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Rising from Ashes

When last we left our heroes ... Flying a drone was always about photography. Years ago, I built the huge hexa-copter, we had dubbed Dragonfly, its purpose was to carry the miniaturized but still kind of heavy Fuji X-M1 camera. Including ...
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Oak Creek Spire

When you're driving down south from Flagstaff on I-17, the north-south Interstate Highway located entirely within Arizona and also known as the Arizona Veterans Highway, as you start down the long hill between the Rocky Park Road and Stoneman Lake Road ...
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How I shoot aerial panoramas

The tiny and lightweight DJI Mini 2 quadcopter has three panoramic shooting modes: Panorama Mode: 180˚ (7 images) Panorama Mode: Wide-Angle (9 images) Panorama Mode: Sphere (26 images) and here is how I use them. Usually, when I shoot videos ...
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Elephant Rock

I think how you consciously entered Sedona for the 1st time will determine your favorite Sedona Rock Formation. In case you enter from the North, driving down Arizona State Route 89A from Flagstaff, Wilson Mountain might become your favorite. If ...
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How I print in Adobe Lightroom Classic

ICC Profiles An ICC profile is a set of data that characterizes a color input or output device, or a color space, according to standards promulgated by the International Color Consortium. Before opening Lightroom, I decide on the paper I ...
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Flashpoint R2 Transmitter / Firmware update using Mac OS

The Flashpoint R2pro TTL Transmitter is a reasonably priced device that when put into a camera's hot-shoe, can trigger speed-lights over a long distance. It works well on my Canon DSLR (there are versions for all major camera brands), supports HSS ...
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My Gear

Cameras Canon EOS R6 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body Firmware: 1.4.0 Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Body Firmware: 1.3.1 Lenses Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Super Wide Angle, Manual Focus Lens Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART Lens A015 ...
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Faded Pictures

"Faded Pictures" was track 4 on Personal Conversation, the 2nd studio album by R&B singer Case. It was released way back on April 20, 1999. Just faded pictures in a broken glass Like a mirror revealing What the woman is ...
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The Road to Sedona

Northern Arizona .. I don’t even remember anymore what had inspired it. Maybe it was one of the short stays at the Briar's Patch Inn, or the family vacation when we stayed at the Orchards Inn, hiked Bell Rock Loop ...
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You write your own history

Twenty-one years ago, my grandfather died at the age of 92 in the same house he grew up in. Next to the old pendulum clock in his living room, above his favorite chair, hung his wedding photo, a sepia colored ...
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