What Is It About Squamish?

What is it about Squamish, British Columbia? We visited mid November 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic so not likely the best time for a first impression. I don’t personally understand what it is about Squamish but apparently, many are addicted to that place.

Why People Love Squamish

View of street into Squamish, BC. Links to larger photo.We went to Squamish, British Columbia, Canada to visit our daughter who is one of those people who love Squamish. Her education is as an outdoor educator/guide for climbing and kayaking. I guess this reflects a pension for the outdoor life and that is definitely part of why people love Squamish. So what is there to do?

  • Birding
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Climbing

Birding

Image of eagle on a branch. Links to larger image.

Keeping in mind it was November when we were there, birding in Squamish looks like it could be great. I definitely heard Chickadees in the forest and saw eagles and herons on the river. Eagles are obviously common in Squamish as evidenced by a section in Brackendale called Eagle Run.

Near one end of Eagle Run, there was a place called The Nest Restaurant. Definitely a come as you are kind of place. Our daughter had suggested the stop because they make those deep fried mini donuts. Apparently mini donuts and ice cream is a thing. Who knew?! I guess that’s one more thing people love about Squamish.

Hiking

Photo of rainforest links to larger photo.

Did you know British Columbia has rainforest? Until this trip I had no idea. My daughter says it’s a “temperate” rainforest. I asked because of all the mossy type growth hanging from trees and rocks.

The photo at right is a path that is about 10 minutes from my daughter’s house. You could spend hours in there for sure. It isn’t immediately obvious that you are in the Rocky Mountains but some of the paths can be a little steeper than others. There seems to be a good system of markers indicating the trail difficulty. We saw a number of bikers (No, not motorcycles!) on the trails. I’m betting they spend more on those bikes than I have spent on some of my cars over the years.

Canoeing, Kayaking and Climbing

Photo of canoe on a river with link to larger photo.I’ll have to take my daughter’s word on this one. I know she has done climbing in the area for sure. The rest is just observation of the terrain on my part. With a number of rivers with some rapids, I can imagine the spring and maybe summer would be great for that. I would think the spring melt would increase the number of rapids and I believe that would attract kayakers.

Some day, we will have to go back for a summer visit so we can see the other side of life in Squamish.

What Is It About Squamish?

Denise and  Barry on the dock in Squamish. Links to a larger photo.Squamish is about the outdoors. There is quaint little downtown with limited shopping. If you’re looking for that kind of thing you need to drive to Vancouver or Whistler. Squamish is big enough for a Tim Horton’s though! There was a great coffee shop downtown with a small selection of baked goods that were really good. They had a specialty apple fritter that warmed up was delicious.

If you are a dedicated outdoors person, Squamish is worth the trip. For us, Squamish was about our daughter. The rest was a bonus.

Make it a great day,

Barry

P.S. What am I thankful for? I’m thankful for Westjet, masks and my daughter. What are you thankful for?

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Through The Looking Glass: Your Lens Matters!

When considering the looking glass, we often forget how much the lens matters. Let’s be clear, I’m a Pentax guy with no experience using other cameras so yes, there is a bias. My references are mostly to Pentax because that’s what I know. That being said, this is a discussion in general terms.

Your Lens Matters

Pentax with Pentax lens beside a Sigma lens.Many of us get caught up in having the best camera. Now there is a big discussion! When my passion for photography was re-ignited, I picked up where I left off and went to Pentax. Not because I thought it was the best camera but because I understood how they work as a result of my past experience (And there was a good deal at Costco at the time!). What I learned over the last couple of years is that I was correct in resuming with what I know but spent a fair bit of time and money trying different lenses. Now I understand how much your lens matters!

When making a budget decision, allocate more funds to the lenses and make those decisions based on what you want to shoot. Spend some time on Youtube and save yourself some time and money. There is a caveat though, there are many differing opinions and at some point you just have to decide. I used Ebay to make some low cost purchases during the time I was trying to figure out what I liked which led to focusing funds a little better over time. Careful you don’t get G.A.S. (Gear acquisition syndrome!).

Does The Camera Matter?

Snowy street in St. Sauveur QuebecIn my case, I prefer landscape but also like to shoot some birds. I love my Pentax K-1ii and for a walk around lens, shooting landscape with my Pentax-FA 28-105 or F 35-105. Great camera for low light with the right lens on it. The photo at right was taken hand held with my Pentax K-1ii and a Samyang 85mm f1.4 lens. The lens is manual but the camera is pretty smart at identifying focus! Good thing with these old eyes.

