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Pennsylvania Railroad Museum

Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter speed: 1/640 sec
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 22 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Matrix Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

Aperture: f/5.0
Shutter speed: 1/640 sec
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 75 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Matrix Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

Aperture: f/5.3
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 105 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Matrix Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 26 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Matrix Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 130 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Matrix Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 38 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Matrix Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 18 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Matrix Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

Aperture: f/5.0
Shutter speed: 1/25 sec
ISO: 4000
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 18 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Matrix Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

Aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
ISO: 4000
Lens: Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX AF 11-16mm f/2.8
Focal length: 16 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Matrix Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

Aperture: f/3.5
Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec
ISO: 4000
Lens: Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX AF 11-16mm f/2.8
Focal length: 16 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Matrix Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

  

Aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/640 sec
ISO: 4000
Lens: Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX AF 11-16mm f/2.8
Focal length: 14 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Matrix Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

 

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Shells

Aperture: f/11
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 185 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/11
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 250 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/11
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 155 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/13
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
ISO: 200
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 155 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

Flea Market (3)

This is the third of three in the series.

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Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 90 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

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Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 90 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

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Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 130 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

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Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/180 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 105 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

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Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 62 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

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Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 90 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

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Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/30 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 75 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

Flea Market (2)

This is number two in a series of three.

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Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/80 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 250 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

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Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 44 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

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Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 75 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

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Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 105 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

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Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 52 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

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Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/50 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 52 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

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Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Mode: Aperture Preferred
ISO: 400
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
Focal length: 90 mm
Nikon D3200
© Mark L. Fendrick

You must have a great camera …

Generally I only post photographs here, but from time to time I will post some editorial material. Today is one of those days.

Recently I have had a few people tell me that they liked my pictures and that I must have a great camera. Then today I read a post entitled, “Saying a Camera takes Nice Pictures is like Saying a Guitar Plays Nice Melodies” and it reminded me of what I have been saying for many years, you don’t need an expensive camera to take good pictures. All you need is a little understanding of what the camera you have can and can’t do, and some knowledge of what makes a good photograph. A little talent helps as well.

Over the last 50 years, I have owned and used everything from a state of the art/expensive camera to a disposable camera, and have come away with nice pictures with all of them. Yes, it is true that I cannot do with the disposable camera all of the things I can with an SLR or DSLR, but that does not mean that good pictures cannot be taken with it.

Currently, I am using what is generally called an entry level camera, but although it can be used in Auto mode, I can, and do, use it almost exactly the way that I used the state of the art camera I once had. That is to say that I use it in Aperture Priority mode mostly – or manual mode. The main difference is that today my lenses can focus themselves – though I always tell them where to focus – while my state of the art camera was before the days of auto-focus. Yet I often find myself focusing manually.

But, if I find myself without my camera, I have no problem buying a cheap disposable – film in the old days, digital today – and still coming home with photos I am proud to show.I can do it because the primary factor in how good a picture is, is not the equipment, but the photographer. It’s true that I cannot take the macro shots, or the long exposure shots or many of the other types of shots that I can with my DSLR, but I know that and don’t try. I look to take the best photos I can within the capabilities of the camera in my hand.

I have a friend who has the same camera and lenses that I do but really knows little (okay, nothing!) about the technical side of photography, and only uses the camera on Auto, yet she takes some of the most magnificent photos of anyone I know. Is it because the camera is so very smart? Not at all! She has a good eye and a great sense of composition. She was taking wonderful photos before she got this camera as well, using only a point and shoot … also only on Auto settings.

So next time you find yourself without your fancy camera, try buying a disposable camera and see what you can do. And don’t tell someone that their photos are great so they must have a wonderful camera, instead ask, “How did you take that photo?”

Butterflies

Note: all of these pictures were taken in EPCOT in Walt Disney World during the International Flower and Garden Festival

Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/200
ISO: 400
Lens: Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 200 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/500
ISO: 400
Lens: Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 200 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/640
ISO: 400
Lens: Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 200 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/640
ISO: 400
Lens: Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 200 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/500
ISO: 400
Lens: Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 200 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/500
ISO: 400
Lens: Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 135 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Focused on the Magic

Seeing in Many Ways – Part 2

Back in the original post of Seeing in Many Ways, I showed some of the different ways I have photographed Spaceship Earth (the symbol of EPCOT). This trip I tried something different. Except for the very first shot, all of the photos were taken from a single location all at the one time.

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/1250
ISO: 100
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 22 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/200
ISO: 100
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 38 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/640
ISO: 100
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 38 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/500
ISO: 100
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 55 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/125
ISO: 100
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 55 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/250
ISO: 100
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR
Focal length: 24 mm
Nikon D3100
© Mark L. Fendrick

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