Category Archives: Photography

The Mojave Desert In One Picture

My road trip through the Mojave proved successful but I’ll be going back soon. Just one picture from my trip. This is the Mojave Trail Road, along the Mojave River, some miles outside of Newberry Springs. Click here for a … Continue reading

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Nevada Northern Railway Museum Workshop and Trains

I recently visited the Nevada Northern Railway Museum in Ely (eee lee), Nevada. A small admission fee allows you to wander the several workrooms of the repair shop and engine barn. Restoration is ongoing on engines, a caboose, and boxcars. … Continue reading

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An Excellent Photography Site and Two Oddities

Landscape2art.com Norwegian Kim Rormark runs Landscape2art.com (external link) and he does an excellent job. I highly recommend it for all beginning photographers, especially those of us struggling with landscapes. I also hope to learn more about low light and night … Continue reading

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The Free Public Domain USGS Multimedia Gallery

The United States Geological Survey maintains a wonderful public domain library at this address: https://www.usgs.gov/products/multimedia-gallery/overview (external link). All will do for web work and many are printable quality. Nearly all 10,000 images are at no charge and copyright free but of … Continue reading

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Blue Lichen

Here’s a departure from writing. While rockhounding for another Rock&Gem article, I came across blue colored lichen. I used to day hike thirty or forty times a year, racking up perhaps hundreds of miles over the decades. But I had never … Continue reading

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Through The Lens of a Fisheye

I used a fisheye or wide angle lens for the first time yesterday and I am happy with the results. It will take a great deal of practice to know how best to use it, but I am on the … Continue reading

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Fun With Photoshop’s Photomerge

My Canon EOS M3 does not have a panorama feature, consequently, I am using Photoshop’s Photomerge function (external link) to produce wide area shots. This is the first time I’ve gone through this process and I am pleased with the … Continue reading

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