Dark Eyed JuncoFor birding, I like my Pentax K-5iis for the frames per second. This way I can shoot rapid fire for a little longer period. (I would love a K-3ii but remember that G.A.S. I mentioned?) Besides, because of the APS-C versus the Full Frame in the K-1ii there is effectively a longer reach. To be clear, it’s a perception thing. It seems longer because the image is cropped in camera whereas you need to use a photo editor with a full frame camera to get to the same image. There will be many other camera options for birding. If you know birders, ask them what they use and why!

Be A Joiner!

Join some groups and spend time looking through their posts. As a Pentax user, many of mine are Pentax specific. As a landscape and birding person, I belong to a few groups related to those. Here are some of my favourites (They are closed groups and you will have to ask to join):

To see some of what I shoot, go to my Facebook photography page. I don’t post a lot there because of some FB limitations but have many more photos uploaded to Youpic.

Keep in mind all of the above is my opinion with links to a few others. In the end, you have to decide for yourself. Now get out there and start shooting. Connect with my FB page and show me some of your stuff!

Make it a great day!

Barry

P.S. What am I thankful for? Pentax, social media and God’s green earth! What are you thankful for?

 

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Politicking in Canada

Politicking in Canada needs a reboot. Time to for our leadership (and the rest of us) to go “Back to the Future”.

POLITICKING IN CANADA NEEDS FIXING!

Canadian FlagWhat do I mean by politicking? I’m referring to someone taking a posture for political gain. For example, today I was listening to a Conservative opposition critic talking about the COVID-19 issues here in Canada. He made many references to the Prime Minister having taken specific actions or having given specific directions to take actions as a government.

Our politicians have fallen into the defensive trap. There is a natural instinct for “fight or flight” when we feel trapped. I don’t think politicians are any different than a husband and wife trying to resolve an issue. When communicating effectively, they can overcome any obstacle. They don’t initially have to agree and sometimes need to agree to disagree. When one attacks the other, we revert to an instinctive reaction. Fight or flight. When politicians are fighting each other, no one wins. When they lose, the whole nation loses.

HISTORY

talking headsI remember a time when watching political discussion or debate and it wasn’t acceptable to point at an individual literally or figuratively. In Canada a discussion was more likely to sound like “The Liberals have done nothing to support Canada’s oil industry and have constantly blocked efforts to move Canadian oil to the east coast”. Or “The Conservatives are only interested in supporting their cronies in the business world at the cost of the working class Canadian”. 

In those days society as a whole had way more respect for each other and were more likely to recognize that when it comes to creating national policy, there isn’t any one individual that dictates the outcome. Yes, leaders exert influence within the party but they were chosen as the leader for a reason. Within parties, there was private healthy debate before presenting a unified public face. The leader would then either present the policy publicly for debate or assign a minister responsible for the affected ministry to do so. Parties long outlive their leaders so who is ultimately responsible?

POLITICKING TODAY

ment fighting

Today, politicking is at its worst! It’s more likely that today’s politician would use the personal name of the leader of the respective parties in order to discredit the individual and probably in the hopes it would fracture the opposing party as a whole. We have sunk to the worst level possible. As much as I have always Canadians need to stand up for themselves, I never believed we should be attacking others to raise ourselves up.

Can we change politicking today? COVID-19 has brought the whole world to a crossroads. We are in a time that will lead to renewal. Just as a forest fire cleanses the earth allowing for new growth, we will have the opportunity to make drastic changes to how we behave as a society. 

POLITICKING TOMORROW

We better have learned from the past. I would like to see our country go “Back to the Future” and take some of those mores and bring them to the future with us. I’m not saying we should go back rather, I’m saying let’s bring some of the old forward. 

circle of peopleI’m proud of our progress on diversity. We are approaching equality of the sexes, still a long way to go but much improved. The same can be said of Canada’s melting pot. There are so many new cultures that have been introduced over the last 50 years. We have so many differences to draw on to create our new Canadian identity if we can stop fighting rather, we should be engaging in healthy debate before presenting a unified front to the world.

Let’s bring some decorum from the past and add it to what we have learned over the years to create a more collaborative politicking future. Tell your local politicians to stop politicking and start doing the business you elected them for.

