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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 )

Behind the Lens: Vertical photos endangered, but still ideal for certain shots

No, this was't suppose to be an example of that point. But this is a great, but unfortunate example, of how online display spaces and templates favor horizontal images. If we could import that image of the women and quilt in that set display box and run it at 100%, then you'd see how small it would be and how much impact is lost. At least, the cropping works fairly ok on that vertical.

July 5, 2012 at 5:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Heat doesn't squelch Party in the Park

You're right CarrieB. The actual caption is attached to the photograph which you can't see displayed unless you hit the link 'photo' beneath the image. Not sure why that other caption is there. We'll try to correct that.
Mike

July 5, 2012 at 6:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Behind the Lens: Subject-driven photo projects unique, interesting

FYI. These are not my photos but my wife's Karen Seibel. Sorry for the confusion. Hope you enjoy her photos.

June 28, 2012 at 11:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lotus over the seasons

These photos are not by me but my wife Karen Seibel. Boy, wait til I get home!

June 28, 2012 at 8:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Behind the Lens: Learn about photography by getting involved

That is actually a photograph of Journal-World photographer Richard Gwin. He is using a Canon EOS 5D with a Nikon Macro lens. He is using an adaptor called the Fotodiox PRO Nikon - EOS. It allows you to use Nikon lenses on Canon EOS bodies, however, you do not get autofocus or auto exposure control. All three staff photographers bought these (about $70) to make use of some nice Nikon lenses we still owned. Some of our Nikon fast, fixed lenses enable us to capture some really nice video on the EOS, with very shallow depth of field.

March 13, 2012 at 3:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Behind the Lens: Photographers sum up KU’s big win against Missouri in photos

I forgot to put the link to the KU-Missouri photo gallery in story. Sorry. Here it is in case you missed it the first time.
http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galle...

March 4, 2012 at 2:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Behind the Lens: Preserve old slides by digitization

Thanks for the great info Ron.

January 9, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

AnDa Union

Hi Kansasplains
I think we're having tech issues getting my video of AnDa on site. If you want to see some of last nights jam go to this site http://youtu.be/WVrcGaoC6Xc
They are rockin!

November 5, 2011 at 8:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )