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Lions’ ace returns; O-North pitcher steals show

Hi Joey, This isn't Nick, but I thought I'd make a quick reply in case he doesn't see this right away. We shoot through the chain-link backstop actually. You can do this if you use a telephoto lens and put the front of the lens close and almost against the fence. Try to frame the pitcher with your lens, through one of the diamond shaped chain-link fence openings. If you use a large aperture (f/2.8-f/4.0) - it will result in a shallow depth of field. Then by focusing on the pitcher, the chain-link fence will become largely out of focus and appear to disappear in the frame. The important thing is to use the longest telephoto lens you can, use a large aperture and frame the pitcher through the center of the diamond shaped links in the fence. Good luck.

April 11, 2014 at 10:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Behind the Lens: The history of the selfie

I made 2 errors in my text with this story. The photo of Robert Cornelius was taken in 1839, not 1893 and 13-year-old Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna took her self-portrait in 1913 not 1918. Sorry for the mistakes. I should stay behind the camera. Mike

March 17, 2014 at 9:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Behind the Lens: Cold-weather photo becomes a hot-ticket item for other newspapers

Thanks for the nice comments everyone. It was a fun run with that photograph. Now let's hope for a little more sunshine and warmth!

January 13, 2014 at 8:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Behind the lens: Archiving old slides for the present day? Let’s get digital

Thanks Ron. I meant to say "to above" $2,000. I have a Nikon 9000 scanner, but when I bought it it was only around $2,000. Didn't know Nikon had inflated them to that high of a price. The problem for me was I couldn't fit the 127 medium format, mounted slides in the scanners film holders and I didn't want to remove the film from the mount. It does allow 2 1/4" film strips, which is great.

December 3, 2012 at 9 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Behind the lens: Archiving old slides for the present day? Let’s get digital

With any local photo printing service etc. you need to ask what the output resolution their scans will have. Most of these places will do scans fairly inexpensively put they are not large, or high resolution. I suspect that the Walgreen scans are or about an 1800x1200pixels at 300 pixels per inch. This is comparable to a 6x4-inch print, which is what they assume most people want from their photographs. It's always good to know exactly what the output of the scanned file will be, since this relates directly to how large you can make a print.

December 3, 2012 at 8:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club all-breed dog show

The event continues Sunday.

October 13, 2012 at 7:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Walk like a zombie

Nice. I like the b/w look.

October 5, 2012 at 3:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Walk like a zombie

I've added some more pics. Part of the problem is I'm often spending a certain period of time with one subject to get the best shot and then also to get their name and info. It can make it harder to get dozens of good shots. Plus, after you've seen one dead zombie, you've pretty much seen them all, right?

October 5, 2012 at 10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

U.S. Bank alarm malfunctions

Fellow Packer Band member Matt Kirby threw a blanket over it at around 2:45 p.m. which quieted it a little. Then about halfway through the Alferd Packer Band set, around 3:30, it was finally silenced - 6 hours later.

August 26, 2012 at 4:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Behind the Lens: Camera specs for low-light success

That's a really tough one. Considering that you need a pretty long telephoto lens for any sports, the camera would require a lens that maintains a large aperture throughout the zoom range. This would enable you to maintain resolution quality and fast shutter-speed. Most P&S zooms don't have large apertures at the telephoto end and that is the crux of the problem. If you can get close to the action, and I'm not sure what sports you are talking about. something like the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 could work. It has a very larger aperture at the wide-angle (f1.8) and even a pretty large one at 50mm (f2.8) but beyond that the aperture starts to get smaller and you'll lose too much light. Something like basketball might be possible if you are sitting or standing at the end or court etc. A slightly more expensive point-and-shoot that could work well would be the new FujiX10. It has a lens that is wide-angle -telephoto (28-112mm). The aperture is very large at the wide-angle end (f2.0) and also really large at the telephoto end (f2.8) This would certainly help with some indoor sports coverage but again, it depends on what sports and the amount of light. The FujiX10 is more expensive than other P&S cameras, but in addition to the very fast, low-light capable lens, it has an optical viewfinder and a larger sensor than most P&S. I'll keep my eye out for others that could work.

August 7, 2012 at 2:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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