Nikon D500. How I came to buy it and first thoughts

Hi folks!

First let me wish you a Happy New Year and all the best for 2019!

This is my first post that is dedicated to photographic gear. And yes, it’s about Nikon as this is what I’ve been using for over eight years. Don’t ask me why I chose Nikon in the first place, it’s just a personal preference. It could have been Canon, Sony, Pentax or another vendor. I’m sure there are plenty of good cameras from all of them but I can only talk about gear I’ve been actively using.

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What Photography Means To Me (5)

As mentioned in one of my previous posts photography can be an expensive hobby. Many people think it’s not worth spending a lot of money in photo gear unless a return on investment is expected, otherwise mentioned “you get your money back”. This made me ask myself this question quite often in the past: “should I start taking photos for money”? Should I become a professional photographer?

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Autumn in the Mountains

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First of all l must admit I’m a summer fan. I like the heat, I like the sun, I like the long days, I like everything about it. I simply love it! However summer only takes three months, which is only a small part of the year. And after all every season has its charm, doesn’t it? This includes … autumn!

Autumn has two “faces” which might turn the way we see it into a “love-hate relationship”. On the one hand we have the beautiful colors and the (still) warm sunny days. On the other hand the weather might be rainy, cold and it could even snow, especially in the mountains. Usually we get both of them. Actually as I’m writing this post it’s snowing in Bucharest. And it’s only mid-November!

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The Bucharest AeroNautic Show

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After attending the BIAS2018 airshow (https://callofnatureblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/26/airshows-4/) two months later I went to similar event that took place in Bucharest, namely the AeroNautic Show. Like BIAS this event takes place once a year, namely in September. The word AeroNautic shows the fact that it mixes two parts: the aerial show and the water sports: planes, helicopters, motor boats and other water devices are here to charm the viewers. This is different from BIAS where only aircraft is creating the show.

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Rivers and Waterfalls

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In this post I will share with you some thoughts about taking photos of rivers and waterfalls. During mountain trips I had the opportunity and delight to notice incredible landscapes, some of them including these water elements. I’m not talking about large falls like Niagara but smaller water formations flowing through rocks or trees.

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Insects … reloaded!

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After sharing some findings regarding shooting arachnids in this article I would say it’s time for another post about insects. After all, both subjects are proudly representing the beauty of macro photography. Both can be cute, interesting, unusual and scary in the same time. Well, honestly speaking I find arachnids scarier but this is just my personal taste.

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