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Category Archives: Beach, Sun, Sky

Morning Along the Malecón

Chapala has a walkway on the lake shore that provides a relaxing morning stroll. From the access along Hidalgo, it passes B&Bs, restaurants, and scultptures until you get to Avenue Francisco Madero. Then it continues around a corner to the little marina of fishing boats and tourist taxis that go to points on and around...

First Sunset

After months of waiting, the keys were finally delivered. I went up to the mirador that evening, and the sunset did not disappoint! I held the camera in portrait mode and took a four shot panorama. Then a few minutes later, the sky became even more spectacular as the sun sank beneath the hill to...

Faro de Mazatlán

A lighthouse sits on a small mountain at the south end of the Peninsula that holds most of Mazatlan. It has been improved in recent years for the steep part of the climb with 366 steps – no two the same! Views expand into the distance as you climb to the lighthouse. Behind it is...

Ajijic Sunrise

One of the purposes of touring Mexico this time was to buy some property. Lake Chapala has a lot going for it. 45 minutes from an International Airport, fantastic weather, great restaurants, many recreational opportunities, and a large ex-patriot population. We stayed at this B&B for a week. A took the spiral stair up to...

Cell phone capture

On a getaway weekend of relaxation and renewal I did not intend to take many pictures. But when the mood is just right, the breeze is perfect, the lighting is just what you sense will make a great shot to use to remember the feeling of that instant, I can’t pass it up. I had...

Nassau in July – 2004!

In 2004 I bought my first Canon Rebel 300D with 6mP with a 17-40mm f4 lens. It went on a cruise with us and performed well for the time. Based on today’s cameras, it had poor dynamic range; unable to record a bright sky and even mid-shadows at the same time. The original of this...

Indian Rocks Beach

In 2009 I was using a Canon Rebel 450D and had a Sony DSC-H7 as my pocket camera. We happened to have the Sony with us when we watched an amazing sunset from the beach on June 6th 2009 while in Florida for a High School reunion. The Sony did not do well in low...

Birds and Waves

This photo was taken 6 years ago today. On this trip I had another “pocket” camera, the Canon Power Shot S100. It had a nice range of 24 to 120 mm and was a fast f2 at wide angle, but a slow f5.9 at 120mm. It was challenging to get it to focus on moving...

Bird Portraits

Carolina Beach. Lousy camera (Nikon Coolpix P610), compared to my pro equipment, but it made some decent photos in bright light.

California Coast Just North of Bixby Bridge

This is a three shot panorama captured using my finger as the pivot point! When most of the image is near infinity, you can get away with such sloppy technique!  Also since the waves were moving that would have added another level of complexity (ghosting), but by taking all three shots in about 1 second,...

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