Slate Roof in black and white

Shades of Grey: Slate Roof

Black and white gurus on the net say that grey days are good days for black and white photography. The even light is good for capturing textures, dimensions, shapes and shades of grey. So, that’s what I did for today’s One Picture a Day. What could be better for exploring shades of grey than a […]

House Centipede in a sink drain

Good Morning, Honey!

I found the One Picture a Day for today staring me in the face this morning. A house centipede,┬áScutigera coleoptrata, was visiting the sink at work. He, or she, waited patiently while I retrieved my camera. This photogenic species was originally from the Mediterranean, but is now found throughout the world. They frequent humid area […]

Pinewood Derby car shaped like an acoustic guitar

Pinewood Derby Guitar Car

This is a bit of a vanity post. This Pinewood Derby car is a car I built for a “Dad’s Category” in a Pinewood Derby race that my kids also raced in several years ago. I thought it was pretty innovative, though I have seen many “guitar cars” since then. However, I have mostly seen […]

green and white ice

Green and White Ice

Next up in our gallery we have an abstract of ice. The greenish cast is from algae growing on the wall beneath the ice. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D90, the 18-55 VR kit lens, and the D90 on-board flash. Winter is a challenging time to photograph. Color is difficult to find; fingers […]

Best Cheap Nikon Flash: Nikon SB-600

The Nikon D90 DSLR built-in flash is adequate in many cases. Personally, I’d rather work with the existing light wherever possible; it’s more interesting. Even with existing light a little fill-in flash can make a big difference, and the on-board flash is adequate for this. However, the on-board flash has shortcomings.┬áThe onboard flash is too […]