Down to Earth

Down to Earth

This bright Maple leaf was all alone on the trail. It drew my eye and my legs to a stop.

The brilliant colors of Autumn are there, along with the other colors of the season. Bright red, maroon, orange and yellow, against a trail full of the grays and browns of other leaves and wood chips. There’s even some green leaf showing, from leaves dropped too soon.

I had a strong reaction when I pulled the image up on my computer screen. The cycle of life, played out up close. From spring leaf buds to brown leaves in the process of being ground into the earth from whence they sprung.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Enjoy the colors of life while they last.

Posted by MattPenning on 2013-10-30 02:35:38

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Street Fashion

Street Fashion

Amanda L @amandalomonaco at 365Project.org challenged me this week to: "try your hand at some candid street photography".

This is my first response. I tried a few others today, but didn’t think them worthy of picture of the day, let alone challenge worthy. But, I did like this one.

This was my last day renting the Rokinon 14mm ultrawide lens, firing it on my Nikon D600. I am ecstatic about my new Artic Butterfly sensor cleaner; it removed almost every spec of dust on the first try. No dust clean up on this shot at all!

As a bonus, for some wonderful unknown reason, my Nikon D600 is now recording all the exposure information into the EXIF data, so I have that on record for each of these shots. My first shots on this non-CPU didn’t do that, even after setting up the lens parameters in the non-CPU configuration screen.

Such a decent shot, even all the way to ISO 1250. Very little noise reduction done, and even that was very well behaved in the new Adobe Camera Raw 7.3 final release candidate, under Lightroom’s control.

Shot for 1/40 second at f/11, ISO 1250 on my Nikon D600, using the 14mm Rokinon ultrawide manaul focus lens.

Posted by Cameron Knowlton on 2013-11-08 19:44:27

Tagged: , street , photography , ultra , wide , angle , Get-Pushed-20 , SPN-31 , architectural , architecture , bc , building , buildings , canada , d600 , downtown , fashion , model , nikon , potd , reflection , reflections , rokinon , ultrawide , victoria , wideangle , window , street photography

Street Fashion

Street Fashion

Amanda L @amandalomonaco at 365Project.org challenged me this week to: "try your hand at some candid street photography".

This is my first response. I tried a few others today, but didn’t think them worthy of picture of the day, let alone challenge worthy. But, I did like this one.

This was my last day renting the Rokinon 14mm ultrawide lens, firing it on my Nikon D600. I am ecstatic about my new Artic Butterfly sensor cleaner; it removed almost every spec of dust on the first try. No dust clean up on this shot at all!

As a bonus, for some wonderful unknown reason, my Nikon D600 is now recording all the exposure information into the EXIF data, so I have that on record for each of these shots. My first shots on this non-CPU didn’t do that, even after setting up the lens parameters in the non-CPU configuration screen.

Such a decent shot, even all the way to ISO 1250. Very little noise reduction done, and even that was very well behaved in the new Adobe Camera Raw 7.3 final release candidate, under Lightroom’s control.

Shot for 1/40 second at f/11, ISO 1250 on my Nikon D600, using the 14mm Rokinon ultrawide manaul focus lens.

Posted by Cameron Knowlton on 2012-12-05 19:06:29

Tagged: , street , photography , ultra , wide , angle , Get-Pushed-20 , SPN-31 , bc , building , canada , d600 , fashion , model , nikon , potd , reflection , reflections , rokinon , ultrawide , victoria , wideangle , window , street photography , architectural , architecture , buildings , downtown

Street Fashion

Street Fashion

Amanda L @amandalomonaco at 365Project.org challenged me this week to: "try your hand at some candid street photography".

This is my first response. I tried a few others today, but didn’t think them worthy of picture of the day, let alone challenge worthy. But, I did like this one.

This was my last day renting the Rokinon 14mm ultrawide lens, firing it on my Nikon D600. I am ecstatic about my new Artic Butterfly sensor cleaner; it removed almost every spec of dust on the first try. No dust clean up on this shot at all!

As a bonus, for some wonderful unknown reason, my Nikon D600 is now recording all the exposure information into the EXIF data, so I have that on record for each of these shots. My first shots on this non-CPU didn’t do that, even after setting up the lens parameters in the non-CPU configuration screen.

Such a decent shot, even all the way to ISO 1250. Very little noise reduction done, and even that was very well behaved in the new Adobe Camera Raw 7.3 final release candidate, under Lightroom’s control.

Shot for 1/40 second at f/11, ISO 1250 on my Nikon D600, using the 14mm Rokinon ultrawide manaul focus lens.

Posted by Cameron Knowlton on 2012-12-07 00:51:39

Tagged: , street , photography , ultra , wide , angle , Get-Pushed-20 , SPN-31 , bc , building , canada , d600 , fashion , model , nikon , potd , reflection , reflections , rokinon , ultrawide , victoria , wideangle , window , street photography , architectural , architecture , buildings , downtown

Street Fashion

Street Fashion

Amanda L @amandalomonaco at 365Project.org challenged me this week to: "try your hand at some candid street photography".

This is my first response. I tried a few others today, but didn’t think them worthy of picture of the day, let alone challenge worthy. But, I did like this one.

This was my last day renting the Rokinon 14mm ultrawide lens, firing it on my Nikon D600. I am ecstatic about my new Artic Butterfly sensor cleaner; it removed almost every spec of dust on the first try. No dust clean up on this shot at all!

As a bonus, for some wonderful unknown reason, my Nikon D600 is now recording all the exposure information into the EXIF data, so I have that on record for each of these shots. My first shots on this non-CPU didn’t do that, even after setting up the lens parameters in the non-CPU configuration screen.

Such a decent shot, even all the way to ISO 1250. Very little noise reduction done, and even that was very well behaved in the new Adobe Camera Raw 7.3 final release candidate, under Lightroom’s control.

Shot for 1/40 second at f/11, ISO 1250 on my Nikon D600, using the 14mm Rokinon ultrawide manaul focus lens.

Posted by Cameron Knowlton on 2012-12-05 07:35:40

Tagged: , street , photography , ultra , wide , angle , Get-Pushed-20 , bc , building , canada , d600 , fashion , model , nikon , potd , reflection , reflections , rokinon , ultrawide , victoria , wideangle , window , street photography , SPN-31 , architectural , architecture , buildings , downtown