Month: November 2012

Cars of Note

One of my favorite things to do – and photograph – is car shows. The North State is not exactly a hotbed for them, but we have a few now and then. My favorite shots are grills and hood ornaments,

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Ft Bragg Adventures

At least once a year, we like to try to get away to the coast and Ft Bragg. Over the years, we’ve taken every road, trail and pathway over the mountains from the Central Valley to the Pacific Ocean –

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Battle of the 17-55 f2.8’s

Both Nikon and Canon produce a DX (or APS-C) version of the 17-55 f2.8, but that doesn’t mean they are the same lens. In fact, far from it! While the focal-length and constant aperture are the same, the similarities end

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Tokina 12-24 f4 AT-X Pro DX

First, the plethora of (and seemingly ever-expanding) numbers and letters following a lens are amazing, aren’t they? TMV will now, in reviews, also explain those designations so when you jot down your remarks in some forum, you can show your

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Canon 17-40 f4 L USM

The Canon 17-40/4 L is a light, fast (constant f4) wide-angle zoom. It produces simply wonderful images (of course, the gear behind the viewfinder is somewhat important to this, as well!) for a very reasonable cost. The red ring and

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A pre-Fall color mini-trip through lower Bidwell

leaves on the water of Little Chico Creed

Today I did a very fast trip through lower Bidwell, hoping to catch some of the color change. While certain parts of the city are already in full fall foliage, Bidwell seems to be resisting the change. I don’t blame

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