Knotty Tree

Knotty Tree – ISO 250, 35mm, f/2.0, 1/125th sec, Sony A7Rii, Handheld

Knotty Tree

I was thinking of naming this Naughty Tree, but then I wondered what kind of search results it would show up in. So I used Knotty Tree instead. Yup its a pretty plain image. But I was pretty excited when I took it because I shot it with my Leica 35mm f/2.0 Sumicron lens. In fact that is the only way I know I shot this image at f/2.0. I wanted to see how things would look with the lens stopped wide open. Unfortunately the A7Rii is unable to get the aperture information from the old manual lenses I use. Unless I also manually make a note on every image I take I will not know what aperture I use. This is unfortunate, but I can live with it.

The image was pumped up using Macphun’s Intensity CK and Lightroom. The dynamic range I am getting from this camera is pretty amazing. Im looking forward to seeing what I am able to do after I get a copy of Macphun’s Aurora Pro which is released TODAY!

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In other news. I start traveling full time in one week from today. To read more about my plans for the rest of my life please check out my travel blog at

Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at and writing about my experiences at