Monthly Archives: August 2010

View 140: Record Fair Day

Me and over 115,000 of my friends attended the New York State Fair last Saturday.  It was a perfect Fair day.  Blue sky, temperatures in the 80’s, low humidity and a full day of fun events, entertainment, displays, vendors and … Continue reading

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An Aperture Mantra

Aperture is a strange concept when learning photography.  Aperture is defined as the size of the opening in the lens that light passes through before it hits the photographic medium which, these days, is an electronic sensor at the back … Continue reading

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Fair Time!

Tomorrow starts the 2010 edition of the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York.  I have been going to the Fair for most of my life and look forward to it every year.  Over the last couple of … Continue reading

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View 139: Rainy Day

Yesterday was a very rainy day.  Dark clouds and down pours off and on all day made for a perfect day to curl up with a good book.  In my case, the latest thriller from Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol.  … Continue reading

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How to Use a Telephoto Lens to Stack a Photo

A camera lens which has a focal length over 100mm is considered a telephoto lens. This includes the popular zoom lenses which go over 100mm. Just like a telescope, the longer the focal length, the smaller angle of view is … Continue reading

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