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Knife collection (folding knives only).

Knife collection (folding knives only).

I like folding knives.  We used to call them “jack knives”. I like how they look, I like how they feel and I like using them. There… I said it. My fascination began with an Uncle of mine.  He would come down from Boston and visit us in the summers.  […]

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Shoot RAW!

Shoot RAW!

If your camera has a RAW setting you may just want to use it.  This is particularly important if the photograph is important to you and you want it to look it’s very best.  Here is why: 1) RAW format does not lose any information from the image during processing. […]

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Painting with light – (well not really)

Painting with light – (well not really)

I belong to an online photography site that has weekly “challenges”. This challenge was: “Make RED your focal point in the photograph”. As a result I came up with painting the light bulb. Here is how it was done: 1). Black 1/4″ sheet of plexiglass bottom and backdrop. 2). Modeling […]

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7 Flaming Bacardi’s.

7 Flaming Bacardi’s.

I belong to an online photo community called Digital Photography Challenge.  A recent challenge was to photograph 7 of any object as long as they are all the same.  My wife Cheryl and I came up with the idea of photographing 7 flaming shot glasses.  Sounded cool to me because […]

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Interview with Photographer Ron DiCostanzo

Interview with Photographer Ron DiCostanzo

This is the first of what I hope will be many interviews with photographers to follow.  I came to know Ron DiCostanzo through a business relationship.  I would see Ron setting up product shots as well as beautiful fishing pictures that were blown up and in their conference room.  We quickly […]

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Photo by Photographer Ron DiCostanzo. Ron was fishing next to this man when he hauled in this big fish.  Not having his normal gear with him Ron took his waterproof Olympus off his belt and quickly captured this beautiful photo. Photo by Photographer Ron DiCostanzo. Photo by Photographer Ron DiCostanzo. Photo by Photographer Ron DiCostanzo. Photo by Photographer Ron DiCostanzo. Photo by Photographer Ron DiCostanzo. Photo by Photographer Ron DiCostanzo. Photo by Photographer Ron DiCostanzo.
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Happy Birthday to me!

Happy Birthday to me!

For my 56th birthday my wonderful wife Cheryl surprised me with a long time desired Sony Carl Zeiss 24mm 1.8 lens and a tabletop lighting setup.  Woohoo!!! The 24mm Zeiss lens will have a 35mm equiv. of 36mm due to the 1.5 crop factor.  This is a good focal length for […]

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When bare trees are a good thing!

When bare trees are a good thing!

I DON’T NEED NO STINKING LEAVES! Like most folks I like the foliage and tree’s in my photo’s to be rich in color and in full bloom. However, there are times when having no leaves on your tree’s is a good thing. It can be a good thing when the […]

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ColtCTRiver_1 Book and Snake Tomb of the “secret societies” at Yale University in New Haven, CT Abandoned Factory in Chicopee, MA High Rise adjacent to downtown New Haven, CT green.
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Abandoned Asylums of New England – Book Review

Abandoned Asylums of New England – Book Review

ABANDONED ASYLUMS of NEW ENGLAND A pictorial table top book with sporadic essays. Images shown were taken by John Gray and are property of John Gray Photography.  They cannot be copied or reproduced without express permission of John Gray. First a disclaimer:  John Gray is married to my cousin and I […]

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