Methods behind this 85mm PCE image

Nikon d810 Nikkor 85 mm tilt + shift PCE lens stitched images shifted at 30º increments To see or purchase the image The Method and Reasoning: With a full frame camera and an 85 mm focal length, Standing where I did would present a few problems: 1. I had to angle my camera upward to ... Read more


How to change the Perspective of the moon relative to a subject with a long focal length

How to change the Perspective of the moon relative to a subject with a long focal length: .. getting closer to or further from the subject will dramatically change the perspective of the moon to a given subject. The moon is always going to be rendered at approximately .55º in any lens’ angle of view. A ... Read more


The Supermoon superstar 

Holy Hill last night from 3.5 miles away at 600mm. This image was made at 5:30 pm, 72.9º azimuth from where I stood, and 3.1º altitude, just after the moon rose.  My original plan designed the larger than the Holy Hill spires moon (at 3.5 miles away with a 600 mm focal length the moon ... Read more


The Supermoon kisses Trinity Lutheran 

‘Blessed’  the supermoon over Trinity Lutheran Sunday evening. (11/13/2016). Ah, it happened just as I had hoped. I’d wanted to photograph a full moon over my country church on the hill for a long time .. but it never was quite the right sightline. But this evening at 4:31 I saw the big pink ball ... Read more


the Omnipotent – Time Lapse Still of Lightning at Dusk

I’ve photographed the dramatic effects of lightning at night, however my preference is the look (and the more challenging) of lightning at dusk. This image is a time-lapse still (layered in Lighten Mode via Photoshop): The mix of colors, clouds, lightning, … and even star trails in this image are achieved in a total of ... Read more


Wisconsin State Capitol from the Ice at Night

The Wisconsin State Capitol This image was made at 300 mm, ISO 200, f/5.6. I scouted and predetermined my standing position via TPE (the photographers ephemeris) app (weeks before). Scouted in real time and in the daylight on March 4… …. ….and then trekked 1/2 mile out onto frozen Lake Monona at 4:30 am on ... Read more


A drive through the backroads for Fall Color in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

See and purchase prints with fall color  There is a theme that subtlety ties my images over the decades and the seasons, the twilight of the morning into the star studded nights. Though it may not be an obvious theme, it’s inherent to the adventure, the passion, the thought, and the excitement behind each image.  ... Read more


Kristen Westlake’s OUTDOOR ARTIST RECEPTION! Sunday, August 21

Kristen Westlake’s OUTDOOR ARTIST RECEPTION! WHO? Kristen Westlake WHERE? 542 N Oakwood Ave Oconomowoc, WI WHEN? Sunday, August 21  TIME? 11am – 2pm Info: I will be presenting some of my canvas and (many) luster pieces tomorrow at this prime location during the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts! I will be directly across the street from ... Read more


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