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First day of winter

It really wasn’t all that wintery today. But since it is the first day of Winter, the shortest daylight hours of the year, I had to get out and try to get something. I decided that Skaneateles Lake was my best opportunity and that the early sunset might work out. As it happened, it wasn’t […]

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Keep it simple

I‘ve seen some questions about printing recently, so I thought I’d share my thoughts on the subject. My thinking on photo papers is limited to my experience with printing my own work and therefore limited to relatively inexpensive inkjet printers. I’ve been told that laser printers are faster that inkjet, but not as capable of […]

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In search of the art

Anyone who knows me, or has followed my blog at all, probably thinks I’m obsessed with my search to try and define phrases such as “Fine art photography.” For certain, I want to understand, and I want to help others understand, what it is that qualifies a photograph to be described as “Fine art.” So, […]

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Simple is good

One of the things I like about these days between real autumn and real winter is that it forces me to keep things simple. There’s not a lot in the grand landscape that’s interesting to me most days. Still, with a little patience and attention to “tiny landscapes”, or extracts, we can come home with […]

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Understanding the Aperture/Shutter Speed relationship

While we are almost constantly thinking about our aperture and our shutter speed when out composing and capturing our images, most experienced photographers barely think about the relationship between the two fundamental elements of photography because it quickly becomes almost intuitive. Still, it’s one of those elements of photography that puzzles many of the newer […]

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