Author Archives: Klaus-Dieter Naujok

Downtown Pittsburg, CA – Project 365

Today I went downtown Pittsburg to take some more portrait shoots. Since the corner of East 5th Street and Railroad Avenue has some nice stone work, which serves as entrance to a small park, I used some of that as the foreground for capturing the northern part of Railroad Avenue. I also utilized in the […]

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The Willows, Concord, CA – Project 365

Another Tuesday at The Willows Shopping Center in Concord for lunch with some colleagues. I took the opportunity to experiment a bit more with taking photos in the Portrait format.

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Downtown Antioch, CA – Project 365

I was reminded that I don’t seem to shoot in portrait orientation, which is true. Thinking about it, it seems natural for our brain to prefer landscape orientation since that is how we see things. However, since Project 365 is all about learning and experimenting, I decided that this week I will shoot in portrait […]

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Apple’s New Photos App for OS X

This is not a review of Photos, there have been many written by now. What it is instead is about my experience with trying to determine if Photos can replace Aperture. Before going into the details, I should mention that I am not much of a post-photographic processor. I prefer to spend more time in […]

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Spider in the Web – Project 365

Found this morning another spiderweb with the spider in it. It is a rather small spider that was a bit hard to focus on with the light breeze not helping. Looking at the results, maybe I should have used a larger DOF by using F/3.5 or 4.5.

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Hillcrest Overpass Contruction – Project 365

The Hillcrest Overpass across Highway 4 is now being worked on. Both sides of the bridges will be extended by a lane and wider sidewalks. These photos were taken west of the bridge from E Tregallas Road. BTW, one of the photos is not of the overpass.

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Antioch’s eBART Station – Project 365

Today’s set is of the Antioch eBART station that is under construction. It is located at Highway 4 and Hillcrest Avenue in Antioch and is planned to open in 2016, 16 years behind schedule. It will be the eastern terminus of eBART, BART’s first DMU line, which will extend from the Pittsburg/Bay Point station, passing […]

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More Oak Trees – Part 2 – Project 365

Two days ago I did some testing with my Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8, shooting wide open to get a feel for the DOF performance with this long Prime lens. Today I went back using a more appropriate aperture setting for landscapes. I did have to compensate a bit for the clouds, but the for […]

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Todos Santos Plaza, Concord – Project 365

Normally I go to Concord on Tuesday, but this week it was today, Wednesday. This allowed me to take photos of Todos Santos Plaza, which on Tuesday is used for the Farmers Market. It is very hard to get photos of the plaza with altho vendors and people.

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California Live Oak Trees – Project 365

Decided to do some testing today with my Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 in regard to landscape photography. As mention before a number of reviews suggested that this macro lens is also good for landscapes. I pay a visit the foothills outside Antioch, along Deer Valley Road, to capture some California Oak trees. I purposely […]

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