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    November 6th, 2009

    Test shots with the Canon 135mm f/2 L

    Tomorrow starts a week of shoots at Tumbledown Gymnastics Studio, and in preparation for shooting in pretty dodgy light, I ordered a little something from nice folks at borrowlenses.com – the Canon 135mm f/2 L lens.

    To check it out, I accompanied my long-suffering daughter on her exploration of the arroyo beside our house, and grabbed some images.

    This is far from a full review, but I really like it. It’s pretty small (at least on a 5D) and unintimidating (although the hood is a chunky addition), which helps in certain situations.
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    Posted on 11/6/09 | 6 comments | Filed Under: Reviews | read on
    November 4th, 2009

    ‘In God’s good time’ – a perfect end

    John Naughton retells a moving story on his blog concerning the death of Austro-British writer, wit, restauateur, politician and broadcaster Sir Clement Freud, told by his daughter Emma:

    He had, she said, “a perfect death”. On the day in question, he’d been to the races (at Exeter), had won on the horses, had a good lunch with his “second best friend” (apparently he was punctilious about ranking his friendships), and was writing his column (about the Exeter meeting) for a racing newspaper when he dropped dead in mid-sentence. The next day, Emma and her Mum woke up his computer and found that the last words he’d written were “In God’s good time…”.

    Posted on 11/4/09 | no comments; | Filed Under: Links | read on
    October 28th, 2009

    Aperture 2 vs Lightroom 3 Beta

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    Like many an impatient Aperture user, I recently took the Lightroom 3 Beta for a spin. What follows is an informal review of my experience of Lightroom 3 Beta as a long-time Aperture user, and Apple Certified Pro in Aperture.

    I mainly looked at the adjustment settings rather than the organizing or exporting options.

    I hadn’t looked closely at Lightroom 2, so many of the things I liked about Adobe’s product were probably there in the earlier version too.

    My overall view is that Lightroom includes some very valuable adjustment features that Aperture 2 gets nowhere near. The rumoured arrival of Aperture X (the rebranded Aperture 3) means I’m not making any snap decisions, but the revised Aperture needs at least to match Lightroom’s strengths to stay competitive.

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    Posted on 10/28/09 | 4 comments | Filed Under: Aperture, Reviews | read on
    October 27th, 2009

    Autumnal Embudo

    We were up at Embudo Station the weekend before last, savouring the good weather and autumnal scenery.

    Being down by the river is also a pleasure in largely dry New Mexico, but being there when the leaves were golden was an added pleasure.

    The place has recently changed hands, but the food in the restaurant was good, and the coffee shop a welcome addition since I was there last.

    Definitely worth a stop if you’re on your way from Santa Fe to Taos.

    Posted on 10/27/09 | no comments; | Filed Under: Photoshelter | read on
    October 14th, 2009

    One of the best pictures on ‘The Best Camera’

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    Like many people, I’ve been using Chase Jarvis’ cool Best Camera app for processing and sharing photos taken on my iPhone.

    One of the export options is to upload the image to the Best Camera site, where there’s a running stream of uploads in real time from everyone using the application. It’s very cool in itself, but there’s also the option to view and vote on the ones you like.

    Out of this a Best Photos list is created, and I’m happy to say that the picture you see above (taken while walking our dog from the office one day) has been happily esconced in the Best list for the last few days, and has had well over 200 views.

    You can see more of my iPhone shots in this set on my Flickr page.

    Posted on 10/14/09 | 1 comment | Filed Under: iPhone, News | read on
    October 10th, 2009

    Tent Rocks Day

    Just back from a great trip to Tent Rocks – or more accurately Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

    Our four-year-old was with us, so we did the Cave Loop hike, staying down in the valley, rather than the tougher hike up to the top.

    But it was beautiful nonetheless, and throw in a picnic back at the trailhead, and you have a very happy family.

    Posted on 10/10/09 | no comments; | Filed Under: Personal | read on
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