The Sayings of Wotan

More Photography Updates

With the realization that I’ve been doing it wrong, I’ve completely revamped my approach. First, now that I truly understand how Dynamic Range in a …

A Disenchanted American’s Reflections on Independence Day

I was the kind who never missed parades or fireworks. Well, it’s been a few years since my last parade. Any fireworks I see this …

Friday Morning Thoughts on My Photography Skills and Lessons Learned

I have to learn to stop trying to be a perfectionist. The boat and car are clipped in the raw, so there’s not really much …

My Take on RTO

This is something I posted to my Linkedin profile. Some jobs can’t be done remotely, and some do require a hybrid schedule. But for jobs …

I’ve Been Doing it Wrong

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No details in this one. That will come later.

I’ve been re-evaluating photo editing software, and spending a lot of time on darktable. I’ve been seeing issues with recent photographs. I’ve learned a whole lot in the last hour.

I’ve long known the Dynamic Range setting on Fujifilm cameras affects the raw, but I’ve never appreciated just how much they do. I do now—hat tip to Mark Adams for pointing it out.

A lot of my issues are because of how much the camera underexposes the image as you increase the dynamic range (and I think even more so with Dynamic Range Priority, which I have been using exclusively for close to a year now). After taking a series of test shots at DR 100, 200, and 400, I see the problems now. I may post those later.

I don’t think I can use DR 100. I think I will need to shoot in DR 200. I can usually work with DR 200 in my camera, and it doesn’t underexpose the image too much.

We shall see.

Versatile Color

Introducing my new custom recipe Versatile Color.

Changing Philosophy Again

The more experience I get with photography, the more I change my approach. Perhaps I am starting to overthink things. I’ve already changed how I …

Some Early Morning Photos

These three images, taken during my trip to Big Bend for New Year 2021-2022, have been some of my most challenging to work with. Some …

New Favorite Edits Page

Just a quick post to announce my new Favorite Edits page.

I Did It!

I graduated!