I’ll frankly admit that in the past I’ve failed to use a steady, and studied, approach to post-processing my images. My practice, such as it’s been, was to make changes that looked good and seemed somehow better than the original. The problem, of course, is that while this practice sometimes leads to pleasing results, it’sContinue reading “Four Steps to Better Post-Processing”
Author Archives: Norman Reid
A Trip Backward in Time
I recently had an opportunity to visit and photograph the little town of Thurmond, West Virginia. Tucked deep into the mountainous region in the New River Valley central to the state, it was once a thriving center for servicing the mammoth and frequent Chesapeake & Ohio coal trains that traversed the rails through this beautifulContinue reading “A Trip Backward in Time”
I was tempted to title this posting “A Fungus Among Us,” but that’s so trite I opted for something plain vanilla instead. Regardless, what I present here are some photos of toadstools and other fungi I recently made. These were all made in late September at Moosehead Lake, near Greenville, Maine. The rains brought outContinue reading “Fall Fungi”
A Rose is a Rose
I’ve been experimenting with making extreme close-ups using my new Nikon 105mm f/2.8 S lens. Here are some recent creations.
More 105mm Photos
I spent some more time shooting with the new Nikon 105mm S lens for Z mount cameras. Here are some of the images I made today.
Testing the 105mm Lens
I just received Nikon’s newly-released 105mm macro lens for Z mount cameras. Here are a few shots from early tests.
Photographing in the Cascades
The Cascade mountain range is located in the northwest portion of Washington State. The portion of this region contained in Whatcom County is largely organized into three national land management areas. The central region, which incorporates the snow-capped Mount Baker, is the Mount Baker Wilderness. The second and largest area is the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie NationalContinue reading “Photographing in the Cascades”
Shooting Glacier National Park
I made a recent trip to Glacier National Park, both for family sightseeing and, of course, making a few photos I hope are sufficiently good to share. Getting There The real purpose—and the heart of the park—is the famous Going to the Sun Road, which runs across the western continental divide and through the RockyContinue reading “Shooting Glacier National Park”
Choosing Selective Focus
I’ve always been a sharp focus kind of photographer. But after seeing some expressive work that uses a soft and selective focus, I decided that there’s another path to artistic expression.
A new book to educate and inspire children of all ages about the lives of African elephants.