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"My Perception and Perspective Through Digital Photography"



Jim's Photography Art Blog

   All blog entries are the views and thoughts of the blog/website owner, Jim Durfee. 

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Bluebirds 3/21/2021

Posted on March 21, 2021 at 1:35 PM

Moon Tonight 2-22-2021

Posted on February 22, 2021 at 9:25 PM

Female Cardinal

Posted on February 18, 2021 at 10:45 PM

Blairsville GA (2-18-2021)

Sunset Through the Trees 2-5-2021

Posted on February 5, 2021 at 7:55 PM

Sunset 1-26-2021

Posted on January 26, 2021 at 11:30 PM

These 3 images were taken with my Canon 5D Mark IV with a Canon 16-35mm f/4L Lens.

Holly Plant - Vintage Lens Shot

Posted on January 22, 2021 at 3:45 PM

Holly plant shot with a 55yr old lens....

Pentax K1 ~ Auto Rikenon 55mm f/1.4

Hairy Woodpecker

Posted on January 22, 2021 at 12:50 AM

Hairy Woodpecker - 1/22/2021 Blairsville, GA

Canon 7D2 ~ Canon 100-400mm V2


Posted on December 22, 2020 at 8:50 PM

Vintage Lens Comparison-Bokeh

Posted on December 9, 2020 at 2:05 PM

This is a lens comparison between two awesome old lenses that are very similar in age and focal length. Both are just over 50 years old, the Takumar is a few years older than the Sears lens. Both lenses were shot at there widest apeture and both images are shot with the same camera, same exact settings, and same exact processing settings (very little post processing).

Personally, I actually like the bokeh and saturation of the Sears lens the best.... 


Pentax K1 Full Frame 36mp Sensor


1st: Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4 [8 Element Version]

2nd: Auto-Sears 55mm f/1.4 [Re-Branded Rikenon Version]

Pileated Woodpecker 11-14-2020

Posted on November 18, 2020 at 6:50 AM

Misty Morning 10/25/2020

Posted on October 25, 2020 at 4:05 PM

Fall Colors are Here 10/22/2020

Posted on October 23, 2020 at 4:10 PM

here's some pretty fall colors....

Milky Way Core 10-17-2020

Posted on October 19, 2020 at 4:40 PM

Mountain Laurel

Posted on October 18, 2020 at 1:25 PM

Mountain Laurel - I had an "abstract" moment....10-17-2020

Canon 5D4 ~ Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2

[ f/2.8, 1/60 sec., ISO-100, 24mm ] Blairsville GA

Milky Way 10-17-2020

Posted on October 18, 2020 at 1:20 PM

A different type of Milky Way shot I took this evening....The bluish fog was created by a car's headlights.


Lake Nottely, Blairsville GA 10/17/2020

Canon 5D Mark IV ~ Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2

[ f/2.8, 20 second exposure, ISO-1600, 24mm ]

Juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers

Posted on October 9, 2020 at 7:15 PM

I've had new visitor's today!  A pair of Juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers

Canon 7D Mark II ~ Canon 100-400mm V2

[ f/6.3, 1/160 sec., ISO-800, 400mm ] Blairsville GA

Milky Way 10-7-2020

Posted on October 7, 2020 at 11:10 PM

Here's my shot of the Milky Way this evening.

Lake Nottely Dam - Blairsville GA.

Canon 5D4 ~ IRIX 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone

[ f/2.8, 30 sec. Exposure, ISO-1000 ]

Bust Your Butt Falls

Posted on October 6, 2020 at 6:00 PM

"Bust Your Butt Falls" Highlands, NC 10-6-2020


I had about 2 minutes to take these two images today before a ton of tourists started climbing all over these rocks and peppered the scene!

Best compositions I could manage in such a brief window to set up and take the shots.

Canon 5D4/Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2/Hoya CPL/Sirui AM-284

Sunset - 10-5-2020

Posted on October 5, 2020 at 10:05 PM

Sunset this evening; not quite as intense as yesterday's sunset, but very nice indeed :) 

Canon 5D4 / IRIX 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone.

[ f/22, 1/15 sec., ISO-100 ]

This lens is extremely difficult to shoot in to the Sun with, it sometimes has a bit of a fit when it comes to flaring....

Bottom image: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens on a Canon 5D4 [ f/8, 1/40 sec., ISO-100, 46mm ]

Sunset - 10-4-2020

Posted on October 4, 2020 at 10:10 PM

Lake Nottely, Blairsville GA