Mike's Journal - A rather infrequently updated recording of my thoughts about photography.  It also may comment on the places I have been looking for the spectacular image....or whatever happens to be on my mind at the time.

Barred Owls with Sony 200-600

October 19, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
I spent a morning on Blue Cypress lake with Ron Bielefeld of Whistling Wings shooting Barred Owls. It turned out to be a very special experience with several owls and great light. We were shooting from Ron's customized pontoon boat. Just a word about Ron. He knows the photo ops in the area! Before sunrise we pulled up to a tree, put out a speaker t...
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Looking Back

January 27, 2019  •  2 Comments
It has been a long time since the last blog post. A lot has transpired photographically since then. I have committed almost exclusively to Sony gear. With the release of the A9 and the 400mm f/2.0 lens, a credible kit for wildlife can be assembled. I still maintain an Olympus kit, but mostly because I already have the lenses. If weight is the main...
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In Search of the Holy Grail

February 26, 2017  •  1 Comment
I recently had an email exchange with a friend and fellow Canon shooter about acquiring a Sony AR7M2 for landscape shooting. I spent some time thinking about it as it is also related to my "search for the holy grail" of high image quality with significantly less weight. As some of you know I have Canon big glass and pro bodies in my kit as I travel...
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Aurora Borealis Time Lapse

October 08, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
In order to show the incredible changing light of the Aurora Borealis, I recorded 50 time lapse images and assembled them into a video. The exposures were 30 seconds each which covered about 15 minutes of the display. In the video, each frame displays for 1 second so everything is compressed into about 1:40. The sound track is a pack of wolves who...
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Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge with Shoot the Light

October 07, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I sometimes get asked what it is like to go on a photo tour or workshop to a remote area. Below is a trip log from my recent trip with Chas Glatzer and 5 other photographers to a remote lodge on the coast of Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba Province, Canada. We spent four nights at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, one of a group of remote lodges in the area...
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