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.
- Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R 3,753 photos, 376 members
- Fujifilm X-Pro1 Users 57,889 photos, 1,991 members
- X-PRO1 Street photography 435 photos, 301 members
- Blue Hour Group 30,774 photos, 3,639 members
- AF 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G Nikkor 832 photos, 112 members
- ColorPerfect (ColorNeg) User Group 4,282 photos, 530 members
- Nikon AF-S 35mm f/1.4G 5,615 photos, 1,113 members
- College Campus 13,249 photos, 962 members
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- LEGO: Mechs, Hardsuits, and Bots 18,833 photos, 1,620 members
- Lego Sci-fi 66,140 photos, 4,013 members
- The Secret Life of Toys 445,743 photos, 22,067 members
- Nikon 20mm f2.8 12,490 photos, 1,697 members
- iPad Sketch 22,392 photos, 460 members
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- Bridges 148,546 photos, 13,004 members
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- Hipstamatic 325,124 photos, 16,743 members
- Photos taken with an Apple iPhone 801,121 photos, 33,689 members
- 52-Week Smith Challenge 2011 191 photos, 23 members
- Back-Sight / 背影 16,866 photos, 1,533 members
- The World Through My Eyes - Monochrome Mondays *OPEN* 4,262,504 photos, 116,021 members
- Neutral Density Filters 74,363 photos, 7,428 members
- Craft of FileMaker 23 photos, 2 members
- The Proof Group 2 photos, 3 members
- Leica 725,263 photos, 15,145 members
- The World is Our Classroom 11 photos, 12 members
- Aperture Users 426,307 photos, 12,081 members
- NPR Look At This 159,757 photos, 6,329 members
- WEEKLY 10,020 photos, 377 members
- Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 94,909 photos, 8,701 members
- Nikon Digital 3,233,074 photos, 101,501 members
- Getty Images Call for Artists 409,617 photos, 105,635 members
- Decisive Moment 59,761 photos, 36,720 members
- David DuChemin's Within the Frame 18,621 photos, 1,691 members
- This Week in Photo 371,030 photos, 14,342 members
- Jax Field Trips 5,062 photos, 229 members
- Utata 457,671 photos, 27,431 members
- Lonely Planet Photo Challenges -- 'Best' (contest theme) 145,984 photos, 16,076 members
- HCSP (Hardcore Street Photography) 3,058 photos, 76,127 members
- Just Street Photography 2,087,257 photos, 68,423 members
- Film is not Dead!! 2,122,935 photos, 42,503 members
- Jacksonville Photography Meetup Group 1,264 photos, 83 members
- Xlerator - Feel the Power 51 photos, 18 members
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- May 2005
- Jacksonville, FL
- Jacksonville, USA
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Software Developer