These Glimpses

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I have been grabbing cameras and capturing the images of the world around me since I was a wee child. It may be the only thing that I have always done. The suspense filled days waiting on the developer, living in the darkroom may be mostly in the past. Film still thrills me but these days my little box of light often means a screen full of pixels.

I love manually adjusting my digital camera to grab my sought after image.  I love my D90, but even my iPhone is an amazing tool and so very portable that I catch things now that I would have entirely missed.

Waiting with bated breath as a roll develops has been replaced, but I am still waiting for the perfect shot. I am glimpsing seconds in stolen moments.

 

12 thoughts on “These Glimpses

  1. I sometimes miss the darkroom. I also use a D90 and iPhone, but just added a D3100, that with case, two lenses, two batteries, charger, etc. weighs less than the D90 with one 55-105 lens. Very nice for traveling.

    • Very nice! The one drawback to the D90 is the weight, that and it took a while for me to capture bold colors with it compared to Canon. Still all the digital joys in the world will never replace the feeling of creation in the darkroom.

  2. Thanks for visiting, JM. You have lovely photographs here! Yes, the days of the darkroom are long past for me as well, but I’m definitely over all that burning and dodging!

  3. Hi, I too use a D90, and mostly the 18-105mm kit lens, as I’ve not had that camera long, any thoughts on lenses you can recommend for sharpness. Jen

    • Hi, Thanks for in and I really enjoyed your post, as I also cohabitant with a strange dog! I mainly use the 18-105mm kit lens and the Nikon ED 70-300mm. I don’t own a lens that allows me to really get close the way I would like, but I have found that I often get better focus on those up close and personal shots with the 70-300mm. If I’m going to be shooting flowers, insects, anything I want small detail on, I always go that route. I’m not sure what the logic is but the kit lens just doesn’t allow me to focus as sharply.

    • Hi, Thanks for in and I really enjoyed your post, as I also cohabitant with a strange dog! I mainly use the 18-105mm kit lens and the Nikon ED 70-300mm. I don’t own a lens that allows me to really get close the way I would like, but I have found that I often get better focus on those up close and personal shots with the 70-300mm. If I’m going to be shooting flowers, insects, anything I want small detail on, I always go that route. I’m not sure what the logic is but the kit lens just doesn’t allow me to focus as sharply.
      Trial and error has played a huge part in my adaptation, here’s a link dealing with sharp focus… http://www.apogeephoto.com/sept2010/bsharp92010.shtml.

      • Thanks for the link, I will check it out and seems there are many of us whose furry friends have strange habits, but we wouldn’t be without them.

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