Fall + Sony A7 + Canon EF 24mm 1.4L

Thanks for reading/viewing along on my journal here.  I know the last posts have been more of a visual record of my practicing with my various photography combos.  Just like getting up early to walk or shoot hoops, practicing with different camera combos to build up the muscle memory is always a good thing.  Plus […]

Fall Photos + Fujifilm X-E1 + 16-50mm

I really like this super light kit for wandering around.  Once you stop considering cameras for situations where they might struggle in professional/work settings they are all charming in their own way.  If the weak battery goes out on a chilly early morning walk, no big deal, just admire the falling leaves and sing along […]

Nikon V1 + FT1 + 18-55mm Kit Lens

The other day it dawned on me that I could use the cheap kit lens from the D5300, the ubiquitous 18-55mm on my various Nikon 1 cameras adapted with the FT1.  I’ve obviously used all of my F mount lenses on this thing for testing and goofing off purposes many times in the past but […]

Fall in Westminster SC

Some fall photos from a drive to Westminster South Carolina, with some stops before and afterwards.  So cold on this day.

Fall Photos 2023 + Sigma SD10 + SD15

With my various photography gear I do treat it kind of like a video game, the RPG’s where you have to level up different weapons with experience points.  This season was about finally unlocking the code so to speak on Fujifilm .raf raw files after all these years, so my Sigma cameras haven’t been used […]

Fall Photos 2023 + Nikon D5300 + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

I bought a really excellent condition Nikon D5300 and kit lens the other day.  It was too cheap to pass up and after using the exif checker, this camera had only been used for about 4000 pictures.  I thought it would be nice to have a simple light camera that has a flip out screen […]

Diwali BAPS Fireworks Photos 2023 – Lilburn, GA

Every year I keep on forgetting to bring the Olympus cameras, with their fancy Live-Composite and Live-Bulb photo modes.  Probably the best tool for fireworks photography.  Oh well, these were shot with less than optimal gear, but it was still fun and a sight to behold on a chilly Sunday.

Fall in Georgia 2023 + Honda S2000

State of the leaves in our area on 10.24.2023.  This fall is different (as usual).  Most of the leaves are dull brown before the eventual bigger rush of color, but the wind and impending freezing temperatures will probably affect that too.  Still though, very nice around town.  

Fujifilm GFX 50S + Nikon 50mm Portraits

Haven’t had a chance to organize my GFX 50S and Nikon 50mm 1.8 ai-s shots into a book format yet, but here are a few shots over the last couple of months that I’ll probably add.  This is definitely a keeper of a combo.  It really does render a medium format film look. This combo […]

Drink and Draw – Distillery of Modern Art – Chamblee

Drink and Draw – Distillery of Modern Art – Chamblee, GA October 19, 2023 Thanks to the cosplayers for posing and Momocon for organizing.  I definitely like quiet events like this closer to home. I’m still very rusty and need to get back to drawing! Here are some bonus photos from a mini walk around […]

Fall in South Carolina – Brasstown Falls and Chattooga Belle Farm

These are photos from last Friday (the 13th!) up in nearby South Carolina.  This area might as well still be considered Georgia as it’s north of Toccoa and South of Clayton by about 30 minutes.  Brasstown Falls (not to be confused with the highest point in Ga Brasstown Bald) is a really nice waterfall with […]

Fujifilm X-E1 + XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6

So I finally bought a native Fuji lens for my X-E1, a used 16-50mm XC kit lens.  Probably the cheapest lens that Fuji makes, and you know, it’s not that bad.  Especially not for the price on the used market.  I think it’s great because its so light and the footprint in the inventory slot […]

Fall in North Carolina – Sylva, NC

After the Cherokee parade we drove to nearby Sylva. It’s a really pretty town. On the way to WCU we passed by a Bojangles having a random Tuesday car meet! Ran into the gentleman that made the Wayne’s World Pacer that was in the Dragon Con parade a few weeks ago. It really is a […]

Cherokee Indian Parade 2023 Photos

Cherokee Indian Parade October 3, 2023 | Cherokee, NC I will always love a parade. Whether it be the Mardi Gras parades, the UGA championship parade, Dragon Con parade, or even small town parades like this, they’re all great to me. On a random Tuesday the lovely community up in Cherokee North Carolina had their […]

Petit Le Mans Kickoff 2023 Photos – Suwanee, GA

Road Atlanta PLM Kickoff | October 10, 2023 The kind folks at Road Atlanta brought race cars to our backyard once again!  Thanks to everyone for the hard work.  Above is a short video I cut.  Since the event was so close I brought lots of different gear to goof off with. 1) My normal […]

Atlanta Arab Festival 2023 Photos – Sept 30

Only a few photos from my second festival of the day, the Arab Festival at Alif Institute.  Had more fun soaking in the sights and sounds of the event than running around taking photos.  The band was really amazing.  Which reminds me I need to rekindle my interest in Persian techno.  I remember listening to […]

Serb Fest Atlanta 2023 Photos – Sept 30

Serb Fest Atlanta 2023Saints Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Church – Lilburn, GA Had a good time during my brief stay at the Serb Fest! (There were so many other festivals today!)  Here are some of my photos of the folklore performers.  I believe they were: St Stephen from Buffalo NY, and Serbian Crown from […]

Fujifilm GFX 50S + Nikon 105mm f/1.4E

With all the buzz around the new Nikon Z 135mm f/1.8 Plena, I thought I’d exercise some self control and instead tinker with my existing “free” combos.  Here are some sample portraits with the Nikon 105mm 1.4E on the Fuji GFX 50S.  It’s mounted with a simple dummy adapter, the one I use for the […]

Fujifilm GFX 50S + Various Nikon Mount Lenses

Here are some photos of the random combos I’ve put together with the GFX and F mount lenses.  The first is a Tokina 500mm f/8 lens.  (Thanks Robbie for gifting me this lens a few years ago)  It turns into a 400mm and it’s not that bad if you avoid bright highlights in the background.  […]

2023 USPAACC-SE DiA Gala Event Photos

2023 USPAACC-SE Dia GalaThe Whitley, BuckheadSeptember 22, 2023 | Atlanta, GA Event Coverage by Boon Vong and Phalatda Taysavang.(A selection of photos, please follow USPAACC-SE’s social media for the rest of the images!) Backdrop Photos Here: 2023 USPAACC-SE Gala Backdrop Photos

2023 USPAACC-SE Gala Backdrop Photos

2023 USPAACC-SE Dia GalaThe Whitley, BuckheadSeptember 22, 2023 | Atlanta, GA Backdrop Photos by Phalatda Taysavang 2023 USPAACC-SE DiA Gala Event Photos