Sharp, Well Exposed Failures

I broke away from my owl obsession by visiting an old favorite location, the Bolsa Chica Ecological Preserve. And there, armed with a Nikon D500 and the previously praised Nikon 200-500 f/5.6, I got some nice BIF (Bird-In-Flight) images. A year ago, I would have been thrilled with these two images, because I struggled to…

I’m Glad I Didn’t Put the Gear Away

I’m not an early riser, so I miss 50% of the great light for photography. On occasion, circumstances force me out into the world before sunrise. A few years ago I found myself at Bolsa Chica Ecological Preserve before dawn. Lacking a flashlight, I stumbled along the dark paths as far as I could go…