Saturday, November 11, 2017

FotoWeek 2017 Opening Party - 360 Views

Last night, I attended the opening party for DC FotoWeek, an event that is celebrating it's 10th anniversary.

(Click Here) to learn more about FotoWeek.

I took the opportunity to shoot some 360 degree panoramas with my new Ricoh Theta V, a badass little dual-sensor camera that makes these immersive images easy to produce.  Almost too easy.

Be sure to check out the final one, it's a funny little few second video of a toddler on the dance floor who takes an interest in my camera.

Here they are.  DON'T FORGET TO SCROLL AROUND AND ZOOM!

You get much better controls if you click on Theta in the bottom left of each image.
Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

A view from the fireplace:

Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA


And finally, that video clip:


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Autumn Color

I got out in the autumn colors today, from a vantage point at Bear's Den overlooking the Shenandoah Valley, less than an hour from home.  Here's the overall scene (don't forget that it's interactive - you can zoom and scroll around in the 360 degree panorama image if you click on image):

Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

And here are my favorite shots from the day, all shot with my Nikon D810.  The first two with the Nikkor 200-500mm, the rest with the Zeiss Milvus 50mm f1.4 (amazing lens!).









Thursday, October 26, 2017

7 Day Black & White Challenge


My friend and co-worker nominated me to take part in a photo challenge on facebook, specifically, a 7-day black and white challenge.  The images are to be presented without words or description, and should not include people as subjects.

(Click Here) to see the challenge.

I’ve shown my results for days 1-4 above, all shot with either my iPhone SE or iPad Air.

Great fun, so far.

UPDATE:  Here's the final three











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Saturday, October 7, 2017

A new way to see “the Bean”

I frequently joke that the only thing to photograph in Chicago is the damned bean.  Honestly, I have to stop saying that, as this weekend in Chicago, where I’m attending the International Leica Society (LHSA) meeting has been quite engaging.

But, it took the Ricoh Theta V to make what I think is a unique image of the bean.  This was shot standing directly underneath it.



And here’s the interactive version.  Go ahead, scroll, zoom, look around!

Click Here!




Friday, September 22, 2017

Reed in the Darkroom - 360 degree view


Check this out.  I just got a new Ricoh Theta V camera, which uses two ultrawide angle lenses and two sensors to capture 360 degree spherical pictures.

Bringing together the old with the new, I shot an image in my darkroom with it.


Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Be sure to scroll and zoom! Look up at the ceiling! Pretty darned cool, right?

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

At the Skate Park

Had a blast today shooting around a bunch of uber-talented skaters and bikers.  The Nikon D810 just does everything right.








Saturday, June 24, 2017


Still summer day out in the kayak.

I'm working on a nice collection of images from a recent trip to the Desert Southwest.  Just thought I'd get this posted in the meantime.