Make it a great day!

Barry

P.S. I’m thankful for the right to vote, the right to speak my mind truthfully and civilly and for our diverse country.

What are you thankful for today? 

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Perspective: How do you choose to see the world?

Perspective. It’s all in how you choose to see the world.

PERSPECTIVE

The same world can look so different depending on how we look at it at any given moment in time. Perspective is everything. It’s funny how sometimes we can walk a few feet (A meter or so for those who don’t know imperial measure!) and totally change our view.

DARK PERSPECTIVE

Dark clouds on the horizonToday, I looked out my front door to see what looked like storm clouds on the horizon. It was a totally different perspective. The world was grey and dark. No, not midnight dark but definitely not a bright day. If I had stayed where I was, my perspective wouldn’t have changed. I’m betting my mood would have matched what I saw.

I believe we can extrapolate that to reflect the same about moods. When we are in a dark place and focus on that darkness, it just takes our mood “south” with it. At the risk of my wife reading this and getting mad at me, just choose!

BRIGHT PERSPECTIVE

Blue sky with white clouds.I went to my back door immediately after looking out front and seeing those dark clouds. Would you believe the sky was a bright blue with lovely white clouds?!! Immediately I felt my mood shifting. A simple change in perspective and the world looked so much better.

I stayed there a while and just basked in the sun, feeling it warm my soul. I went back to work (lucky to be one of those who can work from home while we navigate COVID-19). I had found my happy place!

PERSPECTIVE HEALS

Sunny dayAbout an hour later I took a look out the front door again. Guess what. The skies were blue and the sun was shining too!!! God was smiling on me today as the skies cleared and the ground dried. Definitely better than the snow on the ground I woke up to this morning. Sometimes we just have to allow some time to heal. The challenge is knowing when wejust need to take time to absorb or we need to take time to plan for change.

WHAT’S THE POINT?

Perspective is everything. A minor shift and the whole picture changes. It can be as simple as feeling blue and calling that special friend who can always raise you up or wallowing in self pity and sinking deeper into darkness.

This isn’t to negate feelings. Don’t deny them. We all have them and I believe we need to feel them. Then, do whatever we need to in order to change the perspective that will take us where we want to be.

Dark clouds on the horizon Blue sky with white clouds.

How do you choose to see the world?

web conference softwareMake it a great day!

Barry

P.S. What am I thankful for today? I’m thankful for my camera, lenses and time to use them.

What are you thankful for today?

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COVID-19 How Do You Want To Be Remembered?

How we react to #COVID19 matters, it’s what people will remember. How do you want to be remembered?

Being Remembered After COVID-19

Fighting COVID-19

SoldiersCOVID-19 is a killer. Maybe not as bad as Hitler but I believe we need those same kind of heroes that defeated him to stand up today. There will be those who will keep their heads in the sand as deniers and not be willing to do their part to fight this evil opponent. As a result, this virus will continue to spread and become more entrenched in our society. We need people to fight back just as my grandfather who was an American in Canada that chose to serve with the Canadian RCAF. The sooner people are more actively resisting this enemy, the sooner it will be defeated.

hand sanitizerI enjoy social interaction as much as the next person. Thank God I actually enjoy my wife and we are blessed with wonderful student boarders who are showing grace under pressure. As a group, we are being responsible and keeping distance from anyone outside the home. My wife and I will go to the lakeshore for walks together but mostly avoid spending time with other people. I think the boys are doing much the same. We are definitely all practicing good hygiene habits, soap and water before and after eating, entering or leaving the house.  You may laugh at this but there is even a bottle of hand sanitizer taped to the post inside the front door and everyone is expected to use when coming in from being out.

All that to say I challenge you to join forces and do your part to fight this.

How Do You Want To Be Remembered

It’s my belief COVID-19 will be talked about for generations to come. Just as I taught my kids about my grandfathers fighting to protect our freedom, they will be teaching their kids about how we pulled together as a society to make everlasting changes to make sure nothing like this happens again or if it does, that we are prepared to fight.

Woman choosing directions.We make a choice when we get out of bed every day that will affect not only the day but the direction our lives take. We can choose to get angry about everything that goes wrong or to be happy about new opportunities and think forward to positive change when we get through this. Remember when you are on social media or talking to others that the words you use matter.

