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Fox Family

Fox Family

Driving to one of my regular beaches to search for migrating and resident shorebirds a few days ago I suddenly glimpsed a flash of red in the sand dunes beside the road. Pulling over I was astonished to see a fox sitting in the narrow strip of dunes between the...
Nikon TC-14

Nikon TC-14

In 1999 I prepared for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney by replacing much of my equipment with the latest and greatest available at the time. The latest buzz word was ‘digital imaging’, Nikon having just released its first professional digital camera, the...
Winter surfing

Winter surfing

The recent storms that have hit the coast of Nova Scotia have brought the winter surfers out in force. Even with temperatures well below freezing this does not stop these hardy souls getting out on the water to ride the huge incoming waves. Inevitably, to get good...
Which tripod head

Which tripod head

I often come across other photographers while shooting and regularly see them using inadequate tripods and, more particularly, bad tripod heads. The tripod often has tiny thin lens with 5 or more sections. Great for folding the tripod down to a small size for carrying...
Capture One 20

Capture One 20

Capture One version 20 was released early in December 2019 and is touted as a major upgrade over Capture One 12. Now, you may well ask what happened to versions 13 through 19 and the short answer is they never existed. Version 20 is to bring the vesion number in line...
Wildlife and nature with the Nikon Z6

Wildlife and nature with the Nikon Z6

The Nikon Z6 (and its sister Z7) has now been out for just over 10 months and has had one major firmware upgrade in that time, adding functionality and performance enhancements. For the past two weeks I have been shooting exclusively with the Z6, provided courtesy of...
Making travel just a bit easier

Making travel just a bit easier

In recent years travelling with camera gear has been an increasing problem as carry-on requirements become more restrictive, and actual application of weight limits more regularly applied. Indeed, when travelling to Turkmenistan on Tukish Airlines they were actually...