Indian Lake "Moon-set"

Indian Lake "Moon-set"
The moon was setting over the south shore last month.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Lytro lightfield cameras

LYTRO Lightfield Cameras: 
Just spent some time watching  Utube to see demos of the  LYTRO --   or   

and then on to a podcast of  "This Week In Photography" and listened to a discussion of the LYTRO, episode 237 at  http://www.pixelcorps.tv/twip_237 

As Eric Cheng was discussing this new technology I'm thinking… wow, street photography, wow, landscape photography, wow, wedding photography, wow, grandkids birthday parties, wow, 3D, wow, time lapse, etc. etc.  Holy mackerel, this technology is revolutionary. A horseless carriage… Check it out. I've already put in my order for a Lytro.

You can preorder your LYTRO here. 

No stock in company, but when they go public might be a very good "buy"

Pretty amazing, I must say!

Jan

Lytro

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

My Four Season Tree

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Another view. My wonder four season tree.

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LYTRO Lightfield camera

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LYTRO Lightfield Cameras: 
Just spent some time watching  Utube to see demos of the  LYTRO --    or   

and then on to a podcast of  "This Week In Photography" and listened to a discussion of the LYTRO, episode 237 at  http://www.pixelcorps.tv/twip_237 

As Eric Cheng was discussing this new technology I'm thinking… wow, street photography, wow, landscape photography, wow, wedding photography, wow, grandkids birthday parties, wow, 3D, wow, time lapse, etc. etc.  Holy mackerel, this technology is revolutionary. A horseless carriage… Check it out. I've already put in my order for a Lytro.

You can preorder your LYTRO here. 

No stock in company, but when they go public might be a very good "buy"

Pretty amazing, I must say!

Jan

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Dirty Pictures in Africa

Many years ago rainy days meant going into the darkroom, turning on Bach, and let the hours melt away under the warm glow of the safe light. Today it is raining. I'm dreaming of Africa, I've turned on my Bach, and I'm playing around with old pictures in Lightroom and Photoshop. Picasso said, "All art is play." I'm playing. Testing out the Lightroom 4 Beta and trying out different texture overlays on some animals I photographed on our trip. And the hours, they do still melt away.  Jan Armor

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Africa - the kids

Lots of negative publicity about Africa in the news today. Made me go to my Lightroom Library and revisit some images from out trip 3 years ago. These images from a visit to a school in Zimbabwe. Our tour group, Overseas Adventure Travel, supports this school and many others throughout Africa. This class was overcrowded, with very limited resources. Note the size of the pencil in the closeup of the notebook. Still, the kids seemed very glad to be there, bubbling with enthusiasm. A wonderful experience for all.

Jan Armor

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Another Lightroom collection

The ice is pretty much gone down here. It's a January thaw! Some of the images from this collection remind me of winter trees.
Reminder: Still time to register for my Lightroom class, and there is a discount for early registration that ends soon. Superb program! 

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Bald Eagles teaching the kids how to hunt.

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We watched an amazing scene unfold out on the lake Sunday morning. Two adult Bald Eagles and their two juveniles showed up on the edge of a patch of ice about 200 yards out. These images were taken with a 400mm lens but still had to cropped since the birds were so far away.  Both parents demonstrated to the young ones how to snag Coots out of an opening in the ice. You can see coots in the talons if you look carefully. The poor Coots, too stupid to make a run for it, just swam back and forth, back and forth, while the hunting lesson continued for over two hours. Pardon the pun but they truly were "sitting ducks."I never did see one of the juveniles actually catch a coot, although they swooped over the flock many times. This images shows the two juveniles bickering over breakfast… Another amazing adventure on Indian Lake.  You can see selected images from the shoot on my SmugMug site: http://janarmor.smugmug.com/Other/Bald-Eagles-Hunting-Coots/21151626_RpSqNX

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Mock Surfer Poster

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Lightroom offers easy ways to create posters, organize images for a calendar, or paste up greeting cards. Don't know how I lived without it.

Jan Armor

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A Wall Of Water

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"The Sculptor's Model"

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We were walking some of the backstreets of Rome when we passed this shop window. I had just a few seconds before the worker moved away from the statue. It was a grab shot all the way, through dirty glass, but a keeper.  The moral of the story: Be ready. I would have missed this if the camera was put away, and if I didn't have it set for street photography which is F/8, ISO 800, continuous shooting. Jan

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Eagle on Icee

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Back this afternoon with a kill (duck???). Keep your cats inside.

Jan Armor

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Eagle on Icee

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Back this afternoon with a kill (duck???). Keep your cats inside.

Jan Armor

A Picture (almost) every day on my blog: http://janthephotoman.posterous.com/

Classes and workshops 
http://www.armorphoto.com/classes/classes.html


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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sea Wall, Narragansett

Surf was really up today and the boys were doing their thing right along the sea wall. I began with the usual stop action pictures, high ISO and fast shutter speed. Got some keepers but done that before. Things became way more interesting when the clouds closed in and it became dull and dreary. Now the light was just right for some motion studies.  Pretty effects from surfer and spray. The overcast presented me with an exposure of about f/32, with a  shutter speed of 1/10 sec or so at ISO 100. Many interesting images using this combination of settings. Shot my brains out. Many good ones. It was difficult to choose, and once again, I never could have done it without Lightroom. 

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