Hi! I hope you enjoy the blog which focuses largely on our travel experiences. Really, though, it is just a justification to take pictures.
I’m a 50-something and was fortunate to be able to retire before 45. I spend most of my time traveling and learning about various things.
I’m frequently asked if I “miss work”. The short answer is “Not much!”
I’m based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Primary interests that are reflected in this blog are travel, mountain biking, food, wine, and photography.
Sony DSC-P150 (now pretty much retired with a permasmudge)
Canon G7 (retired 9/2008)
Canon G9, occasionally I have used a Hoya RM-72 IR filter with this camera.
Nikon D90 with Nikon VR 18-105 mm f/3.5-5.6, Nikon 70-300 mm VR f/4.5-5.6, Nikon 35 mm f/2, Nikon 10-24 mm f/3.5-4.5, Nikon VR 85 mm f/3.5 (“Micro”), and Tokina 10-17 mm f/3.5-4.5
In February 2011, the Nikon D90 was converted to “Super Color IR” by Lifepixel.com. The photos are color balanced in CaptureNX2. This camera is capable of hand held IR photography.
“Red and blue channels swapped” means adjusting the color mixer in Photoshop. Blue channel is changed from 100% blue to 100% red (more or less depending on choice) and the red channel is changed from 100% red to 100% blue (again more or less). This is described in more detail in the Lifepixel link. Swapping channels is an interesting though different effect with a “normal” picture.
A Nikon D7000 now takes the role of the unconverted D90 and a Nikon 16-85 mm VR f/3.5-5.6 was added.