Tarmac ribbons criss-crossing the landscape, dusty back roads twisting between the cool shadows of ancient pines, and less traveled pathways connecting present to past, all I wander, seeking, seeing, with my keyboard and camera capturing scenes and stories to share with you.

Now in its seventh year, this venue has become an important part of my life, a place where I can express my thoughts and feelings about the things I see and do, hoping the process brings me a bit closer to friends and family who enjoy sharing my sometimes chaotic and often nonlinear observations and ideas. A journal, I suppose, but one with which I find pleasure in thinking others are alongside me on my journey.

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February 5, 2012


... worth the minute or two it might take to download, this is a panorama composed of eight individual images ... for those of you interested in doing this sort of photography, the "secret" is to set your camera for manual exposure ... use your camera's light meter to determine the darkest and lightest areas of the scene, then set the shutter speed/aperture/iso so that there will be a minimum of overexposure (for black and white, of course, you can allow for more white in the final image) ... use that setting for all the photographs ... this hand-held image shows that a tripod pan-head isn't as necessary as some might claim ... bonus points: can you name the road where this was taken ...

NIKON D200-SIGMA 17-50@33MM-F/6.3-1/250th-ISO100