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Black-Capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series Birds at My Birdfeeder

In an earlier post, I mentioned that I had purchased and installed a Nature Products 431 squirrel-proof bird feeder.  So far, it’s been working great – the birds really like it and the squirrels can’t figure out how to get to the seeds.  In fact, I liked it so much I bought a second one, […]

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Birch Bark Photos

Last weekend I took a few photos of some birch bark I found in the woods.  I wasn’t sure how they were going to turn out, since I didn’t use a tripod.  However, after I processed them with some of the Nik Software programs and Lightroom, I think they’re not too bad. I’ve been taking quite […]

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Learn and Master Photography

Learn and Master Photography Course

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Learn and Master Photography

I had some great news yesterday – I’ll be receiving a review copy of Legacy Learning’s new Learn & Master Photography  course!  Check back here for reviews that will be coming soon. I’m not sure exactly how I’ll structure the reviews yet, but I’m leaning towards starting a series here on the Photo Blog and […]

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Far Mill River Waterfall in Shelton and Stratford, Connecticut

  A few weeks ago, I published a post on a trip to Indian Wells State Park and the photos of a waterfall there.  In my discussions with some of the locals, one of them mentioned another waterfall on the Far Mill River.  Over this weekend, I hiked along the Far Mill River and took […]

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The Lagoon Nebula Captured with SLOOH Telescope

Here’s another astrophoto attempt.  I took this “snapshot” through one of the SLOOH.com telescopes last night and have been playing around with processing off and on throughout the day.  I’m going to keep experimenting, but so far, I’ve gotten the best results by using Topaz Labs software, primarily Topaz Adjust and Topaz Detail, blending those layers using the Linear Dodge […]

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Photo of the Owl Nebula

Here’s something a little different.  I’ve been a member of SLOOH.com for several years.  Basically, SLOOH owns several telescopes and as a member you can go online and see live views of space objects.  SLOOH also allows you to take “snap shots” of the views and download them. The photo below of the Owl Nebula is […]

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Edge-On Spiral Galaxy (NGC 4565) imaged using SLOOH’s Canary Islands 2 High Mag on 1 Apr 11 at 04:11:42 UTC

Edge-On Spiral Galaxy (NGC 4565) imaged using SLOOH’s Canary Islands 2 High Mag on 1 Apr 11 at 04:11:42 UTC. This is a test photo using SLOOH.  I’ll explain more in a future post if this works out.

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Busy Week With Photoshop CS5

I haven’t posted much this week because I’ve been busy contemplating purchasing Photoshop CS5, making the purchase, and learning how to use it.  Continue reading for the full story. So, because I have Photoshop Elements 9, I was given an opportunity by Adobe to purchase the full version of Photoshop at a greatly reduced price, […]

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