Almost Wordless Tuesday

Almost every day I spend time sitting outside, on the patio, camera on hand and a coffee by my side, hoping to capture something interesting. This post is about boring photos from my patio.

OK, one photo is from a quick drive we took . . .

The rest are all from our patio . . . wait, let me check . . . nope; I thought there might have been one more from somewhere else, but that’s not the case. 

Most of these are shot with the 70-300mm lens at full zoom. All of these are lightly processed and cropped in Lightroom from the JPG files that are saved with the RAW files. Meaning, but for some minor tweaks, they are about what you get out of the camera. The camera is the D7500 . . . almost makes me want to rethink shooting RAW, but I’ll probably still do it. 

OK, enough words . . . here’s the gallery of a bunch of photos from the last five days or so.

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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11 Responses to Almost Wordless Tuesday

  1. Anuradh says:

    absolutely………. almost makes me want to rethink shooting RAW, but I’ll probably still do it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • disperser says:

      It’s a catch-22 . . . it’s faster editing the JPGs but when you encounter a tough situation, RAW can really help but shooting both takes up a lot of storage. These days storage is pretty cheap, but there’s still the organizing issue as I now have two versions of the same photo.

      I used to always save both RAW and JPG versions but some years ago I culled all the JPGs and just kept the RAW files.

      The only reason I’m shooting both right now is that it’s a new camera and I wanted to see how it does. Pretty good, actually. We’ll see how I end up working with the files.

      Thanks for the comment.


  2. Mario Pineda says:

    That sounds like an awesome routine. I have tried something similar but within seconds I become a feeding station for boards of mosquitoes.


    • disperser says:

      That makes sense . . . we shipped all of out mosquitos north of the border.

      Seriously, I assume as some point we’ll be faced with the same situation but for now — despite all the rain we’ve had — we’ve not experienced any mosquitoes. None; zilch; nada; niente.

      . . . obviously, we’re not complaining . . .

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  3. AnnMarie says:

    All wonderful photos, but the feeding butterfly sequence is especially special!
    P.S. That cow photo is bovine!
    P.S.S. Couldn’t quite help that.


    • disperser says:

      Thanks, Ann, and yes, the butterfly gave me a good series of photos to share (why I have the gallery shown as random; otherwise I’d have too many butterfly photos stacked together).

      As for the cow, you know what they say . . . to eat is human, to ruminate is bovine.

      . . . eh, your’s is better. Obviously, I can’t hoof my way into a good pun but I won’t work myself up into a leather over it because udderwise I won’t be able to think of any yokes about it.

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  4. HA! No one told me it was Wordless Tuesday. I’ve already said enough words for today AND tomorrow! ;-) :-D

    Oh, man, Emilio! These photos are spectacular!!! So many of my fav things in one gallery! Birds, flowers, squirrels, leaves, butterflies, rocks, etc! Love the fuchsia!
    HUGS!!! :-)

    PS…BTW: That first photo! Cowza! :-)
    “Something in the way she mooves, attracts me like no udder lover
    Something in the way she moos me, I don’t want to leave her now
    You know I believe in cow….”

    My apologies to The Beatles!

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  5. Ggreybeard says:

    A nice selection of garden images. I like the hummingbird and squirrel!
    I moved to raw imaging years for astro-imaging but since then I have always used it for all images, because of the ability to change camera settings afterwards. A few weeks ago I seriously under-exposed some sea-side snaps – but was later able to expose them as required. Magic!


    • disperser says:

      I wrote about RAW here:

      Since then, the tools have gotten better and can handle JPG nearly as well (the operative word is “nearly”). I found I can do a lot with JPGs out of the camera as long as I specify minimal or no compression for the output. However, just comparing the RAW file to the equivalent JPG file out of a camera tells you just how much information is lost (20MB vs. 8MB).

      The big advantage I see with JPGs is the quick turnaround.

      Thanks for reading.


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