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Columbus Day at Rock Brook

The New Jersey state offices are closed for Columbus Day. I consult for the New Jersey Courts so I a holiday as well. After helping out my wife's office with some networking issues, I drove up to one of my favourite spots in Skillman. I parked at the Rock Brook along Hollow Road. I brought only my iPhone and my tripod. I have a smartphone holder clamped to the centre column of my tripod. I usually use it to hold…

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My iPhone Photography Bag

[exif id="19178"] I almost always have a camera on me. Some time ago, I started keeping a packed camera bag and a tripod in my car. It helped me satisfy my photography urge when inspiration found it’s path to my eyes. With the camera always nearby I could pull over, stop, and capture what I saw. On my lunch break, I could walk around capturing moments throughout my day. The funny thing is, I noticed that I still captured more…

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I regretted leaving the DSLR at home

"Carnegie Lake" Winter Sunrise iPhone

[exif id="16172"] I noticed the colour in the sky as soon as I walked out the door. I hesitated momentarily, making the quick decision to continue without my camera. I was running a bit late and didn't want to get stuck behind the school bus. I regretted my decision. I pulled into the parking area near the small boathouse. I shot this one on my iPhone 6 using vividHDR. The one below was shot using the native iPhone 6 camera…

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Photography without my Nikon

My primary camera, my Nikon D5100, is being repaired, as well as my favorite lens, my Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8. Almost two weeks ago the aperture on the Nikkor stopped working. It was stuck at f/16. This happened just after the D5100 had a mirror lock up. The two incidents might be related. The lens and camera body are in the hands of PhotoTech Repair in Manhattan. They found no problems with the camera but will clean the sensor. I…

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