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How should we celebrate the turn of a calendar? This year we turn over a new decade. I […]
Okay, I know, everyone is doing best of decade posts, but I couldn’t resist. The last decade gave us some great gear and while many of you know I switched full time to Olympus more than three years ago, I actually started using Olympus Micro Four Thirds gear long before that.
A few weeks ago I bit the bullet and bought the new 16-inch MacBook Pro to use as my road computer. I really didn’t want to do it. It is expensive and still has the dreaded Touch Bar on top of the keyboard which I not only find useless, it’s downright infuriating. But more on that in a minute.
I want to share just how precious each millimeter of each frame of each photograph is to me.
When I first put my eye up to the camera, each and every time, I am reminded of what it felt like to be a little boy opening a Christmas gift. It still feels that way. I get lost in the viewfinder and many human infirmities simply seem to disappear.
I like this photograph. I really like it. But it will probably never sell. That’s a problem for me since I earn income from my bird photography. It’s a very demanding genre. In bird photography, things have to be absolutely perfect to sell, because no matter how good my shot is, there is someone who has a slightly better shot.
Use a circular polarizer to bring out the best colors and to better see the clouds. I use the Breakthrough Photography X2 Circular Polarizer. It is hands-down, the best value for the money given the fact that it has state-of-the-art glass and technology backed by a 25-year guarantee.