Murphy-Cam Blog

James Bradley - Abolitionist
June 15, 2019

For the past 3 years Murphy and I have walked the streets of Cincinnati, and those cities surrounding the river. In that time, we discovered many elements of our community, some iconic, and some less so. This is the statue of James Bradley - Abolitionist. It resides in Covington Ky, overlooking the Ohio River into Downtown Cincinnati. James Bradley was born free in Africa and abducted by slave traders at the age of 3. He was sold as a slave in...

Macro Photography - Ball of Yarn
May 25, 2019

Don't sweat the small stuff ... and it's all small stuff, is a book I read early in my career. The advice was sound and it dovetailed with my experiences as a cancer survivor. Today's adventure will be going against the aforementioned advice to look at a macro photography view of this Ball of Yarn. Small stuff indeed! Actually, these are two different balls. One is currently morphing into a sweater, and the other has aspirations to become a hat,...

Macro Photography - Up Close
May 22, 2019

My fascination with macro photography is in the details. There is certainly beauty in the big picture. Sunsets, grand vistas, and soaring mountains, are a wonder to behold and capture. But as we cast our gaze to the fine details, nature does not disappoint. In fact, the closer you get, the more there is to see. Extension Tubes An inexpensive way to get into macro photography is to use extension tubes with lenses you may already have. They are...

Murphy In The Morning
May 16, 2019

Always excited to go outside, but rarely happy to have his photo taken. This is a shot of Murphy in the morning giving me the business for shoving a camera in his face. Of course, I couldn’t help myself. I was testing out a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, rented for a portrait project which I will cover in a later post. Murphy is not one to sit idle, so there are few shots of him, unless lighting is great. Being able to stop down to f2.8...

Talk To The Homeless
May 8, 2019

I want to encourage you to talk to the homeless. Imagine walking through a world where no one acknowledges your existence. And if they do, it is only to belittle or humiliate you. Imagine the loneliness, isolation, and depression. Imagine not knowing what, or if, you will eat today, or where you will sleep tonight. Allow yourself to step into those shoes for a moment. Now imagine a smile, a hand shake, or someone stopping to ask how your day...

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