Flickr is my stress ball
These days, everyone is an entrepreneur. Every unemployed, self-employed, work-from-home guy and gal puts "CEO" on their business cards.
What does it mean any more?
My flickr adventure coincides with my discovery of the digital SLR. I bought a Nikon D40 to capture the new parent-new child experience but now, I am hooked.
I am very much an amateur, but as a hobby, photography suits me--it is that sublime blending of the technical and the artistic; it plays in that funky groove where science and art collide.
Also, it lets me exercise my poetry muscles. I made a choice between code and poetry a while back. No regrets but I miss the whimsy and poignancy of haikus, quickly dashed-off or slowly simmered. When moved, I try to pair a haiku with each photo but I do snap faster than I write.
Okay, I am a little self-concious about sharing information about my toys. But, I am embracing the inner geek (and probably the outer one too) this time. I mostly shoot with a Nikon D90 and the Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G prime (equivalent to 50mm "normal" angle of view on a FF 35mm camera).
That's about the newest lens I've got in my bag.
Nikon N90s - No mirror lock up but still loads of fun
Nikon N75 - On permanent loan to
Nikon FE - Probably my favorite manual camera
Medium Format Film
Agfa Record II
50mm f/1.4G AF-S
Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC - My first real investment in a fast zoom. I thought about the Nikkor 17-55mm but couldn't bring myself to part with that kinda of koin; besides, I could get both the Tokina and Tamron f/2.8 for the price of one Nikkor zoom (sigh).
35mm f/1.8G - Cheap ($200?!), crazy fast and bright. An f/1.4 would be wasted on my crop sensor camera, plus the D90's high ISO performance lets me get away with slower lenses.
18-55mm 3.5-5.6 AF-S VR - my dinky little standard zoom. Love this little puppy
28-80mm G - for $20 this is my medium zoom, f/2.8 smoo-eight. Very sharp, very light, almost disposable.
50mm f/1.8D - a budget portrait nifty-fifty
I blog at ernestkoe.com (occasionally).
If my photos so move you, please feel free to leave a comment or testimonial.
- Blue Hour Group 22,140 photos, 2,908 members
- AF 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G Nikkor 626 photos, 91 members
- ColorPerfect (ColorNeg) User Group 3,482 photos, 465 members
- Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.4G 5,281 photos, 991 members
- College Campus 12,660 photos, 946 members
- College Admissions Photography 4,110 photos, 22 members
- UI Design 957 photos, 789 members
- Ibarionex Perello's Chasing the Light 3,843 photos, 316 members
- First Coast Strobists 32 photos, 14 members
- Strobist.com 602,409 photos, 121,874 members
- Great modeling poses 872 photos, 4,213 members
- LEGO: Mechs, Hardsuits, and Bots 15,215 photos, 1,360 members
- Lego Sci-fi 55,612 photos, 3,550 members
- The Secret Life of Toys 404,062 photos, 21,711 members
- Nikon 20mm f2.8 11,382 photos, 1,537 members
- iPad Sketch 20,276 photos, 448 members
- Food Porn 750,618 photos, 59,483 members
- Foodies 173,646 photos, 4,321 members
- Bridges 136,856 photos, 12,310 members
- I AM NIKON 960,713 photos, 23,172 members
- Hipstamatic 319,280 photos, 16,785 members
- Photos taken with an Apple iPhone 767,310 photos, 33,235 members
- 52-Week Smith Challenge 2011 191 photos, 23 members
- Back-Sight / 背影 15,960 photos, 1,477 members
- The World Through My Eyes - TGIF *OPEN* 3,906,858 photos, 110,005 members
- Neutral Density Filters 63,677 photos, 6,838 members
- Craft of FileMaker 43 photos, 2 members
- The Proof Group 3 photos, 3 members
- Leica 627,930 photos, 13,959 members
- The World is Our Classroom 11 photos, 12 members
- Aperture Users 395,067 photos, 12,019 members
- NPR Look At This 157,821 photos, 6,251 members
- WEEKLY 9,716 photos, 345 members
- Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 85,874 photos, 8,156 members
- Nikon Digital 2,543,770 photos, 88,903 members
- Getty Images Call for Artists 415,022 photos, 105,944 members
- Decisive Moment 60,878 photos, 31,248 members
- David DuChemin's Within the Frame 17,800 photos, 1,684 members
- This Week in Photo 300,303 photos, 13,805 members
- Jax Field Trips 5,120 photos, 228 members
- Utata 445,675 photos, 26,142 members
- Lonely Planet: Photo Challenges -- 'Alone2' 130,146 photos, 15,496 members
- HCSP (Hardcore Street Photography) 2,921 photos, 69,883 members
- Just Street Photography 1,724,963 photos, 56,474 members
- Film is not Dead!! 1,911,322 photos, 40,283 members
- social documentary photography 39,826 photos, 37,023 members
- Jacksonville Photography Meetup Group 1,243 photos, 84 members
- Xlerator - Feel the Power 54 photos, 18 members
- FlickrCentral 9,245,409 photos, 242,985 members
- PauseOnError 392 photos, 33 members
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- May 2005
- Jacksonville, FL
- Jacksonville, USA
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Software Developer