Unusual Model Saturday November 26, 2011 
This morning I had an interesting modeling assignment. Yes, this Crane seemed to enjoy modeling for me. He was hanging out at the end of Palafox in downtown Pensacola, Flodia. He did number of poses for me and seems to even enjoy doing it.

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Gulf Breeze Zoo Lights Friday November 25, 2011 
This evening (November 25th) I spend about 2 hours photographing the Annual Gulf Breeze Zoo Lights. All images where shot with the Canon 7D using the 24-105mm 4.0L lens. A video was shot using the iPhone 4S that will be coming soon.

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Jerry's Cajun Cafe & Catering Fried Turkeys November 23, 2011 
On Wednesday November 23rd Jerry's Cajun Cafe & Catering finished up frying 240 Cajun Turkeys for Thanksgiving. Below are a couple of images from that day. You may view the video from Wednesday via here. Video was shot with both the Canon 7D and the iPhone 4s.

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Navel Live Oaks Gulf Breeze, Florida 
Caught these guys hanging out at Navel Live Oaks in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Camera used was the Canon 7D with the Canon 70-200mm 2.8L.

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Dead Trees  
This afternoon I decided to head out Ft Pickens and do a little hiking. Of course having the camera with me, I shot the blow interesting dead trees. The camera used was the Canon 7D with the 24-105mm IS 4L. This is the lens that I find I use most often. It is a real work horse.

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Pensacola Gallery Night November 18, 2011 Featuring Jerry's Cajun Cafe 
On Friday night Gallery Night was held in downtown Pensacola, Florida. This time I am featuring Jerry's Cajun Cafe & Catering as they hand out samples of their Cajun Fried Turkey over Cornbread Stuffing. Checkout the video shot during this event.

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Ft Pickens Visit (HDR) 
Every chance I get I like to head out to Fort Pickens. The fort is located on the west end of Pensacola Beach. The below photo was done during my last visit using HDR (high dynamic range imaging). The multiple exposures captured then process using the Nik Software HDR Efex Pro.

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The Crane and the Pelagin 
These guys where hanging around the end of Palafox (pier) located in down town Pensacola, Florida.

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Shots Done At Joe Patti's Seafood 
Today I spend some time photographing images in and around Joe Patti's Seafood. Below are a few of the shots taken today. Check back as more images will be coming soon.

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Pensacola Martini Fest 2011 
Pensacola Martini Fest 2011 was held in down town Pensacola, Florida Saturday, November 5th. The Palafox Street was blocked and dozens of vendors line the street where you could taste all sort of Martinis. Check out there Website. Check out the video from the Martini Fest.

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Gulf Coast Art Festival Pensacola, FL Nov. 5, 2011 
This weekend is the annual Gulf Coast Art Festival held in Pensacola. This event attracts artist from all over the country. This is a there day event each year. Below are just a few photos shot from this event today (Nov 5, 2011). Check out the video of the Coast Art Festival.

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Images Of Ft Pickens in HDR 
Ft Pickens is located west of Pensacola Beach. For more information about Ft Pickens please check out Wikipedia. The shots below where taken on a recent visit to the fort. The images are all done in high dynamic range imaging (HDRI or just HDR) using the Canon 7D with a Canon 24-105mm F4 L. You may also read about HDR via Wikipedia.

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Gallery Night Pensacola Friday, October 21, 2011 Video With iPhone 4S 
This past Friday evening October 21st I did some video testing with the new Apple iPhone 4S. So far I found the phone to do very well shooting video in 1080p HD. Now be aware it will eat up your battery fairly fast. I started with a fully charged battery. I shot a little over 15 minters of video and used nearly 25% of the battery left.

Dur this testing I shot outdoors and indoors with available light. Even inside the iPhone had no problem. Event the audio is not bad. As it became darker outside the iPhone was still able to pick up some good video.

The test video is now posted on YouTube. So take a look for yourself to see how well this iPhone does recoding video. Please note that I did not do any real editing except to make it fit within YouTube's specs. This was down using Apple iMovie 11.

Also visit the Digital Story Website where Derrick Story has done a good podcast about the new iPhone 4S.

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iPhone 4S Camera 
Yesterday I was able to do a couple of test shots using the new iPhone 4S camera. The camera is 8 megapixels which will have no problem doing prints as large as 8x10. The aperture is a f/2.4 which will let more light in so photos will look brighter and better. The check out all the features of this camera view the Apple Website.

One item that is real cool is when you have the iCloud setup and you take a photo with the iPhone 4S it will show up on your iPad and Mac within Aperture or iPhoto. All of this is do via the iCloud. I did not have to really do anything but turn this feature on. The Cloud will hold of to 1000 images. When it reaches 1001 it starts to replace the older one with the newest image. Of course you have the option to clear the images from the Cloud. If so it will not remove them from you devices. Now I am still in the learning curve of all of this iCloud and the more I get to work with it the more I will understand on how it functions. But I will say all of this is really cool.

Below is a sample image done with the iPhone 4S. The image is unedited except for resizing to fit on this Blog. Hope to do more photo testing and some videos soon. Check back for updates.

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iPhone 4S 
Today I received the iPhone 4S, It arrived via UPS about 9:30AM. Setting it up was no problem. I had already setup the new Apple iCloud so I was ready to go. However a major problem did happen. The AT&T server seem to crash because of all of us who where trying to activate the iPhone. It took nearly 4.5 hours before I was able to get activated. Was the wait worth it? Yes!

Once activated one of the first things I wanted to try was the updated camera. This camera is a 8MP that also has an HDR feature that you are able to turn on. It takes three images and does all the HDR processing in camera and give you an original along with the HDR image. Will have some samples posted via the Blog soon.

Another cool feature is that when you take a photo with the iPhone 4S the images will show up within my iPad 2 and MacBook Pro (2009 2.66) within Aperture 3. It also works with iPhoto if you use that program. When the images shows up in Aperture it creates a new project with the current date. You do not have to do anything but activate Photo Stream via Preferences within Aperture. Thatís it. It just works. Very cool.

Now one of the other mean new features with the iPhone 4S is Siri. This is where you talk to the phone an asked it questions. I did a number of test questions. I will have to admit it works pretty good. When I made a mistake it would let me know and even call me by name (Stuart) to inform me I messed up. Really cool. I even asked Siri to setup some upcoming appointments and it did. it even told me I had a conflict and asked if I wanted to rearrange the appointments.

Tomorrow I plan to cover a car show in this area and will post some images here on the Blog from both the new iPhone and my other cameras.

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