Showing posts with label Just Photography Talk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Just Photography Talk. Show all posts

JUST PHOTOGRAPHY TALK: WINTER SHOTS OF ARKANSAS

© Lee Photography

© Lee Photography

© Lee Photography

With the new year here I've got a backlog of postings on wine and travel to publish so please check back in the coming days. I did want to share a few photos I took in the last few days as a wintry rain made for some great shots. Alas it has all melted but I've got these captured in time. All were taken with my trusty Nikon and all rights are reserved on each photograph. Hope you enjoy. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often, and grab a Camera and a bottle of wine!

JUST PHOTOGRAPHY: ARIZONA

Late March and I had the good fortune to travel to Arizona with the family for Spring Break and a three-day conference. I'll be posting a couple of wine reviews from that trip but wanted to go ahead and share some of the photos I had the opportunity to take. Today's photos are from Sedona, Arizona and the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often, Drink Wine!


















Camera Nikon D80, f/4.8. 1/400s, VR 18-55 lens at 30mm
ISO 140


















Camera Nikon D80, f/5.3, 1/500s, VR 18-55 lens at 38mm
ISO 140
























Camera Nikon D80, f/5.6, 1/500s, VR 18-55 lens at 52mm, ISO 200









Camera Nikon D80, f/5.3, 1/125s, VR 18-55 lens at 38mm, ISO 100

Nikon D80, f/5.6, 1/80s, VR 18-55 lens at 55mm, ISO 100

JUST PHOTOGRAPHY TALK: D80 WINS IT!


After much research, hand wringing, price comparison, and way too much back and forth, I decided to buy the Nikon D80. I've had it for a week now and am very pleased. It came with the 18-55 VR lens which I've been testing on a variety of portrait shots as well as macro, and I've been impressed with the quality of photos. I've also been trying out an 80-200mm non-VR lens and taking some sports shots and have been equally impressed with those results. I shot a lot of them at f2.8 at a speed of 1600. I was able to stop footballs in mid-rotation and the depth-of-field was exactly what I was trying to accomplish with the blurred background. I've got tons and tons to learn and am open to any suggestions. After I have a storehouse of photographs I'll post a daily for critique and feedback. I also plan to upload photographs to a pbase gallery or other online location but that's in the future. Of course I plan to personally photographs all of my reviewed bottles in the future and would like feedback on those as well. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often, Drink Wine, Get Out There and Take Photographs!