Urban Landscape IR Photo

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Here’s another IR Photograph I shot with the Olympus PEN E-PL1. I used the  Tiffen 58mm 47 Filter (Blue) to get the color. I really like this new filter better than my previous one the IR 720nm. The #47 Blue filter gives me rich color rendition. Continue Reading

A Cloudy Sunday Morning

Cloudy Sundy Morning. Olympus PEN E-PL3 with Panasonic Lumix 20mm F/1.7 Pancake Lens. Shot in Aperture Priority at 1/320, F/8, ISO 200

It was a cloudy Sunday morning. I’ve been up since 6am, it’s now 6:45 and still cannot decide if I’m going to go out to ride my bike or to run. I finally decided to go for a bike ride, I went to this lake nearby, it’s nice there in the morning. Fresh air, quite, a really nice place to run or bike around. I brought my PEN E-pl3 and panasonic 20mm pancake, just in case I see something interesting.
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Close up of a Fly

Canon EOS 20D with EF 85mm F/1.8 USM with Macro Adapter. 1/250, ISO 400, F/4

This photo was taken one morning while I was hiking in the forest. The fly was on top of the leaf and wasn’t moving so I took the opportunity and tried to get close as much as I can. I was using my EF 85mm F/1.8 at that time with the Pro Optic Budget Auto Extension Tube. I didn’t have a dedicated macro lens at that time as I just sold my EF 100mm F/2.8 macro usm. Continue Reading

Hover Fly

Canon EOS 60D with Tamron SP 180mm F/3.5. ISO 500, F/5.6, 1/320.
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I took this photo while walking in the woods, it took me sometime to find a good subject. Then I saw this dandelions on the side of the trail. As I moved into a crouching position, this little fella came and the rest is history. We’re both happy we found our subject. He had a feast with his flower and I had a good time taking photos of him. Continue Reading

Bird In Focus

Canon EOS 7D with EF 70-200mm F/2.8L, ISO 100, F/6.3, 1/500
If you like the photo above, you can buy a print here or download a copy for use as a wallpaper on your computer. You can also view my wildlife collection here.

This is one of my favorite photo from the 2013 Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo walk that was held Oct 5, 2013. Here’s another picture I shot from the photo walk that was chosen by our photo walk leader as the best photo and submitted for the contest. Continue Reading

Using the Tiffen #47 Blue Filter with the Full Spectrum PEN E-PL1

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Tiffen 58mm 47 Filter (Blue)

I recently bought a Tiffen 58mm 47 Filter (Blue) for use with my Full Spectrum Converted Pen E-PL1. Since getting the camera seven months ago (July 2013), I have been using the 720nm and 850nm ir filter for my Black and White IR landscapes. Continue Reading

Flower Close-up

Olympus PEN E-PL3 with the beautiful Panasonic Lumix 20mm F/1.7 Pancake Lens.

I love to take pictures of flowers, I don’t know, I guess, it relaxes me whenever I see them. I’ve notice that every time I set out to photograph bugs/insects, I always ended up with more photos of flowers than bugs. This is probably a good thing right, a study shows that flowers can reduced depression and can enhanced positive moods, like happiness. Continue Reading

Review Sigma 60mm F/2.8 DN|Art Lens for Micro Four Thirds- MFT, M43

 Sigma 60mm F/2.8 DN |A (art) Lens

The Sigma 60mm F/2.8 DN |A (art) Lens (Silver) For MFT Mounted on my Olympus OM-D EM-5

This is my review of the Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN Lens (Micro Four Thirds). The Sigma 60mm DN is part of the Sigma DN series of lenses that were specifically designed for Compact System Camera’s (CSC’s) or the Mirrorless System Camera’s (MSC’s). There are currently three DN lenses that are available in the market, the Sigma 19mm f2.8 DN Lens (Micro FT), Sigma 30mm f2.8 DN Lens (Micro FT)and the Sigma 35S963 60mm F2.8 DN Lens (Silver) (Micro Four Thirds).  All Sigma DN Lenses are currently available in two mounts, the Micro Four Thirds and the Sony NEX Mount.

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Dragonfly

Dragonfly. Canon EOS 60D, Tamron SP AF 180mm F/3.5 Macro. Aperture Priority, 1/320, F/5, ISO 800

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You can also see all my Nature Close-Up Collection here.

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The Busy Bee

Olympus PEN E-PL1 and the Olympus M. 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R Zoom Lens. Shot at 150mm, 1/1250, F/5.6, ISO 1000, Shutter Speed Priority

Shot with the Olympus PEN E-PL1 and the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm F/4.0-5.6 R Zoom Lens. Shot at 150mm, 1/1250, F/5.6, ISO 1000, Shutter Speed Priority.

