52:15 Distracted By The Insanity


  • Note: This is late… Really late. Will catch up by tomorrow for my own sanity.

It has been insane. Crazy schedule changes, birthdays, etc. I have been all over the place. Still taking photos though. I have not been in front of a computer to go through it all. As of this post I have started catching up. As you know spring has finally arrived in New Jersey. The weather has been drunk and chilly but slowly warming up. The Cherry blossoms have come out and I was there to catch some it. I will be talking more about it in a forthcoming post and gallery.It was also a perfect subject for my “The One Aperture Challenge”. I used all my new lens acquisitions for this year photos and for this image I used the Nikkor 105 2.8 Macro it worked out well. (more…)

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52:14 I Quiet Spring Day

gservo-1760140412The temperatures have been getting warmer, here in NJ. This led to a nice and warm weekend. This also led me to wake up early on a Saturday morning and go out for some peaceful photography. With a Nikon 105mm 2.8D Macro Lens and a 2x Teleconverter on my D700. I laid in the morning grass. I was in the quiet of the morning. There was no one around so I did not look like too much of an idiot to others. I have been wanting to work on my macro. I was shooting at a high ISO and hand-held. Next time I’ll carry a desk top tripod to make a sharper image. I may use a closeup filter as well. The morning with the dew on the grass. is a perfect time. It was also a perfect shot for my “The One Aperture Challenge” . I took a few shots but this was one of my favorites. I found satisfaction with this attempt. There is nothing like manually focusing in the morning. (more…)

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Cherry Blossom Season Is Begining (just a little late)

gservo-1770140412After a long, relentless brutal winter, and a drunk early spring, the cherry blossoms are arriving. We seemed to have a small string of warming days. This has woken up the trees. A great time to take out your camera gear, wake up early and create some spring images. Cherry blossoms are something I look forward to every year. I means we made it through another winter. We can go back out in the light , with lite clothing, coffee in hand, and go on a pleasant photo walk. We can taste the early morning air without freezing body parts off.


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Looking Back, Looking Forward , I’m An Inexperienced Mourner


Its is April 11 a pivotal day in my life. It is the day my father died in 2011. I remember this vividly. Two days prior, he was released from the hospital. I picked him up, we got his perceptions and the next morning we had breakfast. Our last conversation was about our future. My father had never been part of my photography life. He got sick as I picked up a camera again. He wanted to know how I was progressing. This gave us something to talk about other than his health. On my visits to the hospital we often talked about me turning my photography into more of a business and doing what I loved. The thing about his death was, I never got a chance to mourn his loss.

Recently , everything brought forth by my dads death came to a close. As I was sipping coffee from his wine glass a little voice in my head said “It’s OK you can finish morning now”


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52:13 “So Spring must dawn again with warmth and bloom”

gservo-1512140403It was actually a warmer week.in NJ. I was not freezing. Spring, though late seems to have started. The colors have started to come back to the world. This week I was working with my macro lens.I have been coming down from a major life event. I am still cleaning up some minor issues but I have still been able to keep some focus on my photography. This week I have been working with my newer macro lens. I adore macro in the spring. For my“The One Aperture Challenge”  I had to create something colorful. I kept it simple. I left the other images for forthcoming post on The Phoblographer. (more…)

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52:12 Warmer days

gservo-1420140329It’s been a somewhat warmer week in NJ. The snow has melted. Life has been better, thing more manageable. Walking down the street has not been a challenge. Walking in the woods has been less of an adventure. This means the parks are clean as well. I got to get up and breath in the morning air and do some photo work out doors. Nothing much, just catching up on some reviews etc. I was working with a macro lens so for my “One Object Challenge”. It’s was a moment to try some different,explore the bear more. This time I did a head shot. This is where the challenge begins. I have to keep it interesting, for me. (more…)

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