Photographs taken with the Canon SX700 HS

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More practice with the Canon SX700 HS.  Most of the exposures in these photographs, taken at the Little Rock Zoo, were spot-on.  For all of the photos, the camera was on the TV setting.  On the computer, the gamma was adjusted down a tad on the gorilla; up just a bit on the tigers.  (For … Continue reading

Exposure in digital photography – AV and TV Modes, White Balance, and ISO

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My old digital camera took nice photos, but was too bulky to carry in a small shoulder bag or fanny pack. I recently traded options for portability, and moved to something smaller, a Canon Powershot SX700 HS.  The first shots I took with this camera looked washed-out. Obviously, my exposure settings (light to dark ratios) … Continue reading

Photographs from the Little Rock Zoo, Arkansas

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When I’m in the mood for a long walk, I sometimes go to the zoo.  On this particular day, it was overcast, and I’d hoped the animals would be especially active. Instead, most were simply relaxing. Although there weren’t many action shots to be had, I did get a few portraits.  I always look forward to … Continue reading

Clinton Presidential Center (Library)

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I recently met my friend, Marty Smith, at the Clinton Presidential Center to collect a painting we’d commissioned from her.  The painting, pictured below, depicts Bourke’s Luck Potholes in South Africa. These are other landscapes done by the same artist: While at the Clinton Library, I practiced taking pictures using my iPhone.

Photographs from Memphis Zoo in Tennessee

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Below are photographs from a recent trip to Memphis Zoo in Tennessee. Male lions are my favorite animals to photograph. However, their manes emit a yellow-green haze. This haze is not seen by the naked eye, but it often spoils photographs when it is captured by the camera. I encounter the same problem when photographing … Continue reading

Rescued walkingstick insect becomes an assassin bug

As I placed my coat on a hanger, I noticed something on the bedroom wall.  It was extremely tiny, green, and had very long legs.  “Look,” I said to Sam, “It’s a baby walking stick.” “Guess we have to find a jar.” I snickered.  “It’s a bug.  I’m not going to save it.  Besides, it’ll … Continue reading