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Autumn compensations

For most of the year, I yearn for the butterflies and dragonflies to come along and cheer me up with the opportunity to take photos of the places that they recently left. However, autumn has plenty of compensations as I embark on the long wait until next Spring: All those delicate little fungi, tempting me to crawl through the undergrowth and coat myself in layers of mud just to capture them poised a couple of centimetres off the ground, and then shed clumps of soil and leaf particles from my... continue reading

Summer

As we have just gone into summer I wondered what you think of when you think of summer. As for myself I think of the corn turning gold in the fields and the fruit ripening on the bushes. In this part of the world we also have the samphire season which is a salty edible marsh plant. What makes you think of summer ?       continue reading

The Conundrum of the Upper Right Corner in Web Design

Studies of user-behavior show, the upper right corner of a website is the area the human eye is least drawn to. This makes it a perfect spot for a contextual image, something users see, but don’t need to read. But who would shoot a picture like that?We Simply Read Left to Right and Top to BottomA majority of nations read left to right. We look to the upper left corner first, expecting key information such as the name of the website and the name of the individual page. We subsequently scan... continue reading

Exciting News

I have exciting news to share!Photofocus.com has invited me to be part of their team as an author.I will primarily be writing about travel photography.If you aren’t familiar with Photofocus, it is an on-line educational resource for photographers of all levels of experience.I think you will find its content very helpful.New posts are added throughout each day.When I started with Dreamstime, I was like many of you--trying to get images approved and hoping for a sale or two.But... continue reading

St Ives in Cornwall - the BEST of England

Just got back from a weeks holiday in St Ives (Cornwall England) - stunning and the beauty there helped me get 15 pictures into my portfolio. Thanks St ives - must go back.If you get a chance to visit England its the perfect balance of sandy beaches, rugged cliff walks, shopping and good food.I took my new camera - Olympus OM-D E-M5 - great piece of kit - love it as a grab and go camera. All shots were hand held :-) continue reading

GET TO KNOW THE BIRDS OF TURKEY - 10

My dear friends,Here is the one of the most common birds that can be found allaround Turkey:Corn bunting – Emberiza calandraThe Corn Bunting (Emberiza calandra) is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae. It is usually placed in the genus Emberiza, but some taxonomists place it in the monotypic genus Miliaria.This is an unusual bunting because the sexes appear similar in plumage, although the... continue reading

Adventure in Nicaragua, Central America

As you can see from my portfolio, I am adventuring in Nicaragua quite frequently at the rate of 4-5 times per year.My destination is always Big Corn Island where I go for the usual of R&R and the unusual of greater understanding of life through interactions with native Nicaraguan Islanders who live a much different life, although quite similar in certain respects,to my life in a suburban enclave of New York City.Of course all houses in my smallvillage in New York have electricity, indoor toilets,... continue reading

Online e-paper!

As you can see from my portfolio here at Dreamstime, I am working all over the worldand quite frequently in Nicaragua shooting my iconic travel photos for magazine, books, newspapers and online articles.One of my homes away from home is Corn Island, Nicaragua.I am starting an online and print newspaper for The Corn Islands which can be found here: www.cornislandtimes.comCheck it. continue reading

Cokin Z-pro holder, wide angle lens and dark corners

About a month or two ago I posted a question into DT's forum about ND Graduated filters, Cokin Z-pro holder, wide angle lens 17mm at 1.6x crop sensor and vignetting / dark corners. Didn't receive an answer if there will be any dark corners or not.To date I've had that set for a while and I thought I post an answer for my own question. So, the quick answer would be Yes, there will be dark corners with that set up!. I've tried several holder set ups by adjusting filter holders moving them from... continue reading

DT cinema for FREE

Did you know that Dreamstime has a cinema? :))I really discovered that between their almost 6.5m photos, which I enjoyed collecting to preset them to you through my new collection...The Movie SessionGet your self popcorns and a drink and let your memory match between a photos and a movie... ;)Have a nice movie ;) continue reading

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