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Fall Foliage in Huntington Connecticut

By Tim Barnes I was looking through some Autumn photos from last year and realize I hadn’t posted many yet.  These photos were taken about this time last year (maybe a little earlier) in the Huntington section of Shelton, Connecticut.  I was using my Canon 7D and a 70-200 lens and was fighting darkness to […]

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Birds at the Milford Point Audubon Center

  A few weeks ago, I visited the Audubon Center in Milford, Connecticut and took a walk out along the sandbar.  I had my Canon 7Dand Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L lens.  There were quite a few birds both out in Long Island Sound and in the woods around the Nature Center.  Below are a few of the […]

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Nikon Small World Photomicrography Contest Top 10 Winners

  On October 30th, Nikon announced the winners of their 2013 “Small World Photomicrography Contest“.  This is the 39th anniversary of the contest and was won by Wim Van Egmond of the Netherlands.  According to the Nikon Small World website, “Winning images were selected for displaying both artistic quality and masterful scientific technique”. I would […]

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Lightroom Folder Structure

  A few days ago, I read an article by Matt Kloskowski entitled “5 Lightroom Organizing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them“.  One of the mistakes that he list is using dates as folder names.  He insists, at least for beginners, that it’s better to use a file name related to the photos.  For example, […]

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“Your Shot, National Geographic’s Photo Community” Contest 2013 Photos

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Photography Contests

  About a week ago, I wrote an article on National Geographic’s previous “Your Shot, National Geographic’s Photo Community” photographic contest.  Anna in the Communication Department at the National Geographic Society contacted me and asked it I would like to post some of the photos from the current contest entitled “Explore Our Changing World“.  Of […]

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Top Ten DSLR Cameras on Amazon

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Amazon Top Photography List

  I get asked quite often what the best DSLR camera is for a beginner, so I thought I would post the current top 10 DSLR’s from Amazon.  So, here we go: Number 10: Canon EOS 70D 20.2 MP Digital SLR Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only) This is one of the newest […]

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First Photograph with New Dissecting Microscope

Recently, I received a small refund that I wasn’t expecting, so decided to buy a new photography tool (or, more appropriately, a new toy).  I had been looking at a dissecting microscope for quite a while, so I pulled the trigger on an AmScope 7X-90X Inspection Trinocular Zoom Stereo Microscope + 144-LED Compact Light.  I […]

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Black Squirrel

Not sure how many of these are in different parts of the country, but in my neighborhood, we have a few black squirrels and I’ve even seen a couple of albinos not too far from here.  I don’t see them very often, so I quickly grabbed my camera which had the 70-200 mm lens on […]

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