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Winter

Clearing storm at Hanalei Bay


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Storm beginning to clear after a rainy day at Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii. Nikon D800, 35mm, f/11, 1/100 sec, ISO-800.  Processed with Silver Efex Pro 2.


Stormy morning in Kauai


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Sunrise from Kapaa, Kauai on a stormy February morning.  Nikon D800, 35mm, f/2.0, 1/80 sec, ISO-800.  Processed with Silver Efex Pro 2.


Poinsettia Nymph


Nikon D800, Tokina 100mm, f/8, 1/8 sec.  Lighting here is simply a flashlight (hand-held) in a dark room.


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Ground Hog Day



Nikon D800, Tamron 100mm, f/14, 1/8 sec, ISO-200. Picked up some flowers at the store back on Feb 2nd – thought the contrast of the warm and cool color tones made this photo a good one for Ground Hog day. This is the day, in the US, where a ground hog comes out of his whole and looks around. Legend has it that whether or not he sees his shadow will determine whether or not there is an early spring.

Super simple set up for this shot: vase of flowers in dark room with dark background, camera on tripod, and two flashlights – one incandescent (warm tones) and one LED (cool tones).


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Huron River Sunrise #5


DSC_1662Taken at Gallup Park, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Nikon D800, Nikkor 35mm, f/22, 1/8 sec, ISO 200.


Orchid #5


Orchid #5

Taken at the University of Michigan’s Matthei Botanical Garden in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  This shot was taken about a month ago, back in early March.  Nikon D80, Nikkor 50mm, f/1.6, 1/800 sec, ISO 200, EV -0.3.

Sort of off my usual topic, but if you flip it around it also makes a great lock screen for my PC (the pic below).  In Windows 8, which is still in beta, the lock screen works sort of like the lock screen on a  smart phone — it shows you key things like calendar appointments coming up, how much battery you have left, unread messages, etc., without having to unlock the PC.  Cool!

Lock Screen on Windows 8

This shot is of my Samsung Series 9 PC running the Windows 8 beta.  Taken with my Windows Phone (Samsung Focus).