When you are posting on social media, you are creating a permanent record that will likely still be searchable long after we leave this earth. Even when you delete things, Google often shows cached files. It’s never really gone. 

Lest We Forget

There will be those who are offended at using the words “Lest We Forget” but I”m trying to make a couple of points with this. First, don’t think when we get past COVID-19 that the fight is over. There will be lessons learned that will need to be remembered to make sure this never happens to this degree again. The other thing to remember is that you will be remembered! How do you want that to look? Are you the person who was supportive, provided a shoulder to lean on and did their part to protect their family and friends or will you be that person who was greedy, selfish and ignorant of the consequences of not fighting?

Don’t hoard the toilet paper! Help your neighbours if they need it. Do what you can to keep yourself and your family safe. Fight this virus, not your neighbours.

Make it a great day,

Barry

P.S. What am I thankful for today? I’m thankful for my family and friends, cell phones and internet. What are you thankful for today?

 

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Leadership In Challenging Times

Leadership is something everyone is capable of and important in these challenging times.

Leadership

Photo of army officer

Leadership isn’t something that just comes naturally. It comes easier for some than others but the best leaders work hard at it. What we choose to say and how we say it can matter.

I remember an old saying “stick stones can break my bones but names can never hurt me”. We were so wrong! When we call someone stupid or criticize how they feel, you might just as well have hit them. We always told our kids to use their words but I hope we taught them to use them with caring and kindness. In challenging times like today, we need to show leadership in how we not only behave but how we use our words.

Challenging Times

person running away

With COVID-19 society is facing fear and a very challenging time. Leadership now will be important in the recovery process. The past few days have shown evidence through things like the hordes of people in the stores busily trying to make sure their families will be OK. In the process, many have been left without and there was even an incident in a large metropolitan centre in Canada where there was a shooting over groceries for God’s sake.

We can either focus on all the negative stories about looting type behaviour and slam each other for whatever approach each takes or we can show leadership by making the choice to focus on the positive and what we have control over.

This is the time for leadership. Are you up for it?

Leadership Challenge!

Will you be a follower or a leader?

sad and smile face

We all have a choice to make today. Either we will follow the hysterical crowd or we can assume a leadership role and help those people find their way back to some semblance of normalcy, whatever that is!

I have seen so many posts lately on Facebook about toilet paper in short supply and everyone being so fearful of something we can’t really control. What we CAN control is how we act, react and treat others. Sure, it’s prudent to practice safe living like washing your hands and making sure you aren’t the one to make others sick but it’s also prudent to find ways to infect others with positivity. For example, a friend’s daughter passed away at a very young age and she came to me to talk because she knew I had lost a son at a similar age. I made it very clear at the time that if she was looking for a pity party, I’m not the one to turn to. This was about four years ago and she comes for a morning hug to this day. She knows that coming to me will result in reassurance that life goes on and it’s up to us to show our families that life is for the living, not to get stuck wallowing in self pity.

No pity parties for me!!!

My challenge to everyone is to make the decision to be a leader and help others understand we will survive and there will be life after COVID-19! It’s a choice.

Make it a great day!

Barry

P.S. What am I thankful for today? I’m thankful my parent’s taught me good hygiene, respect for others and to lead by example. What are you thankful for today?

 

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Winter Is Beautiful!

Winter Landscape In Canada

Winter is beautiful! Landscape in Canada is some of the most beautiful in the world and you don’t have to go to The Rockies to experience it. Open your eyes anywhere in this country and you will see if you want to.

We were visiting our son in Saint-Sauveur over the holidays and were blown away when we visited Sainte-Adèle and discovered Le P’Tit Train du Nord. Stunning! (As you go through this blog, click the photos to enlarge. They will open in a new tab.)

Walking Le P'Tit Train du Nord

SMC Pentax 28-105mm on K-1ii

 

Our youngest daughter on the other hand, lives in The Rockies in British Columbia. She can be found hanging off cliffs and boulders or hiking trails most of us would never attempt!

I’m wondering if we created landscape addicts. Even our older daughter that lives in a larger city is very happy to get out into “the wilds” of northern Ontario. 

Dogsledding in Algonquin.

SMC Pentax DAL 18-55mm on K-S1

OK, I have to admit until we went through Quebec on our way to Halifax a few years ago, I thought Ontario was the only truly beautiful landscape. Well, Quebec is certainly competition. Oh, and Alberta and BC and …. I can’t decide any more!

