A Sea of Orange

A Sea of Orange, originally uploaded by dmzajac2004-.

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Copyright © 2011 Deborah M. Zajac. All Rights Reserved.

I spent a long week-end up in the Sonoma Coastal area with Naturalist Jon Menard and 6 other hikers this was one of the first places we stopped to visit. I enjoyed the garden so much I didn’t have a chance to go in the house! You know what that means don’t’ you? Right! I must go back.

Nikon D300s| Nikkor 18-200mmVR @ 27mm| f8| 1/620 second| ISO 200| Manual Mode| Tripod

For the Historians:
The famed horticulturist Luther Burbank made his home in Santa Rosa for more than fifty years. On this garden site and in nearby Sebastopol, Burbank conducted the plant-breeding experiments that brought him world renown. His objective was to improve the quality of plants and thereby increase the world’s food supply. In his working career Burbank introduced more than 800 new varieties of plants- including over 200 varieties of fruits, many vegetables, nuts and grains, and hundreds of ornamental flowers.

Deconstructing the Story: Light, Sound, Motion & EOS HD

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Canon Shooters, there are still 2 more dates to catch this workshop in the USA!

” Canon’s video-capable EOS cameras have changed the way filmmakers conduct their craft. They’ve opened the door to a striking and emotive new style of storytelling. Whether you’re an event photographer looking to understand cinematography better, an amateur looking for a new “angle” on your favorite subjects, a wedding professional looking to take your stories to new levels, or a production professional interested in using EOS HD for a quicker, more intimate production workflow, this three-day workshop will expose all of the potential you have in telling your EOS stories. Through an exploration of many of the facets that compose a film; light, camera movement, lens choice/color, storyboarding, and post/editing, we will deconstruct the story and put it back together again.”


Nikon Regsweeper released + NX 2 64 bit?

Two days ago Nikon released a new free software called Regsweeperwhich will remove all registry entries after uninstalling Nikon software from your Windows based computer:

Canon USA Provides Update for anticipated EF Lenses

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 25, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced updated availability dates for five of its EF lenses. Read the whole thing.


National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest

There is still time to enter. Entries close July 14th.

Three levels of photographers are welcome to submit their work: Amateur, Professional, and Youth.

Winning photos will appear in National Wildlife Magazine.


2010 Winning Photo Gallery here:



H/T Ken Rockwell Photography

Hold On!

Hold On!, originally uploaded by dmzajac2004-.

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Some days this is all you can do.

Nikon D300s| Nikkor 70-300mm@ 70mm| f4.5| 1/80 sec| ISO 160| Manual Mode| Tripod| Canon 500D close up filter