Category Archives: Photography

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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The Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 Instant Camera

A few months ago I bought an instant camera on a lark. I fondly remember my old Polaroid SX-70 and I wanted to see if a new instant camera might be better. After all, technology has improved in 30 years. Hasn’t … Continue reading

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