I got more mileage out of my Nikkor 70-300mm AF-S VR lens recently on a trip to Florida than I have had in a long time. This black-crowned night heron was hunting in 6-mile Cypress Slough, Fort Meyers, Florida. He put on an excellent show for several minutes. This particular shot is the first one […]
This may not impress you, but for me it is a first. It is the first time I have captured a lightning bolt in a photograph. It was on a handheld iPod touch 5th generation, the camera I happened to have with me when this thunderstorm went by. The best strategy was to fire in […]
The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park in Kentucky is built on the property where Abraham Lincoln was, well, born. He wasn’t here long before his family was evicted through no fault of their own, other than the guy who sold them the land did not actually own it himself. They moved ten miles north, […]
I went into Mammoth Cave with one lens, no tripod and no flash. The one lens was the Tokina 11-15mm ultra wide angle lens. I set the ISO to 6400, as high as it would go; left the aperture wide open at f/2.8, set the focus manually on infinity, and the focal length to the […]
Horse photographs! It was a very pleasant day, cooler than it’s been all summer, so the horses and staff were in good humor. First up is a Gypsy Horse, a solid, versatile breed developed by the Romani people of Europe. Relatively recently recognized as a breed. He had flags on his ankles like a Clydesdale.
Bourbon sleeps in charred oak barrels at the John Burton distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. We had a fascinating, free tour of the facility. The distillery was on summer break so no brewing was active, but we saw all the equipment. Production was active in the warehouse, though, where the whisky was busy aging. It will […]