Techncal Details Update;
I've been active in updating the site with new images and information but not the blog. So to update those interested in technical information behind the photos, here goes. As this hobby has evoved into a craft, my equipment has evolved as well. The earliest images here were taken with a Nikon D80 and then Nikon D300s.
At one point I wanted to improved the quality of the images and resulting prints. In particular, for landscapes I was looking for better low-light capability, better color rendition and for wildlife I was seeking faster auto-focus capability. After research and comparison I decided upon the Canon 5D-MarkIII and L-series lenses. This is a full frame sensor with improved low light (high ISO) without excessive noise and the additional image size allows for cropping distant wildlife. The L-series lenses are excellent in terms of clarity, sharpness and image stabilization.
For landscapes I frequently use a tripod with ball-head to stabilize the images. At times I will use the same configuration for wildlife, but handheld movement is often required, that's when the enhanced image stabilization shines.
I post process primarily in PhotoShop, I'm usually happiest when I've "gotten it right" in camera and have minimal post processing needed. But some of the digital tools like HDR or Panoramic stitching offer amazing outcomes, my goal is to render the final image for you to see as close as what we saw in person!
December 15, 2012
For the technically minded most of these images were captured using a Nikon D300 or Nikon D80 digital camera. Lens most frequently used are Nikkor ED 24-85mm, Nikkor 18-2...Read the Full Post »
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