Painting Light

my digital palette

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This is one of my favorites. Shot with an Olympus Tough, using an 18mm, wide angle lens. I am inside a one-time, customary beach lodging, in Costa Rica. On the right is a clay oven. The smoke is rising through a roof ventilation.

I have painted, capturing light.

This particular camera was my constant companion for years. It cost 600 dollars, and the wide angle was another 100. You can swim with this camera. You can drop it and it won’t break. That’s part of their advertisement, and I can atest to the validity of that statement.

They say, it works well in snow. I don’t know, I haven’t been in snow in years. But everything touted about this camera, I found to be accurate.

My camera and lens are now retired. And I am proud to say, I wore it out.
specs I see this is a cheaper price than what I paid. Mind was Tough – 2. But that’s the way it goes.

Also, I don’t believe my Tough had RAW option. But, back then it wouldn’t have helped, because I didn’t know what RAW was and did not use Light Room.

If you want to travel with a versatile camera; a one pony of many tricks, this is it.

It’s also great for street photography. However, when choosing a camera color or a wrist attachment, it’s always best to go black.

My camera was black, with a red wrist, float attachment for when I was in the water.

In my photography life, “you can’t have it all.”

But don’t let that stop you.

Get the shot!

What Lurks Beneath

~ the conflict of truth and lies ~

15069017_10210896040098611_2090539753617735738_oNo matter where we stand good exists and evil lurks. We are powerless.

On the surface of this photo is a small wave breaking. If you look at the bottom of the photo, you will see a crocodile. We crossed paths that day. Me, being blissfully unaware of his presence, until I came home and downloaded my photos. Continue reading “What Lurks Beneath”

Creating My Gravatar

~ be the boss ~

final

Meet my new Gravatar. For those that don’t know, a gravatar is a graphic representation of a blog user. It’s your cyber identity. When you like or comment on a post your icon will appear. A person can hover over the image and more information (a profile), will display. My about information is once again empty. Tossed in the trash, to be replaced at a future date.

Having a new name, I wanted a fresh image to represent Fish Eye Farm. Continue reading “Creating My Gravatar”

A Beginners Photo Almanac

Every Step Matters

I am stepping back into my blog. I wrote my post End to Begin, back in March of 2015. I just walked away for a while. Not surprising for me, as I’m a noted wanderer. In the past:

  1. I used my blog as tool to give voice to my opinions
  2. I used it to express my happiness
  3. I used it share travel and adventure
  4. I used it to share photos and poetry
  5. I used it as means of guidance in my life.

My new beginning is one of photos.

There are so many out there today. Almost everyone is a photographer, because almost everyone has a camera in their hand; their phone. No mystery there. But that doesn’t mean they are good at it. The overwhelming surge of photos being created by cyber communication, is just one ebb of the picture tide.

A tidal wave has formed slamming the Facebook, and Instagram beaches.

For a paparazzo of every day life, these are great times. I’ve always pursued my passion, for visual imagery. It is innately in me. Through the years, I’ve used many different types of cameras, choosing innumerable subjects and have yet to become bored, by the process.

I re-named my blog, because like following a map, and the use of street names. I am turning a corner. However, I didn’t want to let go of the old. Why should I, a journal is what it is.

Fish Eye Farm is my garden of photography, with a row of Polaroid, Pentax, Kodak, Olympus and Canon and an old iPhone4. It has the herbal qualities, of prime lenses and telephoto, and is sprinkled with flashes, tripods, camera repair and purchases.

I am a master of snap shots and a student of DSLR.

I know there are others out there like myself, who are interested in sharing information and I want to become more involved in blog community.

In all that we do, there are those who are not as knowledgeable, and those that are more advanced. By keeping this simple truth in my mind, I have been able to accept where I am, work with what I have, and continue to produce good images, in earnest.

I am open to criticism.

You reap what you sow.