Did I Waste My Afternoon?

My “no bad light” philosophy was put to the test as I ventured into the Ojai Meadows Preserve around noon today. There were areas of cloud-diffused or tree-dappled sunlight that could have made good pictures, but the birds didn’t happen to be where the less-than-awful light was. I didn’t get any keepers, but I don’t think…

Gear Appreciation: Nikon 200-500 f/5.6

    For most of my life, the words “affordable high quality 500mm lens” would have provoked outright prolonged laughter. “Affordable” and “quality” are relative terms, but this $1400 lens feels like an incredible value so far. It’s been on one of my cameras every day since it arrived six months ago, and my favorite…

Anger Management – Now Featuring Owls

One reason I espouse the No Bad Light philosophy: I like to sleep in. But this morning I awoke at 5:00 AM feeling ticklish, only to discover my bed constituted an essential section of a massive ant trail between the bedroom baseboards and the kitchen. I dealt with the ants and tried to go back to…