Please click here to buy a print of this photo. You can also see all my Nature and Wildlife Photos here.

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Bald Eagle

Canon EOS 60D and Canon EF 400mm F/5.6L USM. 1/400, F/6.3, ISO 5000, Aperture Priority

This was shot last year during the 2013 Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo walk that was held Oct 5, 2013. Here’s another picture I shot from the photo walk that was chosen by our photo walk leader as the best photo and submitted for the contest.

Please click here to buy a print of this photo. You can also see all my Wildlife Photos here.

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Infrared Landscape in Black and White

Olympus PEN E-Pl1 and Sigma 19mm F/2.8 DN Lens for MFT

If I remember it right, I made this photo July of 2013. This was made with my Full Spectrum OLYMPUS 12.3 Megapixel E-PL1 Pen Camera with the version 1 Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN -Micro 4/3 , I also have the Hoya 58mm RM-72 Infrared Filter.

Please click here to buy a print of this photo. You can also see all my Infrared Landscape Collection here.

Up Close with Daisies : Macro

Daisies, Shot with the Olympus PEN E-PL3 and with the Panasonic Lumix 20mm F/1.7 Pancake Lens

When I see Daisies, I get really excited because I know spring is just around the corner. After weeks of freezing winter storm it’s nice to think that we’re almost nearing the end of winter.

To buy a print, please click here. To see my nature close-up photo collection available in print, please click here.

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OP/TECH Compact Sling, The Perfect Strap for My Mirrorless Cameras.

OP/TECH USA Compact Sling for Cameras

I’ve been using the OP/TECH USA Compact Sling for my Olympus Mirrorless Camera’s for more than two months now and all I can say is, “it is the perfect camera strap for most mirrorless system cameras.”

The OP/TECH USA Compact Sling was made by OP/Tech USA, a company well known for their huge lineup of utility and camera straps, interchangeable connector systems, pouches and other camera accessories.

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Olympus PEN E-PL3 Impression

Olympus PEN E-PL3 with the M.Zuiko 45mm F/1.8. Take with the Canon 7D with EF 35mm F/2

 

The Olympus PEN E-PL3 or the PEN Lite 3 is my second pen camera. I bought it as an upgrade to my aging E-PL1 which in my opinion still is a great camera in it’s class. Main reason for the upgrade is the higher iso, faster af system and overall faster response time. The E-PL3 features, a new 12.3-megapixel Live MOS Image Sensor, TruePic VI Image Processor, an ISO range of up to 12,800, a new autofocus system, full 1080i HD video with Dolby Digital sound, and the 5 fps continuous shooting. Continue Reading

Just Got my New Olympus E-PL3

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I just got my Olympus PEN E-PL3 today and I’m excited to try it. I know it’s not the latest pen, but it’s a great upgrade from the E-PL1 which I just recently sold. I was looking for a great walk around camera, something that doesn’t cost too much, has better ISO capabilities, faster AF and better performance not to mention great image quality. The E-PL3 just fits the requirement, it’s small/light, great as a walk around companion,  it’s only $199 for the kit, it has bettter ISO than the E-PL1, faster AF and performance and great image quality.

I like it, but on the negative side, I miss the grip on my E-pl1. Continue Reading

Macro Flowers and Nature Gallery

 

 

Shot with the Olympus PEN E-PL1 and the Sigma 19mm F/2.8 DN lens

I have been busy this past weeks that’s why I have not written posts regularly and I’m also slowly moving my gallery and store to 500px. If all goes well 500px will be my main platform for selling my photos. If you have time please visit my Gallery and Sets over at 500px.

Wildlife Set | Street Photography Set | HDR Set | Nature/Close-up | Infrared Set

Canon EOS 6D Body Deal at Amazon

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Amazon is selling the Canon EOS 6D Body for only $1,415.00. Hurry before the deal is gone.

Canon EOS Deals at B&H Photo

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Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (Body Only) for only $ 1,507.00
INCLUDES FREE SanDisk 16GB SDHC Memory Card Ultra Class 10 UHS-1 Canon 200DG Deluxe Gadget Bag Watson LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh) Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod
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Adobe’s $9.99 Bundle Deal Extended up to December 8, 2013

Adobe has extended their Photoshop CC/Lightroom 5 deal until December 8, 2013.

Again, to Everyone out there, you don’t need to own a previous copy of Photoshop or Lightroom to take advantage of this deal. It includes access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, plus feature updates and upgrades as they are available, 20GB of cloud storage for file sharing and collaboration, and a Behance ProSite. And it’s just US $9.99/month when you sign up for a one-year plan, but you need to join by December 8, 2013.

Here’s a link to the sign-up page and here’s the one for the FAQ, in case you need more info.