Woodland Wonderland

Snow, wind, ice, so I stayed inside today and played with some images. I really like the way this one came out, the blending of two existing images I already had on hand. In creating this image I wanted to create an image that captured the essence and awe of an autumn stroll through a…

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Now That Winter Is Here?

Yep, for the most part my actual metal detecting is over for the year, so now what? Well, now is the time to start researching for new places to hunt next year, so in essence, next year's hunting has already started. I think this is where a lot of detectorist fail, once the actual physical…

Public Lands – Post Rut Mature Bucks

Yep, public lands are different, the greatest influence being the relentless hunting pressure, but it's not the only influence. I lived on one such property and I deer hunted it for over 40 years and I had to learn to deal with all of the changes and influences that took place on that property each…

Excal Threshold Instability – A Likely Culprit!

Here's something I've run into several times in recent years, three or four times just this year alone. It has to do with with erratic or unstable threshold hum. Now there are several possible reasons for this but one common source can be easily overlooked even though it can also be easily diagnosed. But first…

Minelab Equinox – The Next Great Thing?

Here we go again, another beach and land machine that's being billed as the next great advancement in metal detecting, but is it? No doubt it has the metal detecting world talking with high anticipation but this isn't anything new as we've seen all of this before and where are all of those past next…

Double Exposures – Creating Some Amazing Effects

Double exposures, something I've been playing with lately, it's a different avenue to learning new methods and techniques. Back in the day this was done in the camera but today we can do this in post processing, basically using different layers and introducing different levels of lighting and opacity, the top layer having some transparency…

The Beale Papers – A New Theory That Might Just Be Accurate?

Ah, Thomas J. Beale, who was he, where was he, and did he ever actually exist? It's a mystery that researchers have been trying to figure out ever since the Beale Papers were published, unfortunately however, with little success. Yes, there are a number of usual suspects, and others as well, as just about every…

Simple Subjects & Nothing Is Real Anymore

Simple subjects, the ones that are all too commonplace, why take the time to compose them and photograph them and process them? There's actually multiple reasons to do all of the above but the ultimate reason is so that we can learn how to make them appear far less commonplace. I've often remarked, regarding images,…