpgs taken straight from the camera, un-retouched.  The one of the stadium is with it zoomed all the way out.  You can see the view we had from our seats.  We were in the upper deck about half way up.  Pretty high up there.  The shot of #2 Michael Vick, is with the camera zoomed all the way in.  At the time I took that shot, he was on the near sideline around the 30 yard line near us, I believe.  Not too shabby!  And, as you can see with the Vick shot, the lens is quite sharp!

So overall, I like the camera. I just need more time to play with it and get used to its menu system and customize it more for my style.  I would probably give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.  That's the best I would give anything because I don't think anything is perfect.  Except my wife! :-)

Oh, before I go, my next couple of posts will be action shots from the game.  They are raws that I did a little post-processing on and might show you a little more of what this camera can do.

Qualcomm Stadium at Dusk, camera zoomed all the way out, 24mm. (Click on pic for better version)


 Michael Vick (#2) warming up with teammates prior to game, camera zoomed all the way in, 600mm. (Click on pic for better version)


Friday, October 23, 2015

The Sun Deck Bar at the Hotel Del

When we first arrived in San Diego, we promptly checked in to our hotel and then we headed to Coronado.  We ate dinner at the great Hotel Del Coronado - the Sheerwater restaurant to be exact.  We got there a bit early so I took that opportunity to take a few pictures while the others shopped... of course.

This picture is of the Sun Deck Bar and Grill located just off the beach at the back of the hotel.  It was just a few steps away from the Sheerwater and looked like a great place to enjoy a few adult beverages and watch the sunset.  The beach was right behind me.  And one other neat thing about the Sun Deck Bar is that there are rooms just beneath it.  Of course I'm not sure how noisy they would be with bar patrons enjoying themselves just above, but it was a surprise when we walked down the steps to the beach and saw the rooms there.  Bet they're not cheap either...

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length -10mm
Aperture - f4.5
Exposure - 1/420
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 250
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Laguna Beach Surfer 02

If you saw my Laguna Beach Surfer post yesterday, I described how the surfers would run down a little bit of a slope and step onto their boards as they hit the water.  Well, this shot here may not be of guys actually surfing, but I kind of hope it shows a bit of where they ran down the sand to get into the water.  You see the water was a few feet lower than where the main part of the beach was, enabling the water to break closely and giving these dudes a way to run and catch the waves quickly. See what I mean?  Now that I look at this shot, I kind of wish I would've gotten a shot of one them actually running into the water.. That would've been cool!

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 18mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure -1/1250
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Laguna Beach Surfer

Took this during a quick stop at one of the roadside beaches in Laguna Beach, I think it was Aliso Beach County Park if I'm not mistaken.  Fun to watch these guys catch the waves so close to shore....  The beach where these guys would surf was about 8 feet or so above the water line and they would stand at the top, watch the swells and then just as the wave would start forming, they would run down the sand, plop their board into the water and hop on, then hit the wave as it started to break and head back to shore..  Very cool!

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 55mm
Aperture - f9
Exposure - 1/800
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed -200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Monday, October 19, 2015

Sunset on Mission Beach

It's back to the old grind.  We have come back to reality.  Last week we had a great trip to So. California!  The main purpose of the trip was to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football!  That was a blast, but we can see why the Chargers want to leave.  Their stadium sucks!  More on that later.  This brings me to the picture here.  The Sunday before the big game, we went on a little pub crawl starting in Mission Valley near our hotel and ended up at a place on Mission Beach.  Once we were ready to head back to the hotel, we took a nice little stroll along the beach as the sun was going down.  It was awesome!  As we always say, California is a great place to visit!

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 21mm
Aperture - f14
Exposure - 1/350
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -1 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Friday, October 9, 2015

Collin McHugh of the Astros

Here is one more shot to celebrate the Astros making it into the ALDS playoffs. This is Collin McHugh pitching.  Seems to be a good pitcher, but he wasn't on the day I took this shot, hehe!  I hope they do well in the playoffs, though.  Both teams from Texas are in so I'm not sure who to root for..  I guess we'll just have to wait and see!  Do you have a fave from TX?

