Oct 172013

October 8th ©2013 by April Siegfried

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I cannot remember what I was intending to do when I walked through our living room and was stopped by this scene. “Where is my camera?!”

At this particular time of year and hour, on a sunny day, light plays through the windows of our home to create artwork on the walls that I could never imagine. 

Nikon D300; 1/20 sec @ f11, ISO 3200 (handheld);
18-200 mm f/3.5–5.6 @ 50mm (75mm EFL); focus distance 3.16m

Nov 022011

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Photographed in June on my way to the 2011 Miksang Institute Summer Program, I didn’t realize at the time how representative this image would be of that journey!

Panasonic DMC-FZ40; f4 @ 1/80 sec, ISO 80 (handheld);
Focal length: 31.9mm (177mm EFL)

Feb 082011

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During Chicago’s recent blizzard, we lost power. With no heat and nighttime temperatures dropping to near zero, we had to evacuate with our cat to a hotel. Built in 1890 by the architect Daniel Burnham, the Reliance Building was a delight to explore with camera in hand.

Nikon D300; f4.8 @ 1/15sec, ISO 3200 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 18mm (27mm EFL); focus distance 7.94m