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Not sure who’s cooler, the 1975 Stutz or the guy looking at it.

Local car show had some really nice cars. But this one, a 1975 Stutz Blackhawk VI, took the cake. When I shot it, I had intended on only shooting that pimped out car. The guy next to it backed up out of the frame, so he thought. Planned on cropping him out, but to be honest, I wasn’t sure who was cooler, the car or the guy looking at it.

1975 Stutz Blackhawk VI

1975 Stutz Blackhawk VI


Fog rolling out.

Sunbury Pennsylvania was built on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The valley is subject to frequent foggy mornings. I caught this shot as the fog was rolling off of the town.


This is the main reason why I always carry my camera, especially when driving. In 30 seconds, this shot was gone.

Sunset over Woods Hole, MA

Traveled to Woods Hole, MA this spring. Great place for photography.

Sunset over the ocean. Nantucket just out of sight.

Used a three shot bracketed stack to bring out the colors. An advantage to the stack is that it gives the illusion of a long exposure, a flat misty ocean.  This is a good alternative with no ND filters and tripod.

Dopamine, by a sophomore chemistry major.

We finally had a snowy winter. Fortunately we have creative students. This chemistry major drew dopamine in the snow facing the organic profs office.


And the picture below is what the business students drew across the street.


I’ll take my chemistry majors any day.

Morning Walk

Nearby cemetery buried by recent snow.


Photography is sometimes only emotional.

Composition and lighting are key to great photography. However, sometimes a second rate photograph has more appeal. My example below is a simple photograph. Dawn is just peeking over the houses and casting long shadows on the yard. It was a quiet moment before a long hectic day.


Morning Drive in central Pennsylvania.

Amish are so integrated into our society in central Pennsylvania, they get their own buggy entrance at the bank.


My Review of Adorama Step-Up Adaptr Ring 67mm Lens to 77mm Filter

Good Step up ring

By Camerachemist from pa on 1/28/2014
4out of 5

Describe Yourself: Photo Enthusiast

I use this step up ring for my 18mm-105mm Nikkon lens. It allows me to directly attach 77mm filters. The action is fairly smooth but the powder coating sounded a little crunchy initially.But the machining is nice.
It is aluminum, so take care not to over tighten the filter to the ring and ring to the lens. It would be easy to strip or damage the components if you are not mindful.
I suspect those who are negative on this product don’t know how to care for equipment properly.


My Review of Adorama Step-Up Adaptr Ring 58mm Lens to 77mm Filter

Good Step up ring

By Camerachemist from PA on 1/28/2014
4out of 5

Pros: Firm Mount

Describe Yourself: Photo Enthusiast

Nice Step up ring. Fits well onto my lens and the filter. Made of aluminum and coated. The action is a bit stiff, but prevents the ring or filter from sliding off.
I should investigate using a small amount of grease to let the action slide easier.

Take care not to over tighten when using the ring. The ring could be damaged or make it a real hassle to remove. I made that mistake when using the step up ring with a filter that just wasn’t fitting on properly. It came off, but in the field it could be a problem.