I’ve been posting quite a bit to my Instagram account lately. Below is a sample of the recent photos along with a few random thoughts and info.
Shadows in the Grass, Mar-11
The collection of apps and the workflow I had on my mobile phone that enabled me to post to my blog is out of commission. I’ve had so many issues with my phone over the months and have had to reset it a few times. I’m not sure if all the apps are the reason that the phone keeps bogging down and having a glitch-fest that renders it practially useless, but I’m hesitant to set everything back up as it was before.
Mule Ears, Big Bend N.P., Mar-15
I’m still using the Olympus OM-D E-M5 more than any other camera. I feel that I’m starting to learn what it can do well vs. the areas where it absolutly sucks. The small size and light weight of the Oly kit trumps everything else, so it’s been the right tool for the job lately.
Ladybug on Prairie Buttercup, Mar-21
Of course the other tools that I carry (Sony RX100 and also the camera on my phone) come in handy when needed!
Sandpile Silhouette, Mar-25
One impressive thing about the Micro Four-Thirds (M43 or M4/3 or whatever you want to call it) is the reach you can get with relatively small telephoto lenses. Combined with the EXCELLENT in-body image stabilization of the E-M5, it’s a great tool for wildlife shooting.
Cormorants, Lake Fork, Mar-28
My current longest focal length is 150mm, which translates to about 300mm (35mm “full-frame” equivalent field of view).
I’m looking into getting a longer lens for my kit, perhaps the Oly 75-300mm or the Panasonic 100-300mm. The long end of those lenses works out to about 600mm equivalent.
Sunrise, Lake Fork, Mar-30
The flowers are NOT as good as anticipated. I had high hopes over a month ago when I noticed flowers blooming in mass very early in the season. I think the ice storm we had in early March really hurt things.
Golden Groundsel, George Bush Park, Apr-1
I’ve been exploring through the local parks: Bear Creek Park (Addicks Reservoir) and George Bush Park (Barker Reservoir), visiting my usual spots for wildflowers. They are thin in coverage as compared to previous years. Also, many of the easy-access areas have been mowed by the park services. That doesn’t help at all!
Please consider following my Instagram account! And if you don’t have Instagram, then consider getting an account. It’s free and easy. It’s a fun app to have on your phone and really helps you to engage in and play with photography.