1935 Time Capsule

In yesterday’s mail, I received a book that I ordered on eBay, a copy of William Mortensen’s Pictorial Lighting. The book was published in 1935. My copy is from the 3rd printing (July of 1936) of that first edition.  As I was reading through the introduction, I was struck by a particular theme: Simplification. Even in…

By GerenM November 15, 2013 0

Tom, The Fujifilm X-E1, And A Dollar Bill

Yesterday at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, I chanced to meet Tom, who was shooting with the Fujifilm X-E1. We chatted for a while, and I learned that he is one of a growing number of photographers who have sold off their DSLR gear in favor of the Fujifilm X-system. As you can see, Tom’s a pretty happy guy.…

By GerenM September 29, 2013 0

Around Croton

A number of years ago, we spent a long weekend attending one of Rick Sammon‘s Creative Workshops in and around Croton on Hudson – two intensive days of photography, post processing, discussion, critique, and community. After the workshop, we spent a day meandering around the area, and wound up at the Stone Barns Center for…

By GerenM October 9, 2012 0

A35 First Shots

I’m finally able to share some first shots with the new Sony SLT-A35 – and my first impressions as well! SLT-A35 and 18-55mm f:3.5-5.6 SAM lens: I mentioned in my post, Quickie with the A35, that the camera and kit lens just plain feel good. With my own, I spent some time customizing the operation. A few things…

By GerenM October 30, 2011 0

Minolta DiMage A1 And A2 Images

In my postings about the Sony cameras a lot of my postings, I have been referring back to our old Minolta DiMage A1 and A2 cameras. I thought it might be nice to include a “best of” gallery of images I made with these two cameras. Photographically, this was a period where I was probably…

By GerenM October 20, 2011 0

Quickie With The A35

While at the Mall in Columbia this evening dealing with my new glasses – again – I had some time to kill. So after a dinner of Thai-ish chicken, I stopped in to Ritz to see if they had gotten an A35 back in stock. As luck would have it, they did, and I got…

By GerenM October 18, 2011 0