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John Spade

John Spade



I am an Internet Technology Architect and Photo Hobbyist. Probably an advanced photographer, I really skate by with a *huge* memory card so I can take 1,000 photos and pick the best ones to publish. In art and music in general, I prefer less realism. While you can create a painting that looks like a photograph and demonstrates tremendous skill, why not just take a photograph. On that note, I am interested in trying to capture instants in time or effects through reflections or perspective. Painting or music has the added ability to try to deconstruct the form to create the emotional connection with the vision we lose when not there in the moment. I think emotional connections with photographs are more difficult. Who knows. Photographic creative work here, technology creative work at

So far a bust for Astrophotography this year

Published February 22nd, 2012

2012 has been a bummer for astrophotography in South Florida. Not that it's ever great at sea level and 70% humidity, but been particularly murky this winter. About two more months of chances for shots and then it just gets too humid.

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Giving Cameras The Best Autofocus Possible, Aut...

Published October 31st, 2011

Can I post URLs here? SciAm | | nope doesn't look like it.

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Hitched a ride to Key West

Published July 18th, 2011

Marcus Pradel gave us a ride to Key West for the day and I got a few cool shots while I was there. From the plane was difficult with reflections, but this one is nice enough for blog section.

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Not Sure how to Shoot Something like this...

Published June 20th, 2011

Amazing yellows and the bark of the tree is actually green, but I'm not sure how to best shoot this. I took lots of photos but it's so dense and tried varying depth of feel and exposure, but none really came out right. Some are 'ok'. Attached a few.

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