Lots of rain in Tennessee. Out with the 18mm-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G DX (Really cheap lens)-:

Not the best lens for a cloudy day. And really I have nothing spectacular in the lens department. But this lens I could stand falling in the lake with. But not with the Nikon D7100.

So I’m focused on some tree top with my finder. Little did I know 5 deer are about 10 feet behind me. I turn around and there they are just staring at me. By the time I got my camera focused on them they had scurried away. But they lingered about 50 feet away and this was the best shot.

This little squirrel wanted something to eat. Unfortunately I had nothing for him. Plus it’s not good to feed the wildlife. Feeding them just puts them in danger of cars in the park.

All my photos of the dam came out pretty dark. I even went into manual mode and tried raw. Nothing spectacular. Settled for the basic out of the camera jpeg.

Well, some times you just have to say they suck. Then turn the saturation up and laugh out loud.

Yeah, I walk the same trail 3 to 4 times per week. Mostly I just play around with the aperture or think about composition. Today I just amused myself in Apple Photos playing with the different adjustments. Normally I’m a Gimp (free image editor) type guy. But lately I’ve been appreciating the Apple way of doing stuff. Many tools to work with that normally I don’t pay attention to. You might say a “Software Suite.”

Nikon D70. The poor man’s Leica?

“Doing some research I was surprised to come across a site called Nikon D70 fan on the interwebs. The link is here. There are quite many articles relating to the D70 (D70 and D70s both share the same sensor, but you know that already). Here the author of the blog says that the image quality of the D70 is equal to that of Leica M8 and M9..really??? I want to believe.” 

The paragraph above is taken from this excellent website: https://thedarkroomknight.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/nikon-d70s-full-review-20162017-test-shots-and-complete-analysis/

Nikon D7100 & Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX

I got bored with black and white. Took some photos of icefalls with the Panasonic G6 and they did not look pleasing. Starting to focus more on understanding the aperture and how it changes the composition of the photo. Took out the Nikon D7100 and maxed out the saturation setting in vivid.

This photo is underneath a paddle boat at the park.

Free charging in the park. I have no idea what vehicles you can charge on this charging station, besides the Rivian.

Some photographer showed me his Olympus OM-D E-M5 and I really like the look of that camera. You can pick them up for under 200 dollars now in excellent condition. It felt like an old quality built film camera.

Plenty of cheap electricity in Tennessee.

I was stuck in a briar patch and snapped a quick photo of the people on the bridge. I kinda like this photo. Reminds me of a bad film photo.

Nikon D7100 & Nikon 10-20mm DX VR. Black and white.

I’ve never shot this lens in Black and White. Originally the lens was purchased for real-estate listings. Works great for real-estate and getting that small bathroom shot. Or that wide-angle shot of the house and lawn.

The only camera it works on that I own is the Nikon D7100. I wish I would of purchased an older Tokina lens that was compatible with my other cameras. Dang it.

The fog blew in and covered the lens with tiny droplets of mist. Giving a more like film look to this image.

A winter storm was blowing into Tennessee and near the lake the temperature was rather nippy.

Cattails once again weathering the storm.

Buoys line the dam to warn small boats of the dangers.

This old leopard striped tree stump surrounded by fallen leaves.