Sunday, July 24, 2016

Night Glow

Balloons Over Bend Night Glow. 

     This shot was shot in Aperture Priority using a Nikon 18-105mm lens on my Sony A6000. It was accomplished using a Metabones Adapter to connect the off brand lens to the camera.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sawyer Park

This is another image using my Tamron 10-24 mm lens with Nikon mount. Using a Metabones adapter to mount the lens to my Sony NEX 5R.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Metabones Assisted Imsge

Metabones assisted image.

Here is one of my first images using the Metabones adapter. I used my Tamron 10-24mm Nikon Mount lens on my Sony Nex5R

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Metabones lens adapter

I recently purchased a Metabones lens adapter to enable me to use my Nikon lenses on my Sony cameras. What i can say so far is WOW!!! Images forthcoming.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Tumalo creek

Tumalo Creek

This is a shot of Tumalo Creek just before the bridge to Tumalo Falls. The file was originally a three bracket image processed by Lightroom and Google Nik's Color Efex Pro 4. I recently also used Google Nik's Viveza. I finished the image by cropping and re-sizing in On1 Photo.  

On1 photo 10.5

On1 Photo 10.5

     On1  has in its latest edition of their Photo Suite included the ability to access Google Nik's Plug-in Collection. This makes the photo suite a one stop shop. It is well on its way to becoming the first major competitor that Lightroom has faced. This coming fall when On1 releases PhotoRaw they will probably surpass Lightroom in functionality.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Reciprocal Exposures

     The above chart is based on the sunny 16 rule. The rule being that on a sunny day with an f/stop of f/16 the ISO and shutter speed will be of like values. In the film days the ISO was predetermined by the film. So film with an ISO of 100 you would set the shutter speed at 1/100 or 1/125 of second. Beyond that the above chart shows many equivalent exposures  based on changing the ISO and f/stop.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Book recommendations

To get the best out of your camera the most important resources you have is the manual that comes with your camera. Beyond your camera manual I have a couple of recommendations;

Exposure; From Snapshots To Great Shots
2nd edition
by Jeff Revell
published by Peachpit Press

Understanding Exposure; How To Shot Great Photos With Any Camera
4th Edition
by Bryan Peterson
published by Amphoto  

Both books provide excellent information and you should add one of them to your library. Either of these books can  be purchased at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.


Hi everyone,

      Welcome to Pete's Place.  I will be using this blog to share tips to help improve your photography. I will also share links to resources that you will find useful.