Category: Photography

  • Owlet

    Owlet

    Reading Time Approx: < 1 minute Another photo from my recent visit to the Harpers Ferry Highland Games. They had a group there showing various birds of prey including owls and also including this baby owl, or owlet. Who looks incredibly cute, because you can’t see the dead mouse they were hanging onto with their…

  • Kilmaine Saints

    Kilmaine Saints

    Reading Time Approx: 2 minutes This is not my usual type of photography, but I was at a Highland Games the other week and figured I’d snap some photos of what was happening. The environment for this one was challenging too, because it was an open air stage, with fairly bright sunlight and I was…

  • Exploring the Creative Possibilities of Generative AI: Transforming a Photo with Artistic Styles and Imaginations

    Exploring the Creative Possibilities of Generative AI: Transforming a Photo with Artistic Styles and Imaginations

    Reading Time Approx: 3 minutes I’ve been doing some more experimentation with applying Generative AI to my existing images and thought I would share. I started with a base image of a photo of a Cardinal that I took this summer. Notice the watermark in the corner, that’s going to show up in a lot…

  • Generative AI Applied to My Photography

    Generative AI Applied to My Photography

    Reading Time Approx: 4 minutes I’m not a documentary style photographer and so, to the extent it deserves any sort of appellation, my photography is art. That makes me particularly interested in the use of Generative AI (in it’s current amazing but also highly limited form) to modify my own photography. There remain a lot…

  • How to Improve your Photography – Composition Basics

    Reading Time Approx: 5 minutes Okay, we’ve finally waded through enough of the boring technical aspects of photography and can get to the meat of things. It’s not that the technology doesn’t matter starting with some photography composition rules, but I want it to fade into the background so when you’re taking a photo you…

  • Solid as a Rock

    Solid as a Rock

    Reading Time Approx: < 1 minute Another photo from that beach. This time I went with a long shutter speed to capture the motion of the water retreating back to the ocean. I think that worked rather well but the image isn’t as sharp as I would have liked and that’s probably partially to do…

  • How to Improve your Photography: Learning Your Camera

    How to Improve your Photography: Learning Your Camera

    Reading Time Approx: 2 minutes Over the course of this series of articles I hope to talk about lots of techniques and tricks to improve your photography skills. However, referring back to my first post, those skills won’t be of much use without practice. Learning Your Camera It would be nice if there was some…

  • The Lonely Beach 2

    The Lonely Beach 2

    Reading Time Approx: < 1 minute Another black and white shot of the same beach, but this time a panorama and shot from the other side of the pier. Different morning but again the beach is almost deserted. This time rather than focus on the sea, I wanted to show how empty the beach is…

  • Lonely Beach

    Lonely Beach

    Reading Time Approx: < 1 minute An early morning shot of the beach and pier at Ocean City, MD. It was a warm, summer morning but the sky was quite bland so I converted this one to black and white and amped up the contrast to emphasize the emptiness of the beach at that time…

  • Looking for Food

    Looking for Food

    Reading Time Approx: < 1 minute Last year I started making more of an effort to put out food for the birds in my yard. I may even have got a little carried away what with the now 4 bird feeders, two 2 suet cages and also a birdbath with a bubbler in it, but…