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My Nikon D800 Purchasing Adventure

Maybe you have heard of the new Nikon D800 DSLR. They say it’s just about the most amazing camera ever. More megapixels than anybody else. 36 MP! Equal or better than the $40,000 medium format cameras.

So, in spite of that fact that it, with a lens, is worth more than my car, and is […]

Travel Photography: Annular Eclipse, San Diego and Three U.S. National Parks

I like to experience solar eclipses. And photograph them. I knew for a long time there was one visible on May 20, 2012 in the Western USA. Much easier to get to than the South Pacific, where the last one was.

It would be annular, meaning the sun is not completely covered by the moon. […]

A Little Science Helps You Take Better Photographs Part 2

Choosing the Exposure Time, Sensitivity, and f-stop

Second in a series. The first is A Little Science Helps You Take Better Photographs

Exposure Time

Exposure Time can be adjusted over a huge range. A modern DSLR camera can shoot at 1/8000 of a second, all the way up to 30 seconds (in my camera). […]