Common & Public Garden

The last few remaining days of “cool” weather before the cold rushes in. I was trying to snag what little bit of foliage we had in the parks of Boston. I was in New York much of the season, so my opportunities were limited. Still, love the color of the tree I found at the pond in the Public Garden.

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Testing IQ for Nikkor 58mm F/1.4

Here are simply a few test shots done at night, with high-ISO, and shot wide-open.  There are a zillion reviews on YouTube, DPReview, MyPhotography, etc., for serious details on this lens.

I was very interested in this “sort-of” Fifty – so I wanted to shoot with it under less than stellar conditions.  After reading myself cross-eyed on this lens, the primary or predominate complaint was how soft it was wide-open, in the center.  Subsequently, the photos I have illustrated here were in poor light, shallow depth-of-field (so looking at center IQ), very grainy, and so on.

My thoughts here are that this lens is actually so, so much sharper than EVERYONE seems to think it is.  To make things worse (better, actually) I have NOT even done any AF-Fine Tune, yet.

Edit RAW Images on Your iPhone

Now that iOS 11 supports RAW image file formats from a multitude of cameras, the door has opened to actually editing RAW images on your phone and iPad. Of course, that comes with its own unique set of constraints (storage and processing power leap to mind). But if you’re willing to go mobile, the new RAW Power app from Gentlemen Coders can accommodate your desires

Source: Edit RAW Images on Your iPhone with RAW Power

Emerald Necklace

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You could shoot along the Emerald Necklace everyday for a year and still not cover it all. The Necklace comprises half of the City of Boston’s park acreage, parkland in the Town of Brookline, and parkways and park edges under the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. More than 300,000 people live within its watershed area. From Boston Common to Franklin Park it is approximately seven miles by foot or bicycle through the parks.

Emerald Necklace Photos


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Cider Hill Farm

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Cider Hill Farm began in 1978 when Ed and Eleanor Cook purchased the old Battis Dairy Farm with the hope of transforming it into an apple farm. Not long after that, the Cook’s son, Glenn, along with his new bride, Karen, bought the adjacent Vedrani Poultry Farm so they could start a quality life together.We now grow fruits and vegetables on nearly 70 acres of our 145 acre farm and offer many of these as pick your own crops. We have grown a very diversified approach in regards to labor, marketing, season extension, community involvement, and progressive practices that you will see in our renewable energy projects.

Cider Hill Photos