52 Frames (July 2021)

✍️ 🕑 July 2021 • Series: 52 Frames • Tags: airplanecatsplant lifearchitecturevideo gamesshadow the hedgehogNew York City

My weekly photos this month encompassed quite a few interesting themes, and most of them got very little editing. Has Steve turned into a JPEG shooter? Read through and find out!

27. Black and White

I'm someone who tends not to use certain fancy digital camera features like "filters" and "color profiles." But, the (somewhat divisive) Dynamic Monocrome setting on the Panasonic GX85 really hits the mark for me. So, I knew I wanted to use it, and submit a straight-out-of-camera JPEG.

The subject matter was some plants, some weeds. Queen Anne's Lace and some fern-y things. Shot at maximum aperture, some of the contrast that would have been provided by color is instead provided by depth of field. In the photo, a lot of green has shifted to grey and I quite like the effect.

Ferns and weeds in fifty shades of...


✍️ 🕑 May & June 2021 • Series: Maui 2021 • Tags: astrophotographybeacheswildlifegood eatsPacific OceanMauiHanaHana • Places: Hana

Personal note: I've been bouncing around and VERY slow at uploading these Hawaii posts, but there is at least one more ready to go. Expect them to slowly trickle online as time permits.


Whenever I travel to a new place, I try my best to have as few expectations as possible.

But because the act of getting there itself is often some combination of stressful, tiring, long, and/or expensive, and because it takes some time for me to find my bearings and adjust to my surroundings, there's usually a bit of mental and emotional gymnastics involved.

Case in point, Hana.

View of Hana from the walk to Fagan's Cross
View of Hana from the walk to Fagan's Cross