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujino XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 230mm
Aperture - f6.7
Exposure - 1/1000
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 2500
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Astros Win Wildcard

The Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees last night in the AL Wildcard Game by a score of 3-0 at Yankee Stadium!  To commemorate this achievement, here are a couple of photos from the game we went to back in August...

The first is of the girls known as the Coca Cola Park Patrol and the second is of Carlos Correa, the rookie phenom swinging at a pitch from Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers...

Congrats Astros and good luck against the Royals!


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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Super Blood Moon

As usual, a couple days late and at least a dollar short, but here's my attempt at capturing the blood moon during the trifecta of the lunar eclipse, super moon and blood moon on Sept. 27th, 2015.  It wasn't easy to do.  The moon itself was pretty dark and it was hidden by clouds during the 1st half of the eclipse.  If it was totally clear out while the moon was full, I might've been able to get a good focus and then capture the bloody moon later, but this isn't too terrible.  Still, it was difficult to get it in focus.  I got as close as I could, but maybe in 33 years, it will be a little better! :-)

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 230mm
Aperture - f6.7
Exposure - 2 secs
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 1600
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Kapoho Sunrise No 6

Due to my laziness and the heat of Central Texas that just won't let up, I have no new content to post.  So, back to the archives for this shot, specifically Hawaii..  This was part of the view from the back of our vacation rental.  Would like to be there again!  Some day!

Enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by!

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Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikkor 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0
Focal Length - 19mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 5 secs
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Harbaugh

Jim Harbaugh's home opener at Michigan Stadium was a rousing success!  Michigan beat Oregon State 35-7 in a game that brought power football back to Ann Arbor!  This is what we Michigan fans have been waiting for!  Woohoo!

To celebrate, here's a picture from last year when Harbaugh was still coaching the 49ers.  It's not a great shot since the guy with the stick has that crazy yellow and black striped vest on - very distracting - but it's the best shot of Harbaugh I have.  I don't care, I'm just happy Michigan football is back!  For this week at least!  Go Blue!

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 230mm
Aperture - f6.7
Exposure - 1/1000
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 6400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Thursday, September 10, 2015

NFL Kicks Off Tonight!

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  So glad the NFL is finally kicking off the regular season tonight!  Should be a fun year!  To commemorate the occasion, here is a shot I took at the Rams game against the Niners last year in St Louis!

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 230mm
Aperture - f6.7
Exposure - 1/1000
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 6400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Social Media Opportunities

Some people love social media and some people despise it.  I think I fall somewhere in between, but recently I have grown more fond of it, mainly for more lucrative reasons.  You see I'm friends via Facebook with Lee Brown who lives out in Colorado. Lee is an awesome photographer and works for a company called Griffis Residential.  Griffis Residential is a company that manages several luxury apartment complexes here in the Austin area as well as Denver and other places and Lee is their Director of Client Services as well as their main photographer who does all of their commercial photo work.  Lee needed some new daytime photos of three of the complexes in the area that showed some recent updates of the buildings and he couldn't make it out here right away.  Therefore, Lee asked me if I wouldn't mind taking some pictures of some of those complexes for the corporate website and for a fee of course!

Lee had seen some of the work I've posted out there on Facebook and found that I live near some of the locations needing to be photographed and asked if I would do it!  I did and am happy I did, too!  He was great to work with and compensated me well for it!  Oh, and Lee even taught me a few things about the business side of photography and also gave me some good Photoshop tips! What an awesome dude!!

So the lesson is, if you don't like social media, maybe you should because you never know what opportunities may come along.  One caveat though, just be careful what you post... Social media can be just as bad in return as it can be good.  And, thanks again, Lee for taking a chance on me!

If anyone else out there needs some commercial work such as this, please contact me. :-)

One more thing...  You can see my work at the following sites, although my shots only make up a select few.  Mine are the first 3 or 4 on each site and then Lee's make up the rest:

Griffis LaFrontera

Griffis Lakeline Station

Griffis Canyon Creek

Finally, below are a few of the shots I took for Lee and Griffis and you can see more at my flickr site.





Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Correa and Martinez

This is a shot of the Astros new rookie sensation - Carlos Correa - leading off first base with Victor Martinez of the Tigers getting ready for a throw from the pitcher Justin Verlander (not pictured) during the Tigers v Astros game in Houston on August 15th 2015.  The Tigers won 4-2 in 11 innings.

For this shot I developed the raw file using the Fuji Classic Chrome film simulation, opened up the shadows a tad in LR and added a little vignette.  That's it.  No sharpening or noise reduction whatsoever.

Lastly, I also used Fuji's XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS lens which is a very inexpensive telephoto zoom lens.  It's not as well made as say their 55-200 lens as it made of plastic and the glass may not be quite as sharp.  However, with manual focus and the focus peaking of the camera, it can still render pretty good results.  I think I would rather have the 55-200 lens, but I'm OK with this one for now, mainly because it's $150 cheaper than the 55-200.  If the 100-400 lens ever comes out, that's my next pipe dream.  Can't wait for that!!!

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifim X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 230
Aperture - f6.7
Exposure - 1/1000
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 1250
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Minute Maid Park Panorama

Whenever we go to games I try to remember to get a nice panorama of the stadium.  Sometimes it works out great as it did in Arlington and sometimes it doesn't.  As a matter of fact, I think I waited a hair too long to take this panorama.  I originally wanted to take it at sunset so the skyline through the windows would look really cool with a nice sunset, but that didn't work out too well.  I should have shot it a little sooner so I could get more of the sun shining on the field. As it worked out, you can see the sun shining on the stands in the upper deck of right field.  It's OK, but next time I'll try a different time. 

Every time I do a pano, I try to remember my own little way of doing it, which is a little different than using the built-in panorama mode of a phone or camera.  Basically, I take a few test shots of just the portion that I plan to have in the center of the pano to find the best aperture, shutter and ISO settings, use those settings in manual mode and then take all of the overlapping shots from left to right in portrait orientation.  Those portrait shots are the ones I use for the pano-merge in LR.

Lastly, I will take a portrait shot of some good action on the field and mask in the players from that one shot so the scene has some interest on the field.  Otherwise, chances are you will get some players just standing there between pitches and that's not as cool in my opinion.

Oh and one other thing about baseball stadium panos for me anyway, I like to take them when the home team is on the field because the home uniforms are usually almost all white and they standout better than the gray visiting team's uniforms.

You can click on the photo itself so you can see a larger version.  I hope you enjoy the shot and as always, thanks for dropping by.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 18mm
Aperture - f3.6
Exposure - 1/180
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 800
Exposure bias - O EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Monday, August 17, 2015

Verlander Pitches

Eileen and I went to the Tigers v Astros game last Saturday night!  Even though we live in Texas, I grew up in Michigan and the Tigers have always been the team I root for.  So when they came to town, we just had to go!  Especially since the Astros play in Minute Maid Park which has a retractable roof.  Makes watching baseball in August much more pleasant!

The game was Awesome with a capital "A"!  Justin Verlander seen here, pitched and had a great game.  He pitched 7 shutout innings with a score of 1-0.  Verlander even picked a guy off at first.  It was funny because the leadoff hitter for the Astros - Jose Altuve - got on with a single, but he just kind of zoned out at first when Verlander picked him off.  As Altuve was leading off, Verlander threw to first, but Altuve didn't even attempt to jump back to the base and the the first baseman, Victor Martinez tagged him easily.  You can see what I mean here.

Later, the relievers came in and the closer gave up a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth.  The Tigers rallied in the 11th by scoring 3 more runs and won the game 4-2.

As far as the picture goes, I had my Fuji set with the classic chrome film simulation which worked great for the game here.  I took the raw photo, used the classic chrome camera calibration in LR, warmed up the white balance a tad, cropped it, sharpened it, dropped the highlights, and added a little noise reduction and vignette.  Not much post-processing at all!  What do you think?

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Exif data:

Camera -Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 230mm
Aperture - f6.7
Exposure - 1/1000
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 2000
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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