Winter Cityscapes

It’s certainly beautiful in the countryside in Canada but I have to say, there is a different kind of beauty to some of our cityscapes, even in winter!

The photo below was taken the day after a major ice storm in March of 2016. I risked my life to get this photo! Roads were a little slick but I could just tell it would be absolutely beautiful and had to get out with my camera. 

Barrie Ice Storm

SMC Pentax DAL 18-55mm on K-S1

Just recently I was on a lunchtime walk downtown in Toronto. Even there, winter is beautiful in Canada!

Boardwalk at Queen's Quay in winter

Sigma 28-80mm on Pentax K-1ii

Winter Makes Us Who We Are!

Our landscape is what makes us truly Canadian. My belief is that because we have four seasons and our winters tend to be long and rather harsh, it makes us tougher and more resilient as a people.

We have a choice.

Barry Clermont on skis.

Yep, that’s me on skis!

Either succumb to the negativity and “hate” the winter or embrace a positive attitude and love it. It truly is a choice. When we moved to Barrie from Hamilton in 1990, we knew what we were facing. I was 29 at the time and had never skied in my life. We went to Snow Valley one day and saw all the teenagers having a great time. We decided that we would certainly prefer to see our kids hanging out with friends there than the mall. All four of the kids skied and we were blessed to share that with them!

Winter is beautiful in Canada! What will you decide?

Make it a great day,

Barry

P.S. What am I thankful for today? I’m thankful for Pentax. I’m thankful for sunshine. I’m thankful for snow! What are you thankful for today?

 

 

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Pentax Lenses and My DA 18-135mm WR

Pentax lenses and cameras may not be mainstream but I’m an addict! My first SLR was a Pentax ME Super and when I bought a new camera, it was natural to buy a newer Pentax because I can still use my 40 year old lenses!

Pentax Lenses

Pentax camera and bag with lensesI believe even photographers that use other kits will admit Pentax makes great lenses. Pentax was the first to use Super Multi Coating on their lenses. This helps minimize dust sticking to the glass and really makes the difference in colours in the final pictures.

Over my lifetime, Pentax has continually developed new and improved lenses and yet maintained backward compatibility. Between the camera technology and lens technology, I’m glad I am still a Pentaxian. Search Facebook, we’re out there. Way out there!

There have been a few series of Pentax lenses:

  • K and M series are Manual.
  • FA series are more automatic and controlled by the camera body with the ability for most to be used manually if desired.
  • DA series are specifically designed for crop sensor cameras. They don’t have a manual aperture ring.
  • D FA series are automatic but optimized for digital cameras, both full frame and crop sensor. They have a manual aperture ring but can be controlled by the camera as well.

Like I said, I have had my Pentax lenses 40 years and own some of each of these.

eBay for Lenses (and cameras)

Pentax K-5 camera with Tamron 28-200mm lensWhen I broke one of my cameras, I wanted a backup while I had it fixed. I thought I would check eBay and lo and behold, there is a plethora of equipment available on eBay. I decided to take a chance on some really affordable options. My replacement camera, my Pentax K-5, turned out to be better than my main camera, the K-S1. Go figure!

  • Pentax 50-200mm 1:4-5.6 ED SMC DAL Telephoto Zoom Lens $19.92CDN
  • Lot of Two (2) SMC Pentax-F 35-80mm F4-5.6 K Bayonet Mount AF Lenses $1.31CDN
  • Lot of Two (2) SMC Pentax-FA 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 K Bayonet Mount AF $4.32CDN
  • Sigma 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 Aspherical-Macro Lens for Pentax $7.37CDN
  • PENTAX Pentax SMC 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 DC Lens $190.43CDN

These are only a few of the lenses and the last one is the first time I spent over $100. Any one of these when they were new would be many times what I paid. the 18-135mm new is about $500.

PENTAX Pentax SMC 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 DC

This Pentax lens has turned out to be my favourite walk around lens on my K-5, the backup camera that is now my main squeeze!

Photo of Pentax Lens 18-135mmAlthough this lacks the aperture ring, I love the range and the ability to work with reasonably low light. As long as the camera isn’t having issues controlling the lens aperture (that would be the f-stop), you can shoot just about anything with this lens. I’m looking forward to getting back out to Ontario Parks and taking more pictures with this lens.

