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Jupiter Last Night

Image of Jupiter last night taken with the XF 100-400mm Fujinon lens on my X-T2. This is a hand held image because I sometimes don’t know any better but still get a shot. Click on the image to see it bigger. I have another image that I will post to give you an idea of Jupiter next to the Moon. Click on the image to view larger.

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Luna

Luna

Pulled out all the stops last night with the XF 100-400 the XF 1.4 TC and my new Fujifilm X-T2. It was so humid last night I didn’t think I could keep the lens from fogging up but worked out pretty good.

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Monitors and Calibrations

I’ve just put a post over on thecommonsensephotographer.com about monitors and the need to calibrate them.

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Lioness Speed Painting

in case you ever think you are getting good at Photoshop.  If you aren’t this good, Aaron Blaise has courses at CreatureArtTeacher.com

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Structure

Structure

Experimenting using Fujifilm Monochrome +R as a base for images. Trying to push the boundaries until I have to back off. Not at that point yet…

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Lens

XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR

XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR

I never really understood how good a lens can be until I bought these two “pro” lens. I shot each lens with the other lens and they are as sharp as I could want them to be. If you new to photography or have been at it a while. Get yourself the best glass you can for your camera system. It is not splurging if you get better pictures. By the way it is impossible to get all the dust of the outside of lens.

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Texans (Dusk)

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Yesterday was my first real attempt at air show photography. I have a lot to learn… I think the biggest change I need to make is to switch to manual focus and set up for zone focusing. With objects moving at 150+ mph camera focusing has a hard time keeping up. This was also my introduction to night flying at an airshow. This is Team AeroShell, these guys knew exactly what they were doing. How they kept their distances in such low light. Thanks again to Southern Photo for giving me the opportunity to be there. By the way if you ever get a chance to be 200 feet from an F16 doing a low speed pass and then kicking in the afterburner jump on it.

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Self

Self

Mrs Noded shot this with my Fujifilm X-T1 and new XF 16-55mm F2.8 WR lens. I can not stress the importance of investing in good glass for whatever your camera brand is. This lens is the Fuji equivalent of the 24-70mm F2.8 that all the major brands have. It a nice lens. Going to the local airshow on Friday. I hope to give the lens a good work out. This image was taken after two 10 hour days whomping on the computer.

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Hyacinth

Hyacinth
Natural light image of the often photographed hyacinth sitting on the kitchen counter, this image works better as a duotone because the background is just the other side of the kitchen and the colors do not help the image.