Oh Deer

•January 10, 2013 • 1 Comment

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Dear B&W-4284

Fall evening in Oklahoma 2012 Tech: Nikon D300s, f 5.6,1/125, ISO 800, 300 mm

Hot Air

•October 4, 2012 • 3 Comments

Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque, New Mexico 2010. Just a little hot air that is fun to watch.
TechTalk: Nikon 300s, exposures between f/4.5-f/32,Nikon 70-300mm, bright day (hazy).
Sorry for the absents, I was work on other projects. jim

Lite beer and high voltage

•September 6, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Lite beer and high voltage without the filters

Lite beer and high voltage

Afternoon at the square

•September 5, 2012 • 3 Comments

Afternoon at the square

Watches in the background

Survivor Tree

•August 24, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Survivor Tree
Oklahoma City National Memorial
“On American Soil” Tells it all.

What’s the future of DSLR’s

•August 23, 2012 • 5 Comments

I was reading a Yahoo News clip about the college freshman born in 1994. The authors of the “Beloit College Mindset List” have 75 mindsets for this group that grabbed my attention. The class of 2016 will be challenging manufactures to produce products having more technology and features, but particularly electronics.

With this generation the future of electronic devices, should have no limits and some old technologies will vanish. Here are some good examples of historic turns of this type; news papers (in the US) closures over the past 10 years have risen (due to the internet), commercial radio is just behind due to listenership declines compared to the last 30 years (reason, mp3, iPods, iphones), and satellite radio may follow. I have not listened to radio in my house for years, but I have a bunch of radios in the attic. My sons (in their 30’s) and their friends never listen to radio when traveling, if they need news or music there is a Smartphone in their pockets.

When my grandfather was born, automobiles and radio’s were available but horse drawn carriages were on the roads. He lived on a farm in deep East Texas most of his life, but saw a man walk on the moon on his color television. Modern technologies made both of these events possible at about the same rate.

Technology progresses at its own rate and humanity rides the wave precariously perched at the helm, unable to perceive the consequence of their inventions. No matter the type, mode, intended use, reason or need; technology is a double-edged sword that demands respect. However, without technology we would be digging in dirt with our hands and with technology, we use a shovel.

I prefer the shovel next to the dirty fingernails, just to assure you I’m not anti-tech. So, how does this influence the future of the Digital SLR? In one word ”Smartphone’s” will. They are changing the way we think of visual communication.

Smartphone’s will be the challenger for the average consumer. The iphone 4S has 8 megapixels and many digital features sought by photo enthusiast and the “class of 2016” that do not want to be unencumbered by complicated equipment. Of course, the hobbyist and professionals will choose the DSLR’s due to the advanced controls. Every time I buy a new camera, it has more and better features. It would be safe to say camera manufactures will be watching what features offered on mobile devices and include the smart ones in the next revision of their cameras. I do not see the DSLR going away any time soon.

Moments On The Jetty

•August 23, 2012 • 1 Comment

Tuttles in the sun

 
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