Why is this my new favourite Pentax lens?

  • When I am doing street photography and can’t get back from a building, it is wide enough in most cases.
  • If I’m catching a shot of birds, not too far away, this has pretty good reach.
  • IF, Internal Focusing. The lens doesn’t turn on the outside and it’s ultra quiet. It won’t scare those birds! 
  • I love the colours when shooting natural landscapes, particularly skies with character.
  • On the K-5, the whole kit is weather resistant! 

camera wet with rainYes, I can stand in a rain storm and not worry too much about the camera or lens. A little common sense here, don’t be zooming while wet, the vacuum may still draw water in while it’s wet.

So, if you like to be outdoors and not worry too much about the weather, WR series Pentax lenses on WR camera bodies like the K-5 are a great combination.

If you want to see more of my photos, check out my Youpic site! Photos are all taken with Pentax cameras but lenses vary. Check the info on the photos for the lens and camera used.

Make it a great day!

Barry

P.S. What am I thankful for? Pentax, eBay and Amazon! What are you thankful for today?

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Photography and Taking Pictures – What the “f”?!

Photography can be quite a challenge. One of the ones I think I figured out recently is the “f”.

Photography

Photo of Drive-in screen

Photography isn’t just taking pictures. It’s deciding how to take a picture that triggers emotions. Otherwise, it’s just a snapshot of a moment in time.

I was travelling through the countryside last week and came across an old drive-in movie theatre. It had obviously been abandoned for some time leaving me feeling sad and nostalgic. I wanted to share that feeling. I like to think the photo to the left achieved that.

In order for people to feel what I did, I needed to frame the scene so that the viewer could sense the passing of time and the nostalgia that I was felling. I tried a few different angles and decided on the one here.

To see other photos taken that day and get a sense of what it took to decide, click this link.

Now, photography and what the “f”?!

What the “f”?!

When talking about photography and I say what the “f”, i’m talking about the f-stop on my camera.

Now that I have chosen my lens and how to frame my shot, I need to decide how to set the f-stop or otherwise known as aperture. The aperture is the opening in the back of the lens that controls how much light gets through to the sensor on the camera. Now, I haven’t reached that stage yet where I set the f-stop manually on a regular basis. I usually set the ISO and let the camera do the rest. That was the case in the shot above.

Early morning photo of train station platform.
GO Station, Barrie South

Recently, I purchased a Pentax DA 50mm lens, f1.8. This means the “lowest” f-stop, or largest aperture is 1.8. Go figure, the lower the f-stop, the bigger the hole for the light to come through! What this means for me is that I can take pictures in lower light and/or take a shot that obscures the background more. In the photo to the right, I was able to take a handheld shot at my commuter train station at 5:30am, 1/15th sec, ISO 1600 without the assistance of flash by setting the camera manually to f1.8.

Lenses like this are often referred to as a “fast” lens because of the ability to use a much faster shutter speed. This is because of the extra alight allowed to reach the sensor by the larger opening (aperture).

(Photographylife.com has a great piece explaining more detail on how to take advantage of aperture).

Summary

So, to summarize, photography is the art of being to create (not just take) a photo that causes the viewer to feel something and that “f” I referred to, is what determines how much or little light you need and also how much detail is shown throughout the whole picture.

To see more photos, there are a few places you can follow along as I continue my learning journey:

I hope I haven’t confused you as much as I was!

Make it a great day,

Barry

P.S. What am I grateful for today? I’m grateful for Pentax, eBay and a patient wife. What are you grateful for today?

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My GuruShots

Gurushots is a fun new activity for photographers, professional or otherwise!

What is Gurushots?

Visit my page to take a look and if you enjoying taking pictures, join me!

Photographer

Once you have uploaded a number of photos, it starts to make suggestions for challenges to participate in and insert photos for you. You don’t have to accept as is, you can make changes or go to the challenge directly and upload photos there. You will start to make new friends and get both positive feedback and constructive criticism.

The block of photos below are some of the ones I used in challenges. It’s free and fun.

Obviously, they will try to up-sell you to achieve greater rewards. It’s up to you to make your choices. That being said, let’s see what you are made of!

Use this link to check it out! https://goo.gl/1eiy7d

Make it a great day!

Barry

P.S. What am I thankful for today? Pentax, Gurushots and a beautiful country. What are you thankful for today?

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