Here are some shots from the last few weeks. I’ve been trying to upload for a few days now but have been getting error messages in return…

Anyways, apple picking in Columbus, pond gazing in Oberlin, and line hunting around campus.

Here’s a fun one from last night on my way to meet Heather.  There was one hell of a storm moving through and the clouds over Versailles were amazing.  

This is a composite of five individual photos stitched together.  From a distance it looks ok, but once you get farther down to pixel level you can notice inconsistencies in focus and alignment.  Oh well, considering it was shot hand held I can’t complain too much.  

Hope you enjoy!


A daily activity of mine is to read about cameras and photography techniques.  One reoccurring topic is how to achieve decent bokeh (out of focus blur).  Many people maintain that a large camera sensor paired with a fast lens is almost obligatory.  While it’s true, that combination of equipment will result in magnificent bokeh I don’t believe its always necessary.  Sometimes, when working with limited resources one must be willing to approach a scene from a different angle.

The above photo for instance:

aperture:       f/5.6

focal length:  30mm (81mm full frame equivalent)

That is by no means a fast aperture setting, and no, the bokeh present is not the sort of creamy goodness you would find with a full frame sensor (my nikon v1 has a very tiny sensor!) but it’s still effective and, in my opinion, beautiful.

I think I’ll put this one up on the photo store.  I’ll let you all know when it’s available!


With the weather warming up it’s becoming easier to enjoy the evenings out doors.  And, since I am still in Europe for the time being, public consumption of alcohol is a non-issue. 

This evening’s menu?  A Trappist Triple and Versailles’ Hotel de Ville in the background. 

For you photography enthusiasts reading this, the photo was shot with the Nikon 1 V1, iso 2500.  The sky was actually darker than the shot shows.  An amazing little camera, the V1.

Happy Monday all!