Sunday, July 11, 2021

Square art

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Jacksonville has this unique installation that includes dozens of citizen artist created 10 x 10" pieces of art. The Jacksonville community at large was invited to create these squares (a favorite aspect ratio of mine!) that were assembled and titled Imagination Squared. The subject of each square was selected by the individual and there is a surprising range of images.

Monday, June 21, 2021


Photo taken at Blue Springs State Park in Florida. The Limpkin is also known as the crying bird as it makes a distinctive and loud call that make you seem like you are in the jungle.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

IllumiZoo Jacksonville

We went to the LumaZoo and I took my Olympus OMD EM1 Mk II with the 12-45mm Pro f4 constant aperture lens thinking there might be a few opportunities for some shots. The displays were OK but not overwhelming. This was the most interesting view I saw.

Wanting to keep up with the wife I did not take a lot of time to check my settings so this was my first shot... mistakenly with the camera still set at ISO 200 and f stop at 5.6. The result is a unbelievable demonstration of the outstanding in-body image stabilisation of the Olympus system. The exposure time was 2.0 seconds (not 1/2 sec, a full 2 seconds). I did not brace myself more than normal but waited a long time to hear the shutter close. You can see where people and some leaves moved but much of the image is still pretty sharp.

I took several other mages after bumping th ISO, but the colors in this shot were my favorite (the colors constantly changed). To further demonstrate the sharpness I have added a 100% crop. Sure it is not perfect but still impressive.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Fresh is overrated

A little deviation from my usual 1:1 square photos.