Spingtime first journey to Mud Lake

Earth Day, Sunday April 22, 2018 Spring has continued in the National Capital Region. I loaded up my gear and headed out to Mud Lake (Britannia Conservation Area).  During my field trip I crossed paths with numerous friends. Immediately upon entering the trail from Cassells Road was this Midland Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta marginata) Pentax K-3II […]

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Springs late arrival

A week ago we were scrapping ice off our cars, salting our walkways and shivering over sub-zero temperatures. All of a sudden it’s Spring. Time to shake off the winter blues, and take photographs again. First up are the spring crocus (crocii?) in the front yard. Pentax K-3II w/ Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS […]

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Freelensing the Pentax K-3II

Freelensing is a technique used with interchangeable lens cameras in both film-based and digital photography. The lens is detached from the camera and held in front of the lens mount by hand during exposure. This allows the lens to be tilted or shifted creating a similar effect to a perspective control or “Tilt-Shift” lens, only […]

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Going Buggy into Autumn

Today was the first day of Autumn, the thermometer was still hitting 27 degrees. Headed back to the Sunflower patch. Spotted another species of wasp, but it wouldn’t stay still long enough to photograph. Eventually colder mornings will slow many of these insects down. Once again I carried my aged Pentax ✩istD SMC-M 50mm f:4 Macro […]

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