Potter’s Blue

I was looking back over some of my earlier pictures and came across this one of a potter wasp on a blue, possibly purple, allium flower. I had just gotten my Sigma 150mm macro and was testing it out for the first time. This was when I realized that depth of field was so impactful.…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Cleared for Landing

It’s funny, I’ve lived in NYC for several years now but never set foot on Roosevelt Island. For those that don’t know what Roosevelt Island is, it’s a thin strip of land in the East River (The river that runs along the east side of Manhattan). It’s roughly 2 miles long and less than 1000…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Walking the Dog

A little while back, in mid-January, we had several days of some incredible fog in NYC. It was so thick I couldn’t even see across the Hudson river to Jersey City let alone the buildings a block away. So it seemed like a good opportunity to go out and take some cool atmospheric shots. It…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

CamRanger Review – Night Shots

In this fifth installment of my CamRanger review, I’ll be discussing its use for night photography. The setup for this is the same as for everything else, tripod, iPad and camera. After my experience with this device for other types of shots, I had high hopes going into this. I was really looking forward to…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

A Foray into Street Photography

As I’ve stated in previous posts, I mainly focus on macro, nature and some travel photography. One of the reasons for this is that I find it uncomfortable to take pictures of people. Making someone the center of attention and then recording that experience through my pictures hasn’t been the most appealing of prospects. With…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Columbine Flower

I took this picture in Battery Park City. I take a lot of my flower shots there mostly because I live there and also because they plant such a wide variety of flowers around the parks. But this trip wasn’t really about capturing specific flowers, it was about testing out a new piece of kit…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Surprising Thing About Squirrels

This past weekend I saw something I had never seen before. No, I did not see an elephant fly or even a needle wink its eye (something about that phrase brought out the Dumbo fan in me). What I saw was a little more disturbing than that. It was a bit of animal behavior that…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

BMW at Night

The title is a little play on the names of these NYC bridges. They are the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges starting with the southernmost one. This is a picture from a while back. I remember it started off as a nice evening. I had watched the sun set over Jersey city from Battery Park then…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I’ve always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.