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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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Sunset 8-24-2021

Posted on August 24, 2021 at 8:55 PM

The sky this evening. It was raining off to the right (north) but it was still a pretty Sunset.

Blairsville, Union County GA 8/24/2021

Canon M6ii ~ Sigma 16mm f/1.4

Milky Way 8-7-2021

Posted on August 9, 2021 at 2:35 PM

Dodd Creek Vista - White County GA 8/7/2021

Pentax K1 ~ IRIX 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone

Sunset - 8-5-2021

Posted on August 5, 2021 at 9:30 PM

Lake Nottely, Blairsville GA

Pentax K1 ~ Pentax 24-70mm f/2.8

Sunset: July 4th, 2021

Posted on July 5, 2021 at 8:35 PM
Lake Nottely, Blairsville GA
Canon M6ii - Sigma 16mm f/1.4

17 year Locust (Cicada) more pics

Posted on May 10, 2021 at 9:05 PM

YIKES! Here's lookin' atcha!

We only get a chance once every 17 years to see this exact batch of Cicada's, so I'm going to record their rare visit with several digital images! 

Pentax K1 ~ Pentax 100mm f/2.8 Macro (Blairsville GA)

17 year Locust (Cicada)

Posted on May 9, 2021 at 3:25 PM

Freaky looking critters for sure!

Sunset 4/30/2021

Posted on April 30, 2021 at 9:25 PM

Quite the amazing Sunset this evening! I almost packed it up and went home thinking a mediocre Sunset was over and all of a sudden this happened!!!! (High Rez Pixel-Shift Image)

Lake Nottely, Blairsville GA 4/30/2021

[Pentax K1 ~ Pentax 24-70mm f/2.8]

Lake Sunset 4-26-2021

Posted on April 26, 2021 at 10:50 PM

Lake shot this evening.... 4/26/2021

Lake Nottely, Blairsville GA

�� Pentax K1 ~ Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART

Clearwing Hummingbird Moth

Posted on April 18, 2021 at 9:30 PM

I seen a few of these Moths today at the Pink Honeysuckle bush behind my shop. These are very interesting to watch as they actually do resemble Hummingbirds as they hover around!

Canon 7D Mark ii ~ Canon 100-400mm Mark ii Lens

Winding Stair Gap, Franklin NC

Posted on April 15, 2021 at 5:40 PM

I shot this image this morning on my way to work in Cashiers, NC. This is near Franklin, NC (Winding Stair Gap).

This looks completely different than it did a couple of days ago now that the trees have a lot more leaves on them.

�� Pentax K1 ~ Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART

The Green has Finally Returned!

Posted on April 14, 2021 at 2:15 PM

Landscape Shot - Blairsville GA

It's awesome seeing everything turn green again!

This image started out being a 160mb pixel shift image done with the Pentax K1. I normally don't use this feature in this camera unless the wind isn't blowing and everything is perfectly still...which it was eerily still this evening. 

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