Monthly Archives: June 2019

More Crazy Talk

Dear Reader,

Day 4 of 4
Less than a month ago I mentioned a digital view camera that could be mine for less than $US 50K. Last week Fuji announced a new medium format (102 mp) camera that could be mine with a set of lenses for less than $C 20K. Now, if the trend continues, within 3 weeks I will be lusting after a camera for less than $8K, and 3 weeks after that, the lust cost will be around $3K. At which point, I will arrive at the startling insight that the camera I have (Nikon D7100) at the moment is just fine for me at this time. My challenges are not with the tool but with the tool user.

After my 30 day free trial of the Nix Suite of Lightroom add-ons came to an end, I spent around $C 90 (a far cry from any number of thousands) to buy a license, in part so I could continue to use Silver Efex Pro. That leads me to this fourth and final set from the Gleichen ramble. The first set can be found here, the second set can be found here, and third can be found here.

So, what do you think? Did you like seeing this ramble unfold over 4 days? Did you spend more time with the images because there were fewer of them? Did you like the grouping?

Cheers, Sean

Well This Could be Fun

Dear Reader,

Day 3 of 4
The cart track with the signs that read “Impassible When Wet”, and “This Road is not Maintained in Winter”, gave way to a gravel road. A new set of crows complained loudly that I had stopped, and were obviously fearful that I was about to raid their nests. Instead of hunting for crow eggs, I explored a plot of land covered in photographic gems. It would be interesting to revisit in a different light. The first photo is actually from a slightly earlier spot but it belongs here.

This is the third set of the Gleichen ramble. The first one can be found here, and the second one can be found here.

Cheers, Sean

Oh They Were Pissed

Dear Reader,

Day 2 of 4
The crows really didn’t want me there. They did their job very well, very loudly, and I didn’t listen. They also made very compelling subjects. Some may find these images technically flawed, and you would not be wrong. On the other hand, they do to my mind capture some semblance of birdness and crowness.

This is the second set of the Gleichen ramble. The first one can be found here.

Cheers, Sean

Guess Where

Day 1 of 4
Mmm, where was I Sunday morning after waking up at 3:47? After the water tower, I found a new road. Actually calling it a road is giving it more credit than it’s due, but it did have a signpost and therefore it was fair game for the truck. The dirt track took me to all sorts of prairie wonders. As the images of the morning don’t all fit together, I am going to spread them out over the next 4 days or so. If the technology does what it is supposed to, I can write them all today and queue them for timed release.

There was still some smoke in sky and as a result the light was unusual. The colours were close to true but a little off, and a little filtered.

Cheers, Sean