Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Last July, I reported that my Flickr stream, after years of existence, had finally passed 100,000 views.

Yesterday, barely more than 7 months later, it crossed the 200,000 view threshold.

I see three big reasons for the increased viewership: more photos (I've been trying to shoot a least once a week), better photos (I have gotten better in the past year), and a huge upswing in the number of attractive women appearing in my photos. :-)

Frozen Shadow Motion

Kitty Roars

Monday, February 7, 2011

Indoor Tennis

I love playing tennis. I also enjoy shooting tennis.

Until now, though, I didn't enjoy shooting it indoors. Most indoor tennis courts are dismally lit, and I hated the results I got when shooting at ISO 3200 and above.

However, I took my Canon 60D and new-to-me Canon 200mm F/2.8 L lens out to Duke's Sheffield Tennis Center for a women's team match the other day, and am pretty happy with what that combination produced shooting at ISO 4000, 1/500 and f 2.8.

For ISO 4000, these are pretty good. And with 18 MP to work with, I could shoot loose and still end up with a 5-7 MP final image.

The full set of photos from the Duke - Brown women's match is on my flickr site.