The personal blog of photojournalist Noah Darnell.

And now for something new…

And now for something new…

And here we are at the first day of the new year. If you’re curious at all, here are the most viewed pages from 2013 posts: 1. Farm fresh… (4 March) 2. A study in the trees of winter… (11 Dec) 3. Ones for whom the rules do not apply… (1 March) 4. Where are you

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Backwater Mississippi and some gear…

Backwater Mississippi and some gear…

This photo above was made in a cypress grove north of Jackson, MS.   Some people may be interested in the rig. The bicycle is a Jamis Aurora Elite (I believe it is the 2011 model) with significant modifications. including low-ride Tubus racks up front and Tubus super-light rear. All bags and panniers are Ortlieb

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Begin something that is harder…

Begin something that is harder…

“We choose to go…not because [it is] easy, but because [it is] hard, because that goal will serve to measure and organize the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.” ~John F. Kennedy

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Hold on tight…

Hold on tight…

…getting GoPro cameras ready to ride around on the exterior of a high-performance aircraft. Hang on tight, little ones. Stay tuned… -Noah D.

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Love and hate for things that don’t matter…

Love and hate for things that don’t matter…

We took a break during filming a little promotional today to let classes change and get the reverberations in the atrium in which we filmed down to anything other than sounding like IHOP on National Pancake Day. (Gee, I hope that’s not a lost reference… just Google it.) Filming was being done with a Canon

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Unusable cameras…

Unusable cameras…

While I have a load of antique cameras, not all of them are in working condition. This monstrosity, I think, was made from a number of other cameras. It has a 35mm back! Collecting things that collect dust is what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom. Stay tuned… -Noah D. . Other

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Cheated equipment…

Cheated equipment…

I sometimes get frustrated when online blogs review equipment. It’s getting better than it used to be, but it still happens with new cameras in new classifications. When the Olympus PEN came out, everyone continually compared it to cameras completely not in its category… which made it seem really great compared to a digicam but

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For all the distances in the world…

For all the distances in the world…

There’s nothing like reading to take yourself far away from wherever you are. And there’s nothing like asking one of the world’s most advanced consumer electronic devices a question… Hooray, reality check. Stay tuned… -Noah D. . PS: Reference to Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? from which the movie BladeRunner

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The sharpest nose…

The sharpest nose…

I love big-sensor digitals, just something about them other small-sensor cameras can’t match. The depth of field at 24mm? That would be 16mm on a APS-C. Without shoving the camera all the way up the dog’s nose – a sure lick threat – it takes a serious lens to hit that sweet spot. Notice, the

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From one street lamp to another…

From one street lamp to another…

Tomorrow, I will be in New York City. This is not New York City. This is just downtown in the small town… again. But tomorrow… …I leave for a little while. Its my travel season. Its my Travel New Year. Tomorrow sets a few months of travel in motion. So, what am I taking on

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That which is put aside…

That which is put aside…

Okay, in all honesty, my Leica M8 is my play camera. No, I did not say, “toy camera.” That would be a Holga or a cell phone camera. Those are toy cameras. My Leica is my “challenge myself” camera. Honestly, I suck pretty bad at it right now. Of course it is full manual, but

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Making ISO-noise a thing of the past: the Nikon D7000…

Making ISO-noise a thing of the past: the Nikon D7000…

…and then came the Nikon D7000. Sometimes, the image must speak for itself. At ISO4000 – yes, you read that right. (Click a photo for the rest of the EXIF data.) The full image: The 100% crop: No post-process noise reduction. I’ve been using the Nikon D7000 for a few days now and genuinely am

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